The price of UFC pay-per-view events has returned to $64.99, increasing from the $59.99 price that was introduced with the shift to the ESPN+ digital streaming platform last year.
In March 2019, the UFC’s partnership with ESPN took an unforeseen twist. The promotion moved on from the days of traditional PPV broadcasting and instead opted to livestream all UFC PPV events on ESPN’s digital streaming network, ESPN+. To appease those affected by technology shock and to offset the cost of the required ESPN+ membership, it was announced that the UFC PPV price would be reduced to $59.99. The PPV price together with the monthly ESPN+ membership ($4.99) would total the traditional PPV price of $64.99.
Starting with UFC 246, when Conor McGregor meets Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in the welterweight main event on Saturday, January 18, the UFC PPV price will return to $64.99.
In a statement released to Variety, an ESPN representative noted: “This price change represents a return to the price that UFC fans traditionally paid, prior to ESPN+ decreasing the PPV price for most of 2019.” The monthly base price of ESPN+ remains at $4.99 in 2020 and the annual package will remain unchanged at $49.99.
UFC 246 PPV Price
New ESPN+ subscribers can grab the upcoming UFC 246 PPV event for $64.99 or the ESPN+ and UFC 246 PPV Bundle for $84.99. The bundle includes one-year of ESPN+ and the UFC 246 PPV for $84.99 (save over 25%).
Once ordered, UFC 246 and all upcoming UFC Fight Night events can be streamed via the web or the ESPN App or connected devices. Fights can be streamed (or watched later) on devices and platforms including Amazon Fire, Apple, Android, Chromecast, PS4, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox One and more.
UFC 246 takes place on Saturday, January 18, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, and is headlined by Conor McGregor vs. Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Here’s how the full UFC 246 fight card stands:
UFC 246 Fight Card
Saturday, January 18 – Las Vegas
Main Card (10 pm ET on ESPN+ PPV)
- Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone
- Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington
- Aleksei Oleinik vs. Maurice Greene
- Claudia Gadelha vs. Alexa Grasso
- Anthony Pettis vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira
Preliminary Card (8 pm ET on ESPN)
- Roxanne Modafferi vs. Maycee Barber
- Andre Fili vs. Sodiq Yusuff
- Drew Dober vs. Nasrat Haqparast
- Chas Skelly vs. Grant Dawson
Early Preliminary Card (6:15 pm on ESPN+)
- Aleksa Camur vs. Justin Ledet
- Tim Elliott vs. Askar Askarov
- Brian Kelleher vs. Ode Osbourne
- Sabina Mazo vs. JJ Aldrich
Jake Nichols is The Body Lock's Editor in Chief. Previously, he was the MMA Editor at RealSport.