For the world's biggest MMA (mixed martial arts) promotion, look no further than UFC, or the Ultimate Fighting Championship in full. Octagon stars like Conor McGregor, Jon 'Bones' Jones, and Amanda Nunes are some of the biggest draws in the entire sports world, while the often vicious and always unpredictable nature of MMA fights mean that title belts change hands regularly – making for great viewing for die-hard fans and new devotees alike.
This usually happens at the promotion's monthly numbered PPV events, of which UFC 250 is the next in June – headlined by Amanda Nunes vs Felicia Spencer in a women's featherweight title clash. The action resumed in earnest in May with UFC 249 and Justin Gaethje's career defining victory over Tony Ferguson. Building up to these, UFC Fight Nights help separate the best from the rest and are also back in action this May after a Covid-19 enforced shutdown period.
Follow our guide and you'll see just how easy it is to find a trustworthy UFC stream online and never miss a second of Octagon action ever again. Whether you're a dedicated UFC Fight Night fan or just tune in for the big cards, here's how to watch a UFC live stream no matter where you are in the world right now.
As we've said, the biggest UFC fights are reserved for its 'numbered' events. These take place once a month – so UFC 249 was in May, UFC 250 is in June and so on. They're typically available on a pay-per-view basis and held at big name venues in the US, though these are likely to be closed doors affairs for the time being – as has been in the case recently in Jacksonville and will be again in Las Vegas for the next round of cards.
On top of that, a second-tier of events exist called UFC Fight Nights. These are held on a weekly basis and occur all over the globe, usually featuring up-and-coming local fighters. They're still a darn big deal, though, being held at huge international venues with tickets changing hands for hundreds of dollars.
Both types of UFC events are shown exclusively on ESPN and the ESPN+ streaming service in the US, usually taking place on Saturday nights. There's also a third series of Octagon bashes called 'UFC on ESPN' – these occur intermittently and air on one of ESPN's TV channels in America. For the events that matter most, follow our guide and find out the best ways to watch a UFC live stream wherever you are.
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