How to Live Stream UFC Fight Night Macao: Kim vs. Hathaway

I’m getting really annoyed with how the UFC is choosing to name its events. This particular event is actually The Ultimate Fighter: China Finale, but it’s billed as UFC Fight Night: Macao. However, it’s not following the (albeit unofficial) numbering system of UFC Fight Night cards. The last UFC Fight Night event was UFC Fight Night 36: Machida vs. Mousasi and UFC Fight Night 37 is Gustafsson vs. Manuwa. So what does that make this card, UFC Fight Night 36.5: Kim vs. Hathaway?

The answer is: I’m spending way too much time thinking about this card considering the main event features Dong Hyun Kim and John Hathaway. Nothing against the guys, but it’s not a fight with a lot on the line in terms of title contention. That being said, I am looking forward to Matt Mitrione vs. Shawn Jordan which should end in a knockout, and Nam Phan vs. Vaughan Lee should be entertaining. Hatsu Hioki and Ivan Menjivar should be…well, I recognize their names, so there’s that. The rest of the card is populated with fighters who no one knows because they’re from The Ultimate Fighter: China show, but at least this is a way to get introduced to them.

If you plan on watching this event live, keep in mind you NEED a UFC Fight Pass subscription to watch it. The free trial is now over, so you’ll need to pony up the $9.99 per month to gain access to the fight, but fortunately there’s a lot of other good content on UFC Fight Pass that comes along with this fight card.

The start time for UFC Fight Night 36.5: Kim vs. Hathaway is at 6:15AM EST with the preliminary fights and the the main card kicks off at 8AM EST. Yes, this is crazy early, but like I said after the last early card, if you’re an adult, getting up early to watch fights on a Saturday morning will give you the same sort of feeling you got when you were a kid who woke up early on Saturday mornings for cartoons.

How to Live Stream UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann

It doesn’t even seem like that long ago that Ronda Rousey fought and now she’s back headlining a Pay-Per-View again. This time, she’s taking on Sara McMann. I think the quick turnaround for Rousey is because both her and McMann are Olympic medalists (Rousey won bronze in judo; McMann won silver in wrestling) and they’re fighting while the winter Olympics are still going on.

Also on the card is Daniel Cormier who will not be fighting Rashad Evans like originally planned. Evans had to pull out due to injury, and on nine days notice, Patrick Cummins stepped in. Cummins, who lost his job as a barista to take this fight, will be making his UFC debut.

The action begins on UFC Fight Pass at 7PM EST with two early prelims which are free for UFC Fight Pass subscribers. These fights are followed by the preliminary card at 8PM EST which is available to purchase for a nominal fee via UFC.tv, and the night is capped off with the main card at 10PM EST which can also be purchased via UFC.tv, YouTube, and Ustream.

Apple TV
Whether you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, you can download the UFC.tv app to your device and then stream it to your Apple TV via Airplay to watch it on your TV.

Roku
If you have a Roku, you can download the UFC.tv app which links to your account on the UFC.tv website and will allow you to stream events on your Roku.

Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-Ray Players
Go to Samsung’s version of the app store if your hardware supports it and you’ll find a UFC.tv app which, like the Roku, can connect to your UFC.tv account and stream the fights to your television.

YouTube
If you have a laptop to connect to your TV for a few hours, or if you want to sit in front of your computer to watch the fights, you can stream them via the UFC’s YouTube account. Your smart TV may also have a YouTube app on it.

Xbox
If you have an Xbox Live Gold account, you can download the UFC app and watch live events directly from your Xbox 360 your Xbox One console.

Playstation
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.

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 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 app in Blackberry’s App World.

How to Live Stream UFC Fight Night 36: Machida vs. Mousasi

After a weekend with no fights, the UFC is back this long weekend to kick of a six-week stretch of fights with a free card live from Brazil: UFC Fight Night 36: Machida vs. Mousasi.

As I said, this is a free card, and it’s from Brazil. Typically that means we’ll get a main event headlined by two guys relatively well-known to fight fans with the remainder of the card populated by a bunch of unknown Brazilians. This card is a little different, fortunately. Some say Fight Night 36 is more stacked than next week’s UFC 170 Pay-Per-View, but I’m not sure either card is that fantastic.

In addition to the main event there are a few recognizable faces and exciting fighters competing at UFC Fight Night 36. This includes Strikeforce vet Jacare Souza who takes on GSP protege Francis Carmont; Erick Silva will meet UFC newcomer Takenori Sata; and Charles Oliveira will battle Andy Ogle. The rest of the card is populated with guys I’m not too familiar with, though I do recognize the names of Rodrigo Damm, Iuri Alcantara,  Wilson Reis, and Maximo Blanco.

The action begins at 7:30PM EST with the UFC Fight Pass preliminary fights followed by the main event at 10:30PM EST which can be purchased on UFC.tv or UFC Fight Pass for a small fee.

Apple TV
Whether you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, you can download the UFC.tv app to your device and then stream it to your Apple TV via Airplay to watch it on your TV.

Roku
If you have a Roku, you can download the UFC.tv app which links to your UFC.tv and UFC Fight Pass accounts and will allow you to stream events on your Roku.

Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-Ray Players
Go to Samsung’s version of the app store if your hardware supports it and you’ll find a UFC.tv app which, like the Roku, can connect to your UFC.tv account and stream the fights to your television.

YouTube
If you have a laptop to connect to your TV for a few hours, or if you want to sit in front of your computer to watch the fights, you can stream them via the UFC’s YouTube account. Your smart TV may also have a YouTube app on it.

Xbox
If you have an Xbox Live Gold account, you can download the UFC app and watch live events directly from your Xbox 360 your Xbox One console.

Playstation
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.

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 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 app in Blackberry’s App World.

UFC Fight Pass Now Available on iOS and Android Devices

If you’ve been waiting for a UFC Fight Pass app for Android smartphones or for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, the wait is over.

However, don’t go looking for a UFC Fight Pass app in Apple’s App Store or Google Play, because it’s not there. Instead, UFC.tv apps were updated recently and discretely for Android and iOS devices, and Fight Pass is now a menu option within the UFC.tv app.

From within the UFC.tv app, you will find a Fight Pass option where you can access a wide range of content categorized for easy browsing. On Android devices this is broken down into Live Events, Originals, TV Shows, and Fight Library. I haven’t done an in-depth comparison between the UFC Fight Pass website and the iOS versions, but I’d imagine these options are the same across platforms.

After spending a few minutes looking through UFC Fight Pass via the UFC.tv app on my Nexus 5, I can see that a lot more content has been added since I first reviewed the service. The one thing that jumped out at me is that all seasons of The Ultimate Fighter are available to stream, though not the latest season which features Canadian fighters against Australians.

I also fired up my Roku to see if that app had been updated as well, and while it did say the app was updated on February 6, 2014, there’s nothing within the UFC.tv app on the Roku that allows you to browse UFC Fight Pass as easily as you can on Android and iOS devices.

How to Live Stream UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber

I’m not sure why, but I’m not too excited for this card, which is a little strange. UFC 169 has two title fights as main and co-main events, which should be reason enough to get me pumped up, but I’m not.

Maybe this is because the title fights involve two of the lower weight classes in the men’s division. Maybe it’s because I don’t think either of the champions has much of a challenge on their hands. Faber has already faced Barao and lost, and despite the UFC trying to sell Ricardo Lamas as a legit contender for Jose Aldo, I don’t see it. If Aldo wins on Saturday, I think it’s about time he gives up the belt and moves up a weight class since he’s cleaned out the division.

The fight I’m really interested in is Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem. Both guys are on losing streaks and it’s easy to speculate that whoever loses will be handed their walking papers by the UFC.

Rounding out the main card is John Lineker against Ali Bagautinov and Jamie Varner vs. Abel Trujillo.

The action begins on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 PM EST with the early prelims which are free for UFC Fight Pass subscribers. These fights are followed by the preliminary card at 8PM EST which is available to purchase for a nominal fee via UFC.tv, and the night is capped off with the main card at 10PM EST which can also be purchased via UFC.tv, YouTube, and Ustream.

Apple TV
Whether you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, you can download the UFC.tv app to your device and then stream it to your Apple TV via Airplay to watch it on your TV.

Roku
If you have a Roku, you can download the UFC.tv app which links to your account on the UFC.tv website and will allow you to stream events on your Roku.

Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-Ray Players
Go to Samsung’s version of the app store if your hardware supports it and you’ll find a UFC.tv app which, like the Roku, can connect to your UFC.tv account and stream the fights to your television.

YouTube
If you have a laptop to connect to your TV for a few hours, or if you want to sit in front of your computer to watch the fights, you can stream them via the UFC’s YouTube account. Your smart TV may also have a YouTube app on it.

Xbox
If you have an Xbox Live Gold account, you can download the UFC app and watch live events directly from your Xbox 360 your Xbox One console.

Playstation
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.

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 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 app in Blackberry’s App World.

How to Live Stream UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou

There’s no better way to get over hump day than with some fights.

Tonight, it’s a UFC Fight Night card headlined with a five-round bout between former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold and Costas Philippou. Other notable fights on the card include Lorenz Larkin vs. Brad Tavares, Team Alpha Male member TJ Dillashaw takes on Mike Easton, Yoel Romero meets Derek Brunson, John Moraga will take on Dustin Ortiz, and Cole Miller will fight Sam Sicilia.

The fights start at 4PM EST with the UFC Fight Pass prelims, followed by the regular preliminary fights at 5PM EST, and the main card at 7PM EST.

Here’s how you can watch all the action:

Apple TV
Whether you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, you can download the UFC.tv app to your device and then stream it to your Apple TV via Airplay to watch it on your TV.

Roku
If you have a Roku, you can download the UFC.tv app which links to your account on the UFC.tv website and will allow you to stream events on your Roku.

Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-Ray Players
Go to Samsung’s version of the app store if your hardware supports it and you’ll find a UFC.tv app which, like the Roku, can connect to your UFC.tv account and stream the fights to your television.

YouTube
If you have a laptop to connect to your TV for a few hours, or if you want to sit in front of your computer to watch the fights, you can stream them via the UFC’s YouTube account. Your smart TV may also have a YouTube app on it.

Xbox
If you have an Xbox Live Gold account, you can download the UFC app and watch live events directly from your Xbox 360 your Xbox One console.

Playstation
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.

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 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 app in Blackberry’s App World.

How to Get UFC Fight Pass on Roku

Wondering when UFC Fight Pass will make its way to the Roku? Turns out that it’s already available. Kind of.

I touched on this on Saturday when I was watching UFC Fight Night 34: Saffiedine vs. Lim. Technically the fight card was to be available on the new UFC Fight Pass digital network, which is essentially just a rebranding of the UFC.tv service. However, UFC Fight Pass subscribers found that if they loaded up the UFC.tv app on their Roku boxes, they could access the fights–both the prelims and the main card. This is likely because the UFC is taking its time transitioning the UFC.tv service into UFC Fight Pass.

After UFC Fight Night 34 was over, I figured I would explore the UFC.tv app a little further. Before the UFC Fight Pass network was announced, the UFC.tv channel on the Roku had a lot of fights that I could buy for a nominal fee if I wanted to watch them. But, with a UFC Fight Pass subscription, all the fights are supposed to be free. Fortunately, just as I suspected, all of the fights that once cost money through UFC.tv were now free.

Give it a try if you’ve signed up for UFC Fight Pass. You’ll find that through the UFC.tv channel on your Roku you can access the library of fights that are currently available through the service. After UFC Fight Night 34 ended, I spent the rest of the morning going through old fights, free of charge.

When browsing the UFC.tv/UFC Fight Pass library on the Roku, you’ll discover that not all the content is available. You’ll find a lot more stuff through the UFC Fight Pass website, but there is quite a bit accessible through the UFC.tv channel on the Roku. You can also search for specific fighters or fights.

I figured that if this worked with the Roku, it would work on my Android phone as well, but no such luck. I wasn’t able to access the library of older fights through my Android, so Android users will have to wait for an official app to launch. I suspect that iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod) users and Blackberry owners will have to wait for a UFC Fight Pass app as well, though I haven’t tested with those devices.

How to Live Stream UFC Fight Night 34: Saffiedine vs. Lim

Just a quick post to say that if you’ve subscribed to UFC Fight Pass and you want to watch UFC Fight Night 34: Saffiedine vs. Lim, you can do so through the UFC.TV app. I’m currently watching the fights on my Roku!

UFC Fight Pass Review

The UFC’s “digital network” was finally revealed last Saturday. It’s called UFC Fight Pass and it’s essentially Netflix for the UFC. It costs $9.99 per month and as a subscriber you will have access to a wide range of content from the UFC and other organizations Zuffa has owned over the years.

As of right now, UFC Fight Pass is only available via your web browser, but it will almost certainly be ported over to Roku boxes, Apple TV, along with Android, iOS, and Blackberry devices, and to video game consoles like the Xbox One and Playstation 4 in the future.

Continue reading UFC Fight Pass Review

Daily Links for December 23, 2013

I’ve got a few interesting links for today, but you’ll also want to check back tomorrow for my review of the Raspberry Pi as an affordable media player. It wasn’t as amazing as I hoped it would be, but there’s definitely a wide range of people out there who would be very happy with one. I’ll leave it at that for now. On with the links!

YouTube Now Available on Roku – Not sure why it took so long for Roku to finally get an official YouTube app, but it’s finally out. Currently it’s available for Roku 3 devices, but support for others is on the way. (Via Engadget)

Hulu Plans to Add More Original Content – Things are going well for Hulu. It has more than 5 million subscribers and it plans to add even more original content. I guess people are actually watching The Awesomes and The Wrong Mans. (Via Engadget)

Apple TV and Roku Dominate Media Streaming Market – The Apple TV and Roku devices combined control a staggering 80% of the streaming device market. I suspect that as Chromecast adds support for more apps, this number will dip a little bit, but aside from Google’s media streamer, I don’t see anyone else making a dent in that number. (Via iPhone in Canada)

UFC Fight Pass Pricing Revealed – I wrote about the UFC’s upcoming digital network last week, and a few details have started to leak out. First, it will be called UFC Fight Pass. Secondly, it will be priced at $9.99 per month, slightly above what Netflix and Hulu charge per month. Subscribers will be able to choose content from four categories: live events, event replays and UFC fight library, TV shows, and original content. (Via MMA Junkie)