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UFC Fight Night serves up everything we love about professional MMA, with young, up-and-coming talent and occasional appearances from established fighters. The events are a great way to meet new stars and, of course, watch some exciting fights.
How to Stream UFC PPV Events Online
One significant advantage of UFC Fight Night events is that they are free to watch online rather than through a pay-per-view system. Continue reading for more information on the fighting series, including how to watch UFC Fight Night online and when the next event will take place.
When Is the Next UFC Fight Night?
UFC Fight Night events are typically held twice a month on Saturday evenings, with broadcasts beginning at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.
Because UFC Fight Night events do not take place on the same night as UFC numbered events, you will not have to miss a Fight Night to watch a major match.
How to Stream UFC Fight Night Live Online
Looking to watch UFC Fight Night online? An ESPN+ subscription is required. ESPN+’s streaming service now has exclusive rights to the MMA promotion, so to watch any UFC events — including UFC Fight Night — you must be an ESPN+ member. Purchase: ESPN+ Subscription for $6.99+
Fortunately, with an ESPN+ subscription, you can watch UFC Fight Night live online for free. You can also watch UFC Fight Night on your smart TV, streaming devices, laptop, phone, or tablet because ESPN+ is a streaming service.
ESPN+ is currently available for $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year (the annual plan saves you about 15%). However, ESPN+’s prices will increase on August 23 to $9.99 per month and $99.99 per year for the annual plan.
With the Disney Bundle Deal, you can watch UFC Fight Night online.
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How to Watch UFC Fight Night Online for Free
Although you can live stream UFC Fight Night for free online if you already have an ESPN+ subscription, ESPN+ does not have a free trial at the moment, making it hard to watch UFC Fight Night without paying anything.
However, there is a way to get ESPN+ for free — and subsequently stream UFC Fight Night for free: Verizon is offering the Disney bundle for free for six months with select Unlimited plans, meaning you can sign up for a Verizon Unlimited plan and get six months of ESPN+, Disney+, and Hulu for free. This is a great hack to live stream UFC Fight Night for free online (if you’re also in need of a new phone plan). Buy: ESPN+ Free Trial at Verizon
UFC Fight Night Events Schedule
A few exciting UFC Fight Night events are on the horizon for the rest of August and September. Up next is Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz on August 13, pitting two highly successful bantamweight fighters against each other. Then comes a heavyweight match between Ciryl Gane and Tai Tuivasa on September 3.
Check out the full UFC schedule here.