In a few hours, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya is defending his UFC Middleweight Championship against title challenger Alex Pereira in a high-stakes pay-per-view event. This PPV airs in the U.S. exclusively via ESPN+, so if you’re getting ready to watch the UFC 281 live stream online this evening, now’s the time to sign up and grab your ticket. If you’re new to ESPN+, you might even be able to save some cash on the pay-per-view before the main event starts at 7 PM PT, so read on.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a free UFC 281 live stream. As mentioned before, ESPN+ has exclusive broadcast rights to the event in the United States, and the Ultimate Fighting Championship is shutting down illegal streams — including those you’d find on a service like Reddit — left, right and center. So, how much does it cost to watch UFC 281 online? It’s not cheap — the UFC 281 PPV is available to existing ESPN+ subscribers for $75. But there’s an exclusive UFC 281 PPV offer for new customers.
ESPN+ is offering a $40 discount on the UFC 281 PPV to new customers who sign up before the main event starts at 11 AM PT. Usually, after handing over $100 for an annual ESPN+ subscription, the UFC PPV would set you back $75, but ESPN+ is bundling the two together for only $125. Seeing as it’s the exclusive broadcaster for UFC in 2022, it’s a must-have for fight fans who want to watch the rest of the tournament unfold over the course of the year — with at least three more major events scheduled.
If you haven’t subscribed to ESPN+ yet, you totally should. It’s the exclusive destination for those wanting to live stream UFC. It’s also home to a slew of other live sports, including PGA Golf, MLB, NHL, NBA, and MLS, and on-demand programming, as well as access to its events archive. The Disney Bundle is the more enticing offer, which gets you Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu for only $14 per month, a saving of $12 per month on the individual cost of the streaming services — a no-brainer if you ask us.