The UFC returns to Las Vegas tonight, July 6, while Jon Jones, the light heavyweight champion, will face Thiago Santos. Here's how to watch.
How to watch the fight live in the United States
UFC 239 is exclusive to ESPN +, ESPN's streaming service, in the United States. The only way to watch the fight live is online. For this you need to sign up for ESPN + and then buy the fight as an à la carte event.
Coverage of the main battle card begins at 10 pm Eastern Standard Time, with the first rounds starting at 6:15 pm EST and the preliminary rounds starting at 8:00 pm.
ESPN + usually runs $ 4.99 a month, although you can sign up for a free seven day trial. To watch UFC 239 live, you will need to pay $ 60 more.
At present, there is no way to watch the battle live on cable TV or via another streaming service.
How to watch the fight with a six-hour delay outside the United States
If you are outside the United States, you can buy the fight by ufc.tvyou will have to watch it six hours after the end of the fighting.
The à la carte price varies according to your location. In some areas, such as the Philippines, you can watch the battle for as little as US $ 17.
Do you have problems bypassing geographical restrictions? Use a VPN
Whether you come from your home country or live in a place where the restrictions are ridiculous, the solution to work around the restrictions is always to use a VPN, which gives the impression that you come from a different place. Our VPN choices are:
ExpressVPN: This choice of VPN is incredibly fast, easy to use and offers very user-friendly clients for each platform. Here's how to watch the fight:
- Download VPN Express.
- Log in to a server located in the United States if you want to use ESPN + or to a server on which UFC TV is available if you plan to watch it that way.
- Head toward ESPN + or UFC.TV (depending on what you chose) and buy the fight. You will need to provide a valid postal code.
StrongVPN: This VPN is not as user-friendly, but very fast and useful for getting around restrictions because it is not as well known.
In general, the way around the restrictions is to switch the VPN server to another country that has access to the website you are trying to view. If it's still stuck, try another server. Both choices offer free trials, so you do not have to pay for something that does not work for you.