UFC live stream on ESPN Plus at $6.99 (offer 2022)

In the United States, UFC is exclusively broadcast on ESPN. The “Fight Night”-themed and PPV events are exclusively available on ESPN+. For a limited time, you can watch certain UFC events for free with Hulu / Sling subscriptions.

It can be confusing to figure out how to watch UFC events, whether you are a fan of Conor McGregor or Jon Jones. However, there is good news: since its sale to ESPN in 2019, the premier mixed martial arts organization has simplified its events and content into a few key areas, and if you break them down, you can start watching after a few minutes.

UFC debuted on ESPN+ with a showdown between flyweight champion Henry Cejudo and bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw for the flyweight title. There are many other excellent UFC events to stream on ESPN+, but you can only stream them through the ESPN+ service.

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About UFC Fight Night

UFC Fight Night first aired on Spike TV in August 2005 under the name UFC Ultimate Fight Night. UFC Fight Nights are exclusively available on ESPN+ since January 2019, while UFC on ABC and UFC on ESPN continues to air on their respective channels. The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) was an MMA reality TV show that featured aspiring MMA fighters under the tutelage of well-known UFC stars.

Recently, ESPN+ brought back the reality show, The Return of the Ultimate Fighter, with weekly episodes.

Fight Nights UFC live stream on espn plus

ESPN holds exclusive streaming rights to Fight Night events via its app, ESPN+, following its purchase in 2019. This also applies to its prospects series, Dana White’s Contender Series. When it comes to subscription streaming services, ESPN+ is one of the most affordable. For $6.99 a month, you can stream NFL, Major League Soccer (MLS), MLB, NBA, NHL, and a host of other pro- and collegiate-level events. For $69.99 a year, you can save 15 percent. In addition, since ESPN is owned by Disney, it also offers a bundled rate, which includes Disney+ and Hulu subscriptions, for $13.99 a month.

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Once your credit card information has been entered (sorry, no free trial), you will be able to access the ESPN+ app from your mobile device, as well as your smart TV and other connected devices, including Apple, Android, and Amazon Fire devices, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

Steps How to Live Stream UFC Fights on ESPN+

  1. Navigate to ESPN.com using your favorite web browser.
  2. Click the silhouette icon in the upper-right corner of the page and select Login.
  3. Select login, then enter your email address and password for your ESPN+ account (You will have to sign up for an ESPN+ subscription if you don’t already have one. A cable subscription with ESPN does not grant you access to ESPN+ streams).
  4. Click on the UFC fight stream. (If the fight is currently happening, or about to happen, it should show up front and center. If you don’t see it, click further down the page, or search for UFC to find it.)

ESPN does not offer a free trial service, so it’s not possible to stream UFC on ESPN+ for free. ESPN Plus’s free trial was offered in the past but ended in 2020.

The ESPN+ subscription is fairly inexpensive, especially compared to the cost of a regular PPV UFC event, so if you intend to watch the match, it’s worth keeping.

Today’s best ESPN+ and UFC bundle deals

To watch a UFC pay-per-view event, you’ll need an ESPN+ subscription, but you’ll usually find a year’s subscription bundled in to make the event more appealing. In the time of writing, for example, the UFC PPV costs $69.99 to current ESPN+ subscribers, but anyone new to the service can pay $89.99 and get the UFC PPV plus a year of ESPN+.

Easy, right? ESPN+ is the only way to stream UFC PPV events in the US, so it’s well worth signing up. For today’s best UFC PPV deals, check out the table below.

ESPN+ PPV (UFC) Price List

ProductFormer PriceCurrent Price
ESPN+ Monthly Subscription$6.99/mo$6.99/mo
PPV Standalone$69.99 each$74.99 each
PPV Package (PPV & ESPN+ Annual)$89.98, then $69.99/year after the first year$99.98, then $69.99/year after the first year
PPV & The Disney Bundle$83.98, then $13.99/mo$88.98, then $13.99/mo
  • You’ll automatically be signed up for ESPN+ if you purchase UFC 272 PPV for $74.99.
  • An annual ESPN+ subscription can be bundled with UFC 272. A year’s subscription to ESPN+ and the associated PPV event costs $99.98. You save 25 percent compared to the regular monthly rate for ESPN+.
  • If you already subscribe to Hulu and/or Disney+, you might want to consider adding UFC 272 to the Disney+ bundle. A single PPV and Disney+ bundle costs $88.98. Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ are included in the Disney+ bundle. The Disney+ bundle costs $13.99 per month. It is easy to bundle the fights and consolidate your subscriptions all at once.

UFC 272 PPV – 3/5

  • Top UFC stars and former best friends Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal will battle at UFC 272 in a heated grudge match.
  • This will be a non-title main event with a rivalry two years in the making.
  • UFC 272 will be Masvidal’s 51st professional fight
  • Key Fighters:
    • Colby “Chaos” Covington vs. Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal
      • Covington (16-3) – #1 ranked UFC Welterweight, former interim Welterweight champion, NCAA Division I All-American,
      • Masvidal (35-15) – UFC “BMF” Champion, holds the record for fastest knockout in UFC history (:05), 2019 Breakthrough Fighter of the Year.
  • Main Marketing Storylines:
    • Covington and Masvidal are former best friends, roommates, and training partners at American Top Team. Once Colby became more outspoken and a “villain,” their friendship ended, and their rivalry became personal.
    • Jorge Masvidal is one of the top 3 PPV draws in the UFC, and this will be the 4th consecutive PPV main event. He rose in popularity amongst the causal fans after KO/ TKO wins over Darren Till, Ben Askren, and Nate Diaz in 2019
    • Masvidal is coming off two back-to-back losses to champion Kamaru Usman including his first UFC knockout loss at UFC 261. He’ll be looking for his first win since UFC 244 in November 2019
    • Colby also has two losses to Kamaru Usman, most recently losing a UFC 268. He’s one of the top “villains” in the sport of MMA
    • The co-main event is a fight between top 5 Women’s strawweight Marina Rodriguez and Yan Xiaonan. Rodriguez is on a 3-fight win streak and looking to earn her first UFC title shot.
    • Edson Barboza, Bryce Mitchell, Kevin Holland, and Greg Hardy are other notable names competing.

Top Rank Boxing: Ramirez vs Pedraza – 3/4

  • Main Storylines:
    • As Josh Taylor announced he’d likely be vacating his Light Welterweight belts and move up a weight class, this fight will determine who will have the next shot at Taylor’s belts.
    • Ramirez lost to Josh Taylor last summer in a championship fight and wants to get back in the picture for a title.
    • Two Spanish-speaking fighters (Mexico vs Puerto Rico)

FAQ’s on UFC Live Stream

Can you watch live UFC on ESPN Plus?

UFC PPV and live events are available on ESPN+. Watch the best MMA fights on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Android devices, Xbox One, and various smart TV platforms. No matter where you are, ESPN+ is the best place to watch UFC.

Can you watch UFC fights for free on ESPN Plus?

UFC PPV events can only be purchased by ESPN+ subscribers. For $59.99 per event, ESPN+ subscribers can purchase UFC PPV events (streaming in HD). As part of your ESPN+ subscription, you’ll also be able to access UFC Fight Nights, the best of UFC Fight Archives, and exclusive UFC shows and features exclusively on ESPN+

Where can I stream UFC live?

ESPN has exclusive streaming rights to Fight Night events through its app, ESPN+ since it purchased the rights in 2019. ESPN+ is one of the more affordable subscription streaming services, including its prospects series, Dana White’s Contender Series.

How do I get UFC fight on ESPN Plus?

ESPN+ subscribers can purchase UFC 239 and a full year of ESPN+ for just $79.98 at ESPNPlus.com/PPV or in the ESPN App across all major mobile and TV platforms.

How do I start watching UFC?

Check out the UFC’s website to find out who is the current champion of each division, and who is in the top 5-10 rankings below them. You can then watch some of the champion’s previous fights leading up to their title win to get to know each fighter and their fighting style.

How to watch UFC on your favorite devices

UFC Pay-Per-Views are available on UFC Fight Pass. You can watch the best MMA fights on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Android devices, Xbox One, and various smart TV platforms. You can watch the best of UFC wherever you are with UFC Fight Pass.

How to Watch Fight Night With an ESPN+ Free

ESPN does not offer a free trial service, so it’s not possible to stream UFC on ESPN+ for free. ESPN Plus’s free trial was offered in the past but ended in 2020.

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