Watch UFC 143 pay-per-view (PPV) event in 3-D


How real can it get? Three dimensional (3-D) real!

If you can't make it to Las Vegas, Nevada, this weekend (Feb. 4, 2012) for UFC 143, which is headlined by an the interim welterweight title fight between Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit, perhaps you may want to upgrade your viewing experience right in your own home.

That's because, for the first time in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) history, the promotion will offer a pay-per-view (PPV) event in 3-D. For only $10 more HD subscribers -- and $20 extra smackers more for those who don't prefer HD -- mixed martial arts (MMA) fans can take their UFC experiences to the next level for a $64.99 price tag.

For the virtual-impaired among us, a 3-D upgrade will allow you to view the images on your screen with a high perception of depth, giving you the feeling of being right in the middle of the action.

This from In Demand senior vice president of programming Mark Boccardi:

"This is a milestone for the industry irrespective of the buys and performance. This is more about us making a statement to the industry that we're bringing 3D PPV as a new potential source of revenue to the cable industry going forward."

Of course, to be able to enjoy the event in all of its third dimension glory, you will have to have a 3D-ready television set and a compatible HD set-top box. The package also includes a stream to all of the under card action on Facebook/FX, as well as the three-hour UFC 143 "Countdown" show, which also includes weigh in coverage and behind the scenes action.

UFC 143 in 3-D will also be available in movie theaters nationwide -- for information on which theaters will carry the event in their respective regions click here.

Anyone ready to pony up the extra coin to experience UFC 143 in 3-D? If so, kick your feet up on that coffee table and get ready to put those hands up and duck, just in case it gets a little too intense.

And yes, Octagon girls Arianny Celeste, Brittany Palmer and Chandella Powell will be in 3-D, too.

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