If you are a UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) fan in the U.S. and want to watch live events, then you are going to need ESPN+, along with ESPN, ESPN2, and FX for early preliminary bouts. Where a UFC bout will air is based on where the fight takes place and whether it’s a UFC Pay Per View Event. While this can be confusing, this article will answer all your questions or where to watch UFC.
How To Watch UFC Fight Night
Majority of UFC Fight Nights will air live on ESPN+. However, a few weeks will see UFC Fight Night airing on ESPN or ESPN2. UFC Fight Nights are part of your ESPN+ experience and only requires your $4.99 per month subscription.
Below is the UFC Fight Night schedule along with where you can watch:
- SAT September 14th – ESPN+
- SAT September 21st – ESPN+
- SAT September 28th – ESPN+
- SAT October 12th – ESPN+
- FRI October 18th – ESPN2
- SAT October 26th – ESPN+
- SAT November 9th – ESPN+
- SAT November 16th – ESPN+
- SAT December 7th – ESPN
- SAT December 21st – ESPN+
For ESPN and ESPN2, we recommend picking up a subscription to Hulu Live TV or trying one of the following streaming services that carry ESPN.
How To Watch UFC Pay Per Views
If you want to watch UFC Pay Per View events, then you will need ESPN+. ESPN holds exclusive rights to UFC Pay Per Views in the U.S, and they air them on the premium add-on streaming service, ESPN+. The service costs only $4.99 per month, and the PPVs cost an additional $59.99.
However, ESPN+ will bundle the cost of the PPV event with a yearly membership to ESPN+ at a 25% discount, which is just $79.98.
After subscribing to ESPN+, UFC PPVs will air through the ESPN app. After signing up, download the app to your Roku Player, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV device, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android, iPhone, Samsung TVs, Xbox One, or PS4 to watch.
For details and more information, see our review of ESPN+.
Other UFC Content Online
For those that want even more UFC content, look into UFC Fight Pass. Fight Pass live streams MMA fights from Invicta FC, Pancrase, Victory FC, Titan FC, BRACE, Shooto Brazil, EFN as well as kickboxing and submission grappling events from GLORY and EBI.
Plus, all subscribers will have access to UFC shows like UFC Unleashed, The Notorious, Best of Pride, UFC Wired, and The Ultimate Fighter. Fight Pass also includes original programming like special features, in-depth interviews, and up-to-the-minute reports from UFC events around the world.
UFC live streams aren’t the only reason to give Fight Pass a try. There are also over 12,000 fights available on-demand in the UFC Fight Pass library.
UFC Online Library
While the Fight Pass Library boasts over 12000 fights, UFC adds hundreds of fights every month. UFC is also planning to add fights chronicling the history of MMA sports and intend to end 2016 with over 20,000 mixed martial arts fights available for streaming on-demand.
Fights are available in the library from past UFC events and other MMA organizations. The on-demand content includes UFC, Strikeforce, PRIDE FC, WEC, Affliction, EliteXC, WFA, Invicta FC, Pancrase, King of the Cage, Cage Rage, Extreme Challenge, XFO, UCMMA, Hook N Shoot, TKO, King of the Cage, IVC, IMMAF, Shooto Brazil, Tuff-N-Uff , EFN, GLORY and EBI.
UFC Fight Night events which air on U.S. television and Pay Per Views are added to the UFC Fight Pass library about a month after the original airdate. In addition to all this online MMA action, the library also provides on-demand access to every episode of “The Ultimate Fighter” and more!
If you live outside the U.S, you may be interested in picking up UFC Fight Pass.
Watch UFC Online Free for 1 Week!
If you are interested in checking out UFC Fight Pass, you can try it free for 7 days. After that, if you choose to sign up cost vary from $7.99-$9.99 a month depending if you sign up for the month or an entire year.
UFC Fight Pass is supported on Mac and PC via browser. It’s also available on iPad, iPhone, and Android smartphones and tablets. For those wanting to use their streaming device Fight Pass supports Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and more.
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