The UFC returns this Saturday, July 11, with a brilliant fight card that features three title fights, including an exciting main event bout between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal.
Masvidal will step back into the cage for the first time since defeating Nate Diaz to win the UFC BMF Title in November. The third-round win against Diaz lifted Masvidal to new heights and his 2019 campaign was considered as one of the greatest in the sport.
The 35-year-old will be facing Usman, the welterweight champion, who will be defending his title for the second time. The highly-rated champion is undefeated after 11 fights in the UFC and has recently earned wins against Colby Covington, Tyron Woodley, and Rafael dos Anjos.
UFC 251 is an ESPN+ exclusive pay-per-view card and that means that fight fans in the United States are only able to watch the card by ordering and streaming the event on ESPN+.
Previously, fans were able to order fights via a traditional cable or satellite provider, but that’s no longer possible after ESPN secured exclusive rights to UFC broadcasts in 2019.
Every UFC PPV event — including UFC 251 this Saturday on Fight Island — is only available on ESPN+.
How to order UFC 251 PPV
UFC 251 can only be ordered via the ESPN website.
- Visit the ESPN website
- Click Buy Now
- Create an account or sign into your existing account
- Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your order
After ordering the UFC 251 PPV, all of the fights can be streamed live to preferred devices.
Fans can stream UFC 251 via the web or using the ESPN App on connected devices. The fights can be streamed on a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, mobile device, or by using any of these convenient methods: Roku, Chromecast, Amazon FireTV, Apple tvOS, XBOX One, Playstation 4, and Samsung connected TVs.
How much does UFC 251 PPV cost?
ESPN+ subscribers can order UFC PPV events for $64.99.
If you don’t have a subscription, the best way to save money is by purchasing the special UFC 251 and ESPN+ Bundle. The bundle costs $84.99 and includes the UFC 246 PPV ($64.99) and one-year of ESPN+ access ($49.99).
With an ESPN+ subscription, fans can watch every UFC Fight Night event, Dana White’s Contender Series, and order other upcoming UFC PPV events such as UFC 247 which features Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes.
Subscribers can also watch Top Rank Boxing, college sports, soccer, cricket, rugby union, golf, tennis, as well as NHL, MLB, and other major leagues. ESPN+ is also the home of many original shows and the complete 30 for 30 library.
For more information regarding how to watch UFC fights on ESPN+, click here.
UFC 251 fight card and start time
Saturday, July 11 – UFC Fight Island, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Main Card – 10:00pm (ET) on ESPN+ PPV
- Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal 🏆
- Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway 🏆
- Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo 🏆
- Jessica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas
- Amanda Ribas vs. Paige VanZant
Prelims – 8:00pm (ET) on ESPN+ PPV
- Volkan Oezdemir vs. Jiri Prochazka
- Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Muslim Salikhov
- Makwan Amirkhani vs. Danny Henry
- Leonardo Santos vs. Roman Bogatov
Early Prelims – 6:30pm (ET) on ESPN+ PPV
- Raulian Paiva vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov
- Karol Rosa vs. Vanessa Melo
- Martin Day vs. Davey Grant
Jake Nichols is The Body Lock's Editor in Chief. Previously, he was the MMA Editor at RealSport.