UFC 261 is this Saturday, April 24. The main event will feature “The Nigerian Nightmare” Kamaru Usman defending his UFC Welterweight Championship against Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal. This fight is a rematch of UFC 251, where Masvidal stepped in on 6 days’ notice. Masvidal went the distance, but Usman ultimately won the fight by decision. The outcome only fueled their already existing rivalry.
UFC 261 Main Event is Exclusively on ESPN+
UFC 261 is Saturday, April 24, 2021 The TV schedule is as follows:
How To Watch UFC 261
A subscription to ESPN+ costs $5.99 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 $5.99 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 261 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 261 Fight Card
The fight card for UFC 261 is below. All times are given in Eastern Standard time.
Main Card – Starts at 10pm on ESPN+
- Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Jorge Masvidal
- Zhang Weili (c) vs. Rose Namajunas
- Valentina Shevchenko (c) vs. Jéssica Andrade
- Uriah Hall vs. Chris Weidman
- Anthony Smith vs. Jimmy Crute
Prelim Card – Starts at 8pm on ESPN+
- Alex Oliveira vs. Randy Brown
- Dwight Grant vs. Stefan Sekulić
- Karl Roberson vs. Brendan Allen
- Patrick Sabatini vs. Tristan Connelly
Early Prelim Card – Starts at 6:30 pm on ESPN+
- Danaa Batgerel vs. Kevin Natividad
- Kazula Vargas vs. Rong Zhu
- Qileng Aori vs. Jeffrey Molina
- Na Liang vs. Ariane Carnelossi
*Fight Card always subject to change
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