Flyweight champ Deiveson Figueiredo gets his first shot at a title defense as he welcomes Alex Perez to the octagon at UFC 255.
The main PPV card starts Saturday at 10 p.m. ET and can only be purchased through ESPN+. There are some different pricing options depending on whether or not you already have ESPN+, so here’s a complete rundown of everything you need to know to buy UFC 255:
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How to Buy UFC 255 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 the UFC 255 PPV ($64.99 value) for $84.98, which works out to about 26 percent savings:
Or, if you want to purchase them separately, you can first subscribe to a month of ESPN+ right here ($5.99 for ESPN+, or $12.99 for a bundle of ESPN+, Hulu and Disney+), 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 Buy UFC 255 If You Already Have ESPN+
Current ESPN+ subscribers can buy the UFC 255 PPV by itself for $64.99 right here:
Or, if you only have a monthly subscription (and don’t have the Disney+ bundle), you can still get the special bundle that includes a year of ESPN+ and the UFC 255 PPV. The only difference is that instead of starting a new ESPN+ subscription, you’ll just extend your current subscription by a year and get the UFC 255 PPV for a total of $84.98:
Where to Watch UFC 255
Once you’re signed up for ESPN+ and you’ve purchased the PPV, you can UFC 255: Figueiredo vs Perez on your computer via ESPN.com, or you can watch on the ESPN app on any compatible connected-to-TV streaming device, such as:
For all of those options, you’ll need to sign in with your ESPN+ account to watch the early prelims (ESPN+), prelims (ESPN+) and the main card (ESPN+ PPV).
UFC 255 Preview
Deiveson Figueiredo is the flyweight champ, and is looking for things to stay that way as he takes on Alex Perez in UFC 255’s main event. Figueiredo has had his last three fights end inside the distance, the latest being a rear-naked choke of Joseph Benavidez in July.
Figueiredo took the belt formerly held by retired flyweight champ Henry Cejudo, who had held it since August of 2018. Figueiredo drew Perez on short notice and didn’t show much respect for the Dana White Contender Series alum.
“They put Alex Perez in, and I don’t see many qualities in him,” Figueiredo told MMAFighting.com. “I’m training really hard as if I was fighting Garbrandt. You can be sure that I’ll train hard to knock him out. Based on what I’ve seen, Alex Perez’s style favors me. He’s slow, I see no danger in him. That’s why I’m training to knock him out in the first round.”
There was some argument whether Perez was the one who deserved the title shot against Figueiredo after Cody “No Love” Garbrandt pulled out. However, Perez has no qualms about the UFC’s decision to tap him as the challenger and not higher-ranked Brandon Moreno, who will instead fight Brandon Royval in the featured prelim. Perez is No. 4 and Moreno is No. 3.
“I felt like I was next in line just based on my performance against Formiga,” Perez said. “Everyone says Brandon Moreno, but we both fought the same guy – he went to decision while I finished him.
“I felt like Jussier could’ve won [against Moreno] personally. I might be a little biased because Jussier is my friend, but we fought the same guy and I finished him the first round, so I felt like I was next in line.”
The other title fight on the card pits Valentina Shevchenko against Jennifer Maia for the women’s flyweight belt. Shevchenko enters the bout looking for her fifth straight win and as a massive -1400 favorite.
Flyweight: Deiveson Figueiredo (c) vs. Alex Perez
Women’s Flyweight: Valentina Shevchenko (c) vs. Jennifer Maia
Welterweight: Mike Perry vs. Tim Means
Women’s Flyweight: Katlyn Chookagian vs. Cynthia Calvillo
Light Heavyweight: Maurício Rua vs. Paul Craig
Flyweight: Brandon Moreno vs. Brandon Royval
Middleweight: Joaquin Buckley vs. Jordan Wright
Women’s Flyweight: Antonina Shevchenko vs. Ariane Lipski
Welterweight: Daniel Rodriguez vs. Nicolas Dalby
Early preliminary card
Welterweight Alan Jouban vs. Jared Gooden
Middleweight Kyle Daukaus vs. Dustin Stoltzfus
Welterweight Louis Cosce vs. Sasha Palatnikov
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