UFC Drives 568,000 New Subscribers to ESPN Direct-to-Consumer Streaming Service ESPN+

ESPN announced this afternoon that the inaugural UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ drove 568,000 new subscribers to the service which debuted with last night’s event. After 7 years with Fox, UFC signed a $150 million per year rights deal with ESPN.

While many of those are on free trial, the number is staggering given that the service announced that they had 1 Million subscribers in September.

The first UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ featured 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.

In addition to UFC, ESPN’s direct-to-consumer OTT streaming service includes access to daily out-of-market NHL, MLB, MLS games, international soccer coverage, college sports, original shows, and the entire library of 30 for 30 content. You can read our full review of the service here.

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.