Early in 2019, the UFC joined forces with ESPN and changed the way that fight fans can order and watch live pay-per-view events in the United States.
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Before last year, fans were able to order UFC cards via traditional cable or satellite providers, but that’s no longer an option now that ESPN+ has exclusive rights to UFC PPV content. That means that all UFC PPV events, including this Saturday’s UFC 249 card in Jacksonville, Florida, can only be viewed by ESPN+ subscribers.
An ESPN+ subscription does not include UFC PPV events — which can be purchased separately for $64.99 — but it does include all live UFC Fight Night events, including the two upcoming cards on May 13 and May 16.
Ultimately, if you’re in the United States and you want to watch the highest level of mixed martial arts fights, fighters, and events, you’re going to need an ESPN+ subscription.
Here’s everything you need to know about ESPN+ (ESPN Plus), including how to order this Saturday’s UFC 249 PPV event so you can live stream the fights to your TV, computer, laptop, phone, or other eligible devices.
How to order UFC 249 PPV
The only way to order the UFC 249 PPV is 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
After purchasing UFC 249, all of the fights, including the early prelims, prelims, and main card bouts, can be streamed live to your preferred devices.
The fights can be streamed via the web or on the ESPN App on connected devices. This allows fight fans to watch UFC 249 on a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, mobile device, or by using any of these convenient methods: Roku, Chromecast, Amazon FireTV, Apple tvOS, XBOX One, Playstation 4, and Samsung connected TVs.
How much does UFC 249 PPV cost?
If you don’t have an ESPN+ subscription, the best-value way to get started is by purchasing the special UFC 249 ESPN+ Bundle that includes access to this Saturday’s PPV fight card as well as one year of ESPN+ programming.
The limited-time UFC 249 ESPN+ Bundle costs $84.99 but represents a huge saving as it includes UFC 249 ($64.99) and an annual ESPN+ pass ($49.99).
With an annual subscription, fight fans will be able to watch every upcoming UFC Fight Night event, as well as the archives of past events. Most importantly, however, ESPN+ subscribers can purchase order UFC PPV events for $64.99, including UFC 249, UFC 250, and all other numbered UFC events on the way.
When sports return later this year, ESPN+ subscribers will also be able to watch Top Rank Boxing, college sports, soccer, cricket, rugby union, golf, tennis, as well as NHL, MLB, and other major leagues. An ESPN+ annual pass also gives access to many ESPN original shows and the complete 30 for 30 library.
To learn more about how to order and watch UFC fights on ESPN+, click here.
UFC 249 fight card and start time
UFC 249 Main Card (10 pm ET on ESPN+ PPV)
- Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje
- Henry Cejudo vs. Dominick Cruz
- Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
- Jeremy Stephens vs. Calvin Kattar
- Greg Hardy vs. Yorgan de Castro
UFC 249 Prelims (8:00 pm on ESPN+)
- Donald Cerrone vs. Anthony Pettis
- Aleksei Oleinik vs. Fabricio Werdum
- Carla Esparza vs. Michelle Waterson
- Uriah Hall vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza
UFC 249 Early Prelims (6:30 pm on ESPN+)
- Vicente Luque vs. Niko Price
- Bryce Mitchell vs. Charles Rosa
Jake Nichols is The Body Lock's Editor in Chief. Previously, he was the MMA Editor at RealSport.