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This Saturday, it’s time for the latest UFC pay-per-view on ESPN+. The UFC 242 live stream will begin airing a bit earlier than most because this event will air live from Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The headliners for UFC 242 are Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier. Other noteworthy bouts include Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder, Curtis Blaydes vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov, and Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee. You don’t need cable to watch UFC 242 online. In fact, as it’s a PPV event, you don’t even need to sign up for a streaming service. Keep reading to learn more about how to watch UFC 242 online without cable!


All you need to know to stream UFC 242 is listed in the sections below. You’ll get the complete fight cards from the early prelims to the main card. You’ll also learn how and where you can watch each part of the UFC 242 live stream. You only need to pay the PPV price for the main card. If you want to watch the prelims, we can tell you how to do that, too. Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with PPV streaming or even ESPN+, all the details you need are right here!


How to Watch UFC 242 Online

The UFC 242 live stream will air on September 7 on ESPN+. As this event takes place in the UAE, the time is much earlier than a typical UFC event would be. The Early Prelims start at 10:15 a.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass. After that, you can catch the Prelims on FX, starting at Noon. Finally, you’ll need to switch over to ESPN+ to watch the UFC 242 live stream at 2 p.m. ET. If you have UFC Fight Pass, you’ll have access to the Early Prelims. The Prelims are on FX, which will be available if you’re signed up to cable or a streaming service. As for the main card, that is available for one set price whether you subscribe to ESPN+ or not. You can also sign up for a bundle that gives you the UFC 242 live stream and a year of ESPN+ for one price.

ESPN+ is the only place to watch the UFC 242 live stream


Who is on the Fight Card for UFC 242?

The Early Prelims are available through UFC Fight Pass. You’ll want to tune in at 10:15 a.m. ET to watch things unfold. Matches during the Early Prelims will include:

  • Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato (Welterweight)
  • Nordine Taleb vs. Muslim Salikhov (Welterweight)
  • Omari Akhmedov vs. Zak Cummings (Middleweight)
  • Don Madge vs. Fares Ziam (Lightweight)

At 12 p.m. ET, the Prelims will air on FX including:

  • Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee (Women’s Flyweight)
  • Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Lerone Murphy (Featherweight)
  • Liana Jojua vs. Sarah Moras (Women’s Bantamweight)
  • Ottman Azaitar Teemu Packalén (Lightweight)

Finally, the main card will start at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN+:

  • Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier (Lightweight)
  • Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder (Lightweight)
  • Islam Makhachev vs. Davi Ramos (Lightweight)
  • Curtis Blaydes vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov (Heavyweight)
  • Mairbek Taisumov vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira (Lightweight)


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ESPN+ is a sports streaming service. Naturally, as the name implies, it is owned by ESPN. Despite being owned by ESPN, both networks offer different content, so having one doesn’t mean you get to watch what is on the other. ESPN+ is available for $5 per month. They offer college sports, UFC and MMA, MLS, NHL, MLB, and many other events. They also offer a variety of analysis and commentary-style documentary and roundtable shows. If you’re a current ESPN+ subscriber, you can watch UFC 242 online for $60. If you’re not a subscriber you can get the UFC 242 PPV + ESPN+ annual subscription for $80.


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What About the Prelims on FX?

If you want to watch the Early Prelims on FX and you’ve got cable, you’re all set. Just tune it at 10:15 a.m. ET and you’re good to go. Of course, you can also use streaming services to watch the Early Prelims online without cable. Here are some available options to watching FX without cable.

  • Hulu with Live TV (review)– Over 60 channels including FX, USA, TNT, ESPN, and more. Stream on Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, mobile devices, etc. – Get 7-days free
  • PlayStation Vue (review) – Four plans available from $50 per month and 45+ channels. All plans include FX live and on-demand and much more – Enjoy 5-days free
  • Sling TV (review) – Sling Blue offers one of the cheapest ways to stream FX online. Get 40+ channels for $25 per month. An on-demand library is also included. – Try one-week free
  • YouTube TV – Get FX and 70+ other channels. An on-demand library and cloud-DVR with unlimited space is included. Stream on multiple devices at once – Start your weeklong free trial
  • AT&T NOW (review) – 40+ channels including FX and HBO for $50 per month. A limited cloud-based DVR is included. Stream on two devices at once. – Sign up for your free one-week trial

That covers all of the ways you can watch UFC 242 online without cable. If you have any questions, make sure to add them in the comments!

Ashtyn Evans