After a long hiatus, UFC is back. Thanks to a change in restrictions in the state, this intermediate title fight is set in Florida. Tony Ferguson takes on Justin Gaethje in this highly anticipated match. There's even a second title fight between Henry Cejudo and Dominick Cruz. Here's how to watch.
How to Watch the Battle Live in the United States
UFC 249 is exclusive to ESPN +, ESPN's streaming service in the United States, so the only way to watch the fight live is online. For that, you need to sign up for ESPN + and then buy the fight as a pay per view event.
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ESPN + usually costs $ 4.99 per month. To watch UFC 249 live, you need to earn an additional $ 65.
However, there is another option. If you're a new ESPN + subscriber, you can also buy UFC 249 PPV along with a one-year ESPN + subscription for $ 84.98 (an annual subscription only costs $ 49.99, so it's like getting the PPV fight for $ 34.99 instead of $ 65). Existing monthly subscribers can also take advantage of this offer by upgrading to an annual subscription and buying the fight for the same price ($ 84.98)
At the moment, there is no way to watch the fight live via cable TV or through any other streaming service in the United States. You can watch the qualifying rounds in the US (and the main card outside the US) via UFC's FIGHT PASS.
Having trouble circumventing geographical restrictions? Use a VPN
Whether you are traveling from your home country or living in a place where ridiculous restrictions apply to what is available, the solution to circumvent restrictions is always to use a VPN, making it look like you are coming from another location. Our VPN choices are:
ExpressVPN: This VPN choice is incredibly fast, easy to use and has very user-friendly clients for every platform. You can watch the fight as follows:
- Download Express VPN.
- Connect to a server in the United States.
- Go to ESPN + and buy the fight. You must provide a valid zip code.
StrongVPN: This VPN is not very user-friendly, but it is very fast and is often useful to bypass restrictions because it is not so well known.  In general, you can work around the restrictions by switching the VPN server to another country that has access to the website you are trying to view. If it is still blocked, try a different server. Both choices offer free trials, so you don't have to pay for something that doesn't work for you.