Lots of great fights tonight, and the action kicks off in less than an hour!
Starting with the UFC Fight Pass preliminary fights, we have Liz Carmouche vs. Katlyn Chookagian and Thiago Alves vs. Jim Miller. For the televised preliminary fights, there is Vicente Luque vs. Belal Muhammad, Tim Boetsch vs. Rafael Natal, Michael Johnson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov, and Frankie Edgar vs. Jeremy Stephens. The Pay-Per-View portion of the UFC 205 card includes Raquel Pennington vs. Miesha Tate, Yoel Romero vs. Chris Weidman, Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz, Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson, and the main event of Eddie Alvarez vs. Conor McGregor.
Even though the Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy and Kelvin Gastelum vs. Donald Cerrone fights were pulled from this card, the event still looks stacked from top to bottom. I’m actually familiar with at least one fighter in every fight! That’s a first in a long, long time.
How to Watch the Televised Prelims with Fight Pass
If you’re in the United States, the televised prelim portion of the card is available to watch on Fox Sports 1. In Canada, they’re on TSN 2. In other countries around the world where the UFC has TV deals, they will be aired on those particular channels. What I’m getting at saying is that the UFC has television deals around the world which restricts it from simultaneously live streaming its televised prelims on its very own streaming service, UFC Fight Pass.
With a DNS service like Unlocator and your UFC Fight Pass account, you can live stream tonight’s televised prelims, even if you’re getting a “blacked out” message. This can be done by using the aforementioned DNS service Unlocator to disguise where you’re located. When you alter your DNS servers, the UFC looks to see where you’re from, sees that you’re not in a country where it has a television deal, and then opens up UFC Fight Pass to you, allowing you to live stream the televised prelims when you would otherwise be subjected to its region locks.
I’ve been doing this for nearly two years now using Unlocator. It’s cheap to become a member with monthly, six-month, or twelve month subscription plans available. If you’re new to the service, you can become a member for a week for free. Unlocator is honestly an indispensable service if you’re a cable cutter and a UFC Fight Pass subscriber like me.
Unlocator is easily configured on many devices, from desktop and laptop computers, cell phones and tablets, iPhones and iPads, streaming devices, video game consoles, and even routers. Regardless of how you’re watching UFC Fight Pass, there’s an option to use Unlocator with it.
Here’s How to Live Stream the Fights
UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor kicks off at 7 PM ET on UFC Fight Pass with two fights, followed by the televised preliminary fights at 8 PM ET with four fights, concluding with the main card at 10 PM ET on Pay-Per-View with five fights.
Here are the devices to use so you don’t miss any of tonight’s action:
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.