Thanks to a landmark deal with ESPN, the UFC has now become even more accessible. Outside of pay-per-view (PPV) and the rare UFC Fight Pass, the UFC's online streaming platform, Canadians can now catch the world's leader in mixed martial arts action on their local channels mainly TSN.
Watch UFC Live
The UFC airs close to 50 events a year meaning there's an event almost every week.
Most of these events will air on TSN, especially the regular UFC Fight Night cards.
The numbered events are on PPV, but they traditionally come with four-fight preliminary cards, which are just as good as the regular TV cards.
While the UFC saves its best fights for its PPVs, the promotion continues to grow exciting fighters and up-and-coming stars. Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov also fought on TV before they became box office superstars. The UFC promotes the next generation of talent so more viewers, including you, can watch them and get to know them before it's even cool.
But not all cards are made equal. There are usually two types of free TV cards: the ESPN+ cards and ESPN cards. While both air on TSN, the ESPN+ cards are six-fight main cards that have a decent level of talent. They usually take place in smaller cities and have a little bit of hype. The ESPN cards are four-fight main cards and are almost as good as PPV cards. These get a solid amount of hype and take place in more prominent cities.
UFC Calendar 2019
Below is a quick list of the next upcoming UFC events and where to watch them:
|March 2||UFC 235 Prelims||Stephens vs Magomedsharipov||8:00PM ET||TSN2|
|March 9||UFC Fight Night||Lewis vs dos Santos||8:00PM ET||TSN5|
|March 16||UFC Fight Night||Till vs Masvidal||8:00PM ET||TSN5|
|March 23||UFC Fight Night||Thompson vs Pettis||8:00PM ET||TSN5|
|March 30||UFC on ESPN||Barboza vs Gaethje||8:00PM ET||TSN5|
|April 13||UFC 236 Prelims||TBD||8:00PM ET||TSN5|
|April 20||UFC Fight Night||Volkov vs Overeem||TBD||TSN5|
Both ESPN+ (Fight Night) and ESPN cards have four-fight TV prelims and UFC Fight Pass prelims (also known as Early Prelims). Most TV cards start around 8:00 PM ET on a Saturday, with a few exceptions.
Check your local TV providers as the fights draw nearer to be sure.
Watch UFC Online Free Streaming
Alternatively, if the TV cards aren't enough, you can subscribe to UFC Fight Pass. The subscription-based video streaming service launched in 2011 and has been the Netflix for all things MMA. Subscription packages come in three levels: a monthly deal at $9.99, a six-month deal at $8.99 a month (billed at $53.94), and the one-year deal at $7.99 a month (billed at $95.88).
You can access Fight Pass through any streaming device: your smart TV, phone, laptop, tablet, or video game console. Fight Pass airs about four exclusive cards every year and also has the entire UFC library. You can find any fight and any event from any time.
Miss the event from last night? Check your Fight Pass.
Didn't get to see the epic PPV from a few months ago? It's on Fight Pass.
Best of all, UFC Fight Pass also covers other MMA promotions like Invicta FC and also airs kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and other martial arts events. Original UFC programming, The Ultimate Fighter, Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series are also all on Fight Pass.
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