Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz are about to make history at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Although there’s no official UFC Championship on the line when Masvidal and Diaz meet in the main event of UFC 244 on Saturday night, the winner will walk away with a brand new BMF belt.
The BMF title came about as a result of Diaz’s post-fight interview at UFC 241.
Before his unanimous decision win against Anthony Pettis in August, Diaz mentioned that he was solely interested in fighting those who he respected as being real fighters, and not “all the lame-ass fighters that aren’t doing s—.” Diaz took the opportunity to explain this on the microphone, again, following his victory at UFC 241.
“The reason I was off was because everybody sucks and there was nobody to fight,” Diaz said to Joe Rogan.
“But with this belt, I want to defend it against Jorge Masvidal… He had a good last fight. All respect to the man, but there ain’t no gangsters in this game anymore, there ain’t nobody who done it right but me and him.”
At the time, the belt that Diaz had mentioned was imaginary. Even with his win over Pettis, he was still a long way from fighting Kamaru Usman for the UFC Welterweight Championship.
But it was this post-fight interview that spurred the creation of the BMF belt, a title that would be awarded to the “baddest motherf***er.”
Now, on Saturday, November 2, Masvidal and Diaz will stand toe-to-toe inside the octagon during what is expected to be one of the biggest PPV events of the year.
The UFC 244 live stream is exclusive to the ESPN+ digital streaming service to fans in the United States. Here’s a complete viewing guide to the Masvidal vs. Diaz live stream, as well as the rest of the UFC 244 main card, start time, and more.
What time is the Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz fight?
- Date: Saturday, November 2
- Early Prelims: ESPN+, 6:30 pm ET
- Prelims: ESPN2, 8 pm ET
- Main card: ESPN+ PPV, 10 pm ET
- Watch: Only on ESPN+
- Location: Madison Square Garden, New York
The UFC 244 early prelims commence at 6:30 pm ET, with three fights set to be aired only on ESPN+. The prelims then begin at 8 pm ET on ESPN2 (and ESPN+) with several fantastic fights set to take place, including Corey Anderson vs. Johnny Walker as the featured preliminary bout.
The UFC 244 main card is scheduled for 10 pm ET and is only on pay-per-view and exclusive to ESPN+ in the United States. The five-fight main card is surprisingly well-balanced and will play host to a series of highly-anticipated fights.
All of the action leads up to the BMF title fight that will see Jorge Masvidal face Nate Diaz in a five-round main event fight. Masvidal and Diaz will likely make their walk to the Octagon just before midnight.
How to watch Masvidal vs. Diaz live stream
The Masvidal vs. Diaz fight, as well as the UFC 244 main card, will be streamed exclusively on ESPN+ in the United States.
UFC events are no longer available to watch via traditional pay-per-view methods and are now only streamed online to ESPN+ subscribers.
UFC 244 can be ordered via the official ESPN+ website and can then be streamed live via the web or on the ESPN app to connected devices, including platforms such as Amazon Fire, Apple, Android, Chromecast, PS4, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox One and more.
How much does the UFC 244 PPV live stream cost?
An ESPN+ subscription is required to watch UFC live events, including UFC PPV events such as UFC 244.
If you already have an ESPN+ subscription, you can order the PPV for $59.99.
If you don’t have an ESPN+ subscription, you are eligible for a special offer that bundles the UFC 244 PPV and one-year of ESPN+ for just $79.98.
What are the betting odds for Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz?
Popular bookmaker MyBookie currently lists Jorge Masvidal as a slight favorite with odds of -170, meaning that $170 must be wagered to win $100.
Nate Diaz is currently the underdog at odds of +140, which means that a $100 bet will return $140 if he is successful at UFC 244.
Who fights at UFC 244?
Main Card (ESPN+) – 10:00pm ET / 7:00pm PT
- Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz
- Kelvin Gastelum vs. Darren Till
- Stephen Thompson vs. Vicente Luque
- Derrick Lewis vs. Blagoy Ivanov
- Kevin Lee vs. Gregor Gillespie
Prelims (ESPN+) – 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT
- Corey Anderson vs. Johnny Walker
- Shane Burgos vs. Makwan Amirkhani
- Brad Tavares vs. Edmen Shahbazyan
- Andrei Arlovski vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Early Prelims (ESPN+) – 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT
- Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jennifer Maia
- Lyman Good vs. Chance Rencountre
- Julio Arce vs. Hakeem Dawodu