You’ll need to subscribe to ESPN+ if you want to watch UFC 257.
The sports-focused streaming service has exclusive broadcast rights for the whole of the UFC 2021 season and it’s offering new subscribers a $40 discount on an annual membership and the UFC 257 PPV, making now the perfect time to sign up for an ESPN+ subscription if you don’t already have one.
Alone, a year’s access to ESPN+ would set you back $60 and the UFC 257 PPV would ring you $70, but ESPN+ is offering both for $90. There is a catch, though: The offer is valid up until the start of the blockbuster event at 6:15 PM ET/3:15 PM PT (Poirier vs. McGregor 2 isn’t due until around 10 PM ET/7 PM PT).
In addition to being the exclusive broadcaster of the UFC and the only legal way to tune into the UFC 257 live stream, ESPN+ is home to a slew of both live and archived MLB, MLS, NBA, and NHL content, as well as PGA Golf, Top Rank Boxing, and the United Soccer League, so it’s a no-brainer for sports fans.
What About Existing ESPN+ Subscribers?
If you’re already an ESPN+ subscriber, you’ll have to hand over the full $70 for the UFC 257 PPV. It’ll be worth it, though: Both Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor have a lot riding on this bout, with the winner set to be a serious contender in the fight for the coveted UFC Lightweight Championship title.
Poirier has a lot to prove. He’ll be looking to avenge his loss at UFC 148 back in 2014, when McGregor knocked him out on the first round, and McGregor will be keen to keep his (unofficial) title as one of the best to ever step into the octagon. Suffice to say, it’ll be action-packed — even if it only lasts five minutes.
Final UFC 257 Fight Card
The UFC 257 fight card has been subject to a lot of change over the last couple of days, with two fights canceled and one fighter disqualified yesterday alone, but it’s now final and you’ll be pleased to hear that Poirier vs. McGregor 2 is still going ahead, with McGregor the bookies’ current favorite to win.
Early Prelims (6:15 PM ET/3:15 PM PT)
- Movsar Evloev vs. Nik Lentz
- Amir Albazi vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov
Preliminary Card (8 PM ET/5 PM PT)
- Arman Tsarukyan vs. Matt Frevola
- Brad Tavares vs. Antonio Carlos Junior
- Julianna Pena vs. Sara McMann
- Khalil Rountree Jr. vs. Marcin Prachnio
Main Card (10 PM ET/7 PM PT)
- Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor
- Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler
- Jessica Eye vs. Joanne Calderwood
- Andrew Sanchez vs. Makhmud Muradov
- Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Ribas