How to Watch UFC, Bellator and Other MMA Pay-Per-View Events?

For fans, there’s nothing quite like the anticipation for a hyped MMA event. It’s a special feeling that many want to experience, even if they have to pay for the privilege – whether it is via pay-per-view or a monthly streaming deal. Although with so many events and so many MMA organizations, confusion can set in as to how to watch such events. That’s probably why you’re reading this right now. Well, worry no longer as the following guide shows you how to tune in to MMA’s biggest shows. 

UFC

As it is the largest MMA organization in the world, it’s no surprise that most search queries about MMA pay-per-views revolve around UFC events. Sadly, the only way to currently watch UFC PPV’s legally at home in the United States involves a relatively large chunk of money. Standard definition PPV’s are $54.99; the HD equivalent is $64.99. Thankfully there are numerous ways of tuning in, whether it’s ordering the traditional route through a cable/satellite provider, UFC.TV or Amazon Prime.

If you’re in the unusual situation of not needing to watch PPV events live, a UFC Fight Pass subscription could be ideal. Alongside a vast collection of past fights, live prelims, and other combat sports featured, UFC PPV’s are added to Fight Pass approximately one month after they’ve took place.

Bellator

If you read the latest MMA news, you’ll be aware that Bellator signed a money-spinning deal with streaming giants DAZN. As a result, their events – as well as those produced by exciting Latino MMA organization Combate Americas – are showcased exclusively on DAZN in the United States for $9.99 a month. It’s a great deal for those who are also fans of other sports carried by the streaming service.

For fans living outside of USA, Bellator is broadcast on various different channels across the world. Select channels include Spike and Sky Sports in the United Kingdom and Spike/RDS in Canada. If you don’t want to fork out the high prices for UFC PPV’s, Bellator, as the second biggest MMA organization in the States, is a suitable replacement. Plus with their DAZN deal, expect bigger shows and better fighters to appear under the Bellator banner in the near future.

ONE Championship

For one of the best deals in MMA, you need to start following ONE Championship. Recognized as the current biggest MMA organization in Asia, the Singapore-based ONE Championship streams all of its shows live and free via its app. That’s right; every event can be watched free of charge when they take place. In select Asian countries, their events are shown on Fox Sports Asia.

With their recent acquisition of arguably the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, and other top talents such as Kevin Belingon and Eddie Alvarez, there isn’t a better time to start watching ONE Championship.