Just one week after UFC 194 we have another great card that you can’t miss. The headliner is another title fight, this time between 155 lb. lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. The co-main event is a bout between Junior Dos Santos and Alistair Overeem, which is interesting because this is the last fight on Overeem’s contract. Rounding out the main card we have the return of Nate Diaz who will be taking on Michael Johnson, and Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Randa Markos will kick off the main card. The preliminary fights also have a number of recognizable names, including fights with Myles Jury vs. Charles Oliveira, C.B. Dollaway vs. Nate Marquardt, Sarah Kaufman vs. Valentina Shevchenko, Tamdan McCrory vs. Josh Samman, Danny Castillo vs. Nik Lentz, and Jim Alers vs. Cole Miller.
How to Watch the Televised Prelims and Main Card with Fight Pass
This is a televised event and not a Fight Pass exclusive, which means that most cable cutters around the world will have to contend with the UFC’s regional restrictions. If you’re in a country where UFC blackouts apply, you will be unable to live stream UFC on Fox 17 with your Fight Pass account. That is, unless you use a DNS service like Unlocator.
In layman’s terms, a DNS service makes it appear as if you’re located somewhere where you aren’t. With Unlocator, you can make it look like you’re located in an area where the UFC regional blackouts don’t apply. So, once configured, the otherwise blacked out fights become unlocked. You can then live stream both the televised prelims and the main card through your existing Fight Pass account.
I’ve been an Unlocator subscriber for as long as I’ve had a Fight Pass account. Sure, the archive of past MMA and UFC events is nice, but I want to live stream all events through Fight Pass. Unlocator–with it’s seven-day free trial, month-to-month, six-month, or year-long subscriptions allow you to do exactly that.
Make the Event More Fun with DraftKings
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Here’s How to Live Stream the Fights
UFC on Fox 17 kicks off Saturday, December 17, 2015 at 3:30 PM ET with three preliminary fights, followed by the televised prelims at 5:00 PM ET, and then the main card starts at 8:00 PM ET. The whole thing should be wrapped up by 10 or 11:00 PM ET, leaving you enough time to hit the bars afterwards.
Here’s a list of the devices you can use to live stream all of the UFC on Fox 17 fights with your Fight Pass and Unlocator combination:
If you have an Android TV device like the Nexus Player, Razer Forge TV, or Nvidia Shield Android TV, there is now a UFC Fight Pass app available. Simply find it in the app store and install.
Amazon Fire TV
There is now an official UFC.tv and Fight Pass app available for all of the Amazon Fire TV devices. Install via the device’s app store.
If you have a Google Chromecast, you can stream the event to your Chromecast through your Apple iPhone or iPad or with your Android device through the UFC.tv app, or by visiting the UFC.tv website on your computer.
If you have a Roku, you can download the UFC.tv and Fight Pass app to watch the fights on your television.
Download the official UFC.tv and Fight Pass app for the Apple TV to watch UFC and Fight Pass content on your television without the need to use AirPlay from your web browser or iOS device.
If you have an Xbox Live Gold account, you can download the UFC app and watch live events directly from your Xbox 360 your Xbox One console.
You can watch live UFC events on your Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 through the Sony Entertainment Network. You will need to install the Live Events Viewer on your PS3 or PS4 to watch the fights live.
If you have an LG or Samsung smart TV, search for “UFC” in the television’s app store to download the UFC.tv and Fight Pass app to stream the fights live.
Smart Phones and Tablets
This is probably the least ideal way to watch a UFC event, but if you’re stuck and need to watch the fights on your phone or tablet, simply download the UFC.tv app from Apple’s App Store for your iOS device, via Google Play for your Android device, or if you’re a one of those poor souls using a Blackberry, you can also find a UFC.tv app in Blackberry’s App World.