As of March 2019, ESPN+ (ESPN Plus) became the exclusive destination for all UFC pay-per-view events and it remains the only way to watch numbered UFC events such as UFC 253 tonight in Abu Dhabi.
UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa is tonight!
Stream live on ESPN+ starting from 10pm ET.
- Main event: Adesanya vs. Costa 🏆
- Co-main event: Reyes vs. Blachowicz 🏆
That means fans are now required to order UFC 253 via the official ESPN+ website to watch the fights live on Saturday night.
Continue reading to learn more about ESPN+, including the cost of ordering a UFC PPV event in 2020.
How to order UFC 253 on ESPN+?
UFC 253 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
New ESPN+ subscribers have access to a special bundle offer that includes UFC 253 ($64.99) and one-year of ESPN+ for just $84.98 (order here).
Existing ESPN+ subscribers can order UFC 253 for $64.99.
How to watch UFC 253 on ESPN+?
After ordering the UFC 253 PPV via the official ESPN+ website, fans can then login to ESPN+ on a preferred device and begin streaming the event live on Saturday night.
The prelims commence at 6:30 pm and will continue until the start of the PPV main card at 10:00 pm.
What is ESPN+?
ESPN+ is one of Disney Media Networks’ three subscription streaming brands in the United States, together with Disney+ and Hulu.
ESPN+ is a natural extension of ESPN’s core networks and typically airs combat sports including the UFC and Top Rank boxing, alongside college sports, cricket, rugby union, soccer, golf, tennis, and more.
The service is also the home of many ESPN-exclusive shows and productions, including the complete 30 for 30 library.
ESPN+ is also the only way to stream and watch UFC events online in 2020.
ESPN+ subscribers have access to all UFC Fight Night and UFC on ESPN events. PPV events (such as UFC 253, and UFC 254, can be ordered and streamed live on ESPN+.
Jake Nichols is The Body Lock's Editor in Chief. Previously, he was the MMA Editor at RealSport.