UFC official companion app lands for Xbox on Windows Phone

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When you’re done pounding down your scotch, you may want to watch some brawny guys beat the heck out of each other—if so the official UFC companion app for Windows Phone may just be your next download.

We say 'companion' because it expands upon the official Xbox UFC Live app for the 360 (opens in new tab)--that app allows you to watch UFC fights through your 360 to your TV and more. (Of course you can use the app without an Xbox 360 too).

The app just landed on the Store for Windows Phone and it’s not half bad (though it does have the default load screen for a split second). Actually, the app had a really gorgeous Metro layout and logs into your Xbox Live account automatically.

From there, there is not too much to do. You can see the next upcoming fight date and time, then dive deeper into the individual bouts, including comparisons between the fighters and fight info.

The big deal though is the ability to “pick the winner” and see whom your friends picked in addition to the larger community—kind of like betting without any money changing hands. You can then share that info via Twitter or Facebook.

Like we said, there’s not much to it but it is well done and we imagine if you’re into UFC, this is kind of a must have. Hopefully the app will expand in the future (Pinnable tiles? Add to calendar?)

You can grab UFC on Xbox LIVE here in the Windows Phone Store. Thanks, Vinicius, for the link!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

  • Its time!!!!!
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  • I don't understand why its in Xbox though
  • Because there's a UFC official app for Xbox. They have a huge deal with Microsoft to show fights on your 360, it's awesome.
  • The reason this is Xbox is because there is an xbox app for the UFC on the console, so both of them lets you check the upcoming events, and lets you use the Prediction games that is already in the xbox app, now you can have that on the windows phone app.
  • To Daniel and batman, I dont care? I dont have an Xbox. This reasoning means nothing to me. Unless its a game it should be listed in the apps list. No worries, its pinned to the start screen anyway ;-) and I am aware of the distribution via Xbox. But this app should be UFC on Windows Phone
  • On second thought, this maybe a sign of WP8. It could end up in the music/videos/media hub if they stream the events through the app. That would be awesome!
  • Strongly agree on both points. If it's not a game it should just be listed as a regular app. If it doesn't have achievement points it certainly doesn't belong in the Xbox section. And it should be UFC on Windows Phone.
  • Finally about time:D
  • That's what we need Micro! Apps... Let's Goo!!!
  • Ey Daniel... Do I really have to buy an Xbox for me to enjoy the future??
  • No, not at all.
  • Is this US only because I am not able to download it on WP nor is it available on my Xbox apps store :(
  • Got it in Canada
  • I'm in the UK and I have nothing. Must be US and Canada only.
  • if they update this app so you can watch PPV fights from your phone they are going to kill it.
    on the downside it times out when trying to "get data" or whatever.  I find this is often the problem with XBL titles and I think it is a problem with XBL support on the phone more than anything.
  • You almost got sued for that first sentence, Daniel :P
  • Hah! Until MS gives the world guidance on what to say/what not to say/what to call it, we'll proudly use 'Metro' ;-)
  • So paid dlc if you want to sweep the leg?
  • Accurately recreates the experience of the UFC on Xbox LIVE app on 360 though. It takes forever to connect to the server, if it connects at all.