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How to Watch Pay-Per-View Events on ESPN Plus

Watch UFC 298 and much more on ESPN Plus with the purchase of a PPV.

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Alexander Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria are gearing up for a Featherweight Title Bout this Saturday, February 17th. With the Main card beginning at 10 pm ET anyone looking to watch Alexander the Great defend his title will want to get in on the action around 8pm ET on ESPN+ for some prelim fights. With exciting cards leading up to the title fight, UFC 298 is one you won’t want to miss.

In order to watch a UFC pay-per-view event you must sign up for an ESPN Plus package. For UFC enthusiasts, ESPN Plus is the best way to go if you are interested in accessing any and all UFC content.

How to buy UFC PPV fights on ESPN Plus? 

A subscription to ESPN Plus costs $109.99/year, which is the base cost before choosing to purchase any UFC package. First-time subscribers are able to purchase a one-year subscription to ESPN Plus and a UFC PPV ticket for a total of $134.98. This is a big-time bundle as an individual PPV ticket otherwise costs $79.99 each.

The viewer will either have to create an ESPN Plus account or log into their pre-existing one. Tickets to UFC PPV events can be purchased any time before the start time, and the bundle packages will allow access to all other fighting events throughout the year.

2024 UFC ESPN Plus schedule

There are a variety of upcoming UFC events, including fight nights and numbered events. All of these happenings can be viewed on either ESPN Plus, ESPNews, ESPN, or through Pay-Per-View purchase.

DateEventWhere to Watch
Feb 17UFC 298: Volkanovski vs. TopuriaESPN+, ESPN, PPV
Feb 24UFC Fight Night: Moreno vs. Royval 2ESPN+
Mar 2UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. GazievESPN+
Mar 9UFC 299: O’Malley vs. Vera 2ESPN+, ESPNEWS, ESPN, PPV
Mar 16UFC Fight Night: Tuivasa vs. TyburaESPN+

Which devices give me access to a UFC Main Event? 

Purchased UFC PPV fights and all other UFC events can be streamed via the ESPN Plus website seven days a week or on the ESPN app on connected devices, including smart TVs.

Streams can be accessed via the ESPN app on mobile and TV devices, including devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Apple, Android, Chromecast, PS4, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox One, and others. Additionally, you’ll also be able to select favorite channels, teams, players, and more to get personalized news and highlights.

How’s the picture quality of ESPN Plus? 

ESPN Plus streams at 60 frames per second, the quality is 720 pixels HD, and there is no option to upgrade. YouTube TV supports up to 1080p depending on the program, but many of its shows still run at 720p. Hulu offers a quality scale that begins with 720p and offers the ability to upgrade to 4K Ultra HD, and Netflix operates in the same way.

ESPN Plus viewers can stream their content in the ESPN Plus tab on the ESPN app. This app can be accessed on the web through Apple, Android, and Amazon Fire devices, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Oculus Go.

How to subscribe to ESPN Plus?

Signing up for ESPN Plus is easy via the ESPN website. The subscription includes live games across sporting networks, including MLB, NHL, and MLS seven days a week during active seasons. This means baseball and hockey fans will be all set with this service. The network doesn’t offer access to streaming NBA or NFL games; if you’re looking for football, you’re not going to find it here. Live games do come with commercials as on regular TV. 

ESPN Plus also comes with a large collection of exclusive video content between live games, on-demand shows, the entire 30 For 30 library, game replays, and more. It also provides access to fantasy sports tools and premium sports articles.

The ESPN Plus sign-up costs $10.99 per month or at a discounted rate with the annual plan for $109.99 per year. There is a Disney bundle available with Disney+ and Hulu for $14.99 per month. 

Is ESPN Plus PPV worth it?

For UFC and European soccer enthusiasts, PPV provides access to an extensive collection of live matches and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. In this case, the PPV on ESPN Plus is definitely worthwhile. It also has resources for fantasy sports like fantasy shows, tools, and analysis that may not be found on other platforms.

Subscribers signed up for ESPN Plus should note the service doesn’t grant access to the standard ESPN network. This content will have to be streamed separately from your cable, satellite, or digital provider.

For more information, ESPN is available for live support seven days a week. Live support is available to assist with any additional questions or concerns.


Do you get Pay Per View with ESPN Plus?

ESPN Plus subscribers will be able to purchase and watch UFC PPV events for $79.99 per event. ESPN Plus subscriptions offer access to exclusive UFC Fight Nights, best of UFC Fight Archives, and ESPN Plus exclusive UFC shows and features. A UFC PPV event can also be purchased as a bundle for first-time ESPN Plus users for $134.98, including a one-year subscription to ESPN Plus and a PPV event.

Is UFC 298 on ESPN Plus free?

If you have an ESPN Plus account, you’ll be able to watch live UFC events and other UFC on-demand content for no extra fees. UFC’s PPV events like UFC 298 are sold separately for $79.99.

How much do UFC fights cost on ESPN Plus?

UFC PPV fights can be purchased individually for $79.99 with a subscription to ESPN Plus. ESPN Plus subscriptions offer access to UFC Fight Nights, best of UFC Fight Archives, and ESPN Plus exclusive UFC shows and features, whereas numbered fights are individual purchases. The pricing will vary based on the type of UFC PPV event.

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