Does ESPN Plus Include UFC PPV?

Does ESPN Plus Include UFC PPV

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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.

Buy UFC 266

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

If You Don’t Have ESPN+

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:

Buy ESPN+ & UFC 266 Bundle

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+.


If You Have ESPN+

Current ESPN+ subscribers can buy the UFC 266 PPV by itself for $69.99 right here:

Buy UFC 266 PPV

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:

UFC 266 PPV & Disney Bundle


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:

Roku or Roku TV
Amazon Fire Stick or Fire TV
Apple TV
Chromecast
PlayStation 4 or 5
Xbox One or Series X/S
iPhone or iPad
Android phone or tablet
Samsung Smart TV
Oculus Go

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+?

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 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
  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 coverage of Wimbledon and US Open
  5. International cricket: Matches featuring New Zealand, India and others
  6. International Rugby: Including Guinness PRO14 and Super Rugby matches
  7. NHL: Every out-of-market game, as well as one ESPN+ exclusive game per week
  8. MLB: Daily out-of-market games
  9. MLS: Most 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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