“UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs. Kampmann” to Air in 3D

Written by Tom Ngo
February 28th, 2011

Just when you thought seeing Diego Sanchez march down the Octagon aisle shouting “YES!” couldn’t get any better, the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Versus has just announced Thursday’s “UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs. Kampmann” will be made available in 3D.

“We’re really excited to start broadcasting UFC events in 3D,” UFC president Dana White said. “UFC is ahead of the curve when it comes to introducing new technology and we think UFC fans will really enjoy seeing fights in 3D.”

The 3D telecast, produced by Versus with the UFC and sponsored by Comcast Xfinity, will feature a separate 3D production crew and equipment from the traditional HD production. The telecast will also include a separate announce team, as veteran play-by-play voice Todd Harris will team up with UFC featherweight Kenny Florian to call all of the night’s action.

Multiple 3D cameras will be placed strategically around the Octagon, giving viewers access to some new camera angles not usually seen during previous UFC 2D telecasts. The 3D telecast will be made available live to those with 3D-capable television sets through dedicated 3D channels on affiliates across the country, including Comcast’s 24-hour, Next Generation Xfinity 3D channel.

The card takes place inside the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky and features a welterweight clash between Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann. Versus will air the show live at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

Here is the complete roster for Thursday’s event:

Preliminary Bouts:

Todd Brown vs. Igor Pokrajac
Dave Branch vs. Rousimar Palhares
Rob Kimmons and Dongi Yang
Shane Roller vs. Thiago Tavares
Cyrille Diabate vs. Steve Cantwell
Danny Castillo vs. Joe Stevenson

Main Bouts:

Brian Bowles vs. Damacio Page
Alessio Sakara vs. Chris Weidman
Mark Munoz vs. C.B. Dollaway
Martin Kampmann vs. Diego Sanchez

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