The UFC announced in March that they would be teaming up with the ESPN+ digital streaming service and moving away from traditional distribution methods for pay-per-view events in the United States. Fans watching at home now need an ESPN+ subscription to order and watch UFC pay-per-view events.
A monthly subscription to ESPN+ costs $4.99 per month or $49.99 for an annual subscription, meaning that fans will need to fork out a little extra cash before having the ability to purchase UFC PPV events. As somewhat of a consolation, the price of UFC PPV events on ESPN+ has been reduced from the standard price of $64.99 to $59.99.
If you’re looking for a better deal, you’ll be pleased to know that ESPN+ is running a promotion for new subscribers again ahead of UFC 237.
The UFC 237 and ESPN+ Yearly Plan Bundle allows new subscribers to save $29.99 by purchasing an annual subscription together with the upcoming UFC pay-per-view. The price for this special ESPN+ bundle is only $79.99 and represents a huge saving when compared to the total price of purchasing the pay-per-view and annual subscription separately.
The bundle is a terrific option for those in North America who are yet to subscribe to ESPN+. The streaming service is already packed with features and ESPN+ clearly intend on making this a must-have service for any serious combat sports fan.
Right now, the service includes:
- All UFC Fight Night events
- Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series (starts June 18)
- Professional Fighters League (starts May 9)
ESPN+ also allows subscribers to watch a massive collection of other sports, leagues, and competitions including MLS, MLB, Serie A, FA Cup, EFL, cricket, rugby, tennis, boxing, and a range of popular college sports.
Upcoming UFC on ESPN+ schedule
- May 11 – UFC 237 on ESPN+
- May 18 – UFC Fight Night on ESPN+
- June 1 – UFC Fight Night on ESPN+
- June 8 – UFC 238 on ESPN+
- June 22 – UFC Fight Night on ESPN+
Jake Nichols is The Body Lock's Editor in Chief. Previously, he was the MMA Editor at RealSport.