There are tons of ways to enjoy mixed martial arts (MMA) online. In today’s internet-connected world, you can tune into MMA action whenever you’d like. If you’re an avid MMA fan, there are several streaming services that carry live coverage of the sport. With most, you can watch MMA action using a computer, smart TV, phone or tablet.
Which MMA leagues can I stream?
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bouts are incredibly popular with MMA fans. The league is home to some of the biggest MMA stars of all time, such as Georges “Rush” St. Pierre, Jon “Bones” Jones, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, Connor “The Notorious” McGregor and Brazil’s superstar fighter Anderson “The Spider” Silva. It’s the biggest and most famous MMA organization.
Invicta Fighting Championships
Invicta FC is a popular female-only MMA league. It has a stellar roster of fighters, including Amanda Bell, Virna Jandiroba, Shayna Baszler and Mara Romero Borella.
Some of the world’s most dominant MMA athletes call Bellator home. Ryan Bader, Cris Cyborg and Douglas Lima all fight under the Bellator umbrella.
Live TV streaming services for MMA
There are several ways to watch MMA live streams, including niche streaming services such as ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass. You can also enjoy UFC action on ESPN, which you can stream through live TV providers such as Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV.
DAZN is a niche service that concentrates on sports such as boxing and MMA. It’s the place to go to live stream Bellator action. It costs $19.99/mo or $99.99 for an entire year. The plan comes with two simultaneous streams and lets you download content for offline viewing. Unfortunately, DAZN doesn’t provide cloud DVR storage.
The service is compatible with Android and iOS phones and tablets. There are also apps available for Roku devices, smart TVs and select gaming consoles.
DAZN doesn’t provide a free trial, but visit our DAZN review to read more.
Hulu + Live TV
Hulu + Live TV costs $54.99/mo. and provides access to ESPN. The service’s ad-free option is a bit more expensive at $60.99/mo. — but you still have to sit through commercials when watching live broadcasts and select on-demand content. Both plans come with 50 hours of cloud DVR storage and let you enjoy two simultaneous streams.
The service is compatible with most smart TVs, casting and streaming devices, mobile telephones and tablets. Apps are available for Android phones, Apple TVs, Roku devices and more. There’s even an Apple Watch app you can use to stop, fast-forward and pause Hulu content playing on your Apple TV.
Sling TV’s Orange plan includes ESPN — it costs $30/mo. and has more than 30 channels such as CNN, NBC Sports Network and TNT. Sling Orange lets users enjoy one stream and 10 hours of cloud DVR storage. You can purchase an additional 50 hours for $5/mo.
You can watch using mobile phones, tablets and web browsers. Apps are available for Fire Tablets, Roku streaming devices, Xbox 360 game consoles and more.
YouTubeTV costs $49.99/mo. and has more than 70 live TV channels, including ESPN. The service lets users create up to six user profiles per account. And it offers three simultaneous streams. The plan comes with unlimited cloud DVR storage, and you can keep recordings for up to nine months.
You can enjoy all YouTube TV has to offer on both Android and Apple phones and tablets. It’s compatible with Amazon Fire, Apple TV and Roku streaming devices. There’s also a Chromecast app you can use to cast YouTube TV content to a larger screen from your phone, tablet or computer.
Visit our YouTube TV review to read more.
ESPN+ offers a variety of sports programming, including UFC action. It’s home to UFC Fight Nights. The service costs $4.99/mo. PPV events aren’t included in the monthly fee — they can be purchased for an additional $64.99 per matchup. While ESPN+ is a great resource for sports fans, it’s important to remember that it doesn’t provide access to ESPN broadcasts.
The service doesn’t come with DVR storage space, but it lets you download content to view offline when you’re away from Wi-Fi. Subscribers can watch ESPN+ on up to three devices at a time.
There are ESPN+ apps available for Android phones and tablets, Amazon Fire products, AppleTVs, iOS phones and tablets, Roku streaming devices, Playstation 4s and Xbox Ones.
Visit our ESPN+ review to read more. Sign up for an ESPN+ free trial below:
UFC Fight Pass
This is the place to go for non-stop UFC action. The service also broadcasts Invicta FC and Glory Kickboxing matchups. UFC Fight Pass offers live fights, on-demand videos of past matchups, behind-the-scenes features and exclusive original content you can’t find elsewhere. It costs $9.99/mo. or $95.99/yr. The subscription price doesn’t include PPV events, which are available separately via UFC.tv. However, the service adds these bouts to its library approximately one month after they air live on TV.
The website doesn’t provide information about the number of simultaneous streams viewers can enjoy or the availability of DVR storage space.
You can watch online using most web browsers. The service is also compatible with mobile phones, tablets, most Sony TVs and Roku streaming devices. The phone and tablet apps work with Apple AirPlay and Chromecast so you can cast content to your TV.
The service offers new subscribers a seven-day free trial.
There are tons of ways to watch MMA fights live online. DAZN is an MMA fan’s dream streaming service, delivering non-stop boxing and MMA coverage. Its the only option on our list with Bellator bouts. ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass both carry UFC action. The later also broadcasts Invicta FC matchups. For optimal UFC viewing, you’ll also need ESPN, which is available through streaming providers such as Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV — all offer new subscribers a seven-day free trial.