Tonight, MMA fans are getting treated to what might set the UFC box office record for the year. UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 is one of the most-hyped rematches in recent memory, with rivals Conor “The Notorious” McGregor and Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier settling their score in a trilogy bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The UFC holds events almost every Saturday (with rare exceptions, such as last weekend) with one pay-per-view each month. UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 is the big PPV exhibition for this month, with the main card starting at 10 PM ET /7 PM PT. That’s the pay-per-view portion of the event, so you’ll need to sign up for ESPN+ and grab the PPV if you want to watch UFC 264 online live tonight.
Even if it doesn’t become the highest-selling UFC pay-per-view event the year (although we think it will), UFC 264 isn’t one that any MMA fan wants to miss. The headliner follows the main event at UFC 257 in January, where Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier faced off for a second time after more than six years since their last encounter. In their rematch, Poirier avenged his previous defeat by dishing out McGregor’s first TKO loss.
Afterward, Poirier was positioned for a shot at the championship (he’s currently number one on the UFC lightweight roster and was briefly the interim champ) but passed it up in favor of a trilogy bout with McGregor. We can’t blame him, considering the paycheck that awaits — especially if he wins, which will all but guarantee that the Diamond’s next bout will be for the belt. If he loses, however, then the defeat will sting all the more; he’ll not only have lost two out of three against his rival, but he’ll have to claw his way back up to be in position for a title contest again.
How Do You Watch UFC 264 on TV?
You will still need to buy pay-per-view access if you want to watch UFC 264 on your TV. If you already have a smart TV, you can go to the app on your home screen (or download the app if you don’t have it already) to pay the PPV fee and stream the fight instantly.
All UFC Fight Nights and PPV events can be streamed live on UFC Fight Pass at the price 5.5 USD/month and up. You also get access to the UFC Fight Library and exclusive original series and shows.
To watch UFC on UFC Fight Pass: Get ExpressVPN and connect to a VPN server location. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat. Go to UFC Fight Pass and subscribe. Enjoy the fight!
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How to watch Live stream UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 on ESPN+ PPV
UFC PPV events are exclusive to ESPN+ PPV in the U.S. Existing yearly ESPN+ subscribers can stream PPV fights for 70 USD, while monthly subscribers can either buy UFC PPV for 70 USD on its own or upgrade to an annual plan and buy UFC PPV for 90 USD. New users can buy the PPV and a one-year ESPN+ subscription for 90 USD.
If you don’t want to purchase the main PPV event, you can tune in to the early prelims and prelims live on ESPN+, which costs 6 USD/month. ESPN+ is also available in a bundle with Disney+ and Hulus on-demand service for 13 USD/month.
To watch UFC live on ESPN+:Get ExpressVPN and connect to a server location in the U.S. Head to ESPN+ PPV (70 USD and up) to purchase the fight or go to ESPN+ (6 USD/month) to buy the prelims only. You will need to supply a valid U.S. postal code (e.g., 10001, 48104). Enjoy the stream!
How to Stream UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 Prelims live online on ESPN
You can tune in to UFC 264 Prelims and Early Prelims live on ESPN. ESPN Deportes at cost of 10 USD/month and up, available as an add-on for Sling or Hulu, will provide a Spanish simulcast of the fight. You can watch the stream using various free trials (AT&T TV Now does not offer a free trial).To watch UFC 264 live on ESPN:Get ExpressVPN and connect to a server location in the U.S.
Head to fuboTV (65 USD/month), YouTube TV (65 USD/month), Sling TV Orange (10 USD/month and up), Hulu+Live TV (65 USD/month), or AT&T TV Now (70 USD/month, no free trial) and sign up. You may need a valid U.S. ZIP code to subscribe (e.g. 08012, 60061) Enjoy the stream!
How to Stream UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 Prelims live on ESPN+
You can tune in to UFC 264 Prelims and Early Prelims live on ESPN+, which costs 6 USD/month. ESPN+ is also available in a bundle with Disney+ and Hulu’s on-demand service for 13 USD/month. To watch UFC live on ESPN+: Get ExpressVPN and connect to a server location in the U.S. Head to ESPN+ and sign up. You will need to supply a valid U.S. postal code (e.g., 10001, 48104).Enjoy the UFC stream!
How to watch UFC 264 live on BT Sport Box Office
BT Sport Box Office has exclusive rights to UFC events in the UK. You will need to have a working TV box from BT TV, Sky, or Virgin Media. BT Sport Box Office is on Sky channel 490, BT channel 494, and in the live events section on Virgin Media. If you’ve bought the PPV event with a UK credit or debit card, you will be able to watch using the BT Sport Box Office app.
Sky TV and Virgin TV subscribers can also purchase the fight from BT TV. Note that these services also require specialized TV boxes. If you do not have a TV box from BT TV, Sky TV, or Virgin TV, use the UFC Fight Pass stream.
Watch UFC highlights on YouTube
Check out the latest highlights, news, interviews, practices, conferences, and previews on the Ultimate Fighting Championship YouTube channel.
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Even thought the UFC management has announced that a limited number of spectators will be allowed into the arena, it will probably not be hosting full capacity keeping in mind COVID-19 SOPs and precautions. This marks the first time since March that UFC has allowed fans into the arena.
Moreover, since T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada has been declared as the safe zone, a statement has declared saying, “The triple header will see three mega-fights, utilizing USA’s proven ‘safe zone’ concept to protect the health and safety of all delegates, spectators, crew and media.”
Tickets are ranging from £105 up to over £1,100