After 7 years with Fox, UFC will begin their new rights deal with ESPN. Starting this Saturday, ESPN and ESPN+ will gain exclusive broadcast rights to UFC fights in the U.S.
Throughout the deal, ESPN will be showcasing 42 live events, 20 of them exclusively on ESPN+. The remaining events will air on ESPN and PPV, but ESPN+ will air the preliminary fights for all UFC on ESPN Fight Night events.
UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ Cejudo vs Dillashaw
The first UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ will air this Saturday, January 19 from the Barclays Center featuring a PPV-worthy main card between Henry Cejudo, UFC Flyweight Champion, and T.J. Dillashaw, UFC Bantamweight Champion. The fight was originally supposed to headline UFC 233 PPV event.
How to Watch UFC Online without Cable
Viewers can access all of these UFC offerings through ESPN+, the sports streaming service, available for $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year. For this price, you can watch on up to five devices simultaneously.
For 11 consecutive weeks, ESPN+ will broadcast over 36 hours of live UFC fights over 15 events. You’ll also have access to classic fights and on-demand original shows like Fightography: The Tournaments, Where are They Now?, and Dana White’s Contender Series starting in June. For an additional cost, you can purchase UFC FIGHT PASS® and UFC PPV events.
The service is compatible with most major streaming players including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, gaming devices like PS4 and Xbox One, mobile devices on iOS, Android, and most major browsers.
In addition to UFC, you’ll also get access to daily out-of-market NHL, MLB, MLS games, international soccer coverage, college sports, and the entire library of 30 for 30 content
UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs Dillashaw Fight Card
Main card begins at 10 PM EST on ESPN+
- Henry Cejudo vs. T.J. Dillashaw
- Allen Crowder vs. Greg Hardy
- Gregor Gillespie vs. Yancy Medeiros
- Joseph Benavidez vs. Dustin Ortiz
- Ion Cutelaba vs. Glover Teixeira
Preliminary card begins at 6:30PM EST on ESPN+, 8PM on ESPN
- Dennis Bermudez vs. Te Edwards
- Belal Muhammad vs. Geoff Neal
- Randy Brown vs. Chance Rencountre
- Donald Cerrone vs. Alexander Hernandez
- Joanne Calderwood vs. Ariane Lipski
- Alonzo Menifield vs. Vinicius Moreira
- John Lineker vs. Cory Sandhagen