UFC returns to Chicago tonight, June 8, for one of the most anticipated fights of the year as Henry Cejudo and Marlon Moraes vie for the vacant bantamweight title. Here’s how to watch.
How to Watch the Fight Live in the United States
Interestingly, UFC 238 is exclusive to ESPN+, ESPN’s streaming service, in the United States, so the only way to watch the fight live is online. For that, you’ll have to sign up for ESPN+ and then purchase the fight as a pay-per-view event.
Coverage of the main fight card begins at 10:00 PM Eastern Time (US).
ESPN+ typically runs $4.99 per month, though you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. To watch UFC 238 live, you’ll need to pony up an additional $60.
However, ESPN+ is running a special right now where you can nab a year-long subscription to ESPN+ and UFC 238 for $79.99.
At this time, there’s no way to watch the fight live over cable TV or through any other streaming service.
How to Watch the Fight with a Six-Hour Delay Outside the United States
If you’re outside the United States, you can purchase the fight through ufc.tv, though you’ll have to watch it six hours after the fight airs.
The pay-per-view price will vary depending on your locations. In some regions, such as the Philippines, you can watch the fight for as little as $17 US.
Having Issues Bypassing Geographic Restrictions? Use a VPN
Whether you’re traveling from your home country or live in a place that has ridiculous restrictions on what’s available, the solution to bypassing restrictions is always to use a VPN, which will make it appear as if you are coming from a different location. Our VPN picks are these:
- ExpressVPN: This VPN choice is incredibly fast, easy to use, and has very user-friendly clients for every platform.
- StrongVPN: This VPN isn’t quite as user-friendly, but is very fast and tends to be useful for bypassing restrictions because it’s not quite as well known.
In general, the way to bypass restrictions is to switch the VPN server to another country that has access to the website you’re trying to view. If it’s still blocked, try a different server. Both of the choices offer free trials, so you won’t have to pay for something that doesn’t work for you.