Just because you can no longer order UFC pay-per-views through your cable provider doesn’t mean you can’t watch UFC 279 and any future PPVs on your TV. Once you order the PPV through ESPN+, you’ll be able to watch the fights on any connected-to-TV streaming device that supports ESPN.
One such popular device is the Amazon Firestick or Amazon Fire TV. There has been some previous confusion about how to order through ESPN+ and then watch on your TV, so here’s a complete guide on how to order and watch UFC 279 on your Firestick or Fire TV device:
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How to Order UFC 279 PPV
If You Don’t Have ESPN+
You can buy a special bundle that includes a one-year subscription to ESPN+ ($99.99 value) and the UFC 279 PPV ($74.99 value) for $124.98. That’s work out to savings of $50 or about 29 percent:
Or, if you want to purchase them separately, you can first subscribe to a month of ESPN+ right here ($9.99 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 279 PPV by itself for $74.99 right here:
Additionally, if you only have ESPN+, there is also the option to upgrade to the Disney Bundle (ESPN+, Hulu and Disney+) and purchase the PPV for a total $88.98:
How to Watch UFC 279 on Firestick
Once you’re signed up for ESPN+ and have purchased the UFC 279 PPV, you can then watch the fights through the ESPN app on your Firestick device. Here’s how:
- 1. Navigate to your Firestick home screen
- 2. Select the “APPS” tab on the right to access the Amazon App Store
- 3. Scroll down and find the ESPN app under either the “ENTERTAINMENT” or “SPORTS” category
- 3a. You can also use the search function and type in “ESPN” to find the app
- 3b) If your Firestick is compatible with voice search, you can also use that to search for the ESPN app
- 4. Select the ESPN app and install it
- 5. Open the ESPN app and sign into the ESPN+ account you used to purchase the PPV
- 6. Go to the “FEATURED” tab and select the UFC 279 main card
Where Else Can You Watch UFC 279?
If you don’t want to watch on your Firestick, 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
iPhone or iPad
Android phone or tablet
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 Mir
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+?
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
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.
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.