Date/Time: January 27; 9:00 p.m. ET
Channel: Spike TV
Live Stream: DIRECTV NOW (7-day free trial), Sling TV (free 7-day trial)
International Streaming: Click here for international options
Friday night, Bellator 171 will be going down in Kansas. It’s the second Bellator fight this year after a great event last weekend. This should be a great year for MMA and both casual and diehard fans won’t want to miss this event. Thankfully, even without cable, it’s incredibly easy to watch a Bellator 171 live stream.
There are a couple different services out there that’ll help you watch the event. Spike will own the broadcast and that’s one of the many channels that are easy to watch with streaming services on the market. Check out the below guide to learn the easiest ways and get set up for the fights!
Use DIRECTV NOW for a Bellator 171 Live Stream
DIRECTV NOW is a great option to watch Bellator 171 online. The service was launched in late 2016 and has now gained some great traction amongst cable cutters. For a monthly starting price of $35 per month, you can watch a bunch of popular cable channels as a live stream. You can actually stream Bellator 171 free during all the fights by starting a free trial on DIRECTV NOW.
The $35 per month package is the Live a Little package, which has over 60 channels. Spike TV is one of the many channels you can watch, which is where you’ll get your Bellator 171 live stream.
Right now, there are several streaming devices compatible with DIRECTV NOW. There are some missing, but it’s still early and they look like they’ll be added soon enough. Learn more about DIRECTV NOW in our review of the streaming service.
Sling TV – Another Great Option for a Bellator 171 Live Stream
Another option for a Guillard vs Njokuani live stream is Sling TV. Dish Network launched the service a couple years ago and it has grown in popularity due to its affordable price and flexibility. It’s also an option for a free Bellator 171 live stream with the 7-day free trial on Sling TV.
The service has a starting package that costs $20 per month, Sling Orange, and a $25 per month package, Sling Blue. Sling Orange has around 30 channels, while Sling Blue has about 40. Both packages can let you stream Bellator 171 live on Spike TV and you can learn more details on each in our Sling TV review.
The way to get Spike streaming is by adding the Comedy Extra add-on package to either of the starting packages. It costs an extra $5 per month but adds channels like MTV, Spike, MTV2, truTV, and more. If you decide to sign up for Sling TV you can either watch Bellator 171 online or stream on your TV with a connected device. A subscription will likely get you a deal on a streaming device like a free Roku.
Bellator 171 will be a great follow up to an exciting and successful Bellator 170 event. It’s got great fights planned like heavyweight prospect Jared Trice’s sophomore fight against Kevin Woltkamp. And, of course, the main event between Melvin Guillard and Chidi Njokuani will be a great fight.