Last year, the UFC announced that ESPN+ would become the new, exclusive home of all UFC pay-per-view (PPV) events in the United States and that the promotion would immediately move on from traditional distribution methods for consumers.
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The incredibly quick transition was completed in time for UFC 236 on April 13. The event, headlined by Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier, was the first-ever UFC PPV that would be exclusively available to consumers via the ESPN+ streaming service. Fans now require an ESPN+ subscription if they wish to order and watch any UFC PPV event going forward.
What does that mean for you as a consumer? Let’s break it down now.
Don’t have an ESPN+ subscription?
If you don’t have an existing ESPN+ subscription you must purchase UFC PPV events via the ESPN+ PPV page on desktop or mobile.
ESPN+ is running a limited-time promotion that enables you to order the upcoming UFC PPV and also receive a one-year subscription to ESPN+ for a heavily discounted total price of $89.98.
Already subscribed to ESPN+?
If you have an existing ESPN+ subscription, you’re now able to purchase and watch upcoming UFC PPV events for the standard cost of $69.99.
You can also purchase UFC PPV’s via your desktop computer or ESPN app by clicking on the UFC PPV event in the ESPN+ tab.
Where to watch UFC PPV events
UFC PPV events purchased through ESPN+ can now be streamed via the web or the ESPN app on connected devices.
ESPN+ is available on desktop computers, laptops, tablets, all major mobile and connected TV devices as well as Amazon Fire, Apple, Android, Chromecast, PS4, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox One, and more.
Jake Nichols is The Body Lock's Editor in Chief. Previously, he was the MMA Editor at RealSport.