UFC 197 Prelims Live Stream: How to Watch Online for Free

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22-year-old Sergio Pettis, whose older brother Anthony will be fighting on the UFC 197 main card, headlines the prelims with a battle against Chris Kelades. (Getty)

NOTE: Users looking to watch Jon Jones vs. Ovince Saint Preux and all of the UFC 197 main card can click here to order the event. Or you can read on for details on how to watch the prelim card online.

Before Jon Jones takes on Ovince Saint Preux for the interim light heavyweight championship, before Demetrious Johnson battles Henry Cejudo for the flyweight title and before all of the stacked UFC 197 main card, there’s an intriguing set of preliminary fights at the MGM Grand on Saturday night.

Cody East will make his Octagon debut against Walt Harris in the headliner for the Fight Pass card, while flyweights Sergio Pettis and Chris Kelades will serve as the lead-in to the main card.

Here’s a rundown of how to watch a live stream of both preliminary cards from Las Vegas:

How to Watch UFC 197 Prelims Online

The first preliminary card, which starts at 6:30 p.m. ET, can be watched live online via UFC Fight Pass. There are one-month ($9.99), six-month ($8.99 per month) and 12-month ($7.99 per month) subscription options, but if you’re looking to watch tonight’s prelims for free, you can do so with UFC’s free seven-day trial.

To sign up, click here then click “Start Your Subscription to UFC Fight Pass” in the top-right corner. After creating a UFC.tv account for free, you’ll need to enter your credit card or PayPal information to sign up for Fight Pass, but if you cancel your subscription before the trial period ends, you will not be charged.

The second preliminary card, which starts at 8 p.m. ET, can be watched online via Fox Sports GO. You’ll need the log-in and password for a cable subscription — either yours or someone else’s — to access the stream. Frequently asked questions about Fox Sports GO can be found here.

You can click here for info on how to watch the main card live online.

How to Watch UFC 197 Prelims on Mobile or Other Devices

Users can watch the first preliminary card on the UFC app, which is free to download on the following devices:

iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

Android mobile devices

XBox One or XBox 360

Amazon Fire TV


You can click here for a full list of devices on which you can watch Fight Pass. Like on desktop, watching it this way requires a UFC Fight Pass subscription, which you can order or start your free trial by clicking here.

Users can watch the second preliminary card on the Fox Sports GO app, which is free to download for the following:

Apple device

Android or Google device

Amazon device

Windows device

As is the case with the desktop live stream, you’ll need a cable log-in and password to access the stream on the app.

Note: Fans looking to watch all of Jon Jones or Ovince Saint Preux’s previous fights in preparation for the big night can click here to start a free trial of UFC Fight Pass.