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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 259 live this Saturday
Israel Adesanya celebrates following his UFC 243 victory in Melbourne, Australia

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.

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THREE title fights live tonight on ESPN+

  • Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya 🏆
  • Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson 🏆
  • Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling 🏆
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Fight fans require an active subscription to watch all of the biggest UFC fights including the upcoming the UFC 259 PPV: Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya fight happening Saturday night!

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 259 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 259 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 259 and UFC 260) have an additional cost because they feature the most well-known names in the sport and the most important title fights, such as Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya.

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

Here’s what you need to watch the UFC 259 PPV event:

Here’s what you need to watch a normal UFC Fight Night event:

  • An active ESPN+ subscription (or an active Disney Bundle subscription)
  • A supported device to watch the fights live or post-event replay (e.g. TV, mobile device, computer)

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: $49.99

The price of the annual ESPN+ subscription is scheduled to increase to $59.99 on March 2, 2021.

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 login 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 259 & ESPN+ Bundle
  3. Click “Get Now”
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your order

How to watch UFC 259 replay on ESPN+

Fans who purchased the official UFC 259 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 259 PPV expires on February 7.

Which UFC fights are on ESPN+?

  • UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya (Mar 6)
  • UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs. Muhammad (Mar 13)
  • UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Holland (Mar 20)

Is UFC 259 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 259 & 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 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya this Saturday, 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 259) 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, March 6. UFC 259 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, March 6 – UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada

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

  • Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya 🏆
  • Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson 🏆
  • Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling 🏆
  • Islam Makhachev vs. Drew Dober
  • Thiago Santos vs. Aleksandar Rakic

Prelims8:00 pm (ET) on ESPN+

  • Dominick Cruz vs. Casey Kenney
  • Song Yadong vs. Kyler Phillips
  • Joseph Benavidez vs. Askar Askarov
  • Rogerio Bontorin vs. Kai Kara-France

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

  • Tim Elliott vs. Jordan Espinosa
  • Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Carlos Ulberg
  • Sean Brady vs. Jake Matthews
  • Livia Renata Souza vs. Amanda Lemos
  • Uros Medic vs. Aalon Cruz
  • Mario Bautista vs. Trevin Jones

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.

ONLY ON ESPN+
Order UFC 259 PPV

THREE title fights live tonight on ESPN+

  • Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya 🏆
  • Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson 🏆
  • Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling 🏆
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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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