UFC is heading to movie theaters across the country, but not in some cheeseball/rushed-to-the-big-screen movie or documentary.
This time, UFC has partnered with NCM Fathom Events to show UFC 111 live on the big screens in more than 300 movie theaters across the country. Pretty cool stuff, especially since at $20 a ticket, it's more than half off the pay-per-view price. Even if just two of you going, that's still $5 less than PPV.
It's not as intense as being in the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., to watch Georges St-Pierre vs. Dan Hardy and Frank Mir vs. Shane Carwin, but it's still more fun than being in a bar.
Trust me. I watched UFC 100 at Radio City Music Hall and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Far better than being on my couch, and I rarely believe that about sporting events anymore.
For those of you unaware of Fathom Events, they showcase one-night-only events in movie theaters. In the past, that's included operas, concerts, comedy acts and others.
These three Long Island movie theaters will show UFC 111 in HD:
For those of you not on Long Island, search by zip code here for Fathom Events' UFC 111 tickets.