Stream the fight on ESPN+
Get access to the main card via pay-per-view on ESPN+.
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It’s not cheap being a UFC fan. Tickets for fights typically cost well in excess of $60 each. Even staying home and watching pay-per-view broadcasts can set you back a small fortune. However, in addition to the pay-per-view platform, UFC is now broadcast on several sports streaming services that won’t break the bank.
UFC Fight Pass combines live coverage of a range of UFC events with a massive library of past fights from numerous combat disciplines. For a fifth of the price of a single Fight Night pay-per-view, you can watch hundreds of hours of UFC content, anytime, anywhere.
In the US, ESPN, ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass are your options when it comes to watching the action live. The action also returned to network television for the first time since 2018 when ABC co-hosted UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Kattar on January 16. There are typically different broadcasts for early prelims, prelims and the main card. We break down all the options below.
In March 2019, ESPN signed a 7-year deal with the UFC to show pay-per-view fights exclusively on its streaming service ESPN+. It followed an earlier deal to secure rights to UFC Fight Night, replacing Fox Sports.
ESPN+ costs $4.99/month or $49.99 for an annual subscription. Pay-per-view fights are then priced at $64.99, although you should keep an eye out for discounted bundles for big UFC events when you subscribe to ESPN+. You’ve also got the option to bundle ESPN+ with streaming services Hulu and Disney+ for a discounted rate.
ESPN+ is available on a range of mobile devices, Smart TVs, gaming consoles and more. We’ve put together a full review of the streaming service, which you can read here.
Get access to the main card via pay-per-view on ESPN+.
You can watch some UFC events on the standard ESPN channel if you have cable TV or a channel subscription. For example the preliminary fights for UFC 253 Adesanya vs Costa are on ESPN. But the early prelims are only on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass. Though once again the main card is on ESPN+.
You can access an enormous amount of MMA content through UFC Fight Pass. For $9.99/month or $95.99/year, you get access to the early prelims from the biggest UFC events. Pay-per-view events are added to UFC Fight Pass about one month after the event has aired live. Details on devices, data use and much more can be found in our UFC Fight Pass review.
UFC Fight Pass is a subscription streaming service providing live and on-demand streams of the biggest fights and events on the UFC calendar. Compatible with TVs, computers and mobile devices, UFC Fight Pass gives fans 24/7 access to the world of UFC.
UFC Fight Pass is available via a monthly subscription and comes packed with plenty of bang for your buck.
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