UFC PPV events are not included with a regular ESPN+ subscription. However, you do need to have an ESPN+ subscription in order to purchase UFC 266 and any future PPV’s.
Here’s a further rundown of everything you need to know to watch UFC 266:
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How to Order UFC 266 PPV
You can buy a special bundle that includes a one-year subscription to ESPN+ ($69.99 value) and the UFC 266 PPV ($69.99 value) for $89.98. That’s work out to savings of $50 or about 36 percent:
Or, if you want to purchase them separately, you can first subscribe to a month of ESPN+ right here ($5.99 for ESPN+, or $13.99 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+.
Current ESPN+ subscribers can buy the UFC 266 PPV by itself for $69.99 right here:
Additionally, if you only have ESPN+, there is also the option to upgrade to the Disney Bundle (ESPN+, Hulu and Disney+) and then purchase the PPV for $69.99:
Where to Watch UFC 266
Once you’re signed up for ESPN+ and you’ve purchased the PPV, you can watch UFC 266 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 early prelims (ESPN+), prelims (ESPN+) and the main card (ESPN+ PPV).
UFC ESPN+ Schedule
Not only will every UFC PPV be available for purchase exclusively through ESPN+, but you’ll also be able to watch the prelims at every event, as well as every “Fight Night” main card with a regular ESPN+ subscription.
Here’s a complete look at the list of upcoming UFC events, and where you can watch them:
|Date||Event||Early Prelims||Prelims||Main Card|
|Sat, Sept 25||UFC 266: Volkanovski vs Ortega||ESPN+||ESPNews/ESPN+||ESPN+ PPV|
|Sat, Oct 2||Fight Night: Santos vs Walker||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|Sat, Oct 9||Fight Night: Dern vs Rodriguez||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|Sat, Oct 16||Fight Night: Holm vs Dumont||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|Sat, Oct 23||Fight Night: Costa vs Vettori||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|Sat, Oct 30||UFC 267: Blachowicz vs Teixeira||ESPN+||ESPN/ESPN+||ESPN+ PPV|
|Sat, Nov 6||UFC 268: Usman vs Covington 2||ESPN+||ESPN/ESPN+||ESPN+ PPV|
ESPN+ UFC On-Demand Library
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).
Throw in episodes of Ariel & The Bad Guy, a talk show featuring MMA insider Ariel Helwani and MMA legend Chael Sonnen, and you’d be hard-pressed to get through all the UFC content that ESPN+ offers.
What Other Content is on ESPN+?
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.
- International Soccer: ESPN+ has exclusive rights to all La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Copa del Rey matches in the US. Also includes EFL, Coppa Italia, A-League, Dutch Eredivisie, Indian Super League, W-League and more
- Boxing: Dozens of Top Rank fights, which includes Vasyl Lomachenko and Tyson Fury
- 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
- Tennis: Grand Slam events, including coverage of Wimbledon and US Open
- International cricket: Matches featuring New Zealand, India and others
- International Rugby: Including Guinness PRO14 and Super Rugby matches
- NHL: Every out-of-market game, as well as one ESPN+ exclusive game per week
- MLB: Daily out-of-market games
- MLS: Most out-of-market matches
Documentaries & Films
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.
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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