- How to order, stream, and watch UFC 253 PPV on ESPN+.
It’s been a long time between UFC PPV events and now, finally, the promotion returns with the highly-anticipated UFC 253 event set to take place at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, this Saturday (September 26).
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 🏆
In the main event, undefeated middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is scheduled to defend his title against the also unbeaten challenger, Paulo Costa.
It’s uncommon for two undefeated fighters to clash in a UFC title fight but the fact that it’s happening this weekend shows that this is going to be a must-watch battle between two incredibly dangerous middleweight fighters.
A second title fight is also scheduled to take place this weekend at UFC 253. In the co-main event, Dominick Reyes will clash with Jan Blachowicz for the vacated UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. The belt is now up for grabs after Jon Jones left it behind in his search for heavyweight gold.
These title fights and the rest of the five-fight main card will stream exclusively on ESPN+ and requires fans to purchase the PPV event to watch every minute live.
UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa can be ordered via the official ESPN+ website and streamed to your TV, computer, mobile, or any other connected device.
For more information about watching UFC 253 on ESPN+, see below.
How to order UFC 253 on ESPN+?
UFC 253 is only available to watch on ESPN+ and the event must be ordered via the ESPN+ website either before or during the event.
An ESPN+ subscription is also required to watch the UFC 253 PPV.
Here’s how to watch UFC 253:
- 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 can purchase the special UFC 253 bundle offer that includes the UFC 253 PPV 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.
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.
What time does UFC 253 start?
The prelims commence at 6:30 pm and will continue until the start of the PPV main card at 10:00 pm.
UFC 253 Main Card: 10:00pm (ET) on ESPN+
UFC 253 Prelims: 6:30pm (ET) on ESPN+
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.
- UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa (Sep 19) (order here)
- UFC on ESPN: Holm vs. Aldana (Oct 3)
- UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen (Oct 10)
- UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Korean Zombie (Oct 17)
- UFC 254: Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje (Oct 24)
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+.
Who fights at UFC 253?
Full UFC 253 fight card
Saturday, September 26 – Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Main Card – 10:00pm (ET) on ESPN+ PPV
- Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa 🏆
- Dominick Reyes vs. Jan Blachowicz 🏆
- Kai Kara-France vs. Brandon Royval
- Ketlen Vieira vs. Sijara Eubanks
- Hakeem Dawodu vs. Zubaira Tukhogov
Prelims – 8:00pm (ET) on ESPN+ PPV
- Brad Riddell vs. Alex da Silva
- Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Matthews
- Shane Young vs. Ludovit Klein
- William Knight vs. Aleksa Camur
Early Prelims – 6:30pm (ET) on ESPN+ PPV
- Juan Espino vs. Jeff Hughes
- Khadis Ibragimov vs. Danilo Marques
Jake Nichols is The Body Lock's Editor in Chief. Previously, he was the MMA Editor at RealSport.