Last update: 07.15.2019
In this article, we’ll show you how to watch UFC Fight Night events live when you’re outside the US and cannot access the geo-blocked ESPN+ stream.
How to watch UFC Fight Night live for free
The only way to stream UFC Fight Night online is over ESPN+, which is geo-blocked for anyone outside the US. Fortunately, there’s a way to watch the event even if you’re outside the country on Fight Night Saturday. Below you will find instructions on how to do just that.
Streaming UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ outside the US
ESPN+ offers many sports events that can be watched across different devices, including smartphones and tablets (Android, Apple), Smart TVs (Android, Apple, Samsung, Roku), game consoles (Play Station 4, Xbox One), Fire TV/Fire Stick and Fire Tablet, Chromecast, and Oculus Go.
The price of the ESPN+ subscription is $4.99/month, with UFC Fight Night events included in the cost. Those who are only interested in one particular event will be happy to know they can cancel the subscription any time (if they haven’t subscribed before).
ESPN+ is geo-blocked. This means that MMA fans outside the US won’t be able to stream UFC Fight Night
ESPN+ is geo-blocked. This means that MMA fans outside the US won’t be able to stream UFC Fight Night. This is where a VPN comes in handy. It will allow you to change your virtual location to the US, purchase ESPN+, and stream UFC live.
Which VPN is the best for streaming Fight Night outside the US?
First, we don’t recommend using free VPNs. Their servers tend to get overloaded, significantly slowing down your connection. Moreover, free VPNs have privacy issues, which can lead to someone stealing your personal data.
UFC fans in Asia should take Astrill VPN, known for its strong presence in the region and very good speeds
The best VPN for UFC Fight Night differs based on where you are located and your wish to continue watching the upcoming UFC events. Even though NordVPN and ExpressVPN are the two top services overall, MMA lovers in Asia might want to consider Astrill VPN, known for its strong presence in the region and excellent speeds.
If you’re thinking about using a VPN to watch more than one UFC event – check the conditions of the money-back guarantee. Most give you one month, but the 1-year (or longer) subscription of CyberGhost VPN has an impressive 45-day guarantee.
If your goal is to watch one UFC Fight Night event at the lowest cost, take any VPN with a free trial.
When choosing a VPN, keep in mind the different number of simultaneous connections allowed per account. For example, CyberGhost gives you 7, NordVPN allows 6, and ExpressVPN supports 3 devices. This means that you can split the VPN bill with your friends or family.
Finally, remember that you need a working VPN not only to buy the ESPN+ subscription but also to stream UFC Fight Night. Therefore, make sure you choose the right service so that your account doesn’t expire on the day of the event.
A guide for streaming UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ with a VPN
- Choose your VPN. Don’t forget that your connection speed will be slower with a VPN. For HD quality streaming, at least 5 Mbps is required.
- Visit the VPN’s website and subscribe. Check whether you’re eligible for the money-back guarantee. Alternatively, choose a VPN with a free trial.
- Download the VPN client. Most can be installed on multiple devices. Your ability to run them simultaneously depends on the VPN’s device limit.
- Install and launch your VPN client. Log in. If it says that your password or username is incorrect, check whether there are different passwords for the VPN and the website.
- Choose your server. It should be in the US because ESPN+ is not available anywhere else.
- Visit the ESPN+ website and buy the subscription.
- Wait until the event starts. Connect to a VPN server in the US and enjoy the show.
Are there other ways to stream UFC Fight Night for free?
Plenty of shady websites will offer you to stream UFC for free
Plenty of shady websites will offer to stream Fight Night events for free. And there will be plenty who will take the bait. Some will have a good time, while others will click on fishy hyperlinks and get a malware infection. Others still will get a poor quality stream with pop-up ads. But the most unlucky ones will see the stream stop right before the main event.
While there are many ways to stream UFC Fight Night for free, we are not proponents of this and encourage you to enjoy the sport you like legally.
UFC Fight Night schedule
Here’s the UFC Fight Night schedule:
- UFC on ESPN 4, Dos Anjos vs Edwards, July 20, 5:00 pm ET
- UFC on ESPN 5, Covington vs Lawler, August 3, 3:00 pm ET
- UFC Fight Night 156, Shevchenko vs Carmouche, August 10, 10:00 pm ET
- UFC Fight Night 157, Andrade vs Zhang, August 31, TBA
- UFC Fight Night 158, Carlos Junior vs Hall, September 14, TBA
- UFC Fight Night 159, Carla Esparza vs Alexa Grasso, September 21, TBA
- UFC Fight Night 160, Gunnar Nelson vs Thiago Alves, September 28, TBA
The date and time of each event are subject to change, including the main and preliminary cards.