How does ESPN Plus work to watch UFC?

If you’re a UFC fan desperate to watch UFC Fight Night on ESPN Plus this year, we’ve written this article in an attempt to help you.

UFC will debut on ESPN+ Saturday night. Everybody has to watch the main card. The main stuff will start at 10:00 p.m. ET, but the channel will broadcast a few prelim fights beginning at 8:00 p.m.

One thing most fans want to know is if they can watch UFC on ESPN+ 1 for free. This is possible if you’re a new subscriber to ESPN+. The channel offers a seven-day free trial to everyone who signs up for a subscription. Subscribe now and cancel right after the event if you want. Sure, it’s pretty dishonest, but hey, a free trial is a free trial, as advertised.

The Cost of ESPN+

You’ll pay just $5 a month for a subscription. Still, you can even save off of that by getting a one-year subscription for $49.99. This would make sense if you want to watch every Fight Night card live. The UFC lineup on the service is really interesting.

How do I watch ESPN+?

From a mobile device, ESPN+ content will be included in the ESPN and WatchESPN apps. If you’re streaming via a computer, you can access ESPN+ streams via WatchESPN. You can also watch ESPN on certain home devices, including Chromecast, Apple TV, PS4, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TVs, Roku devices and more.

According to ESPN, UFC PPV is available on its new channel for 48 hours after the start of the live event. Viewers have access for 48 hours from the time of purchase if they buy during or after the live event.

One frequently asked question is why you can’t view UFC PPV event. Maybe you didn’t confirm you purchased PPV event. To do this, visit and highlight the Avatar on the upper right portion of the screen. Then, click on ESPN+ Subscriptions. You will see the UFC logo on your account page if your purchase was successful.

At present, video streaming via ESPN+ is not available outside the US. The ESPN App is still free, and users still get all the same info, news, highlights, and audio as always. The difference is the new, enhanced design. You can still stream ESPN networks for free with a pay TV subscription. There is also the option to subscribe directly to ESPN Plus with its myriad of additional live events and on demand shows and content.