There’s yet another UFC event this weekend after a two-week layoff, featuring some decent fights considering it’s a free card. The fights I’m interested in include Thomas Almeida vs. Cody Garbrandt in the main event, Renan Barao vs. Jeremy Stephens in the co-main slot, along with Tarec Saffiedine vs. Rick Story, Lorenz Larkin vs. Jorge Masvidal, Josh Burkman vs. Paul Felder, Jessica Eye vs. Sara McMann, Jordan Rinaldi vs. Abel Trujillo, and Bryan Caraway vs. Aljamain Sterling making up a handful of the preliminary bouts.
How to Watch the Televised Prelims and Main Card with Fight Pass
If you’re in a country that the UFC has a television deal with, you’ll find that live streaming the fights through your Fight Pass account isn’t possible. In America, this TV deal is with Fox. In Canada, it’s with TSN. If the fights are airing live on TV, chances are you won’t be able to live stream them.
That is, unless you use a DNS service like Unlocator.
Unlocator is a service that many people use to access American Netflix from outside the USA, or to stream Hulu when they don’t live in the United States. This DNS service can also be used to open up Fight Pass to allow live streaming of otherwise blacked out events. This is achieved by making it look like you live in a country where the UFC has no television deals.
You might be thinking such magic will be hard to configure if you’re not a technological wizard, but that’s not the case. Unlocator is easily configured on virtually any device including computers, routers, cell phones, tablets, and streaming devices. You can literally be ready to use Unlocator within minutes.
You probably think such a service must cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars per month to access, but that’s not the case. Unlocator is available to test drive with a seven-day free trial, or you can subscribe for well under $10 per month. Six-month and yearly plans are also available when you realize how well Unlocator and Fight Pass go together.
Here’s How to Live Stream the Fights
The fights kick off tomorrow night on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 6 PM ET with two UFC Fight Pass preliminary fights, followed by four televised preliminary fights at 7 PM ET, concluding with six fights on the main card at 9 PM ET.
Here are many of the devices you can use in addition to your computer to live stream tonight’s fights:
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’re a subscriber to the PlayStation Vue television streaming service, you’ll be able to watch the televised preliminary fights and the main card on the Fox Sports 1 channel.
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.