TSL Lighting back at the O2 for the UFC Fight Night

A lighting rig set above a fighting cage, with two wrestlers inside the octagon fight cage

The O2 Arena in London witnessed its largest audience at a single sporting event in history when hosting the UFC Fight Night on 19th March.

TSL were happy to be back at the O2 to put together an impressive rig with lighting over centre stage. The main component of the lighting system – Tungsten 6 Lamp Bars of Source 4 Pars evenly lit up the Octagon perfectly.

It had been three years since UFC had returned to the O2 and as with any event it was imperative that everything ran like clockwork.

Dom Sheerman, Account Director for TSL says “Having been a regular event in the calendar it was great to be delivering a UFC show again, the last show previous to this was at the end of 2019 in Moscow so it’s been a long break.

TSL assembled its well established core team of technicians that have worked on UFC events multiple times to deliver Lighting Designer Jason Eible’s distinctive lighting design. 

The lighting rig was a mixture of tungsten and LED fixtures controlled via our Avolites Sapphire consoles.”

There were a number of fixtures covering effects and eye candy for the camera. These included our SGM Q7s, Martin Mac Auras, Martin Mac Viper Performances, Pro Lights Studio Cobs and Elation Paladin Cubes.

We also supplied a number of Litepanel Astra panels for providing key light for the ESPN Studio and interview areas.

The TSL team were fantastic as always and we send a huge thank you to IMG, Production Manager Phil Campbell and Jason Eible for partnering with us again.