How to Live Stream UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields

I kind of like having these UFC Fight Nights to break up the monotony of the week, and tonight it’s UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields!

I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that if you hate when guys go to the ground, you might want to skip the main event which features Demian Maia against Jake Shields, though if you can appreciate talented BJJ guys doing work on the ground, it should be a good match.

The rest of the card features a bunch of Brazilian guys who you may not have heard of, though names like Erick Silva, Rousimar Palhares and Thiago Silva should be recognizable, as should be the names of UFC vets Dong Hyun “Stun Gun” Kim, Matt “The Hammer” Hammil and Team Alpha Male member TJ Dillashaw.

If I had to choose Fight of the Night already, I’d have to say Fabio Maldonado vs. Joey Beltran. These guys WILL stand in the middle of the Octogon and punch each other until one goes down. Fabio is notorious for not going down, so I’m going to say he takes this fight by TKO.

Enough about the fights though. By this point, you’re probably wondering how to live stream UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields without traditional cable or satellite television? If you’re a cable cutter like me, these are your options:

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.

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.

How to Live Stream UFC 165 Jones vs. Gustafsson

Tonight the UFC returns to Ontario, Canada for UFC 165, and once again Jon “Bones” Jones will be defending his belt in Toronto, this time against Alexander Gustafsson.  I don’t expect “The Mauler” to put up much of a fight against the champ, but if Anderson Silva can be taken out, so can Jon Jones. Other fights on the card include Renan Barao defending his interim bantamweight belt against Eddie Wineland, Brendan “Big Brown” Schaub will take on Matt “Meathead” Mitrione,  Costa Philippou meets Francis Carmont in a fight that should definitely be a snoozer, and Pat Healy will face off against Khabib Nurmagomedov to round out the main card.

The first preliminary card kicks off at 6:15PM EST for free on Facebook and YouTube, with the televised preliminaries starting at 8PM EST, and the PPV portion of the card taking place at 10PM EST. Here’s how you can watch everything:

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

UFC.tv Roku Channel Review

UFC 162 was this past weekend, and it was also the first time that I was able to use the UFC.tv 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 UFC.tv on the Roku, but I can say that I was pleased with what little time I did spend using the Roku’s UFC.tv channel.

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How to Stream UFC 162 Silva vs. Weidman

The much-anticipated match between middleweight champion Anderson Silva and undefeated contender Chris Weidman is finally happening this weekend at UFC 162. The card is packed with a lot of other big names including Frankie Edgar, Chris Leben, Mark Munoz, and Tim Boetsch, among others. But how are you going to watch it if you don’t have cable? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.

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 at a cheaper price compared to the UFC.tv service. Does it make sense? Nope, but it’ll save you some money.

UFC Raises the Prices of Fights on its UFC.tv Service

I can’t say when exactly this happened for certain, but while checking out the upcoming UFC 162 card on the UFC.tv 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 UFC.tv 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 UFC.tv 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 UFC.tv prices in line with what they’re charging. Now there’s no difference in price whether you’re paying for the fights via UFC.tv 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.