If you’re a fan of fighting and the UFC and you own a FireStick, you probably want to know how to combine your passions and watch UFC 263 on FireStick. After all, the FireStick is an exceptional entertainment tool that can achieve this with ease. 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 who isn’t familiar with the global phenomenon that is 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 around the world (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 really 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.
Watching the UFC on Your FireStick
If you have the Amazon FireStick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube, you can watch UFC on your simple yet powerful device. 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, as well as 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 263
June 12th is the date to watch out for. It’s when UFC 263 hits our screens. This UFC PPV match will see Israel Adesanya battle Marvin Vettori in the main event. This rematch could be very interesting, as Adesanya managed to squeak out a narrow victory last time they met in 2018. But since that time, Vettori hasn’t lost a match.
In addition to the middleweight bout, two other fights are worth paying attention to. Battling for the flyweight title, it’s Brandon Moreno versus the current champion Deiveson Figueiredo. This is the second time these athletes have battled as well. The last fight was close, with the judges ruling it a draw. This time, Figueiredo is looking to cement his claim over the title.
The final battle to watch is between Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz. Diaz is a favorite of the fans, while Edwards is a top contender for the welterweight title.
UFC 263 will take place at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. You can expect to watch the preliminaries on ESPN and ESPN+, but the main card will only be available to PPV subscribers or those that follow the instructions below.
Attention, FireStick Users!
Governments and ISPs constantly monitor your online activity, and accessing copyrighted content on your Fire TV Stick could lead to serious trouble. Currently, your IP is visible to everyone. I strongly recommend getting the best FireStick VPN to mask your IP address and securely stream your favorites.
I personally use ExpressVPN, the fastest and most secure VPN available. Not only is it easy to install on any device, it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee. Plus, if you're not 100% satisfied, you can always get a refund. ExpressVPN is currently also offering a whopping 3 extra months free on their annual plan!
Setting Up Your FireStick to Watch UFC 263
You need to do a few things before you can get the apps that let you watch UFC on FireStick.
First, I’ll show you how to install an app called Downloader so you can easily find addons and apps. Then, we’ll change some FireStick settings.
After that, you’ll be ready to get started, so we’ll discuss each of your options for accessing UFC streams.
Install the Downloader App
1. From the Home screen, navigate to Find. Then select Search from the options that come up.
2. Start typing in Downloader. When you see Downloader appear below the virtual keyboard, scroll down and select it.
3. Select Downloader under Apps & Games, and on the following screen, select Get or Download.
4. Allow Downloader to access files on your device so that it can install apps for you.
5. You will be shown this Quick Start Guide when you launch Downloader for the first time.
Enable Apps from Unknown Sources
Regardless of the app or addon you choose, you likely need to configure your FireStick before you can install it. Let’s do that now. You can always revert this change afterwards.
1. From your Amazon Fire TV home screen, scroll to the right and select the settings gear.
2. Scroll down to My Fire TV and select it.
3. Click on Developer options.
4. If you see Apps From Unknown Sources, select it to turn it on. If you see Install unknown apps, select it, then select Downloader to turn it on. If you wish, you may also turn on Silk Browser, as this change may be useful to you in the future. You do not need to make this change to follow the steps in this article.
5. Now, back on the Developer options screen, select ADB debugging to turn it on. Remember, you can turn these options off afterwards if you want.
Now that you’ve installed Downloader and you’ve made the necessary changes to your FireStick settings, let’s talk about the apps that enable you to watch UFC.
Watching UFC 263 for Free on Your FireStick or Fire TV
ESPN is a great option if you want a free way to watch preliminaries. ESPN doesn’t broadcast PPV events, so you’ll need to use another app or addon if you want to catch that action.
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.
It is important to connect to your VPN before you use ESPN on your FireStick. That way, your connection doesn’t get throttled by your ISP.
Paying to Watch UFC on FireStick: What Are My Options?
UFC Fight Pass
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.
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 all of the best UFC fights and PPV matches, as well as 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 then Search as demonstrated just above, then type in DAZN.
Once you’ve found it, select it and install it on your device.
To use it, you’ll need to sign up for a subscription, but DAZN does offer a free trial that you can use to get started.
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 $5.99/month or $59.99/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 UFC 263 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.
Free Apps to Watch UFC on FireStick
There are lots of third-party Android apps and addons 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 that you have a VPN, as there is no guarantee that these apps have the license to stream PPV events. Also, note that some of the apps may let you watch the preliminaries on ESPN or ESPN+, but they won’t necessarily grant you access to the PPV event itself. As such, you might need to experiment a bit to find the right combination of apps for your needs.
Regardless of what you do, make sure you have a VPN enabled.
LiveNet TV is an extremely popular live TV streaming app. It currently gives you access to over 800 channels, and that number continues to grow.
LiveNet TV organizes the channels into different categories. To watch UFC on FireStick, you want to look for the sports category. Here, you can find sources that broadcast UFC.
You can find upcoming UFC events in the live events category as well as the sports category. In most cases, you can find multiple streams for each event, so it shouldn’t take long to find a functioning high-quality stream.
Follow these instructions to get LiveNet TV on your FireStick quickly and easily.
Kodi is by far the most versatile app for FireStick or Fire TV. With Kodi, you can convert any streaming device into a home media player, bringing all of the best entertainment directly to you.
Kodi has lots of different addons that you can use. However, many of the third-party addons use pirated streams, so a VPN is absolutely essential. Remember, Kodi itself doesn’t provide content. It’s actually the Kodi addons that do all of the heavy lifting.
Here’s how to install Kodi on FireStick.
FireStickTricks.com strictly recommends avoiding illegal action. For informational purposes only, here are the top Kodi addons one may wish to install to watch UFC.
ClickSville Kodi Addon
Clicksville is an all-in-one Kodi addon that has a little bit of everything.
While it’s not as sports-focused as some of the other addons and apps on this list, if you want some simple entertainment in addition to UFC fights, ClickSville has you covered. You can find ClickSville in the Last Kingdom Repository, which you can access by following these instructions. Remember that using a VPN would be wise.
Rising Tides is a Kodi addon for sports that also offers IPTV services. It is a great addon for both live and on-demand content, and it’s very simple and easy to use. In the sports section of Rising Tides, you can find football and MMA events, which means you can use this addon to watch UFC on FireStick.
Rising Tides has a section for live PPV events, where you should find links to all of the upcoming UFC events. The links may not work until 5 minutes before the event, but it’s certainly worth giving Rising Tides a shot.
You can follow these instructions to get Rising Tides on your FireStick. Again, remember that it would be wise to have a VPN running at all times.
How to Install and Use a VPN on FireStick
Your FireStick / Fire TV is now all ready to stream your favorite content. However, before you start, I would like to warn you that everything you stream online is visible to your ISP and Government. This means, streaming free movies, TV shows, Sports might get you into legal trouble.
Thankfully, there is a foolproof way to keep all your streaming activities hidden from your ISP and the Government. All you need is a good VPN for Fire Stick. A VPN will mask your original IP which is and will help you bypass Online Surveillance, ISP throttling, and content geo-restrictions.
I personally use and recommend ExpressVPN, which is the fastest and most secure VPN. It is compatible with all kinds of streaming apps and is very easy to install on Fire TV / Stick.
We do not encourage the violation of copyright laws. But, what if you end up streaming content from an illegitimate source unintentionally? It is not always easy to tell the difference between a legit and illegal source.
So, before you start streaming on your Fire Stick / Fire TV, let’s see how to use ExpressVPN to keep your streaming activities hidden from prying eyes.
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.
As you can see, there are many ways to watch UFC 263 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 for you. While it would be great to watch UFC events live, it’s probably more sensible for most people to watch from the comfort of your home.
After all, you couldn’t get that close to the action even if you were there in person!
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