Just like millions of other people, you too can now become a cord-cutter in a matter of minutes and watch UFC live from anywhere. In this guide, we’ll show you how to do it.
Initially, cord-cutting was an easy alternative to stream any content you want without an expensive cable subscription. But now, the landscape has changed. Cord-cutters now have to deal with geo-restrictions and content blocks. Online streamers have to wait before they can consume their favorite content through a streaming service.
Needless to say, content such as TV shows, movies and documentaries have always been available to people through streaming services such as Amazon Prime, Hulu and Netflix. But these services are lacking when it comes to sports content, especially UFC.
Sling TV, Fubo, ESPN+ and Hulu Live are some of the earliest pioneers of streaming services that cater specifically to sports fans.
DISCLAIMER:Security Gladiators in no way encourages or condones any kind of copyright violation or circumvention of restrictions. That includes streaming illegal content as some services can host both legal and pirated content. You need to do your own research to see if these services and content are legal in your own country. We suggest to always use a VPN while streaming or downloading anything from the web.
Step-By-Step Guide: How to Get Ultimate Fighting Championship Pay-Per-View Streams
Step 1: Get a VPN
You need a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service to make sure you don’t have to deal with geo-restrictions on UFC events when it’s time for the match. There are many options available but very few actually get the job done. To get you started with finding a good VPN service, check out our guide to the best VPNs available right now.
Step 2: Get the VPN App
After finding a VPN service you like and subscribing to a package, you need to get the app. The safest way to get the app is through the official website of the VPN service. Or it could be on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Download the VPN app that works with your device/operating system.
Step 3: Pick a Streaming Service
The next step is to pick a streaming service of your choice. We have listed all the major options available in the next section of this guide. If you already have a cable subscription then you may be able to order it PPV, but if you don’t then the only option is to use ESPN+ and this is blocked to everyone outside the USA. With the VPN you just installed you can access ESPN+ from any country so this is not a problem.
Step 4: Connect to a Suitable VPN Server
In this step, you must launch the VPN app first and then connect to a server that unblocks the streaming service you want. For example, if you want to unblock ESPN+ to stream the UFC, make sure to connect to a server in the USA.
Step 5: Go to Your Streaming App or Website & Start Watching
Lastly, go to your streaming service’s app. If your streaming service gives you the same geo-restriction errors as before, you need to clear your browsing history, cookies and cache from your web browser’s settings menu.
Note:Try using “incognito” mode on chrome or “private browsing” on firefox with the VPN so no cookies are tracked, it will give you less issues.
Click these links to find out how to do it on the browser you’re using:
Then try streaming again.
Best Options for Watching UFC
ESPN now is considered as the home of all things Ultimate Fighting Championship. Say whatever you want about the UFC and how Dana White has too much power over who fights who in the octagon—but the thing is, the brand has viewership and brings in revenue.
That’s why it has broadcasting deals with platforms such as ESPN, keeping the distribution rights reserved for the streaming platform.
In short, if you don’t have access to a sports streaming service like ESPN and ESNP+, then you can’t watch UFC content.
Fortunately, some cable operators offer ESPN with their standard package. If you have this package, your path to watching UFC fights is pretty straightforward.
But for an even easier path to stream UFC Fight Night, check out ESPN+.
ESPN+ is great for streaming pay-per-view events (or UFC PPV) in any given sport. You can either pay $50 for 12 months or $5 per month to stream all ESPN content on Chromecast, Android, iOS, Amazon Fire TV, and other devices. This will give you free access to all the regular UFC Fight Night events (including the ones on UFC’s Fight Island over in Abu Dhabi. Unfortunately, all UFC PPV fights are still charged extra no matter what ESPN+ subscription you have (or cable subscription for that matter).
But there are many other options as well. Let’s discuss some of those.
AT&T TV Now used to be known as DirecTV Now before they rebranded. AT&T Now is among the best sports streaming services in terms of subscription packages.
It has two plans:
- Plus: 45 channels; $55/month
- Premium Max: 60+ channels and HBO Max; $80/month
It should be easy to find a live stream for UFC from AT&T TV Now on any of your devices including smart TVs.
YouTube TV offers over 85 channels on many devices, including gaming consoles. It doesn’t fully support Amazon Fire TV, though. YouTube TV provides advanced streaming features such as DVR cloud and add-ons that unlock channels like Cinemax and HBO.
You can use YouTube TV for live streaming UFC Fight Night or other events (not UFC PPV events). The full package costs $65/month.
Just like many other premium streaming services, Sling TV offers premium channels with add-ons. Cinemax and HBO aren’t currently available, though.
Sling TV has two packages:
- Orange: $30 per month
- Blue+ Orange: $45 per month
The only difference between these two plans is the number and variety of channels you can watch.
Sling TV works with smart TVs, gaming consoles and Roku streaming devices. It’s perfect to live stream the UFC Fight Night event.
To get ESPN with your Hulu subscription, you have to sign up for the Hulu + Live TV plan, which costs $55/month. You can then stream Hulu content on smart TVs, gaming consoles and mobile devices.
There’s an option to add pay-per-view/on-demand channels such as Starz, Cinemax, Showtime and HBO, but these will further increase your monthly fee. If watching UFC events is all you’re interested in, then the Hulu + ESPN Plus + Disney+ combination might be what you need. This package costs $13/month.
If you subscribe to the UFC Fight Pass, you can solve any incompatibility issues that might come in your UFC stream. Never again will you have to stop and think, “what channel is the UFC fight on tonight?” You can watch fights and any other event live with the Fight Pass in any country. After the free trial, you pay $10 per month.
Blackouts are a common problem with offerings such as the Fight Pass. If another channel bought broadcasting rights reserved in a given country, the Fight Pass can’t help you against blackouts. Use a VPN to get around them or sign up for the channel that’s broadcasting UFC fights in your location.
How to Livestream UFC in the US
ESPN+ is the best option for people in the U.S. or for people who want to watch UFC Fight Night or any other event from the perspective of someone living in the U.S. ESPN doesn’t have a free trial, so you’ll have to pay $4.99 per month for the UFC Fight Night package.
Again, you will need a VPN to unblock ESPN from outside the US.
How to Watch UFC Live in the UK
To watch UFC Fight Night in the U.K., use BT Sport. To access BT Sport outside the U.K., connect to a U.K.-based VPN server from your VPN app.
Download the BT Sport app or go to the website to stream an event or any other type of content. The BT Sport Monthly Pass costs £25 per month.
How to Watch UFC Live in Canada
UFC fans in Canada have multiple options such as Bell, Shaw, Rogers, Eastlink and Telus. While all of these can show you UFC content anytime, the easiest way to ensure you can watch your event is to sign up for the UFC Fight Pass. Apart from that, TSN is also a good option that costs $19.99/month.
If you aren’t in Canada, just connect to a Canada-based server with the help of a VPN and stream UFC Fight Night anytime.
How to Watch UFC Live in Australia
In Australia, you have to sign up for one of the Kayo Sports packages. It’s the official ESPN partner in Australia and the basic package costs $24 per month. The premium package costs $35 per month while offering more devices per account.
How to Watch UFC Free Online
You can also try Facebook and Kodi for UFC live streaming, free of any cost to you.
Apart from that, you can also use Facebook to get UFC live streams. Stay tuned on UFC’s Facebook page for free live streams. There are separate UFC Facebook pages for different countries, so check those too.
There are many independent streams for UFC as well.
The only problem is that they offer low-quality videos and aren’t always reliable. If you don’t want to get cut off in the middle of a match, go with the streaming services we mentioned above.
In any case, if you’re still interested, there’s a Facebook group called “UFC Live Stream” that allows you to watch events in real-time.
ConclusionAs you can see, there are lots of options for streaming UFC live. Just pick the best option that’s available in your region and affordable for you. It’s as simple as signing up for a VPN and then a streaming service that shows UFC fights, right from the octagon arena.
Use the comment section below to let us know if these options worked for you.