Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is one of the most popular sports in the last several years. Though it has been toned down some since it’s start, it is still the bloody sport that everyone watches it for. It mixes boxing with martial arts and grappling. Matches take place frequently, so there is no specific season. Though you would normally need a cable or satellite subscription, there are other ways you can enjoy the matches without those.
It is accepted that the first use of the term MMA happened in the first Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC 1). This full contact sport is so popular that many could tell you who Ronda Rousey or Conor McGregor, but would be unable to tell you an American boxer. One of the most anticipated matches is the one between McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. That fight will forever change the sport.
Use Sling TV to stream MMA
Sling TV is a live TV streaming service that offers an easy way to watch the race. This affordable option gives you access to popular pay TV channels, without the need for cable, a satellite subscription, or a contract. If you are a cord cutter or thinking of becoming one, the service is only a fraction of the cost. Of course, prices and number of streams available vary based on the plan you choose. The matches are shown on FS1, FS2, Fox, and Spike, so you’ll need the Blue package for $25 a month. Spike, the home of Bellator MMA may also be added for an additional amount. You can try Sling TV free for 7 days to test the service.
The Sling TV service may be watched on your favorite television by using streaming devices like Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and others. Additionally, it is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac. There are other devices supported, so you may want to check their website for the latest list.
Using FuboTV to watch the UFC
FuboTV is a popular streaming service that primarily targets sports fans. There are more than 60 channels that are offered for a monthly rate of $35 with no contract. That includes channels like FS1, FS2, Fox Sports, BeIN Sports, and others in HD quality. As with Sling TV, you are allowed to use the login information from your account to access the apps of the channels you have subscribed to. Sign up for their 7-day free trial to get started.
The service may be enjoyed on your Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac devices. Be aware that the service will only let you stream on two devices at a time. However, you do have the option to record via cloud DVR so you can re-watch the event or save it for later.
Use PlayStation Vue to stream MMA
The PlayStation Vue streaming service (often called PS Vue) is another option you have. It offers the user more than 45 channels for about $40 a month without a contract. Those channels include ABC, Bravo, Fox, NBCSN, ESPN, FS1, FS2, and many more. PS Vue does not only focus on sports, but gives you other popular choices as well. You can also add premium channels like HBO, Fox Soccer Plus, Showtime, and more for additional fees. It is one of the only services to offer the big 4 US networks. PSVue is offering a 5-day free trial to new users.
It is compatible with PS3, PS4, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, and others. With this one, you have the option of streaming up to 5 devices at one time, and you can also stream and play video games. Those factors make PS Vue a good option to stream the event.
Using DirecTV Now to watch UFC
DirecTV Now is the stand alone version of the satellite provider, DirecTV. Though some of the streaming services we mention here are focused more on sports, this one has the goal of being a total package. It provides the subscriber more than 60 channels in the starting package for $35 a month with no contract. Those include NBCSN, ESPN, Fox, TNT, and many others. It also includes more than 10,000 on demand channels. You can sign up for a 7-day free trial to see if DirecTV Now is right for you.
The service is usable on Chromecast, Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV. If you are planning on streaming from your PC or Mac, you will need to use Google Chrome or Safari. You are allowed to use 2 devices at one time, and there is a rewind feature so you can replay up to the last 72 hours of TV. That can be a real advantage if you miss part of the matches.
Use UFC Fight Pass to stream MMA
The UFC Fight Pass is a streaming service available for about $10 a month. That price drops to about $8 if you buy it by the year. The service is well liked because it has exclusive shows, and previous UFC matches going back to the first one in 1993. As you would expect, the quality is not HD for the old matches, but they are still fun to watch. No fan of MMA should be without this one. It will also allow you to stream some live matches online, but they are generally preliminary matches. If you want to watch the pay per view matches, you can purchase them directly from the same site for $59.99 per event. You can sign up for a 7-day free trial to test the service.
Devices that may be used include Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, Xbox, and others. Be sure to check the website for specific devices if you don’t see yours listed here.