The UFC may not be allowed to hold events in New York, but that doesn’t mean they won’t continue to make their presence felt there. If you happen to live near Times Square, there’s a pretty cool option open for you to see this weekend’s prelims:

UFC 134’s bouts will be screened for thousands in Times Square’s Little Brazil – reflective of the fight’s base in Rio de Janeiro and the Brazilian birthplace of mixed martial arts. Spike TV’s preliminary fights will broadcast on the digital sign above The Doubletree Hotel on the East side of Duffy Square’s red steps, 47th Street & 7th Ave Saturday, August 27 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m EST. Never before has UFC offered a viewing of this magnitude. 

I don’t have any reliable stats on how giant that giant screen is, but my guesstimate is that it’s around a billion feet big.

*UPDATE* Letibleu called the fine people at Doubletree up and got the actual size of the screen: 40 feet x 32 feet.

(image via Soldier Forever)