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Streaming UFC on ESPN+ in 2021: A complete guide

Streaming UFC on ESPN+ in 2021: A complete guide

  • How to stream UFC events in 2021
  • Complete streaming guide for UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal
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Last year, the UFC furthered its relationship with ESPN by deciding to stream all upcoming UFC PPV events exclusively on the ESPN+ digital streaming service. As cable cutting continues in the United States and around the world, the UFC and ESPN decided to cash in early on the streaming phenomenon and allow fans of mixed martial arts to stream their favorite combat sports to their TV, desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or phone.

In a world without social distancing, fans were still able to their local bar and watch the fights and enjoy the atmosphere there, but now, more fans than ever before will be sitting back on the couch and watching the action unfold from their living room. And to do that, you’re going to need an ESPN+ subscription.

In this article, we’ll run through all of the information that you need to know about streaming UFC on ESPN+ in 2021. We’ll cover the price, what’s included, eligible devices, and much more.


How to watch UFC 261

Existing ESPN+ subscribers can purchase the PPV for $69.99.

  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 can purchase the UFC 260 & ESPN+ Bundle for $89.99.

  1. Visit the ESPN website
  2. Choose UFC 261 & ESPN+ Bundle
  3. Click “Get Now”
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your order

Watch UFC Fights on ESPN+

Fans with an active ESPN+ subscription gain access to all UFC Fight Night events as well as the ability to order and stream UFC PPV events, including UFC 261 this Saturday night.

Subscribers can also watch original and exclusive content including Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, a selection of classic UFC fights and replays, and a whole world of other sports and ESPN programs.

How do I subscribe to ESPN+?

Fans are able to subscribe to ESPN+ via the official website on their desktop, tablet, or mobile.

How much does ESPN+ cost?

ESPN+ costs $5.99 per month.

Fans can save on their annual ESPN+ subscription by purchasing an upcoming UFC PPV event and one-year of ESPN+ for only $89.98 here.

How can I order a UFC PPV on ESPN+?

Fans in the United States who do not already have an ESPN+ subscription can order a UFC PPV by purchasing the next upcoming event (e.g. UFC 261) from the official ESPN+ website on desktop or mobile.

Fans who have an existing ESPN+ subscription are able to order an upcoming PPV via their computers or through the ESPN app on connected devices by clicking through to the upcoming event on the ESPN+ tab.

What devices can I watch ESPN+ on?

Sports and programs available via ESPN+ are able to be streamed via the web or on the ESPN app on connected devices. Streams can be accessed via the ESPN app on mobile and TV devices, including platforms such as Amazon Fire, Apple, Android, Chromecast, PS4, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox One, and more.

Can I watch ESPN+ on my computer?

Yes, fans can stream UFC on ESPN+ to their computer browser or any of the connected devices mentioned above.

Can you use ESPN+ on multiple devices?

Yes, users are able to watch up to three ESPN+ streams at any given time. UFC PPV streams are limited to two devices at a time.

Can you watch UFC on Roku?

Yes, fans with an ESPN+ subscription can stream UFC events to their Roku players and Roku TVs.

How do I get ESPN+ on my TV?

Fans can watch ESPN+ on their TV by opening the ESPN app on their TV. The ESPN app can be installed via the channel store or device app. From here, simply login to an existing ESPN+ account to start streaming UFC on ESPN+ to your TV.

Upcoming ESPN+ Schedule

An ESPN+ subscription not only allows users to watch high-quality mixed martial arts action from the UFC, but it also includes many other major sports, leagues, and competitions from the United States and around the world. Fans of mixed martial arts will benefit from access to Professional Fighters League as well as all upcoming Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series events.

Purchasing the special UFC 261 bundle also gives free access to the following events:

  • UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal (Apr 24)

And all other upcoming UFC Fight Night events.

An ESPN+ subscription also enables fans to order more PPV events, including the upcoming UFC 259 and UFC 260 PPV events.

UFC 261 fight card and start time

Saturday, April 24 – Jacksonville, Florida

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

  • Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal
  • Zhang Weili vs. Rose Namajunas
  • Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade
  • Uriah Hall vs. Chris Weidman
  • Anthony Smith vs. Jim Crute

Prelims – 8:00 pm ET

  • Alex Oliveira vs. Randy Brown
  • Dwight Grant vs. Stefan Sekulic
  • Karl Roberson vs. Brendan Allen
  • Patrick Sabatini vs. Tristan Connelly

Early Prelims – 6:00 pm ET

  • Danaa Batgerel vs. Kevin Natividad
  • Rodrigo Vargas vs. Rongzhu
  • Aoriqileng vs. Jeffrey Molina
  • Na Liang vs. Ariane Carnelossi
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