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How to watch UFC fights on ESPN+ in 2020

How to watch UFC fights on ESPN+ in 2020

  • Everything you need to know about streaming UFC fights online with ESPN+
  • How to order and watch UFC 251: Fight Island on Saturday, July 11
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Last year marked the UFC’s commitment to online streaming as the promotion partnered with ESPN to move all live UFC events — including PPV events — to the ESPN+ (ESPN Plus) digital streaming service.

UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal is tonight!

The main card starts at 10 pm ET. Order the PPV now on ESPN+.

  • Usman vs. Masvidal 🏆
  • Volkanovski vs. Holloway 🏆
  • Yan vs. Aldo 🏆
  • Namajunas vs. Andrade
  • Ribas vs. VanZant

Now that ESPN+ is the exclusive home of all live UFC content, fans are required to have an active subscription to watch UFC Fight Night and UFC PPV events, including the UFC 251 PPV event happening at Fight Island.

A subscription immediately gives access to a wide range of events including UFC Fight Night’s and Dana White’s Contender Series and also allows users to order UFC PPV events for $64.99 or $84.98 when combined with an ESPN+ annual plan.

The days of ordering UFC events via a traditional cable or satellite provider are over. If you’re interested in watching Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Jon Jones, or any of the other superstar fighters in the UFC in 2020, you’re going to need an active ESPN+ subscription first.

So, what’s ESPN+ all about?

Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch UFC on ESPN Plus in 2020, including how to sign up and start watching the fights just in time for the events taking place at UFC Fight Island, starting with UFC 251 on Saturday, July 11.

What is ESPN+?

ESPN+ is a sports video streaming subscription service owned by Disney Media Networks.

The service is currently available in the United States and acts as an add-on to existing ESPN networks, with thousands of unique live events available to watch on the platform.

Subscribers can watch UFC, 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.

ESPN Plus is the only way to stream UFC events online in 2020.

How to watch UFC on ESPN+?

UFC fans with an active ESPN+ subscription can watch every UFC Fight Night event live on the streaming service, including the upcoming events at UFC Fight Island.

Subscribers can also stream UFC PPV events. Users can watch UFC on ESPN+ and UFC PPV events such as UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal, which includes three title fights.

Furthermore, subscribers gain access to UFC archives, Dana White’s Contender Series, Professional Fighters League, and much more.

Which UFC fights are on ESPN+?

ESPN+ is the only place to watch all UFC Fight Night events and UFC PPV events, including:

  • UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal (July 11) (Order Here)
  • UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Ige (July 16)
  • UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2 (July 19)
  • UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Till (July 26)
  • UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Aldana (Aug 2)
  • UFC 252: Miocic vs. Cormier 3 (Aug 16)

How much does ESPN+ cost?

An ESPN+ subscription costs $4.99 monthly. A one-year option is also available for $49.99.

The best way to save on your annual ESPN+ subscription is by purchasing a special ESPN+ PPV Bundle.

Order ESPN+ PPV Bundle

The bundle includes the next upcoming UFC PPV ($64.99) and one-year of ESPN+ for $84.99.

For example, you can watch the UFC 251 PPV event on Fight Island and all upcoming UFC Fight Night events by ordering the ESPN+ bundle.

How much does UFC PPV cost on ESPN Plus?

ESPN+ subscribers can purchase and stream UFC PPV events for $64.99.

The only opportunity to get a discounted price on UFC PPV events is by purchasing the ESPN+ PPV Bundle.

How to order UFC PPV events?

UFC PPV events can now only be ordered via the ESPN website.

  1. Visit the ESPN website
  2. Click Buy Now
  3. Create an account or sign into your existing account
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your order

Can I watch UFC PPV replays on ESPN+?

Yes. Replays of all UFC PPV events are available on the ESPN+ platform for fans who purchased the event. UFC PPV replays are available for 15 days following the live event.

Can’t watch UFC 251 live and would like to watch a replay? Order the PPV here to watch the fights whenever you like.

How many UFC fights are on ESPN+?

All UFC Fight Night events are streamed live and exclusively on ESPN+. Typically, two or three UFC Fight Night events are scheduled every month.

UFC PPV events are only available on ESPN+ in the United States. Every UFC PPV can be ordered by existing subscribers. There is usually one PPV event per month.

Can I watch UFC fights for free?

No. An ESPN+ subscription is required to watch UFC Fight Night and UFC PPV events in 2020. It is not possible to stream UFC fights online or watch ESPN Plus PPV events for free.

An ESPN+ subscription costs $4.99 and allows subscribers to stream UFC fights online.

Subscribers can also order and watch UFC PPV events for $64.99.

Can I watch UFC fights online?

Yes. All UFC fights are now available online to ESPN+ subscribers. These events can be streamed via the web or the ESPN App on your mobile device.

Can I watch ESPN+ on my TV?

Yes. There are many ways to watch UFC fights and ESPN+ on your TV. Ultimately, it comes down to your personal preference for streaming content.

Some of the most convenient ways to stream ESPN+ and UFC fights to your TV include: Roku, Chromecast, Amazon FireTV, Apple tvOS, XBOX One, Playstation 4, and Samsung connected TVs.

Alternative options include watching ESPN+ on the web on your desktop, laptop, or mobile, or via the ESPN App on your mobile device.

Is ESPN+ worth it?

ESPN+ is the only way to watch all live UFC content. An ESPN+ subscription gives you access to all live UFC Fight Night events and a subscription is required if you wish to order and watch any UFC PPV event.

Subscribers can also watch every Dana White’s Contender Series event and archives of the UFC’s greatest fights.

There’s also a lot more than just UFC and mixed martial arts on ESPN+ (see below).

What sports does ESPN+ show?

ESPN+ is also home to thousands of live events, including MLB, NHL, MLS, Serie A, FA Cup, Top Rank Boxing, and more. The subscription also gives users access to watch a variety of college sports such as football, basketball, and lacrosse.

Does ESPN+ have a free trial?

No, there is no free trial option available for ESPN+. The subscription commences immediately when a new user signs up to the service.

Previously, there was an ESPN+ free trial available for new users.

Can I watch multiple ESPN+ streams?

Yes. It’s possible to watch up to three streams from ESPN+ at any given time.

Can I watch UFC PPV and ESPN+ on Roku?

Yes. By purchasing an ESPN+ subscription and/or ordering an upcoming UFC PPV event, fans can watch live fights and replays on Roku devices.

  1. Purchase ESPN+ and/or the next UFC PPV
  2. Add the ESPN channel to your Roku device
  3. Access the ESPN app
  4. Select the ESPN+ option

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Can I watch UFC PPV and ESPN+ fights on PS4?

Yes. After purchasing an ESPN+ subscription and/or ordering the next upcoming UFC PPV event, you can watch live content and replays via the ESPN app on your Playstation 4.

  1. Purchase ESPN+ and/or the next UFC PPV
  2. Login to your PS4
  3. Access the ESPN app
  4. Select the ESPN+ option

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Can I watch UFC PPV and ESPN+ on Xbox One?

Yes. Watching UFC on Xbox One is as simple as purchasing an ESPN+ subscription and/or ordering the next upcoming UFC PPV event before accessing the ESPN app on the console.

  1. Purchase ESPN+ and/or the next UFC PPV
  2. Login to your Xbox One
  3. Access the ESPN app
  4. Select the ESPN+ option

Where is ESPN+ available?

ESPN+ is only available in the United States.

When is the next UFC PPV event?

UFC PPV events are only available to watch on ESPN+. Get the special UFC 251 PPV bundle now for $84.98.

  • UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal (July 11)
  • UFC 252: Miocic vs. Cormier 3 (Aug 16)

Who fights at UFC 251?

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

Prelims8:00pm (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 Prelims6:30pm (ET) on ESPN+ PPV

  • Marcin Tybura vs. Alexandr Romanov
  • Raulian Paiva vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov
  • Karol Rosa vs. Vanessa Melo
  • Martin Day vs. Davey Grant

What time does UFC 251 start?

The UFC 251 main card commences at 10:00 pm (ET) on ESPN+ PPV.

Although the event takes place at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, the fights will start early in the morning local time (Abu Dhabi) and be streamed live at the usual time in the United States.

The UFC 251 prelims commence at the standard time of 8:00 pm (ET) on ESPN+.

The UFC 251 early prelims start at 6:00 pm (ET) on ESPN+.

When is UFC 251?

UFC 251 is Saturday, July 11. The main card fights will stream at the usual time of 10:00 pm ET in the United States.

Where is UFC 251?

UFC 251 will take place at the UFC’s new “Fight Island.”

Fight Island is actually in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, a place where the UFC has hosted multiple events before.

When is the next UFC Fight Night event?

All UFC Fight Night events are included in an ESPN+ subscription. Fans can watch all of the preliminary and main card fights live on the streaming service.

  • UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Ige (July 16)
  • UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2 (July 19)
  • UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Till (July 26)
  • UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Aldana (Aug 2)
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