Tonight’s card was supposed to feature Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson and Lyoto Machida vs. Dan Henderson, but Tony got hurt and Lyoto got popped for taking a banned substance, so both of those fights have been taken off the card. Fortunately what remains is still decent.
The new main event for tonight’s fights is Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira, with Rose Namajunas vs. Tecia Torres in the co-main slot. Darrell Horcher vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov and Hacran Dias vs. Cub Swanson round out the main card.
Other fights to keep an eye on include Michael Chiesa vs. Beneil Dariush, Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington, Court McGee vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio, and John Dodson vs. Manny Gamburyan.
How to Watch the Televised Prelims and Main Card with Fight Pass
I go through this for every event, so I’ll try to keep it as brief as possible.
The UFC has television deals around the world that requires it to black out fights from streaming live on Fight Pass. The United States and Canada are two such countries where these regional restrictions exist. Fortunately, you can make it look like you live in a country where there are no television deals, allowing you to live stream the fights with your existing Fight Pass account.
You can spoof your location by using a DNS service. DNS services are used by many people to access content that isn’t available in their country. People outside of America do this to access Hulu, Netflix, Sling TV, etc. and you can also use a DNS service to watch live fights in Fight Pass that are otherwise blacked out.
I highly recommend the Unlocator DNS service, as I’ve used them for going on two years now and I’ve never had an issue. It’s quick and easy to configure the service on a variety of devices (routers, computers, streaming devices, cell phones, tablets, etc.) and you can be up and running in minutes. Unlocator is available with a seven-day free trial, or you can subscribe with a one-month, six-month, or twelve-month plan.
Here’s How to Live Stream the Fights
Tonight’s fights begin with four Fight Pass preliminary fights at 4 PM ET, followed by four televised prelim fights at 6 PM ET, and four main card fights at 8 PM ET.
Want to watch tonight’s fights live? Use one of these devices to do it:
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.
Have an antenna in your house? Connect it to your TV and tune it to your local Fox affiliate and you should be able to watch the televised preliminary fights and the main card for free! Best of all, high definition OTA broadcasts are often much less compressed than what you’d be watching on a cable or satellite package. This means the picture will typically look better, and it’s free!