By Ryan Busuttil
Saturday’s UFC on Fox 4 event will feature some new technology.
According to a press release from Fox Sports, “Ref Cam” will debut during this weekend’s broadcast. The camera, which will be positioned at the top button of the referee’s shirt during the fights, will give viewers an up close look at the action. The camera is powered by a lithium ion battery with a transmitter that is under the referee’s vest.
This will be a first for the UFC, but PRIDE Fighting Championships used similar technology in the past. Fox Sports employs similar technology during its other sports broadcasts, including its coverage of Major League Baseball. The “Ref Cam” is designed by Inertia Unlimited and has already been featured on HBO Boxing earlier this year.
UFC on Fox 4 takes place this Saturday night at 8PM on Fox with preliminary action beginning at 5PM on Fuel TV. The main event features former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua facing Brandon Vera.
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