UFC’s much-publicised vacation to Abu Dhabi sees “Fight Island” play host to a match-up that no one thought could happen, and one many fans have been longing for. Follow our guide as we explain how to watch UFC 251 and live stream Usman vs Masvidal and the rest from wherever you are in the world.
Yep, a last-gasp change of plans means Kamaru Usman will defend his UFC welterweight title in an unmissable clash with Jorge Masvidal on Saturday.
The event’s big showdown had been due to see Kamaru Usman take to the Octagon against Gilbert Burns, however the Brazilian tested positive for Covid-19, bringing about the need for a new challenger.
UFC fans in the US will likely know that ESPN+ has the rights to all of the biggest MMA fights around. That means it’s your one and only place to watch UFC 251 tonight in the US, with that massive Usman vs Masvidal main event slated to start at around 10pm ET (7pm PT) .
Your options for watching the event depend on whether or not you have already dived in and bought a subscription to ESPN+. If you haven’t, then the obvious way to go is with a UFC Bundle, costing you $84.98 – orders are already open. While that might sound like a lot, it’s not just getting you the UFC 251 PPV, but you’ll get a year-long subscription to ESPN+ (that would normally cost $50 alone) – a savings of over 25% in total.
On top of being able to stream this July’s event, a subscription to ESPN+ also opens up access to over 20 exclusive live UFC Fight Nights, alongside original content including Dana White’s Contender Series, UFC Destined, and Ariel & The Bad Guy, plus classic fights, replays, and there’s also the perk of fewer adverts.