How to Watch UFC PPV on PS4 or Xbox One

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Getty Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor meet for an anticipated third time at UFC 264 on Saturday night.

If you’re looking to watch UFC 266 and any future UFC PPV event on your PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S, we’ve got the complete guide on how to do so right here.

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How to Order UFC 266

The first step to watching UFC 266 on your PS4/5 or Xbox One/Series X/S is to purchase the PPV. When doing so, you have a couple different options, which depend on whether or not you already have a subscription to ESPN+:

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


How to Watch UFC 266 on PS4 or PS5

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 PS4 or PS5. Here’s how:

First, find the ESPN app and download it. You can do this by searching for it on your actual PlayStation 4 console, or you can find the app on your computer via the PlayStation website right here. You’ll need to sign in to your Sony account, then add the ESPN app and it should soon appear on your PS4 or PS5.

Then, back on your PS4/5, open the now-installed ESPN app and then sign into the ESPN+ account you used to purchase the PPV. You can do that by selecting the settings icon (the little gear symbol) in the upper-right corner, then “ACCOUNT INFORMATION”, then “ESPN ACCOUNT”.

Once signed in, go back to the “FEATURED” tab and select the UFC 266 main card to start watching the fights. If you aren’t signed in already, it should prompt you to sign in once you attempt to start the event.


How to Watch UFC 266 on Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S

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 Xbox One or Series X/S. Here’s how:

First, find the ESPN app on your Xbox One or Series X/S. On the dashboard, scroll to the right with the “RB” button and select “STORE.” Then, scroll down to find “SEARCH” and type in ESPN. Open the “ESPN Xbox” app and download it.

Additionally, you can find the Xbox app on your computer via the Microsoft website right here. You’ll need to sign in to your account, then add the ESPN app and it should soon appear on your Xbox One or Series X/S.

Then, back on your Xbox One or Series X/S, open the now-installed ESPN app and then sign into the ESPN+ account you used to purchase the PPV. You can do that by selecting the settings icon (the little gear symbol) in the upper-right corner, then “ACCOUNT INFORMATION”, then “ESPN ACCOUNT”.

Once signed in, go back to the “FEATURED” tab and select the UFC 266 main card to start watching the fights. If you aren’t signed in already, it should prompt you to sign in once you attempt to start the event.


Where Else to Watch UFC 266

If you don’t want to watch on your PS or Xbox, 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
Apple TV
Chromecast
iPhone or iPad
Android phone or tablet
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, 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

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 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).


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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