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How to Watch Every UFC Fight: PPV and Fight Nights

Written by John O'Connor

ESPN+ is the exclusive home of the UFC. After the UFC and Disney (who owns ESPN) inked a multi-year TV contract in 2019, the bottom line for MMA fans is you will need an ESPN+ subscription to watch the UFC, both PPV and Fight Nights.

PPV events are billed at an additional $74.99 per fight, although the UFC does offer a ESPN Plus + PPV bundle option, which includes an annual ESPN Plus membership and one UFC PPV event, for $99.98.

This weekend’s UFC event is UFC 283: Tiexiera vs. Hill

ESPN Plus

Watch ESPN Fight Nights and numbered PPV events for an additional $74.99 per event.

$9.99 / month

Sign Up for ESPN+

Hulu + Live TV

ABC, ESPN, FS1, NBC, FOX, CBS, ESPN+, and more.

$69.99 / month

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Table of Contents
  1. The UFC is the only streaming first professional sports league
  2. Which devices can I stream the UFC on?
  3. Why Hulu + Live TV is a great option for streaming the UFC

At Streaming Stadium, we watch sports of all kinds, from the NBA, to MLB, NFL, and NCAAF.

But we are also passionate UFC fans. It would be hard to accuse any of us as being ‘casuals” after our review of Israel Adesanya’s YouTube channel. We tune into every major PPV event as well as the UFC Fight Nights.

The UFC is the only streaming first professional sports league

The UFC is the only “streaming first” major sport, meaning it’s not available with just a cable TV subscription. To watch the UFC, you need an ESPN+ subscription. TV Everywhere is possible with ESPN+ but makes little sense. You can login into ESPN+ using your cable provider, like Spectrum for example, but this doesn’t get you around the requirement of paying for the UFC fight or the ESPN+ subscription. Logging into the “Watch ESPN” with Spectrum, or another cable provider, makes more sense since you can get ESPN content on the ESPN app at no additional charge.

We’d recommend just signing up for an ESPN+ account and ditching the cable box altogether.

A basic ESPN+ subscription will give you access to all of the UFC Fight Night Events for no additional charge. As we mentioned above, each additional PPV is billed separately and costs $74.99.

The PPV “numbered” events are re-aired a few days after the event airs live, so if you can wait and avoid spoilers in the media, a little patience will make UFC events more affordable.

Which devices can I stream the UFC on?

Since the ESPN app is a must have to watch the UFC, this question can be re-phrased as – which devices can run the ESPN app?

You can watch UFC live events by downloading the ESPN app to the following supported devices:

  • Roku Players & TV
  • Amazon Fire TV & Tablet
  • iPhone, iPad & Apple TV
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Android Phone, Tablet & TV
  • PlayStation 4 & 5
  • X Box One, Series X/S
  • Chromecast
  • Oculus Go
  • Xfinity Flex, X1

As the list of supported devices demonstrates, the UFC is easy to access on mobile, or from a smart TV.

Why Hulu + Live TV is a great option for streaming the UFC

The UFC and Disney have a long term exclusive TV deal to air fights only on ESPN+. ESPN is owned by Disney. Hulu is owned by Disney.

Put all three of these factors together and Hulu + Live TV becomes an attractive live TV streaming option for MMA fans who want access to more than just combat sports and the ESPN+ lineup of sporting events.

Hulu + Live TV has seamlessly integrated ESPN+ content into its app, which allows fight fans to buy UFC PPV from Hulu directly, and without the need for a separate login.

For cord cutting sports fans who want access to a library of on-demand content, as well as the NFL and NBA coverage ESPN+ doesn’t provide, including staples like Monday Night Football, Hulu + Live TV and Disney+ and ESPN+ are currently offered as a bundle for $72.99 per month.

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