The rough-and-tumble world of UFC offers some of live television’s biggest thrills. But will you have to miss out on UFC action if you don’t have a cable or satellite package? Thankfully, the answer is no. We’re here to guide you through the steps you’ll need to take to enjoy a UFC livestream in time for the next big matchup.
How to Watch UFC Online Without Cable
Let’s talk about your options for watching UFC pay-per-view and network broadcasts online, with no cable required. For the ESPN networks, we’ll turn to our old friends: live TV streaming services, or “skinny bundles,” which offer cable-like bundles of live channels packaged into a streaming subscription you can watch virtually anywhere. For pay-per-view, you’ll need ESPN Plus — the single most important service for UFC fans, and there is also UFC Fight Pass.
For an overview of all the ways you can stream UFC, check out the following services:
Can I Watch UFC on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?
UFC’s big-time events deserve to be viewed on your biggest screen, which begs the question: Can you watch UFC on your smart TV or TV-connected streaming platform of choice? The answer is almost certainly “Yes!” All of the above services work on Roku, Apple TV, Google’s Android TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, web browsers, and gaming consoles.
UFC Without Cable Can Get a Bit Tricky
It’s tough to get all your UFC content in one place. Because of the deal UFC has with ESPN, you’d need to subscribe to ESPN Plus along with another skinny bundle that features both ESPN and ESPN2 to cover all your bases. If you have to choose, ESPN Plus is the better bet — it’s your home for the pay-per-view events that matter most in UFC.