How to Watch UFC 244 Online without Cable

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This Saturday, the UFC will mark their 500th event with the UFC 244 PPV. Things will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The main event is a Welterweight bout between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz. Other notable, main card bouts include Gastelum vs Till, Thompson vs Luque, Lewis vs Ivanov, and Lee vs Gillespie. You won’t need cable to watch this pay-per-view event as it will air exclusively on ESPN+. Keep reading for details on how to watch UFC 244 online without cable!


You’ll find everything you need to know to watch the UFC 244 live stream in the sections below. You can find out who is fighting, where to watch the early prelims and the prelims, and what time each part of the show is airing. You’ll be all set to watch UFC 244 online on Saturday.


How to Watch UFC 244 Online

UFC 244 will stream on ESPN+ on November 2. The main card takes place at 10 p.m. ET and is a pay-per-view event. That means that even if you’re an ESPN+ subscriber, you’ll need to order this event if you want to watch it. The early prelims and prelims are also available, though they are not part of the PPV event. As long as you have access to the ESPN+ for the Early Prelims at 6:15 p.m. ET and ESPN2 for the Prelims at 8:00 p.m. ET, you can watch those events for no additional fee. If you sign up for the UFC 244 PPV bundle, you’ll get the PPV and one-year of ESPN+ for $80. This would give you access to the Early Prelims, the Main Card, and anything else that airs on ESPN+. If you’re considering signing up to ESPN+, this is a great deal.

ESPN+ is the place to watch the UFC 244 live stream


Who is on the Fight Card for UFC 244?

The Early Prelims can be watched right on ESPN+ starting at 6:15 p.m. ET. As long as you’re a regular subscriber of ESPN+ you’ll be able to watch these bouts as part of your regular subscription content. Matches during the Early Prelims will include:

  • Jennifer Maia vs. Katlyn Chookagian (Women’s Flyweight)
  • Lyman Good vs. Chance Rencountre (Welterweight)
  • Julio Arce vs. Hakeem Dawodu (Featherweight)

At 8 p.m. ET, the Prelims will air on ESPN2 including:

  • Corey Anderson vs. Johnny Walker (Light Heavyweight)
  • Shane Burgos vs. Makwan Amirkhani (Featherweight)
  • Brad Tavares vs. Edmen Shahbazyan (Middleweight)
  • Andrei Arlovski Jairzinho Rozenstruik (Heavyweight)

Finally, the main card starts at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+:

  • Jorge Masvidal Nate Diaz (Welterweight)
  • Kelvin Gastelum vs. Darren Till (Middleweight)
  • Stephen Thompson vs. Vicente Luque (Welterweight)
  • Derrick Lewis vs. Blagoy Ivanov (Heavyweight)
  • Kevin Lee vs. Gregor Gillespie (Lightweight)


Watch UFC 244 Live Stream on ESPN+

Enjoy the PPV and one-year of ESPN+ for one price


ESPN+ offers sports all day long. Created by ESPN, the goal is to offer more sports in a standalone streaming option. Most everything is included in the $5 per month subscription except for the occasionally monthly UFC PPV, like the UFC 244 live stream. If you’re not a subscriber to ESPN+, you can get the UFC 244 PPV and ESPN+ for one-year for $80. Otherwise, if you already subscribe to ESPN+ or don’t want to, you can get just the UFC 244 PPV for $60.

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What About the Prelims on ESPN2?

The Early Prelims and the Main Card will air on ESPN+, but if you want to watch the Prelims, you’ll need ESPN2. If you don’t have cable, there are several streaming services that you can use to watch the UFC 244 Prelims online. You can use the following options:

  • Hulu with Live TV (review)– 60+ channels including ESPN, ESPN2, and tons of other channels. Hulu on-demand is also included. Stream on most devices. – Get 7-days free
  • PlayStation Vue (review) – Multiple plans from $50 per month with 45+ channels. A cloud-DVR is also included. – Enjoy 5-days free
  • Sling TV (review) – Sling Orange offers ESPN2 and 30+ other channels. Dozens of add-on channels are also available for an added fee. – Try one-week free
  • YouTube TV – 70+ channels are included. Watch ESPN, ESPN2, USA, FX, and many other great channels. Save shows to the cloud-DVR with unlimited space. – Start your weeklong free trial

That’s everything you need to know about how to watch UFC 244 online without cable. If you’re still not sure about some things, just let us know in the comments!

Ashtyn Evans