Last update: 05.17.2019
UFC 238 Cejudo vs Moraes will take place in United Center Arena, Chicago, US, at 10:00 pm ET on June 9. Here’s how to watch the event that’ll put two champion belts on the line live online.
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List of UFC 238 events
UFC 238 Early prelims (ESPN+, UFC.tv Fight Pass), 6:15 pm ET
- Bevon Lewis (6-1-0) vs Darren Stewart (9-4-0, 1NC), Middleweight
- Eddie Wineland (23-13-1) vs Grigory Popov (13-1-0), Bantamweight
- Katlyn Chookagian (11-2-0) vs Joane Calderwood (13-3-0), Women’s Flyweight
UFC 238 Prelims (ESPN), 8:00 pm ET
- Tatiana Suarez (7-0-0) vs Nina Ansaroff (10-5-0), Women’s Strawweight
- Aljamain Sterling (17-3-0) vs Pedro Munhoz (18-3-0, 1NC), Lightweight
- Karolina Kowalkiewicz (12-4-0) vs Alexa Grasso (10-2-0), Women’s Strawweight
- Ricardo Lamas (18-7-0) vs Calvin Kattar (18-3-0), Featherweight
UFC 238 Main card (ESPN+ PPV), 10:00 pm ET
- Henry Cejudo (14-2-0) vs Marlon Moraes (22-5-1), Main event for Bantamweight title
- Valentina Shevchenko (11-4-0) vs Jessica Eye (34-9-0, 1NC), Co-main event for Women’s Flyweight title
- Tony Ferguson (24-3-0) vs Donald Cerrone (36-11-0, 1NC), Lightweight
- Jimmie Rivera (22-3-0) vs Petr Yan (12-1-0), Bantamweight
- Tai Tuivasa (8-1-0) vs Blagoy Ivanov (17-2-0, 1NC), Heavyweight
When does UFC 238 start?
The main card of UFC 238 is set to start on Saturday, June 9, 10:00 pm ET. The event will be held at the United Center Arena, Chicago, US.
Here are the local starting times in different time zones:
- Los Angeles (PT): 7:00 pm
- Chicago (CT): 9:00 pm
- New York (ET): 10:00 pm
- London (BST): 3:00 am, Sunday
- Paris (CET): 4:00 am, Sunday
- Moscow (MSK): 5:00 am, Sunday
- Tokyo (JST): 11:00 am, Sunday
- Sydney (AET): 1:00 pm, Sunday
Any bout can end in a minute or take the whole three to five rounds. That’s why the start of the main event will depend on how long the other duels take. So if you don’t want to miss the main event, make sure you’re in front of the screen at 10:00 pm ET.
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What are the UFC 238 predictions?
The fighter odds of each UFC event are subject to fluctuate because of the injuries, poor weigh-in results and other circumstances. A few days before the event, you will find the aggregated betting odds for each fighter along with the predicted outcome. Please be aware that the information below is not a piece of betting advice! The numbers are to illustrate how (un)evenly matched the two fighters are.
Henry Cejudo vs Marlon Moraes
- Odds: TBD
- Prediction: Cejudo via decision
Flyweight champion and ranked #4 pound-for-pound ranked Henry Cejudo is moving up to challenge the #1 Bantamweight Marlon Moraes for a vacant title. If our prediction is to be true, it’s not going to be a very interesting fight, with Cejudo simply dominating on both levels. But Moraes is more than capable of denying this chance at a double-belt for the American.
The first thing is that Moraes is used to fighting in Bantamweight class while Cejudo has always been a Flyweight. Add the height and reach advantage of Moraes, and you can already see the odds moving slightly towards the Brasilian.
While both finish around half of their duels in KO/TKOs, Cejudo is yet to win with a submission. That can be seen from its long average fighting time, spanning beyond 12 minutes. On the contrary, Moraes had 24% wins by submission and usually stays less than 7 minutes in the cage.
While Moraes has much better chances of scoring a KO, which is evident from its 1.72 knockdown average per 15 minutes compared to Cejudo’s 0.48, we do believe that the Flyweight champion will find its way to avoid any serious damage and win by a decision.
Valentina Shevchenko vs Jessica Eye
- Odds: TBD
- Prediction: Shevchenko via decision
The fight for the Women’s Strawweight title will be pretty evenly matched. Both fighters are of similar height, reach, and experience. Don’t expect much fight on the ground – even though Shevchenko is well-versed, winning 44% of her fights by submission, it’s not a coincidence she’s training in Thailand. Jessica Eye, in the meantime, is a striker with only one submission win.
Both fighters are used to fighting long minutes, so a five-round title match shouldn’t be of concern to any of them. Shevchenko lands more significant strikes per minute, which means that time is on her side. And should she see that Eye is winning by points, Shevchenko can always change the level – the number for 2.06 takedowns per 15 minutes is a big advantage over Eye’s 0.53.
Tony Ferguson vs Donald Cerrone
- Odds: TBD
- Prediction: Ferguson by TKO/KO
A fight between the veterans Tony Ferguson an Donald Cerrone might as well turn out to be a Fight of the Night. While mostly winning by submission, these warriors are capable of knocking each other out, which might just be the case this time. That applies especially for Ferguson, who lands 64% of his significant strikes on the opponent’s head.
But it’s hard to know what can we expect from the “El Cucuy” – the last time we saw him in the ring was in October 2018. In 2017, he also fought only once. But all these doubts are easily negated by one number – 11 wins in a row.
Jimmie Rivera vs Petr Yan
- Odds: TBD
- Prediction: Yan via TKO/KO
Another evenly matched Bantamweight fight, with #7 Jimmie Rivera against #9 Petr Yan. While both fighters are 29 and 26 respectively, Rivera is a much seasoned professional, with two times more MMA fights under his belt. Will that prove to be enough against the Russian?
While both guys are not into rolling on the floor, Yan is a more capable striker – that’s evident from 45% wins by TKO/KO, contrary to Rivera’s 18%. You could say that Rivera has good cardio winning so many fights by decision and staying in the cage for 11:30 on average. But Yan is also used to long fights, showing an average of almost 11:00 minutes.
Other numbers also speak in Yan’s favor – more significant strikes, less absorbed, and two times more takedowns which lead to ground and pound. Finally, the fact that 77% of Yan’s significant strikes land on opponents head clearly state that this guy is always looking for a kill.
Tai Tuivasa vs Blagoy Ivanov
- Odds: TBD
- Prediction: Ivanov by submission
In the only heavyweight fight of UFC 238, #11 Tai Tuivasa will be taking on #13 Blagoy Ivanov. Both men are relatively new in the octagon, having had their debut bouts in the last couple years. So which one will have an edge this time?
We predict Ivanov’s win by submission. Both are knockout-punchers, but the Bulgarian has the necessary submission skills to end the fight on the ground, which he might as well try to do. Tai Tuivasa will have to end this fight fast if he wants to have a chance against Blagoy Ivanov.
UFC weight classes
Many new UFC fans get confused when they see all the different weight class names. While writing three numbers for maximum weight seems like a more rational decision, Dana White seems to be pleased with the way things are now. That’s why we give you all nine UFC weight classes explained in numbers:
- Strawweight – 115 lb (52.2 kg)
- Flyweight – 125 lb (56.7 kg)
- Bantamweight – 135 lb (61.2 kg)
- Featherweight – 145 lb (65.8 kg)
- Lightweight – 155 lb (70.3 kg)
- Welterweight – 170 lb (77.1 kg)
- Middleweight – 185 lb (83.9 kg)
- Light Heavyweight – 205 lb (93 kg)
- Heavyweight – 265 lb (120.2 kg)
List of the upcoming UFC events
- UFC Fight Night 152 Dos Anjos vs Lee – May 18, 8:00 pm ET
- UFC Fight Night 153 Gustaffson vs Smith – June 1, 1:00 pm ET
- UFC 238 Cejudo vs Moraes – June 8, 10:00 pm ET
- UFC Fight Night 154 Moicano vs Jung – June 22, 7:00 pm ET
- UFC on ESPN 3 Woodley vs Lawler – June 29, 9:00 pm ET
- UFC 239 Jones vs Santos – July 6, 10:00 pm ET
- UFC Fight Night 155 Calvillo vs Souza – July 13, TBD
- UFC 240 Holloway vs Edgar – July 27, TBD
- UFC 241 Cormier vs Miocic 2 – August 18, 10:00 ET
How to stream UFC 238 live
UFC 238 is available exclusively on ESPN+ in the US, while the Prelims are aired on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. This means a big No to the cable and satellite viewers who will now need a decent internet connection to stream the event smoothly.
To purchase UFC 238 PPV (Main card), first you will need an ESPN+ subscription for $4.99/month or $49.99/year. The PPV itself then costs $59.99. New ESPN+ users will get one year’s worth of subscription and one PPV for $79.99. More pricing plans will be announced later.
The good thing is that ESPN+ has plenty of other sports-related content and supports a bunch of devices:
- Amazon Fire TV & Fire Tablet
- Android TV
- Apple TV
- Samsung Smart TV
- Oculus Go
- PlayStation 4 & Xbox One
This means that the US price of the PPV event remains about the same ($65), but you will get some benefit from the ESPN+ subscription that gives the Early prelims and Fight Night events.
If you want to pay for the UFC 238 up to three times less, read on how to do that by getting access from another country with the help of a VPN.
How to watch UFC 238 live outside the US?
Here’s the list of UFC 238 local broadcasters and their supported devices:
- UFC Fight Pass (USA) – Roku, Apple TV, Android, and iOS
- FightNetwork (Canada) – Roku, Apple TV, Android, and iOS devices
- Fox Sports (Australia, Mexico) – Android, iOS, and Apple TV
- Sky Sport or BT Sport (UK) – Mac, Android, iOS, Fire TV, Roku
- DAZN (Germany) – nearly all Operating Systems, browsers, smart TVs, connected devices, and the Xbox One game console
- Viaplay (Sweden, Denmark) – Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Apple TV, Android TV, Smart TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 3&4, Xbox One, and Google Home
- OSN (Middle East) – Windows, Mac, Android, iOS
- MatchTV.ru (Russia) – Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS (multiple browsers)
- WOWOW (Japan)
- Globo (Brasil)
To stream via UFC.tv, you need to buy a PPV of the Main card. The Prelims are accessible via ESPN, while the Early prelims require either ESPN+ or UFC Fight Pass.
UFC.tv app supports many devices, including Android, iOS, Fire TV, and Roku.
Even if you find PPV and cable available in your current location, you can still get up to 75% off the PPV price with a VPN.
The cheapest way to stream UFC 238 with 75% off
You can get a 75% discount for the UFC 238 PPV because UFC uses geo-blocking and charges each country differently. It also means that in some countries UFC.tv PPV is unavailable.
The issue of geo-blocking can be solved with a VPN. It hides your real IP address and your location, allowing you to connect from a country where UFC 238 PPV is available.
Instead of paying $64.98 for the PPV and the ESPN+ subscription in the US, a VPN can help you find the best offer for this and the upcoming UFC events.
Countries with the cheapest UFC 238 PPV
The cheapest UFC 238 PPV is in Russia, priced below $15. While everyone wants the best price, going for it isn’t always the best thing to do, because you will have to stream the event from the country where you’ve bought it.
VPN affects connection speed. Therefore, those far from Western Russia should choose an alternative.
Here are the cheapest UFC PPVs in different continents:
- Russia – $15
- Philippines – $17.66
- Germany – $20.29
- Argentina – $34.99
- Canada – $49
Streaming HD content requires 5 Mbps
Before purchasing the PPV, check your connection speed with SpeedTest.net or another tool and see what you get with a VPN turned on. If your speed doesn’t exceed 5 Mbps, chances are you won’t be able to stream UFC 238 in HD. If so, you should instead spend a bit more on a PPV from a less distant country instead of experiencing latency, stuttering, and low video quality.
The best VPN for watching UFC online
The cheapest way to stream UFC is by using a VPN. Now it’s time to pick the best one. Here’s the first rule:
Don’t use a free VPN to watch UFC 238 because they get overcrowded, slowing down your connection
The best VPN for watching UFC live depends on your location and plans. While you can’t go wrong with choosing either NordVPN or ExpressVPN, which are the two industry-leading services, UFC fans in Asia might find Astrill VPN working faster for them because of its unrivaled presence on this continent.
The second rule is to check the money-back guarantee offers. Some, like CyberGhost, offer an impressive 45-day guarantee, allowing you to stream not one but two UFC events for free.
The third rule is to pick a service with a free trial. Most of them require only your email address.
The fourth rule is to think about the number of devices you’ll be streaming the UFC event on simultaneously. CyberGhost gives you seven, NordVPN supports six, but there are also options with an unlimited number of devices. This means it might be worth chipping in with your family or friends to purchase a better VPN and share the account.
A guide on streaming UFC 238 Cejudo vs Moraes live with a VPN
- Pick your favorite VPN. Check its free trial availability, money-back guarantee, and the number of simultaneous connections.
- Download the VPN client. Most services have apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and other devices.
- Install your VPN client. Before logging in, check if your username and password are the same you use to access your account section.
- Choose a server. Test your connection speed to see if it’s enough to stream UFC in HD (5 Mbps). If not, pick a server that’s closer to you.
- Go to UFC.tv and purchase the PPV. Don’t forget that the PPV gives you only the Main card bouts. To watch Early prelims, you will need a UFC Fight Pass, while the Prelims are being broadcast by cable networks, such as ESPN or Fox Sports.
- Wait until May 11, 10:00 pm ET. Use your VPN to connect to the country where you bought the PPV, and stream the event live.
Is there a way to watch UFC 238 PPV live for free?
While it’s easy to find websites streaming UFC for free illegally, we are strictly against such practices
The saddest part is that there’s no guarantee that an illegal UFC 238 stream will not go down in the middle of the main fight.
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