How to watch UFC 2022 live streams with a VPN

Updated: August 8, 2022

Stream Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz on August 13

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UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz live on UFC Fight Pass

Price: 10 USD/month or 96 USD/year

All UFC Fight Nights and PPV events can be streamed live on UFC Fight Pass. You also get access to the UFC Fight Library and exclusive original series and shows.

To watch UFC on UFC Fight Pass:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a VPN server location. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Go to UFC Fight Pass and subscribe.
  4. Enjoy the fight!

Want it on the big screen? Check out this handy guide.

UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz on ESPN+ PPV


  • ESPN+ PPV: 80 USD and up
  • ESPN+: 7 USD/month or 70 USD/year

UFC PPV events are exclusive to ESPN+ PPV in the U.S. Existing ESPN+ subscribers can buy the PPV for 80 USD, while new subscribers can buy the PPV fight and a monthly ESPN+ subscription for 87 USD. New users can also buy the PPV and a one-year ESPN+ subscription for 90 USD.

If you don’t want to purchase the main PPV event, you can tune in to the prelims live on ESPN+, which costs 7 USD/month. ESPN+ is also available in a bundle with Disney+ and Hulu’s on-demand service for 14 USD/month.

To watch UFC live on ESPN+:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Head to ESPN+ PPV (80 USD and up) to purchase the fight or go to ESPN+ (7 USD/month) to buy the prelims only. You will need to supply a valid U.S. postal code (e.g., 10001, 48104).
  4. Enjoy the stream!

Learn more about watching ESPN with ExpressVPN.

Want it on the big screen? Check out this handy guide.

Stream UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz prelims live on ESPN

Price: 10 USD/month and up

Channels: ESPN and ESPN Deportes

You can tune in to the Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot prelims live on ESPN. ESPN Deportes, available as an add-on for Sling or Hulu, will provide a Spanish simulcast of the fights. You can watch the stream using various free trials (DirecTV Now does not offer a free trial).

To watch UFC on ESPN:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Head to fuboTV (65 USD/month), YouTube TV (55 USD/month and up), Sling TV Orange (10 USD/month and up), Hulu+Live TV (70 USD/month), or DirecTV Now (70 USD/month, no free trial) and sign up. You may need a valid U.S. ZIP code to subscribe (e.g. 08012, 60061)
  4. Enjoy the stream!

Learn more about watching fuboTV, YouTube TV, Sling TV, Hulu+Live TV, and DirecTV Now with ExpressVPN.

Note: You will need a U.S. credit/debit card to subscribe to YouTube TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, Hulu, or DirecTV Now. You can still subscribe to YouTube TV via Google Play, even if you don’t have a U.S. credit/debit card.

Want it on the big screen? Check out this handy guide.

Watch UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz on BT Sport Box Office

Price: BT Sport Box Office PPV

BT Sport Box Office has exclusive rights to UFC events in the UK. You will need to have a working TV box from BT TV, Sky, or Virgin Media. BT Sport Box Office is on Sky channel 490, BT channel 494, and in the live events section on Virgin Media. If you’ve bought the PPV event with a UK credit or debit card, you will be able to watch using the BT Sport Box Office app.

Sky TV and Virgin TV subscribers can also purchase the fight from BT TV. Note that these services also require specialized TV boxes.

If you do not have a TV box from BT TV, Sky TV, or Virgin TV, use the UFC Fight Pass stream.

Watch UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz on Kayo Sports

Price: 25 AUD/month and up

Kayo Sports is an Australian sports streaming service that broadcasts several cricket matches (among other sports including UFC, AFL, and motorsports). New customers can get a 14-day free trial. After that, the Basic plan is 25 AUD/month, and the Premium plan is 35 AUD/month.

To watch cricket on Kayo Sports:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in Australia.
  3. Head to Kayo Sports and subscribe.
  4. Enjoy the match!

Watch UFC highlights on YouTube

Check out the latest highlights, news, interviews, practices, conferences, and previews on the Ultimate Fighting Championship YouTube channel.

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location where YouTube is available.
  3. Go to the official UFC YouTube channel.
  4. Enjoy!

Learn more about watching YouTube with ExpressVPN.

Want it on the big screen? Check out this handy guide.

UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz start time

All the excitement comes to a head on Saturday, August 13, when Marlon Vera and Dominick Cruz face off at the Pechanga Arena, San Diego, CA. Coverage of the main card begins at 7 p.m. EDT. Prelims start at 4 p.m EDT.

Vera vs. Cruz record: Who’s the better fighter?

Name and aliasMarlon VeraDominick Cruz
Boxing Record19-7-1 (7  KOs)24-3-0 (7 KOs)
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Reach 70.5 in (179 cm) 68 in (173 cm)
Years active2016-present2005-present

UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz fight card

These two are the main draw, but don’t miss these delicious undercard matchups!

Main Card (ESPN+ PPV and UFC Fight Pass)

  • N. Landwehr (15-4-0) vs. D. Onama (10-1-0) — Featherweight
  • Y. Jauregui (8-0-0) vs. J. Lucindo (13-4-0) — Women’s Strawweight
  • D. Clark (13-6-0) vs. A. Murzakanov (11-0-0) — Light Heavyweight
  • C. Calvillo (9-4-1) vs. N. Nunes (10-7-0) — Women’s Flyweight
  • B. Silva (22-7-0) vs. G. Meerschaert (34-15-0) — Middleweight

Prelims (ESPN2, ESPN+, and UFC Fight Pass)

  • A. Hill (13-12-0) vs. L. Godinez (8-2-0)— Catch Weight
  • M. Buday (10-1-0) vs. L. Brzeski (8-1-1) — Heavyweight
  • G. Benitez (22-11-0) vs. C. Ontiveros (11-8-0) — Lightweight
  • O. Osbourne (11-4-0) vs. T. Nam (20-12-1)— Flyweight
  • Y. Zalal (10-5-0) vs. D. Blackshear (12-4-0) — Bantamweight
  • A. Lipski (14-7-0) vs. P. Cachoeira (11-4-0) — Women’s Bantamweight

Vera vs. Cruz fight odds

Marlon Vera-220
Dominick Cruz+180

What other UFC fights are happening in 2022?

Check out these UFC events throughout 2022! Dates here may be subject to change.

DateEvent (Main card)Location
July 30, 2022UFC 277: Peña vs. Nunes 2American Airlines Center
Aug 6, 2022UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. HillUFC APEX
Aug 13, 2022UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. CruzPechanga Arena
Aug 20, 2022UFC 278: Usman vs. Edwards 2Vivint Arena
Sep 3, 2022UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. TuivasaAccor Arena
Sep 17, 2022UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. SongUFC APEX

Can I stream UFC on my phone or tablet?

Yes. ExpressVPN has apps for every major mobile device, including iOS and Android.

Where can I stream this week’s fights?

Check out the event-specific information at the top of this page, which will always list the date, time, and streaming platforms available to watch the fights.

To watch UFC, simply follow these steps:

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a server location in the country of your preferred broadcaster
  3. Log in to your preferred streaming services (such as TKTK or TKTK)
  4. Tune in to the fights live!

Can I stream UFC fights on Twitch?

While Twitch is an excellent source of UFC-related content such as event recaps and fight previews, it does not carry the fights live.

How can I stream on my TV with a VPN?

In brief, there are five different ways to stream sports on your TV with ExpressVPN:

  • With the native app for a smart TV or streaming device
  • By streaming on your computer and connecting to the TV with an HDMI cable
  • By mirroring or casting wirelessly to your TV or streaming device from your computer or mobile device
  • By connecting to an ExpressVPN-enabled router, which allows for unlimited devices and makes it super simple to connect to different server locations simultaneously
  • With MediaStreamer, ExpressVPN’s solution for devices that cannot install a VPN, such as Apple TV or gaming consoles. MediaStreamer only needs to be set up once, although it does not provide the full security benefits of a VPN. (Note that by connecting your Apple TV or gaming console to a router, you can get the best of both worlds!)
  • For more information on all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your big-screen TV, click below, or just contact a 24/7 Support agent for step-by-step instructions.

I connected to the suggested VPN server location but I can’t log in to the streaming service!

No worries! Server load changes rapidly (especially when people all over the world are trying to watch certain events), but that’s exactly why ExpressVPN has high-speed servers all over the world. If you’re trying to access a site in the U.S. or Germany, for instance, try connecting to a different server location in those countries.

If you’re trying to connect to a country with one server location, the first step is to check your location settings. If you’re on a mobile device, disconnect from the VPN, turn off location services, then connect to the VPN again. On both Windows and Mac computers, you can turn off Location Services within the Privacy & Security settings menu.

For more help, check out this in-depth article from our Support Center, or you can always talk to a member of our Support Team, available 24/7 by live chat.

I connected to the VPN but my internet speed is slow

If your internet speed is slow or your streaming seems to lag, there are a few possible reasons:

  • The distance of your selected VPN server location from your physical location
  • Your connection type (wired connections are more reliable than wireless connections)
  • Suboptimal interconnectivity between the VPN and your ISP
  • Slow internet connection speed at your location
  • Your device type and processing power

Try each of the following steps to troubleshoot:

  • Download the latest version of ExpressVPN
  • Connect to a different VPN server location
  • Change your VPN protocol

If you try each of the above and are still experiencing issues with your streaming speed, contact the ExpressVPN Support Team 24/7 and someone will be with you in seconds.

Read more about troubleshooting streaming speed issues.

What streaming services can I watch with ExpressVPN?

ExpressVPN works seamlessly with all the most popular streaming apps from around the world. Using a VPN for streaming ensures you watch securely in blazing-fast HD with unlimited bandwidth, free from ISP throttling (which can sometimes slow down speeds). If you want to watch your favorite team from anywhere—even while traveling or on unsecured networks like public Wi-Fi—ExpressVPN is a great way to enhance your sports streaming experience.

ExpressVPN is a VPN service not intended to be used as a means of copyright circumvention. Please read the ExpressVPN Terms of Service and your content provider’s Terms of Use for more details.

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