UFC Live Stream: How to Watch UFC Online without Cable

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It isn’t a surprise to most people that Mixed Martial Arts or MMA has become so popular in the last few years. Specifically, the Ultimate Fighting Championships or UFC competitions. This American “league,” if you will, for MMA is the largest promotor of the sport in the world. So fans want to be sure that they have access to watch the UFC live stream without cable.

As it turns out, there are a few ways easy and completely legal ways to watch UFC online. Here’s our guide.


Watch the UFC Live Stream on DIRECTV NOW

The newest player on the streaming TV market is DIRECTV NOW, launched at the end of 2016 as a direct competitor to Sling TV and PlayStation Vue, which we will discuss further down in this post.

DIRECTV NOW starts at just $35 per month for a package of over 60 networks. This is a slightly higher price point than the other services, but DIRECTV NOW is still adding channels and features to their system.

DIRECTV NOW offers several networks that show UFC streaming, so check it out to see if this is a service that is right for you. And don’t forget about all the other great networks and sports content you want to watch.

Like the other streaming TV services, DIRECTV NOW works without a connected to cable or satellite. All you need is a good, reliable high speed internet connection and you’re ready to stream UFC events live as they air. You can watch at home or on the go making it impossible to miss your favorite shows and specials.

DIRECTV NOW works with many of the major streaming devices and they are still adding compatibility as they streamline their service. Right now, they are offering deals on several players so make sure to check for any current device deals.

Read our DIRECTV NOW review here to learn more.

And start out with a FREE 7-day trial of DIRECTV NOW to watch UFC online and see for yourself.


See UFC Streaming on Sling TV

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Sling TV is another great option to stream UFC competitions live from your home or on the go. Like its competition, Sling TV is a complete cable replacement service giving you access to your favorite channels and events without relying on expensive subscriptions and contracts.

Sling TV has two basic packages, Orange and Blue. We recommend the Blue package for sports fans, including the UFC streaming options. It starts at $25 per month and gets you over 30 networks including FS1, FS2, FOX live in select markets and on-demand everywhere else. Because of the addition of the FOX Sports networks, you’ll have access to plenty of UFC events to keep up with the fighting world.

Sling TV also offers many benefits, including compatibility with most of the major streaming devices on the market. You can check out their deals on discounted Apple TV players or free Roku devices.

Here is our Sling TV review.

Start with a FREE 7-day trial of Sling TV and watch the UFC live stream.


Stream UFC Events on PlayStation Vue

Our third major recommendation for cutting the cord is PlayStation Vue from Sony. Like Sling TV and DIRECTV NOW, it offers many of the same ways to access UFC streaming so you don’t have to miss out on your favorite fighters and events.

PlayStation Vue starts at $29.99 for their basic package which includes FS1, and FS2. This package offers over 55 networks. This price is for most of the country, however, in some areas PlayStation Vue has live, local channels, including FOX, at a slightly higher price of $39.99. Check them out to see if your city is part of these markets.

There are a couple of differences between Vue and the other two streaming options. PlayStation Vue has restrictions when it comes to streaming on the go. Your service is tied to your home network, so even using their mobile app limits what you can watch when you’re away from home.

Read more about PlayStation Vue in our review here.


Watch the UFC Live Stream with UFC Fight Pass


Of course, we would be remiss if we didn’t at least briefly tell you about the direct-from-UFC service that gives you access to their competitions. This option comes straight from the UFC and gives all fans a change to stream events without access to cable.

UFC Fight Pass starts at $9.99 per month, or you can sign up for 12 months and get it for a reduced rate of $7.99. You can stream it to your TV or with your smart devices and watch FC streaming live or on demand.

However, it is important to know that there isn’t a live stream of the UFC’s pay-per-view events. They do get added to on-demand content usually about a month after they air. But, for fans of UFC, there is still plenty of other content to enjoy when you stream UFC Fight Pass.

Stream UFC Fight Pass today for a FREE trial.


Buy UFC Pay-Per View Events without Cable

However, if you can’t wait to watch UFC online, there is one more option to catch their Pay-Per-View events without access to cable. You can buy these fights direct from the UFC without any commitment or subscription. It’s just a one0time purchase and you can watch them live on any device.

It can get expensive, but it’s pay-per-view anyway, right? Most of the time, the big ticket fights will cost you about $59.99 each. Check them out to see if they are running any special deals on fight packages to make it a better value.

Okay, that is everything we have about how to watch the UFC live stream legally without cable. Do you have more questions about the Ultimate Fighting Championships? Ask below in the comments.

Laura LaVoie

Laura M. LaVoie resides in a 120 square foot house in the mountains of Western North Carolina. There she has a solid internet connection and access to some of the best craft beer in the country. Email her at lauralavoie@streamingobserver.com.
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