Ahead of the high profile Conor McGregor vs Chad Mendes UFC 189 card RCS began collaborating with the UFC creative services and Troika teams on the buildout of the new remote and studio graphics packages. The design was a streamlined look to reflect the new brand values established by UFC and Troika. Starting with motion theory provided by Troika, RCS built out a full suite of real-time elements, including the title card, tale of the tape and fight clock. The RCS development team then mapped out a new graphics workflow for UFC’s remote productions. Included was an user-friendly template data interface that populates the real-time graphic elements with both historical and real-time flight data.
Concurrently, the RCS hardware team designed specialized, micro footprint RCS Bullets, which have become the standard for Vizrt-based graphics hardware on UFC event productions around the world.
The week leading up to UFC 189, an RCS team traveled to MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to collaborate with the UFC production crew on testing and rehearsing the entire real-time graphics package and workflow. UFC 189 was a monster success from both a live event and PPV standpoint with riveting fights up and down the card, culminating in Conor McGregor’s dramatic win over Chad Mendes.
RCS continues to collaborate with UFC and IMG on major events from London to Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. RCS provides production consultation, graphics support and hardware rental systems for all major UFC events worldwide. Most recently, RCS introduced UFC to the Singular cloud graphics platform for adding production value to their social/streaming live content.