How To Watch UFC 251 – Usman vs Masvidal

This weekend “The Nigerian Nightmare” Kamaru Usman will defend his Welterweight title against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251.  The fight takes place Saturday, July 11th, at the much talked about “Fight Island.” Not only is this the first televised UFC event at Fight Island, but the Main Card will feature three championship title fights. Read on for information on how to watch UFC 251 and key fights you’ll see at this UFC pay per view event.

The Main Event is Exclusively on ESPN+

As will all UFC Pay Per View Events UFC 251’s main event will only be available to watch on the streaming service ESPN+. ESPN+ is a must-have for U.S. fans looking to watch UFC PPV and Fight Nights.

UFC 251 is Saturday, July 11th, 2020. The TV schedule is as follows:

How To Watch UFC 251

A subscription to ESPN+ costs $4.99 per month and provides a ton of extra and exclusive content from nearly every professional sport. The membership also gives you the option to purchase UFC Pay Per Views for $64.99 each. You have three options for subscribing to ESPN+ and watching the fight. They are:

  • Subscribe to ESPN+ for $4.99 a month. Once signed up, you can purchase the fight for $64.99 from within the app (I’ll explain how in a second).


  • You also have the option of bundling ESPN+ with Hulu and Disney+. The total price for all three is $12.99 per month. Then you can purchase the fight for $64.99 from within the app.


  • You can get a one-year subscription to ESPN+ and purchase the UFC Pay Per View for $84.98. Considering a year of ESPN+ would cost $59.88, and the PPV is $64.99, you’re saving around 25% purchasing the fight bundle.

Watching UFC 251 on your TV

For those new to streaming, there are several ways to watch the fight on your TV. Once you subscribe to ESPN+, you can watch it through the ESPN app.

The ESPN App supports Roku Players and TVs, Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android, iPhone, Samsung TVs, Xbox One, and PS4. We put together an article that explains how this is done here: How to Watch ESPN+ on Your TV.

UFC 251 Key Fights

  • “The Nigerian Nightmare” Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal
    • Usman is the undefeated UFC Welterweight Champion. The #6 ranked pound for pound fighter is coming off a 15 fight win streak.
    • Masvidal took this fight with only 6 days notice, but he’s the number 3 ranked Welterweight fighter and holds the record for fastest knockout in UFC history. He’ll be ready.
  • Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski vs. Max “Blessed” Holloway
    • Volkanovski is the current UFC featherweight Champion and is coming in on an 18-fight win streak.
    • Holloway is the former UFC featherweight Champion after losing the belt to Volkanovski at UFC 245. He holds the record for most wins by a UFC featherweight.
  • Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo
    • This fight is for the bantamweight title vacated by Henry Cejudo after a surprise retirement. This is Yan’s first title shot, while Aldo can become just the 8th fighter in UFC history to win belts in two different weight classes.

With three titles on the line at the UFC’s new “Fight Island”, you won’t want to miss this pay per view.

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