How to use a VPN to watch the UFC

Published: Apr 15, 2016

From Frank Mir’s crushing defeat at the hands of Brock Lesnar at UFC 100 to Conor McGregor’s blinding loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 196, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has become one of the biggest worldwide sporting events in history.

If you have even the smallest interest in MMA, then you’re sure to love the UFC.
For all you Sherdog lovers, here’s how you can use a VPN to stream the UFC.

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How a VPN makes it easier to stream UFC matches

With a VPN in your corner, you can stream almost every UFC match live.

A VPN uppercuts websites by masking your IP address, meaning they can’t track you or know your true location.

It’s the one-two punch your privacy needs.

When you use ExpressVPN, you’ll also add an extra layer of security to your connection without hampering speed. And with more than 100 server locations to choose from, you’ll have more tricks up your sleeve than Anderson Silva.

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Step-by-step guide to watch the UFC with a VPN

Started in 1993, the UFC has become the fastest growing sport in the world. It singlehandedly revolutionized professional MMA after succeeding the world famous Japanese Pride Fighting Championships in 2007. Led by outspoken businessman Dana White, the UFC has given rise to some of the greatest athletes in the world, including Georges St-Pierre, Jon Jones, Randy Couture, Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida, and Chuck ‘the Iceman’ Liddell.

While some of the larger events are only available on Pay-per-view, there’s a decent back catalog available online, as well as a larger number of events broadcast on cable TV.

Watch the UFC on Fox Sports

In the U.S., UFC fights are broadcast on FOX Sports. Dates and times tend to vary, but you can check the full schedule of upcoming fights here.

Here’s how to watch the UFC and Swanson vs. Lobov on FOX:

  1. Sign up for an ExpressVPN account.
  2. Install ExpressVPN on any device that you want to stream the fights on.
  3. Connect to any ExpressVPN server in the U.S.
  4. Visit and sign in (you may need a U.S. cable or satellite subscription).
  5. Enjoy the fights!

Use a VPN to access the UFC Fight Pass and stream every match on demand

Want to relive some of the UFC’s greatest moments? No problem! That’s what the UFC Fight Pass is for.

Started in 2014, the digital-only subscription gives you full access to both live and on-demand fights from five different continents. You can choose between three different payment plans, and with a VPN your connection will be secure while you watch.

Follow these steps to access the UFC Fight Pass with a VPN.

  1. Connect to a VPN server location (preferably in the United States).
  2. Head to and sign up for an account.
  3. Sit back, relax and enjoy the drama!

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Go ahead, folks, let it rip! Sound off if this guide worked for you. And if you have any tips or tricks, be sure to share it in the comments!

If you have any questions, ExpressVPN’s live chat service is available 24/7. So stand straight, keep your hands up, guard that chin, and enjoy the fights!

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2 thoughts on “UFC

  1. Totally interested but i cant watch ufc without cable sub in usa? Im in canada and use rogers. I want to be able to watch all live motocross races and us netflix any inf would help me

    1. Hi Adam,

      Totally understand where you’re coming from. Unfortunately, you’ll need a Netflix subscription to enjoy watch the shows there. But with ExpressVPN, you can enjoy U.S. with safety and privacy anywhere you are!

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