Gone are the dark days of struggling to find UFC videos. Or maybe you were a few of the 10,000 Americans who purchased UFC pay per views. Now the UFC has become so popular it’s closer to being oversaturated than unknown. Thanks to their deal with FOX and digital streaming service, UFC Fight Pass, the UFC has spread its viewership to 129 countries and has held events in 30 of them.
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The UFC’s sudden explosion all began in 2011 when it struck a 7-year-deal with FOX and two years later debuted on Fox Sports 1. But when UFC Fight Pass went online in 2014, the promotion got the broadcasting versatility to air events from anywhere in the globe. Their annual events went from 30 from 2011 to 2013 to 43 from 2014 to 2016. Heading to their official website or other MMA websites will inform you where to catch their events. As of 2017, there are four main platforms to watch UFC and where it airs determines the card quality.
Pay-per-view is still the cream of the crop. The UFC hosts 12 pay per views a year averaging one each month. These are where the UFC save their best fights including the majority of their title fights. PPVs can be ordered via your local cable network, Youtube, or Fight Pass. The free TV cards air on FOX or Fox Sports 1. FOX cards are PPV-quality and there are about 5 a year. Fox Sports 1 is where half of the UFC cards are averaging to about 2 per month. The Fight Pass cards were more common in 2014 but have since declined in quantity but improved in quality. These cards are usually outside the US and air at unusual times. There are about 4 Fight Pass cards annually available by subscription.
|March 11||Fight Night||Belfort vs. Gastelum||10:00PM ET||TSN2|
|April 8||UFC 210 Prelims||Cormier vs. Johnson||8:00PM ET||TSN5|
|April 15||Fox Fight Night Prelims||–||6:00PM ET||TSN5|
|April 15||Fox Fight Night Main Card||–||8:00PM ET||CTV2/TSN5|
|April 22||Fight Night||Swanson vs. Lobov||10:00PM ET||TSN5|
|May 13||UFC 211 Prelims||Miocic vs Dos Santos||8:00PM ET||TSN5|
|June 3||UFC 212 Prelims||Aldo vs. Holloway||8:00PM ET||TSN5|
The first preliminary rounds air on UFC Fight Pass and the next set air on Fox Sports. For Canada, you can catch the action on TSN or Fight Network. Check the websites to confirm.
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When you want UFC all day, every day, UFC Fight Pass has you covered. The subscription-based video streaming service launched in 2011 and has been a smash hit averaging over 500,000 subscribers worldwide. Fight Pass is available in most devices from computers to video game consoles to smart phones. Simply download the app and subscribe. The best part is, there is a 7-day free trial that you can use at any time. For $9.99 a month ($7.99 for a year’s subscription or $8.99 for 6 months) you get access to 3-4 exclusive live UFC cards, 24-hour access to the largest fight library in MMA, pay per view replays, original programming and TV shows, and more. Fight Pass is the “Netflix of MMA” and is a must-have for every fight fan.