Whether you’re getting ready for the next big fight or just want to review the highlights of the last bout one more time, there is always plenty of UFC action to watch. If you’re tuning in from the U.S., you can often live stream a fight or watch it on pay-per-view. If you’re in Latin America or one of the many blackout countries, though, how can you stay on top of the latest UFC happenings? Here’s how to watch the biggest UFC fights online, no matter where you are.
How to Access UFC Fights Online With US Cable Subscriptions
For easy access to UFC bouts on cable TV in the U.S., FOX Sports is the name of the game. FOX currently shows anywhere from a quarter to a half of UFC Fight Night matches. However you’ll need to have a valid US cable subscription to tune in online, even if you’re watching on your mobile device. Mobile access is usually included in your cable subscription, so it couldn’t be easier to live stream the action on your tablet or smartphone. Just log in to the FOX site with your cable provider information, and you’re good to go. If you happen to be traveling outside US, check our step by step guide below on how to unblock geo-restricted content.
How to Watch with UFC Fight Pass
Though FOX shows many of the bouts, some of the bigger ones are only available in the U.S. via pay-per-view. This comes with a hefty price tag, and the most highly anticipated fights cost upwards of $100 to tune in for a few hours. Live pay-per-view content typically isn’t available online. If you don’t feel like footing the bill for the live show, you can catch up on these fights online a few weeks later via UFC Fight Pass.
Your ticket to all the fights, UFC Fight Pass gives you exclusive access to some Fight Night events, along with earlier fights, shows like UFC Unleashed, and tons of original programming. If your typical Saturday afternoon includes rewatching earlier bouts to analyze fighting styles or watching interviews and special features to get ready for Fight Night, UFC Fight Pass is for you. At under $10 per month, it’s a bargain.
The good news is that you don’t have to be tied to your home TV to get all of this coverage. You can access UFC Fight Pass and all of its streaming, past coverage, and original programming on your Android, iPad, and iPhone devices. Whether you’re out with the family and need to catch up on the latest news or out with friends and want to stream Fight Night, it’s all at your fingertips.
How to Watch UFC Bouts From Any Country
Whether you’re streaming from your US cable provider or UFC Fight Pass, it’s usually a cinch to get access to UFC action in the U.S. Due to TV licensing agreements, though, access to UFC fights can be blacked out in many countries and regions, including Latin America, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Jamaica, Italy and sometimes even in certain areas of the U.S. Licensing can vary from fight to fight and even from preliminary bouts to main card, so it’s best to have a backup plan.
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Step by Step Process to Securely Unblock UFC Fights Website from Any Country
If access to UFC fights is blacked out in your region, follow these few steps to to easily get access:
1) Turn on Hotspot Shield on your device. The Hotspot Shield app is available on desktop for Windows and Mac, as well as on mobile devices (iOS, Android). Click below to get your free download:
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2) Inside the app, select “United States” as your virtual location to browse the web as if you were in the US
3) You can now connect to www.ufc.tv and select your preferred subscription option (e.g. pay-per-view or UFC fight pass)
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