How to Order UFC 249 (Easy Guide)

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Getty Tony Ferguson will take on Justin Gaethje in UFC 249's headlining bout Saturday.

The UFC is back in action with a highly-anticipated card from VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Florida with a pair of belts on the line.

The prelims (6 p.m. ET start time) can watched on ESPN or ESPN+, while the main PPV card (10 p.m. ET) can only be ordered through ESPN+. Pricing of the PPV depends on whether or not you’re already an ESPN+ subscriber, so here’s a full rundown of your options:

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How to Order UFC 249 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 249 ($64.99 value) for $84.98, which works out to about 26 percent savings:

Buy ESPN+ & UFC 249 Bundle

Or, if you want to purchase them separately, you can first subscribe to a month of ESPN+ right here ($4.99 for ESPN+, or $12.99 for a bundle of ESPN+, Hulu and Disney+), and then follow the below directions for existing ESPN+ subscribers.

However, with the amount of UFC (and other sports) content on ESPN+, most MMA fans are probably going to keep ESPN+ long-term, meaning the value of the bundle is the better way to go if you don’t already have ESPN+.

How to Order UFC 249 If You Already Have ESPN+

Current ESPN+ subscribers can purchase the UFC 249 PPV by itself right here. Make sure you’re logged into your ESPN+ account, then select the “Only looking for UFC 249? Get it for $64.99 here” link:

Buy UFC 249 PPV

Additionally, if you want the special bundle price, you can still get it even if you’re already an ESPN+ subscriber. The only difference is instead of starting a new ESPN+ subscription, you’ll just extend your current subscription by a year and get the UFC 249 PPV for a total of $84.98. You can get that bundle right here:

Upgrade ESPN+ & Buy UFC 249


Where to Watch UFC 249

Once you’re signed up for ESPN+ and you’ve purchased the PPV, there are a number of different ways you can watch Ferguson vs Gaethje and the complete UFC 249 main card.

You can watch the fights on your computer via ESPN.com, or you can watch on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or other compatible streaming device via the ESPN app.

For all of those options, you’ll need to sign in with your ESPN+ account to watch both the prelims (ESPN+) and the main card (ESPN+ PPV).


UFC 249 Preview

After months without live sports, the UFC is returning to give fans something to cheer about with a card that features a pair of title fights.

  • Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje: Interim lightweight title fight
  • Henry Cejudo (champ) vs. Dominick Cruz: bantamweight title fight
  • Francis Ngannou vs. Jair Rozenstruik: Heavyweight
  • Calvin Kattar vs. Jeremy Stephens: Featherweight
  • Greg Hardy vs. Yorgan De Castro: Heavyweight
  • Anthony Pettis vs. Donald Cerrone: Welterweight
  • Vicente Luque vs. Niko Price: Welterweigh
  • Fabricio Werdum vs. Aleksei Oleinik: Heavyweight
  • Ronaldo Souza vs. Uriah Hall: Middleweight
  • Carla Esparza vs. Michelle Waterson:- Women’s strawweight
  • Bryce Mitchell vs. Charles Rosa: Featherweight
  • Ryan Spann vs. Sam Alvey: Light heavyweight

Ferguson has waited patiently to get in the win for a shot at the title, although it was supposed to be against the champ Khabib Nurmagomedov (hence the interim tag on the fight). However, Nurmagomedov, but he has been unable to leave Russia.

“You’ve got good old meathead, f—ing fathead Khabib. He didn’t want to fight. He ran away like a dog with his tail between his legs. It’s the same thing with Conor,” Ferguson said in a press conference this week. “‘I’m gonna be next, I’m gonna be next’ is what everybody said. But where the f— are they at? Obviously they’re back home trying to quarantine and obviously we’re here crushing quarantine.”

In the other title fight, Henry Cejudo is defending his title for the first time against Dominick Cruz, who hasn’t fought since losing to Cody Garbrandt in 2016. That ended a streak of 13 consecutive wins for Cruz. Cejudo is eyeing a matchup with Jose Aldo if he bests Cruz, rather than taking on some of the up-and-coming contenders.

“Eventually, eventually [I will face them]. But tell those dudes to wait in line, man,” Cejudo told reporters. “Tell me who they’ve beaten. Petr Yan, all these dudes, they probably should have fought each other to really make the No. 1 contender. I knocked out the No. 1 contender [Marlon Moraes in June 2019].

“If they continue to keep crying, call each other out, man, build a storyline, make fights. Jesus. … As of right now, this is why I’m calling out legends, man, because these dudes have paid their dues in this sport, Dominick Cruz and Jose Aldo.”


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