How to Watch UFC PPV on Roku

UFC 250

Getty Amanda Nunes headlines UFC 250 on Saturday when she takes on Felicia Spencer.

UFC pay-per-views can only be ordered exclusively through ESPN+, and because you can no longer order these events through your cable provider, you’ll need a connected-to-TV streaming device if you want to watch the upcoming UFC 250 and any future PPV events on your TV.

One of the more popular such devices is the Roku. There has been some previous confusion about how to order PPV’s through ESPN+ and then watch on your TV, so here’s a complete guide on how to order and watch UFC 250: Nunes vs Spencer on your Roku device or Roku TV:

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How to Order UFC 250

The first step to watching UFC 250 on your Roku is to purchase the PPV. When doing so, you have a couple different options, which depend on whether or not you already have a subscription to ESPN+:

If You Don’t Have ESPN+: You can get a special bundle deal that includes a one-year subscription to ESPN+ ($49.99 value) and UFC 250 ($64.99 value) for $84.98, which works out to about 26 percent savings:

Buy ESPN+ & UFC 250 Bundle

If You Already Have ESPN+: You can buy the UFC 250 PPV by itself for $64.99 by going to this page and selecting the “Get it for $64.99 here” link. Or, if you select “Upgrade & Buy,” you can get the special bundle price even if you already have ESPN+. In that case, you’ll simply extend your current ESPN+ subscription by a year and get the UFC 250 PPV for a total of $84.98.

How to Watch UFC 250 on Roku

Once you’re signed up for ESPN+ and have purchased the UFC 250 PPV, you can then watch the fights through the ESPN channel on your Roku device. Here’s how:

  1. 1. Navigate to your Roku home screen
  2. 2. Scroll down and select “STREAMING CHANNELS” to access the Roku Channel Store
  3. 3. Select “SEARCH CHANNELS” and then type in “ESPN”
  4. 4. Find the ESPN Channel and select “ADD CHANNEL”
  5. 4a. If you opted to create a Roku account PIN when setting up you’re device, you’ll need to enter it
  6. 5. Return to your home screen and open the now-installed ESPN channel
  7. 6. Sign into the ESPN+ account you used to purchase the PPV
  8. 7. Go back to the “FEATURED” tab and select the UFC 250 main card

Where Else Can You Watch UFC 250?

If you don’t want to watch on Roku, you can do so on any other phone, tablet or streaming device that supports the ESPN app. This includes, but isn’t limited to: Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, Android phones, iPhones, tablets and select Samsung and Roku Smart TVs.

Additionally, you can watch right on your computer via ESPN.com right here.

What Other Events are Upcoming on ESPN+?

Here’s a look at the UFC on ESPN+ upcoming schedule:

Date Event Early Prelims Prelims Main Card
Sat, June 6 UFC 250: Nunes vs Spencer ESPN/ESPN+ ESPN/ESPN+ ESPN+ PPV
Sat, June 13 UFC Fight Night: Eye vs Calvillo ESPN/ESPN+ ESPN/ESPN+
Sat, June 20 UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Volkov ESPN/ESPN+ ESPN/ESPN+

What Other UFC Content is on ESPN+?

In addition to the aforementioned live events, ESPN+ also comes with an extensive library of on-demand UFC content.

If you’re looking for individual fighters, there are dedicated sections for Conor McGregor (fights vs Eddie Alvarez, Chad Mendes and Khabib Nurmagomedov), Anderson Silva (fights vs Chael Sonnen, Rich Franklin, Chris Leben, Nick Diaz, Michael Bisping and Stephan Bonnar), Max Holloway (fights vs Jose Aldo and Ricardo Lamas), Michael Bisping (fights vs Luke Rockhold, Silva, Dan Henderson, Georges St-Pierre and Kelvin Gastelum), Brock Lesnar (fights vs Shane Carwin, Alistair Overeem, Cain Velasquez and Frank Mir) and others.

If you just want to binge a random assortment of memorable UFC moments, there are also sections broken up by different themes, such as UFC Reloaded (full event replays of recent PPV’s and Fight Nights), UFC Unleashed (top fights organized into different 45-minute videos), UFC Main Event (provides backstories to certain fights), UFC Top 10 (best submission artists, knockout artists, upsets, title fights, etc.) and UFC 25 Greatest Fights (over 12 hours of content breaking down the top fights in history).

What Other Content is on ESPN+?

Live Sports

In addition to UFC, ESPN+ features a wide array of other live sports. In almost every case, sports or events that are on ESPN+ won’t be on any other channels in the United States.

  1. International Soccer: ESPN+ has exclusive rights to all Serie A, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Copa del Rey matches in the US. Also includes EFL, Coppa Italia, Copa America, A-League, Dutch Eredivisie, Indian Super League, W-League and more
  2. Boxing: Dozens of Top Rank fights, which includes Vasyl Lomachenko and Tyson Fury
  3. College Sports: Hundreds of football and men’s and women’s basketball games (including many Big 12 games), as well as lacrosse, hockey, wrestling, volleyball, softball, baseball, swimming, gymnastics and more
  4. Tennis: Grand Slam events, including exclusive coverage of every Wimbledon and US Open match not televised on the ESPN or ESPN2
  5. International cricket: Matches featuring New Zealand, India and others
  6. International Rugby: Including Guinness PRO14 and Super Rugby matches
  7. MLB: One daily out-of-market game
  8. NHL: One daily out-of-market game
  9. MLS: All out-of-market matches

Documentaries & Films

Every documentary in the entire 30 for 30 library, including classics such Chuck & Tito, Nature Boy and I Hate Christian Laettner, is included in the vast ESPN+ on-demand movie library.

Additionally, a lot of ESPN documentaries and films that aren’t included in the actual 30 for 30 series are also available on ESPN+, such as D. Wade: Life Unexpected, Venus vs, The ’99ers and others.

Original Series

The list of ESPN+ originals continues to grow. It includes Ariel & The Bad Guy, Peyton’s Places, The Boardroom with Kevin Durant, NBA Rooks, The Fantasy Show and Alex Morgan: The Equalizer.


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