The new UFC season is officially on with the year’s first Fight Night on January 16, and UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2 — the first big pay-per-view event of 2021 that heralds the return of Conor “The Notorious” McGregor — is lighting up the Octagon on January 23. ESPN+ is the only outlet for streaming live UFC pay-per-view events, so if you’re looking for a way to enjoy all the action online, then read on. We’ve got everything you need to know about UFC pay-per-views on ESPN+ including how to sign up, how much it costs, and how you can save.
ESPN+ is a premium streaming service for all things sports, from MMA and boxing to soccer and much, much more. Since launching its streaming platform in 2018, ESPN has continued to develop a very close relationship with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and in 2021, ESPN+ is the go-to app for streaming UFC content. It’s also the only outlet where you can watch UFC pay-per-view events online. ESPN+ is compatible with virtually all modern PC web browsers and streaming-capable devices, which includes smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and Xbox and PlayStation gaming consoles.
costs just $6 per month or an even cheaper $60 per year. If you’re after a bigger streaming package (perhaps you’re new to the whole streaming thing, or you’re cutting the cord and ditching cable TV altogether), then the best value by far is . This rings in at $13 per month and gets you ESPN+, Disney+, and ad-supported Hulu.
ESPN also offers bundle deals ahead of UFC PPV events, which is another great way to save on both ESPN+ as well as UFC pay-per-view showings. Normally, a year’s subscription to ESPN+ would cost you $60, while the price of a UFC PPV ticket is $70 (a $5 increase from last year) — a total of $130. If you’re new to ESPN+, though, then you can grab the pay-per-view bundle which includes a year’s worth of ESPN+ along with the UFC PPV package for just $90, saving you a cool 40 bucks.
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