UFC 198 is a great card, one that’s arguably better than UFC 200, even after losing the Anderson Silva vs. Uriah Hall fight due to injury. What remains is still a fantastic event.
The fights I’m looking forward to the most include Vitor Belfort vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino vs. Leslie Smith, and Corey Anderson vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua on the main card, Matt Brown vs. Demian Maia, Nate Marquardt vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos, and Rob Font vs. John Lineker on the televised prelims, and Patrick Cummins vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on the Fight Pass preliminary fights.
How to Watch the Televised Prelims and Main Card with Fight Pass
If you’re a cable cutter and a UFC Fight Pass subscriber, there is a way to catch the televised portion of tonight’s event in addition to live streaming the Fight Pass prelims and main event through your existing Fight Pass subscription.
First, you’ll need an account with Unlocator or another DNS service. This will bypass the UFC’s regional restriction on live streaming content that is simultaneously airing on television. The UFC enforces regional blackouts because it has television deals around the world. If something is airing live on TV, the UFC can’t live stream the fights on Fight Pass. However, Unlocator makes it look like you aren’t subject to the regional blackouts, allowing you to live stream televised content through Fight Pass.
Unlocator can be configured on many devices including cell phones, tablets, computers, game consoles, streaming devices, or even your computer. Configuration takes just a few minutes and you don’t need to be a technical wizard to use Unlocator, either.
Unlocator is available with a seven-day free trial if you wish to test the service before subscribing. Once you realize how awesome Unlocator is–I’m a subscriber, too–you can purchase an account in one-month, six-month, or twelve-month options.
Here’s How to Live Stream the Fights
UFC 198 kicks off tonight, Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 6:30 PM ET with three Fight Pass prelim fights, followed with four televised preliminary fights, and then the main card Pay-Per-View portion of the card begins at 10 PM ET.
Here are some of the devices on which you can use UFC Fight Pass to live stream all of the UFC 198 action:
If you have an Android TV device like the Nexus Player, Razer Forge TV, or Nvidia Shield Android TV, there is now a UFC.tv and Fight Pass app available. Simply find it in the app store and install. Many TVs also feature the Android TV operating system and these can also be used to install the UFC.tv and Fight Pass app.
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 and Fight Pass 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.tv and Fight Pass 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. Sony TVs which feature the Android TV OS also have the UFC.tv app for Fight Pass access and live streaming events.
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 and Fight Pass 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 and Fight Pass app in Blackberry’s App World.