How to watch UFC live online with a VPN

Updated: August 2, 2021

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How to watch UFC live online with a VPN

Stream UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane live on UFC Fight Pass

Price: 5.5 USD/month and up

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.

Live stream UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane on ESPN+ PPV


  • ESPN+ PPV: 70 USD and up
  • ESPN+: 6 USD/month or 60 USD/year

UFC PPV events are exclusive to ESPN+ PPV in the U.S. Existing yearly ESPN+ subscribers can stream PPV fights for 70 USD, while monthly subscribers can either buy UFC PPV for 70 USD on its own or upgrade to an annual plan and buy UFC PPV for 90 USD. New users can 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 early prelims and prelims live on ESPN+, which costs 6 USD/month. ESPN+ is also available in a bundle with Disney+ and Hulu’s on-demand service for 13 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 (70 USD and up) to purchase the fight or go to ESPN+ (6 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 265: Lewis vs. Gane Prelims live online on ESPN

Price: 10 USD/month and up

Channels: ESPN 2 and ESPN Deportes

You can tune in to UFC 265 Prelims live on ESPN 2. 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 (AT&T TV Now does not offer a free trial).

To watch UFC 265 live on ESPN:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Head to fuboTV (65 USD/month), YouTube TV (65 USD/month), Sling TV Orange (10 USD/month and up), Hulu+Live TV (65 USD/month), or AT&T TV 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!

Note: You will need a U.S. credit/debit card to subscribe to fuboTV, Sling TV, Hulu, or AT&T TV Now.

Learn more about watching fuboTV, YouTube TV, Sling TV, Hulu, and AT&T TV Now with ExpressVPN.

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

Watch UFC 265 live 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 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: Lewis vs. Gane start time

All the excitement comes to a head on August 7, when Derrick ‘The Black Beast’ Lewis and Ciryl ‘Bon Gamin’ Gane face off in the Toyota Center (Houston), Houston, Texas. Coverage of the main card begins at 10 p.m., Prelims start at 8 p.m., and Early Prelims start at 6 p.m. Eastern Time.

Lewis vs. Gane record: Who’s the better fighter?

Name and aliasDerrick ‘The Black Beast
‘ Lewis
Ciryl ‘Bon Gamin
‘ Gane
Boxing Record25-7-0 (20 KOs)9-0-0 (3 KOs)
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Reach79 in (201 cm)81 in (206 cm)
Years active2010-present2018-present

UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane fight card

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

Main Card (ESPN+ PPV and UFC Fight Pass)

  • Derrick Lewis (25-7-0) vs. Ciryl Gane (9-0-0) – Heavyweight
  • Jose Aldo (29-7-0) vs. Pedro Munhoz (19-5-0) – Bantamweight
  • Michael Chiesa (18-4-0) vs. Vicente Luque (20-7-1) – Welterweight
  • Tecia Torres (12-5-0) vs. Angela Hill (13-9-0) – Women’s Strawweight
  • Song Yadong (16-5-1) vs. Casey Kenney (16-3-1) – Bantamweight

Prelims (ESPN+, ESPN 2, and UFC Fight Pass)

  • Bobby Green (27-11-1) vs. Rafael Fiziev (9-1-0) – Lightweight
  • Vince Morales (9-5-0) vs. Drako Rodriguez (7-2-0) – Bantamweight
  • Alonzo Menifield (10-2-0) vs. Ed Herman (27-14-0) – Light Heavyweight
  • Karolina Kowalkiewicz (12-6-0) vs. Jessica Penne (13-6-0) – Women’s Strawweight

Early Prelims (ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass)

  • Manel Kape (15-6-0) vs. Ode’ Osbourne (9-3-0) – Flyweight
  • Miles Johns (11-1-0) vs. Anderson Dos Santos (21-8-0) – Bantamweight
  • Victoria Leonardo (8-4-0) vs. Melissa Gatto (6-0-2) – Women’s Flyweight
  • Johnny Munoz (10-1-0) vs. Jamey Simmons (7-3-0) – Bantamweight

Lewis vs. Gane fight odds

+270 Derrick ‘The Black Beast‘ Lewis

-340 Ciryl ‘Bon Gamin‘ Gane

What other UFC fights are happening in 2021?

Check out these UFC events throughout 2021! Dates here may be subject to change.

DateEvent (Main card)Location
August 7, 2021UFC 265: Lewis vs. GaneToyota Center, Houston, Texas
August 21, 2021UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. GastelumTBD
September 4, 2021TBDTBD

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