It’s really a shame that Chris Weidman had to pull out of his title fight with Chris Weidman because of his back. It’s also too bad that Jacare Souza couldn’t take his place, also due to injury. What we’re left with is a rematch between Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping, despite the first fight between the two being dominated by Rockhold, finishing Bisping with a one-arm guillotine less than a minute into the second round.
Fortunately, I will happily watch Bisping lose once again, and it doesn’t hurt that both the main card and the televised preliminary fights are composed entirely of bouts that I’m genuinely interested in watching. These include the aforementioned Luke Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping middleweight championship fight, the Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber bantamweight championship fight, along with fights between Max Holloway and Ricardo Lamas, Dan Henderson and Hector Lombard, Bobby Green and Dustin Poirier, Clay Guida and Brian Ortega, Alex Caceres and Cole Miller, Jessica Andrade and Jessica Penne, and Beneil Dariush and James Vick.
How to Watch the Televised Prelims with Fight Pass
Does the UFC have a television deal with a channel in your country of residence? If so, you won’t be able to live stream tonight’s Fox Sports 1 televised preliminary fights through your Fight Pass account. Because of these television deals around the world, the UFC must black out these fights from streaming live on Fight Pass. The television providers want you to pay for their channels, not watch the fights for free through Fight Pass.
Fortunately for us cable cutters, there’s Unlocator.
Unlocator is a DNS service that can be used with many streaming sites like Netflix, Hulu, Sling TV, and even UFC Fight Pass. Unlocator lets you access content that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to watch. For example, Unlocator will let you access Hulu if you live in the UK, or Sling TV if you’re in Australia. Unlocator also removes the blackout restrictions from your UFC Fight Pass account if you live in a country where a UFC television deal is in place.
I can recommend Unlocator because I’ve been using the service for nearly two years now. It works on everything from your computer, cell phone, tablet, streaming device, or you can even configure it on your router to ensure every device in your house is using Unlocator’s DNS services. You can literally register for Unlocator and configure the devices of your choice within minutes.
Give Unlocator a try tonight with its seven-day free trial. After you see how well it works and how easy it is to use, upgrade to the one-month, six-month, or twelve-month subscription option. It’s a must-have if you’re a cable cutter and UFC fan.
Here’s How to Live Stream the Fights
UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping II takes place today, Saturday, June 4, 2016, starting at 6:15 PM ET on UFC Fight Pass with four prelim fights. The televised prelims follow at 8 PM ET with an additional four fights, and the main card Pay-Per-View portion of the event will start at its usual time of 10 PM ET with five fights.
Here are the devices to use so you don’t miss any of the action tonight:
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 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.