If you were one of the 30,000 Xbox Live members who received UFC 141 for free, but couldn’t watch it because of technical issues, Microsoft has some good news for you. They’re giving you UFC 142 for free this weekend and a month of Xbox Live to make amends.

The news was revealed in an email Microsoft sent out to those affected earlier today. Via MMA Mania:

You’re receiving this note because you were one of the many fans who registered to experience UFC 141 on Xbox LIVE.

First and foremost, please allow us to apologize for the technical issues that impacted your access to UFC 141 on Xbox LIVE. We remain committed to providing you with the quality experience you expect, therefore we completed a thorough investigation into the issues that prevented you from enjoying UFC 141 on Xbox LIVE, and we’re confident that we’ve addressed the problems.

We’d love it if you’d give us a second chance, and we’d like to offer you another opportunity to experience UFC on Xbox LIVE free of charge with UFC RIO: Aldo vs. Mendes on January 14th, 2012. Instructions on how to access UFC RIO on Xbox LIVE are outlined below. In addition, we’re providing all those impacted by the UFC 141 technical issues with one month of free Xbox LIVE Gold membership.

As we continue to polish and refine the application, new functionality and features will be released. In the meantime, we believe we’re building the most compelling, interactive way to experience the fun and excitement of UFC in your living room, and now it is our job to prove it to you.

Thank you for being a valued Xbox LIVE member.


The Xbox LIVE Team

Aldo vs. Mendes may not as be appealing as Lesnar vs. Overeem, but it’s still free, plus you get a month of Xbox Live and you never had to pay a dime. Can’t really complain about that.