How to Stream UFC on Fox 8 Johnson vs. Moraga

This weekend kicks off a big stretch of events for the UFC, starting today with UFC on Fox 8 Johnson vs. Moraga. The headliner is a title bout between two flyweights, but I wouldn’t necessarily call it the biggest fight on the card, no pun intended. Other notable fights to look out for are matches between Rory MacDonald and Jake Ellenberger, Robbie Lawler vs. Bobby Voelker, and Liz Carmouche against Jessica Andrade. On the undercard, look for Melvin Guillard vs. Mac Danzig and Daron Cruickshank against Yves Edwards, among others.

The preliminary fights start at 5PM EST and the main card kicks off at 8PM EST and should wrap up by 10PM EST. While tonight’s card is available for free on Fox, there are many other ways to watch it if you don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, or an OTA (over-the-air) setup at your home. Here are a few of the ways you can live stream UFC on Fox 8:

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

If you have a Roku, you can download the app which links to your account on the 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 app which, like the Roku, can connect to your account and stream the fights to your television.

USTVNow, NimbleTV, etc.
If you subscribe to one of the online live TV streaming services like USTVNow, Nimble TV, or Aereo, the fights will be available to watch by simply tuning into the Fox station in the respective service. The preliminary fights are available as well depending on which package you subscribe to, and those can be found on FX.

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.

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

UFC 162 was this past weekend, and it was also the first time that I was able to use the channel on my Roku. I ended up watching the fights at my brother’s house, so I was unable to stream the event live, but I did come home and watch the post-fight press conference on my Roku. Hopefully in the very near future I will be able to stream an event live to get the full experience of on the Roku, but I can say that I was pleased with what little time I did spend using the Roku’s channel.

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UFC Raises the Prices of Fights on its Service

I can’t say when exactly this happened for certain, but while checking out the upcoming UFC 162 card on the website I noticed that it had undergone a complete redesign. It must have been an expensive one, because I also noticed that all the prices for its fights have gone up.

I’m not sure if this is specific to Canadians like myself or if Americans were affected as well, but the cost of a Pay-Per-View event on the website used to be $49.99. The quality was HD though you could choose higher or lower qualities depending on your connection speed. Fights that were otherwise free if you had a cable or satellite subscription (such as UFC on Fox, FX, or Fuel) were priced at $9.99. Preliminary fights for any event were priced at $1.99.

A quick look through the revamped website shows that PPV events are now available in two options: $59.99 for high definition quality or $49.99 for standard definition quality. For the Fox/Fuel/FX fight cards, buyers will now be charged $12.99 for HD or $9.99 for SD. Prelim fights remain at $1.99.

All joking aside about the UFC needing to pay for its site’s redesign, I wouldn’t be surprised if the UFC felt pressure from the cable and satellite companies to put its prices in line with what they’re charging. Now there’s no difference in price whether you’re paying for the fights via or your Rogers cable or Bell satellite service. Fortunately, it’s still possible to order events via the UFC’s YouTube page and pay the old price of $49.99.