You can no longer order UFC pay-per-view events through your cable provider, but now that they are available exclusively through ESPN+, you can still easily watch UFC 266: Volkanovski vs Ortega and any future PPV’s on your Samsung Smart TV.
You’ll simply need to purchase UFC 266 right here, and then you can watch through the ESPN app on your Samsung Connected 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 Order UFC 266
The first step to watching UFC 266 on your Samsung Smart TV 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+:
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:
How to Watch UFC 266 PPV on Samsung Smart 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 Samsung Smart TV. Here’s how:
- 1. From the home screen, locate the Apps Icon by scrolling left
- 2. Select ‘Recommended’ or ‘Recent Apps’ or search ‘ESPN’ in the top-right corner of the screen
- 3. Scroll to the ESPN icon and select it with your remote
- 4. Select ‘Add to Home’ and install the app
Once you’ve opened up the ESPN app, you’ll need to connect it to your ESPN+ subscription. To do so:
- 1. Launch the ESPN app
- 2. Select the ‘Settings’ icon
- 3. Select ‘Subscriptions’
- 4. Select ‘Log In’
- 5. On your PC or mobile device, go to espn.com/activate
- 6. Enter the code provided on your Samsung TV and select ‘Continue’
- 7. Enter 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 266?
If you don’t want to watch on your Samsung Smart 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:
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 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+?
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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