How To Watch UFC in 2021: Lewis vs. Gane, Makhachev vs. Moisés, Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw, and More

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Looking for the best way to live stream UFC? Well, you’re in the right place because we’ve got all the details for you right here. Matchups like Lewis versus Gane, Makhachev versus Moisés, Sandhagen versus Dillashaw, and so many more are slated to take off in Summer 2021, and we’re here to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the excitement.

Thanks to the rising popularity of UFC and MMA, and the advancements in streaming technology, it’s now easier than ever to live stream UFC fights like the highly-anticipated Poirier versus McGregor 3, Lewis versus Gane, Sandhagen versus Dillashaw, and Hall versus Strickland from your computer, smartphonesmart TVgaming console, or through smart devices like Roku, Fire TV, or Apple TV. However, you must know what platforms are offering the sport in the first place.

After months of anticipation, fans sat on the edge of their seats on July 10th watching the shocking conclusion to the third Poirier versus McGregor match. The fight would see McGregor suffer a leg fracture after battling it out with Poirier in the first round, resulting in a TKO win for Poirier by way of a doctor stoppage. Although things wouldn’t end the way many fans would have liked, there’s lots more action to be had within the UFC, including a potential rematch for the two brawlers sometime in the future following McGregor’s recovery.

Up next, fans will watch Islam Makhachev step into the octagon to battle it out with Thiago Moisés on July 17, 2021. Despite the lack of name recognition, these two main card fighters for UFC Vegas 31 have been widely regarded as some of the top talents within the next generation of MMA. Machachev, who is currently on a seven-bout winning streak holds a record of 19-1, while Moisés has won his last three with a standing record of 15-4.

Stay tuned to keep up with news on the upcoming Makhachev versus Moisés fight, the hopeful rematch between Poirier and McGregor, as well as the many other fights everyone will be talking about all summer.

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Right now, there’s only one way to watch UFC fights in 2021 — a subscription to ESPN+. However, a subscription alone isn’t enough, so you have to be careful to ensure you have full access to UFC pay-per-view events. Keep reading to learn where and when to watch all of UFC’s major events in 2021, including the upcoming Fight Night featuring Makhachev versus Moisés.

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How To Watch UFC In 2021

ESPN+ is the only outlet where you can live stream UFC pay-per-view events. All UFC pay-per-view matches can be watched on ESPN+ with the $59.99 annual plan along with UFC PPV for $69.99. Some non-PPV UFC events can be viewed with ESPN+ for $5.99/month or $59.99 a year while others, like some Fight Night events, will be available on ESPN’s basic channel.

Current subscribers can purchase pay-per-view matches at any time by clicking this link and selecting “Get Now.” If you currently have a monthly plan, you can use this option to upgrade to the annual plan and receive over 25% in savings.

New ESPN+ subscribers can save more than 25% by purchasing the UFC PPV ($59.99 value) and ESPN+ annual plan ($49.99 value) for $89.98. 


$5.99/month or $59.99/year

ESPN+ and UFC 264 PPV bundle



How To Watch UFC For Free

There are, unfortunately, no streaming services offering UFC pay-per-view fights for free. However, some of UFC’s Fight Night, as well as many other events, may be watched on ESPN for free through your television provider. But if you’re really itching to watch some good fights, we suggest you pony up for the subscription. 


 How To Watch UFC If You Don’t Have ESPN+

If you want to watch UFC and don’t have ESPN+, it’s super easy to score a discount by purchasing a bundle. New ESPN+ subscribers are able to save more than 25% by purchasing the UFC PPV ($59.99 value) and ESPN+ annual plan ($49.99 value) for $89.98. 

ESPN+ and UFC PPV bundle



How to Watch UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Moises

Islam Makhachev (19-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) and Thiago Moises (15-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC) will face off in the main event at UFC Fight Night on July 17 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The 3:00 PM PT match-up can be viewed with an ESPN+ subscription.

The full lineup for the night includes:

  • Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises
  • Marion Reneau vs. Miesha Tate
  • Amir Albazi vs. Ode Osbourne
  • Sergey Morozov vs. Khalid Taha
  • Guram Kutateladze vs. Don Madge
  • Gabriel Benitez vs. Billy Quarantillo
  • Francisco Figueredo vs. Malcolm Gordon
  • Anderson dos Santos vs. Miles Johns
  • Alan Baudot vs. Rodrigo Nascimento
  • Phil Hawes vs. Deron Winn
  • Mateusz Gamrot vs. Jeremy Stephens
  • Alan Baudot vs. Rodrigo Nascimento
  • Amanda Lemos vs. Montserrat Ruiz
  • Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Daniel Rodriguez


$5.99/month or $59.99/year


How to Watch UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw

Cory Sandhagen vs. T.J. Dillashaw will square off during UFC Fight Night on July 24, 2021, at 7:00 PM PT. The Vegas-based fight can be viewed with an ESPN+ subscription.

The full main card matchups include:

  • Cory Sandhagen vs. T.J. Dillashaw
  • Punahele Soriano vs. Brendan Allen
  • Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Chris Daukaus
  • Aaron Phillips vs. Cameron Else


$5.99/month or $59.99/year


How to Watch UFC Fight Night: Hall vs. Strickland

Slated to take place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 31, 2021, at  3:00 PM PT, Uriah Hall vs. Sean Strickland can be streamed with an ESPN+ subscription.

The main card of this match includes:

  • Uriah Hall vs. Sean Strickland
  • Doo Ho Choi vs. Danny Chavez
  • Wu Yanan vs. Nicco Montano
  • Mounir Lazzez vs. Niklas Stolze
  • Kyung Ho Kang vs. Rani Yahya
  • Jinh Yu Frey vs. Ashley Yoder

ESPN+ and UFC PPV bundle



How to Watch UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane

The Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane face-off, which goes down at 3:15 PM PT on August 7, 2021, will be available via ESPN+ subscription and UFC pay-per-view purchase.

This major PPV match includes:

  • Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane
  • Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena
  • Jose Aldo vs. Pedro Munhoz
  • Vicente Luque vs. Michael Chiesa

ESPN+ and UFC PPV bundle



How to Watch UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Gastelum

Tune in to ESPN to watch Jared Cannonier vs. Kelvin Gastelum go live from UFC Apex in Vegas on August 21, 4:00 PM PT

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