UFC 204: Bisping vs. Henderson 2 is a decent card, but not a great one. To be honest, it could really be a UFC on Fox card if there wasn’t a belt on the line. But there is, and it’s Dan Henderson’s last change to finally obtain UFC gold before retirement. He destroyed Michael Bisping the first time they met back at UFC 100, but will he be able to do it again? I think he can, but Bisping will fight smarter than he did in their first bout. I take Bisping by decision.
The co-main slot features Vitor Belfort vs. Gegard Mousasi which could be interesting the first few minutes to watch Vitor flurry before gassing. If he can’t finish him in that time, we could be in for a snoozer of a fight. The rest of the main card features Ovince Saint Preux vs. Jimi Manuwa, Stefan Struve vs. Daniel Omielanczuk, and Mirsad Bektic vs. Russel Doane. Further down the card we have Brad Pickett vs. Iuri Alcantara and not a whole lot else of note.
How to Watch the Televised Prelims with Fight Pass
Chances are that if you’re a UFC Fight Pass subscriber you’ve tried to live stream fights through Fight Pass and received a “blacked out” message. This is because the UFC has television deals around the world in many countries, and those deals prevent the UFC from live streaming its own fights on its own streaming service. The TV stations want you to watch the fights on their station. An antiquated notion, indeed.
There is a way to skirt around this regional restriction, fortunately. A DNS service like Unlocator will trick the UFC into thinking you live somewhere else. So, if you’re in Canada and see the “blacked out” message, just plug in Unlocator‘s DNS servers on your device and then the UFC will think you live somewhere that doesn’t have any regional restrictions. The “you are blacked out” message will then be replaced with “watch now”, allowing you to watch the restricted fights through your existing Fight Pass account.
Unlocator works on any type of technology, from phones and tablets, computers and laptops, streaming devices, and you can even configure your router so every device in your home can use Unlocator‘s servers. You won’t just benefit with UFC Fight Pass, though. Unlocator supports many streaming services around the world, including Sling TV, Hulu, Netflix, and many more. Check out the Unlocator website for more details.
Unlocator is a subscription service, and if you’re new, there is a seven-day free trial available so you can see just how it works before committing. When you’re ready to sign up, Unlocator is available in month-to-month, six-month, or twelve-month subscription options. I’m a yearly subscriber to Unlocator for going on three years now and can honestly say it’s indispensable if you’re a Fight Pass subscriber and cable cutter.
Here’s How to Live Stream the Fights
UFC 204: Bisping vs. Henderson 2 kicks off this Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 6:30 PM ET on UFC Fight Pass with two preliminary fights. The Fox Sports 1 televised preliminaries start at 7 PM ET with three fights, and the main card starts at its usual time of 10 PM ET with five fights on Pay-Per-View.
Here are the devices you can use to live stream UFC 204 and all other UFC events using the UFC.TV and Fight Pass app:
If you have an Android TV device like the Nexus Player, Razer Forge TV, Nvidia Shield Android TV, or the Xiaomi Mi 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’re a subscriber to the Sling TV 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.