If you’re a fan of fighting and the UFC and you own a FireStick, you probably want to know how to combine your passion and watch UFC 279 on FireStick. After all, the FireStick is an exceptional entertainment tool that can easily achieve this. But without knowing exactly what you need to do, it can be difficult to access UFC on FireStick, including those critical title fights and PPV events.
I mean, sure, you can catch the highlights on your regular cable channel or even read news articles online to learn who won and who lost. But we all know that’s not the same. As a fan, you want to catch all of the action while it’s happening and see amazing moves live on your TV.
What Is the UFC?
This explanation may not be necessary, but for anyone unfamiliar with the global phenomenon of the UFC, here goes: The UFC, the Ultimate Fighting Championship, is where all of the best mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters gather.
With matches broadcast worldwide (130 countries and counting), you can find the best boxers, wrestlers, martial artists, and more going toe-to-toe in no-holds-barred slugfest action. With many fights broadcast via full HD streaming, it’s possible to get close to the action by watching everything on your home screen quickly and easily.
While we’d all like to be at the events in person, paying exorbitant ticket prices and dealing with crowds of people are things that may make you reconsider. Plus, UFC events are often held in distant locations, so simply getting to them can be difficult.
Any sports fan knows that if they can’t attend events in person, they need to be able to watch those events live. Fortunately, there are ways to watch UFC PPV title fights without breaking the bank, and some ways are even free.
Read on to learn how to watch UFC on FireStick, including UFC PPV, through different streaming services.
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How to Watch UFC 279 on FireStick
You can watch UFC on your simple yet powerful device if you have the Amazon FireStick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube. The Amazon FireStick is extremely flexible. You can extend its capabilities past the entertainment it natively offers.
To do this, you need to install an app, which I’ll explain how to do in detail below. I’ll also discuss which app is best for watching UFC PPV events and which is best for normal UFC events that are not title fights. I’ll also offer guidance on whether these apps are free or how much you need to pay to use them.
MMA fans may want to bookmark or save this article. We have answers to all of the questions that will come up as you proceed to watch UFC on FireStick, so you may wish to come back and read more.
Watching UFC 279: Chimaev vs. Diaz
September 10 is the date to watch out for. It’s when UFC 279 hits our screens. This UFC PPV match will see Khamzat Chimaev going against Nate Diaz in the welterweight bout. It’s going to be another nail-biter this weekend.
UFC is heading back to Las Vegas this weekend. The 28-year-old Khamzat Chimaev is up against 37-year-old Nate Diaz in the welterweight bout. Nate Diaz has had a terrible run in UFC in the last few years. The fighter won only one bout in the last six years. His rival is an unbeaten future star − Chimaev, and the odds are massively against Diaz on a Saturday night.
Diaz (20-13) is one of the most popular fighters in MMA history and is heading toward the final obligation on his UFC contract. It won’t be easy for him to beat Chimaev (11-0) in Las Vegas. Diaz has excellent punching power, and he needs to repeat his 2016 performance against McGregor to create a chance against Diaz.
Let’s have a look at UFC 279 details.
- Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz − Welterweight bout
- Li Jingliang vs. Tony Ferguson − Welterweight bout
- Kevin Holland vs. Daniel Rodriguez − Catchweight bout
- Irene Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson − Women’s Bantamweight bout
- Johnny Walker vs. Ion Cutelaba – Light heavyweight bout
UFC 279 will take place on September 10 in the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States. You can expect to watch the preliminaries on ESPN and ESPN+, but the main card will be available to PPV subscribers or those that follow the instructions below.
How to Watch UFC 279 on FireStick or Fire TV in the US
You have multiple options to watch UFC live coverage on FireStick without cable in the US. You can get UFC Fight Pass to watch prelims, follow the UFC YouTube channel to catch highlights, and for live-action, you must subscribe to ESPN+ or get a Disney bundle to enable UFC action at home.
1. UFC Fight Pass (Prelims)
You can access Fight Pass on your FireStick through the UFC app.
1. From the FireStick home screen, go to Find and then Search.
2. Type Ufc, then scroll below the virtual keyboard and select Ufc Fight Pass.
3. Find UFC among Apps & Games and select it. Then select Get or Download to install it on your device.
4. When it has finished being installed, Open the app to launch it.
5. Click on the account avatar in the top right to sign in or purchase a subscription.
2. ESPN+ (UFC live coverage)
ESPN won’t give you PPV events. For those, you need ESPN+. However, ESPN+ doesn’t work outside of the US. If you live in another country, you need to connect to a VPN server in the US in order to watch UFC.
ESPN+ has plans for $6.99/month or $69.99/year, but it does have a free trial that you can use to test the service. The free trial may be all you need if you’re only interested in the UFC 276 match.
To access ESPN+, visit the ESPN+ website on any device (after connecting to a VPN server in the US). Select Sign Up Now and follow the instructions to activate your subscription.
On your FireStick, use the search function as previously demonstrated to find and install the ESPN+ app. Launch the app and enter your login details to start streaming live events.
3. ESPN (Prelims)
ESPN+ subscription doesn’t carry any ESPN live channel. ESPN is a great option if you want a free way to watch preliminaries. Just open Amazon Silk Browser on your device and search for ESPN. From the ESPN website home screen, you can easily navigate to the events you want to watch.
ESPN doesn’t broadcast PPV events, so you’ll need to use another app or addon if you want to catch that action. I have discussed more free options later in the guide.
4. Hulu Disney Bundle
You can bundle the ESPN+ streaming service with Disney and Hulu as well. You should visit the Hulu official website and pick your preferred plan to bundle with other Disney services. The cheapest Disney bundle starts at $14 per month, and as you add live TV channels and other add-ons, the subscription price increases. Hulu is available to download from the Amazon App Store. Follow the guide below and install the app on FireStick.
5. fuboTV (Prelims)
fuboTV is ideal for anyone looking to ditch the cable connection at home. You can stream over 250+ live TV channels, including ESPN ones, to watch UFC prelims on FireStick without cable. fuboTV pricing starts at $70 per month, and new users can opt for a free trial (1-week). The subscription also includes 250 hours of DVR storage and up to 1000 hours of DVR storage in higher plans.
Watch UFC 279 on FireStick in Canada
TSN Canada streams all the major UFC fights in the neighboring country. TSN app is not available on Amazon AppStore, and you must rely on the TSN web app via the Amazon Silk browser or sideload the Android app to watch UFC 279 fight without cable. TSN subscription is priced at CA$25 per month, and it carries a good combination of entertainment and sports content to stream on FireStick.
Stream UFC 279 on FireStick in the UK
BT Sport has the official rights to air UFC in the UK. Similar to TSN, BT Sport too doesn’t have a native app to offer on the Amazon AppStore. You can pay for BT Sport Monthly Pass at £16 per month and enjoy UFC, Cricket, Tennis, football, and other sports events on FireStick without cable. Make sure to use the Silk browser to stream the content.
Watch UFC 279 on FireStick in Austria, Germany, and Italy
If you are a true sports fan, you need to have DAZN. This is a paid app, but it offers full HD streams and is well worth the price.
DAZN is a simple and easy-to-navigate app that gives you access to the best UFC fights, PPV matches, and other MMA events like wrestling and boxing. Unfortunately, regional restrictions are a factor when using DAZN, so make sure you have a VPN handy in case you need to connect from another country.
You can find DAZN using the search function on your FireStick. Go to Find and Search as demonstrated above, then type in DAZN (just like we did for the UFC app above).
Once you’ve found it, select it and install it on your device.
Free Apps to Watch UFC 279 on FireStick
There are lots of third-party apps and add-ons that let you watch UFC PPV for free. However, as mentioned earlier, we cannot verify the legality of any of these sources. As such, we do not endorse or recommend them.
If you choose to use one of these apps, make sure you have a VPN, as there is no guarantee that these apps have the license to stream PPV events. Also, note that some apps may let you watch the preliminaries on ESPN or ESPN+, but they won’t necessarily grant you access to the PPV event. As such, you might need to experiment to find the right combination of apps for your needs.
Regardless of what you do, make sure you have a VPN enabled.
A trusted VPN service like ExpressVPN eliminates the risk of legal action in the future. Your ISP providers or the local government can’t see what you are browsing on your FireStick. Your location also remains anonymous with a hidden IP address.
Let’s see how you can connect a VPN before we start installing free apps on your Fire TV Stick.
Step 1: Subscribe to ExpressVPN HERE. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning, you can use it free for the first 30-days and if you are not satisfied with the performance (which is highly unlikely), you can ask for a full refund.
Step 2: Power ON your Fire TV Stick and go to Find followed by Search option.
Step 3: Now type “Expressvpn” (without quotes) in the search bar and select ExpressVPN when it shows up in the search results.
Step 4: Click Download to install the ExpressVPN app on Fire TV / Stick.
Step 5: Open the app and enter the login credentials that you created while buying the ExpressVPN subscription. Click Sign in.
Step 6: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That’s all. Your connection is now secure with the fastest and best VPN for FireStick.
You can also read more detailed info on using ExpressVPN with Fire TV / Stick.
Now that you have secured your internet connection, here’s the list of free apps and addons to watch UFC 279 on FireStick.
IPTV services are in trend these days. The IPTV providers come with thousands of TV channels, movies, and TV shows to watch on FireStick. The IPTV services carry the required channels to stream UFC matches on FireStick without cable.
These IPTV providers aren’t expensive as well. They are affordable in comparison to official solutions. The only issue is to identify a capable IPTV provider from the web. Don’t worry, though. You can go through my best IPTV services list and pick one for your FireStick.
Sign up for an IPTV service and use it along with IPTV players such as IPTV Smarters or TiviMate. Don’t forget to integrate ExpressVPN, though. FireStickTricks can’t confirm the licensed content on these apps. It’s better to protect yourself with a VPN on FireStick.
Third-Party Apps and Kodi Addons
If you don’t want to go with IPTV providers, I have another option for you. Using third-party video streaming apps on FireStick, you can easily watch UFC 279 matches for free on FireStick without cable.
There are several third-party streaming apps out there. I have picked up the best sports streaming apps to watch UFC matches on FireStick. If you don’t find the content on your favorite third-party app, you can always install another one from my list. They are free. There is no harm trying them on FireStick.
These streaming apps and Kodi addons might carry unlicensed content. Do use ExpressVPN to be on the safer side.
Sports Streaming Websites
Cord-cutters can also go with sports streaming websites on FireStick. You can use Amazon Silk Browser to visit these websites to watch UFC matches. You also can install Google Chrome on FireStick, but it doesn’t come with FireStick remote support, so you won’t get an ideal experience.
A word of caution, though. These websites are filled with ads and third-party trackers. Avoid sharing your personal or card details on sports streaming websites. For the best experience, you should stick with official apps or IPTV services/Kodi addons.
As you can see, there are many ways to watch UFC 279 on your FireStick. Especially with a VPN in place, your location should not be a hindrance.
If you’re a fan of MMA events and fighting, make sure you don’t miss what’s in store. While it would be great to watch UFC events live, it’s probably more sensible for most people to watch from the comfort of their homes.
After all, you couldn’t get that close to the action even if you were there in person!
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