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How to Watch UFC PPV on Apple TV


Getty Every UFC event, including UFC PPV's, can be watched on your Apple TV device.

UFC pay-per-view events are available exclusively through ESPN+, which means you can easily watch UFC 279: Chimaev vs Diaz on your Apple TV.

You’ll simply need to purchase UFC 279 right here, and then you can watch through the ESPN app on your Apple TV.

You can also read on for PPV pricing information and a step-by-step guide on how to watch every UFC fight:

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How to Watch UFC 279 PPV on Apple TV

Once you’re signed up for ESPN+ and have purchased the UFC 266 PPV, you can then watch the fights through the ESPN app on your Apple TV. Here’s how:

  1. 1. Open the ‘App Store’
  2. 2. Select ‘Search’ from the home screen
  3. 3. Type in ‘ESPN’
  4. 4. Select the ‘ESPN’ app
  5. 5. Press ‘Install’ and enter your Apple ID password (if required)

Once you’ve opened up the ESPN app, you’ll need to connect it to your ESPN+ subscription. To do so:

  1. 1. Launch the ESPN app
  2. 2. Select the ‘Settings’ icon
  3. 3. Select ‘Subscriptions’
  4. 4. Next to the ESPN+ option, select ‘Subscribe’ (even though you already have)
  5. 5. Select ‘Log In’
  6. 6. On your PC or mobile device, go to espn.com/activate
  7. 7. Input the code provided on your Apple TV and select ‘Continue’
  8. 8. Input the ESPN+ credentials used when you purchased the PPV

Now that you’re signed into your ESPN+ account on the ESPN app, go to either the “Featured” or “ESPN+” tab and select the event you want to watch. You’ll be able to watch both sets of prelims (ESPN+) and the main card (ESPN+ PPV) this way.

Where Else Can You Watch UFC 279?

If you don’t want to watch on an Apple TV, you can do so on any other phone, tablet or streaming device that supports the ESPN app. This includes, but isn’t limited to:

Roku or Roku TV
Amazon Firestick or Fire TV
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
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 both the prelims (ESPN+) and the main card (ESPN+ PPV).

What Other Events are Upcoming on ESPN+?

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, Sep 10 UFC 279: Chimaev vs Diaz ESPN+ ESPNNews/ESPN+ ESPN+ PPV
Sat, Sep 17 Fight Night: Sandhagen vs Song ESPN+ ESPN+
Sat, Oct 1 Fight Night: Dern vs Yan ESPN+ ESPN+
Sat, Oct 15 Fight Night: Grasso vs Araujo ESPN+ ESPN+
Sat, Oct 22 UFC 280: Oliveira vs Makhachev ESPN+ ESPNNews/ESPN+ ESPN+ PPV
Sat, Nov 12 UFC 281: Adesanya vs Pereira ESPN+ ESPNNews/ESPN+ ESPN+ PPV

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 fighters such as (this is just to name a few):

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 Mirhttps://heavy.com/streaming/2019/05/watch-ufc-ppv-on-firestick/?preview=true

If you just want to binge a random assortment of memorable UFC moments, there are also sections broken up by different themes:

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.
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 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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