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How to watch UFC fights on ESPN Plus in 2021

How to watch UFC fights on ESPN Plus in 2021

  • Learn how to stream UFC fights online with ESPN+
  • Watch UFC 263 live on June 12
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UFC fights stream only on ESPN+ (ESPN Plus) in the United States.

ESPN+ is not a traditional TV channel but a digital streaming service that allows fans to stream live sports, including UFC events, to their TV or preferred devices including mobiles, computers, and more.

Fight fans require an active subscription to watch all of the biggest UFC fights including the upcoming UFC 263 PPV: Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori 2 fight happening on Saturday, June 12.

An ESPN+ subscription gives immediate access to all live UFC Fight Night events and replays, as well as the ability to order and watch order UFC PPV events for $69.99.

New ESPN+ subscribers can also purchase a special UFC 263 PPV and ESPN+ Bundle for $89.99. The UFC PPV deal includes one year of access to ESPN+ ($49.99) as well as the UFC 263 PPV ($69.99) for the discounted bundle price of $89.99.

But what is ESPN+? Is ESPN+ worth it? And how do I watch UFC fights on ESPN Plus?

We’ll cover all of those details and more in this in-depth guide to watching UFC fights on ESPN+ in 2021.

How to watch UFC fights on ESPN+

All live UFC events stream on ESPN+ (ESPN Plus) in the United States and that means a subscription is required to watch live fights on your TV, desktop computer, or mobile device. There’s no other way to watch UFC PPV events in the United States.

If you want to watch the biggest and best UFC events, you’re going to need to purchase the pay-per-view. All numbered UFC events (e.g. UFC 263) have an additional cost because they feature the most well-known names in the sport and the most important title fights.

Only ESPN+ subscribers can order and watch UFC pay-per-view (PPV) events, so you’re going to need a subscription first.

The best and most convenient ways to stream UFC fights to your TV from ESPN+ include: Roku, Chromecast, Amazon FireTV, Apple tvOS, XBOX, Playstation, and Samsung connected TVs.

How much does ESPN+ cost?

  • Monthly ESPN+ subscription cost: $5.99
  • Annual ESPN+ subscription cost: $59.99

How much does a UFC PPV cost?

How to order UFC PPV fights

Existing ESPN+ subscribers:

  1. Visit the ESPN website
  2. Follow the on-page instructions to log in and access the order page
  3. Log in and click “Get Now”
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your order

New ESPN+ subscribers:

  1. Visit the ESPN website
  2. Choose UFC 263 & ESPN+ Bundle
  3. Click “Get Now”
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your order

How to watch UFC 263 replay on ESPN+

Fans who purchased the official UFC 263 PPV event on ESPN+ will be able to watch the full event replay for 15 days following the live event. Therefore, the ability to replay the UFC 263 PPV expires on June 27.

Which UFC fights are on ESPN+?

  • UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Holland (Mar 20)
  • UFC 260: Miocic vs. Ngannou 2 (Mar 27)
  • UFC on ABC: Till vs. Vettori (Apr 10)
  • UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Gastelum (Apr 17)
  • UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2 (Apr 24)

Is UFC 263 free to watch?

No, UFC PPV events must be purchased.

Existing ESPN+ subscribers can purchase the PPV for $69.99. New ESPN+ subscribers can purchase the UFC 263 & ESPN+ Bundle for $89.99.

Can I watch UFC fights for free?

An ESPN+ subscription is required to watch UFC fights in the United States. All UFC Fight Night events air on ESPN+ and UFC PPV events require additional purchase.

How to watch UFC fights online

Watch UFC fights online by purchasing an ESPN+ subscription.

An ESPN+ subscription allows fans to stream live fights and replays to their preferred devices. If you want to sit back and watch the fights on your TV, desktop computer, laptop, or mobile device, you’ll need an ESPN+ subscription to do so.

And if you want to watch UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vetteori on June 12, you’re going to need to purchase the PPV, as well.

Can I watch UFC fights on my TV?

Yes, it’s possible to watch UFC fights live on your TV. Here’s how to do so:

First, you’ll need an ESPN+ subscription. If you want to watch the normal UFC Fight Night events, then you’re now ready to go and can use your Smart TV or smart devices such as Roku, Chromecast, Amazon FireTV, Apple tvOS, XBOX, or Playstation to stream the fights live using the official ESPN app.

If you want to watch UFC PPV events (such as UFC 263) on your TV, then you’re going to need to purchase the PPV for $69.99, as well. You can watch UFC PPV fights on your TV using the same method outlined above.

Can I watch ESPN+ on my TV?

Yes, of course, it’s possible to watch ESPN+ on your TV. In fact, that’s the recommended option.

Once you have purchased your ESPN+ subscription you can then start streaming all ESPN+ content to your TV using the in-built Smart TV software or smart devices attached to your TV such as Roku, Chromecast, Amazon FireTV, Apple tvOS, game consoles, and more.

Can I view multiple ESPN+ streams?

Yes, it’s possible to view up to three streams from ESPN+ at one time. You can watch three sports at once!

When is the next UFC PPV event?

The next UFC PPV event is this Saturday, June 12. UFC 263 will air live at prime time on Saturday night in the United States and feature three UFC title fights.

Who fights at the next UFC PPV event?

Saturday, June 12 – Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona

Main Card – 10:00 pm ET (Only on ESPN+)

  • Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori
  • Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno
  • Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz
  • Demian Maia vs. Belal Muhammad
  • Paul Craig vs. Jamahal Hill

Prelims – 8:00 pm ET (Watch on ESPN+)

  • Drew Dober vs. Brad Riddell
  • Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart
  • Lauren Murphy vs. Joanne Calderwood
  • Movsar Evloev vs. Hakeem Dawodu

Early Prelims – 6:00 pm ET (Watch on ESPN+)

  • Pannie Kianzad vs. Alexis Davis
  • Frank Camacho vs. Matt Frevola
  • Sijara Eubanks vs. Karol Rosa
  • Chase Hooper vs. Steven Peterson
  • Fares Ziam vs. Luigi Vendramini
  • Carlos Felipe vs. Jake Collier

What sports are on ESPN+?

ESPN+ subscribers can stream thousands of live events from the UFC, MLS, Serie A, FA Cup, MLB, NHL, Top Rank Boxing, and more. Subscribers can also watch live college sports such as football, basketball, and baseball from more than 20 conferences.

Does ESPN+ have a free trial?

There is no free trial option for ESPN+. Subscribers must start paying immediately upon starting a subscription.

Which countries have ESPN+?

ESPN+ is only available in the United States.

Can I watch UFC fights on Roku?

Yes, simply login to your Roku device and link your ESPN+ subscription to your Roku device.

After connecting the two services, you can highlight and click the ESPN+ tab at the top of the screen to begin watching live sports and replays.

Please note that the Giga, Paolo, and Jackson models are no longer supported.

Can I watch UFC fights on Playstation?

Yes, simply add the ESPN app to your Playstation device using the PSN store. Then access the ESPN app and select ESPN+ at the top of the screen to start watching live UFC fights and other sports on ESPN+.

Can I watch UFC fights on Xbox?

Yes, you can easily add the ESPN app to your Xbox and access the ESPN+ tab to start streaming UFC fights and sports.

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