Fox Sports has often pioneered new ways to watch sports… or at least new views of certain sports, and they are doing so again with mixed martial arts.

Fox released a press statement on Wednesday about the Ref Cam, which it will introduce at Saturday’s UFC on Fox 4: Shogun vs. Vera event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The Ref Cam will bring fans “to a place they’ve never been – inside the Octagon, within inches of the fighters battling in the cage.”

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Brandon Vera headlines the four-bout main card on Fox.

The Ref Cam is similar in idea to the Catcher Cam and Diamond Cam that Fox Sports has utilized in baseball and the Gopher Cam in NASCAR.

Similar in size to the latest evolution of Diamond Cam, Ref Cam is a small, lightweight, wireless high definition, radio frequency transmission camera showing the point of view of the only other person inside the Octagon with the fighters.

During Saturday’s broadcast, the lens will be placed at the top button of the referee’s shirt. The power-source, a long-life lithium ion battery and the transmitter are worn as a light chest vest under the referee’s shirt.

Developed by Inertia Unlimited, it was first used earlier this summer during HBO’s broadcast of Amir Kahn vs. Danny Garcia fight and received very positive reviews from production and viewers.

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