The Ultimate Fighter is a reality TV series featuring MMA fighters living together and competing against one another for a six-figure contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). UFC stars Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler are head coaches this season. You can watch Team McGregor take on Team Chandler every Tuesday at 10 PM on ESPN+ and ESPN.
Watch The Ultimate Fighter when it airs and On-Demand: While new episodes of The Ultimate Fighter premiere every Tuesday at 10 PM on ESPN and ESPN+ (sign up), you can also watch new episodes of The Ultimate Fighter on Demand with ESPN+. ESPN+ has all 31 seasons of the show available On-demand.
- How to Watch New The Ultimate Fighter Live on ESPN
How to Watch New The Ultimate Fighter Live on ESPN
ESPN is a must-have channel for sports fans, and there are numerous live TV streaming services that carry it. Through any of these you can watch The Ultimate Fighter when they premiere on ESPN+ or a streaming service that carries ESPN.
Watch The Ultimate Fighter on ESPN+
The cost of an ESPN+ subscription is $9.99 per month. There is no contract so you can cancel any time you like. In addition to ESPN, Disney owns ESPN+, Hulu, and the Disney+ streaming service. You can get Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ for just $12.99 by signing up here! Once you sign up for ESPN+, you can watch through the ESPN app. If you subscribed through the Hulu bundle, you could also watch games on the Hulu app. See my review of ESPN+ for more details, or read on to see which games are on ESPN+ this week.
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.
To add ESPN+ to your ESPN app, follow these instructions:
- Subscribe to ESPN+
- Download and Open the ESPN app on your mobile or TV device
- Click the Settings Gear in the upper right corner
- Select “Account Information” then “Log Into ESPN Account.” You should receive an activation code.
- Visit https://espn.com/activate on your phone or laptop and type in the code.
- Log in with your ESPN+ credentials.
- You should then get confirmation that your ESPN+ account is linked and now see an “ESPN+” tab in the ESPN app.
Watch The Ultimate Fighter on Hulu Live TV
A subscription to Hulu Live TV provides live ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPNU, ESPNews, ACC Network, SEC Network and more for $69.99/month, making it a great option to watch The Ultimate Fighter when new episodes premiere. You can also use your Hulu Live TV credentials to watch ESPN3 on the ESPN app. Hulu Live TV is also the only live tv streaming service that includes ESPN+. In addition, Hulu Live TV’s channel lineup includes dozens of other sports channels beyond the ESPN family. A subscription to Hulu Live TV includes the following features:
- over 60 channels including live ABC, NBC, Fox, and CBS in most of the country. You can see all the Hulu Live TV Channels available in your Zip code
- A subscription to Hulu Live TV includes ESPN+ and Disney+
- Unlimited cloud DVR storage. (Recordings save for 9 months)
- stream to two streams at the same time, with an upgrade option for unlimited streams.
- The Hulu on-demand streaming library
- Hulu is available on Android, iOS, Xbox One, 4th Gen Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV and stick.
The inclusion of ESPN+ and Hulu’s vast on-demand library makes Hulu Live TV an excellent option for streaming ESPN. If you live in one of the areas where Hulu Live TV carries a regional sports network, then it’s likely your best streaming service for sports. Please see our review of Hulu Live TV for more information.
Watch The Ultimate Fighter on Sling TV
Price: Sling Orange costs $40 per month. Currently the first month is $10 off (Sign up).
Sling TV’s Orange plan carries ESPN and is the most affordable option, at half the price of Hulu Live TV. The plan allows you to watch ESPN for a price of $40 per month. Sling’s Orange plan also provides access to ESPN2 and ESPN3. However, if you want access to, ESPNU, SEC Network, ACC Network, and ESPNews, you will need to add the Sports Extra add-on Package for an additional $11 per month.
In addition to ESPN, the Sling Orange Channel lineup includes Barstool Sports, ESPN2, MotorTrend, TNT, TBS, and Stadium. While the lineup looks a bit light, you can add more sports channels through the Sports Extra channel add-on for $11 a month, or get both the Sling Orange and Blue Plans for just $55 per month. That’s still cheaper than any other streaming service that carries ESPN. Adding the Blue plan will bolster your sports lineup with channels like FS1, NFL Network, and USA Network. See our Sling TV review for more details on this service.
Watch The Ultimate Fighter on DIRECTV STREAM
With DIRECTV STREAM you can watch ESPN and ESPN2 as part of their “Entertainment” package for $74.99 per month. That plan includes local network channels like ABC, NBC, CBS, as Fox as well. If you upgrade to their “Choice” package for $99.99 per month, you will have access to ESPNU, ESPNews, ACC Network, ESPN3 (through the ESPN app,) and SEC Network. Direct TV’s biggest selling points are access to nearly every Regional Sports Network on the “Choice” channel plan and allowing you to stream on up to 20 devices on all their channel plans. This will save you a lot of money if you have several TVs in your house and also want to stream on mobile devices.
DIRECTV STREAM’s Entertainment channel plan includes ESPN along with ESPN2, FS1, MotorTrend, TBS, TNT, and USA Network. If you upgrade to the Choice Plan for $99.99 per month you also get ACCN, BTN, ESPNEWS, ESPNU, MLB Network, NBA TV, SEC Network, and Tennis Channel HD.
All DIRECTV STREAM plans include:
- the ability to watch on unlimited devices at the same time on your home network.
- unlimited cloud-based DVR (recordings are kept for up to 9 months)
- channels like ESPN, AMC, HGTV, Discovery, and more
- supported on Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV, and more
For more information check out our review of DIRECTV STREAM.
Watch 30 for 30 on YouTube TV
Price: YouTube TV costs $72.99 per month and offers a free trial. They are currently giving $10 a month off your first three months..
YouTube TV has ESPN in its channel lineup along with ESPN 2, ESPNU, ESPNews, and more for a cost of $72.99 per month, giving you access to The Ultimate Fighter as part of its live streaming. YouTube TV provides a slightly better channel lineup than DIRECTV STREAM and Hulu Live TV. While it’s also slightly cheaper, the service didn’t really have anything special like an amazing on-demand section, ESPN+, RSNs, or the ability to stream on 20 devices at once. However, if those things don’t appeal to you, YouTube TV has a better sports channel lineup than any service in the top 3. You can also check your Zip Code on YouTube TVs Website to see the available channels in your area.
A subscription to YouTube TV includes the following:
- access to ESPN, Local Network Channels, and over 70 other channels
- unlimited cloud DVR storage
- stream on three devices at once
- YouTube TV supports Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. The YouTube TV app has also returned to Roku devices after settling a dispute between the two companies.
- Includes YouTube TV on-demand
Check out my review of YouTube TV for all the details and channels available on the service.
Watch The Ultimate Fighter on fuboTV
Price: FuboTV costs $74.99 per month and offers a 1-week free trial.
FuboTV does carry ESPN, so it’s an option to watch The Ultimate Fighter, but while it is priced like a top-tier service (Hulu Live TV, DIRECTV STREAM, and YouTube TV), it doesn’t stack up to those services. FuboTV includes ESPN, ESPN2, ACC Network, SEC Network, and over 90 channels (including local networks) in its Pro Plan for $74.99 per month, but it’s missing some key channels like TBS and TNT. However, you to can your fuboTV login to watch ESPN3 through the ESPN app. FuboTV also throws in ESPNU and ESPNews when upgrading to their FuboTV Elite channel plan for $84.99 per month.
Check out our review of FuboTV for more details.
Watch The Ultimate Fighter on Vidgo
Price: Vidgo costs $69.99 per month. (Sign up).
Vidgo is a newer streaming service that offers fairly competitive pricing over other live streaming services, and is a solid option for watching The Ultimate Fighter. Vidgo includes ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPNU, ESPN2, ESPN3 (through the ESPN app,) and ESPNews in its “English Plus” package, along with over 60 other channels. New customers can sign up for the Core Plan for $69.99 per month.
In addition to ESPN, Vidgo’s English Plus Plan provides ACC Network, beIN Sports, Big Ten Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPNU, Fox Deportes, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Galavision, Longhorn Network, MavTV, MLB Network, MOTOR TREND, NFL Network, NHL Network, Pac-12 Arizona, Pac-12 Bay Area, Pac-12 Los Angeles, Pac-12 Mountain, Pac-12 Network, Pac-12 Oregon, Pac-12 Washington, Paramount Network, SEC Network, Stadium, and TUDN.
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