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How to watch Adesanya vs. Costa with a VPN | UFC 253

Updated: September 21, 2020
How to watch Adesanya vs. Costa with a VPN | UFC 253

Live stream UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa on ESPN+


  • ESPN+ PPV: 65 USD and up
  • ESPN+: 5 USD/month or 50 USD/year

The fight between Adesanya and Costa will be exclusive to ESPN+ PPV. Existing yearly ESPN+ subscribers can stream the fight for 65 USD, while monthly subscribers can either buy UFC PPV for 65 USD on its own or upgrade to an annual plan and buy UFC PPV for 85 USD. New users can buy the UFC 252 PPV and a one-year ESPN+ subscription for 85 USD.

If you don’t want to purchase the main event, you can tune in to the UFC 253 early prelims and prelims live on ESPN+, which costs 5 USD/month. ESPN+ is also available in a bundle with Disney+ and Hulus on-demand service for 13 USD/month. If you don’t feel like committing to ESPN+, use the seven-day free trial.

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Head to ESPN+ PPV (65 USD and up) to purchase the fight or go to ESPN+ (5 USD/month) to buy the prelims only. You will need to supply a valid U.S. postal code (e.g., 10001, 48104.)
  4. Enjoy watching!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the ESPN app on your Android or iOS device.

Learn more about watching ESPN with ExpressVPN.

Stream UFC 253 prelims on ESPN

If you feel like watching the prelims before the main event, undercard fights will also be shown live on ESPN.

ESPN Deportes (available as an add-on for Sling, Hulu, or AT&T TV Now’s “Optimo Mas” package) will provide a Spanish simulcast of the fights. Various free trials are available.

To watch UFC 253 prelims on ESPN:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Head to YouTube TV (65 USD/month), Sling TV Orange (20 USD/month), fuboTV (60 USD/month), Hulu (55 USD/month), or AT&T TV Now (55 USD/month). You may need a U.S. credit card or Paypal account.
  4. Sit back and enjoy!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for ChromeFirefox, or Edge.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the YouTube TV app (on Android or iOS), the Sling TV app (on Android and iOS), the fuboTV app (on Android and iOS), the Hulu app (on Android or iOS), or the AT&T TV Now app on (Android or iOS).

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

Watch UFC 253 on BT Sport Box Office

Price: BT Sport Box Office PPV

BT Sport Box Office has exclusive rights to the UFC 253 fight 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 ESPN+ PPV stream.

Watch UFC highlights on YouTube

Check out the latest UFC highlights, press conferences, interviews, announcements, and news on the official UFC YouTube channel.

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

Learn more about watching YouTube with ExpressVPN.

UFC 253 Adesanya vs. Costa start time

All the excitement comes to a head on September 26, when Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa face off on the Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Coverage of the bout begins at 10 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday.

Prelims start at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+

Costa vs. Adesanya record: Who’s the better fighter?

Name and aliasIsrael ‘The Last Stylebender’ AdesanyaPaulo ‘Borrachinha’ Costa
Boxing Record19-0-0 (14 KOs)13-0-0 (11 KOs)
BirthdateJuly 22, 1989 (31)April 21, 1991 (29)
Height6’ 4’’ (193 cm)6’ 0’’ (183 cm)
Years active2009-present2012-present

UFC 253 Israel Adesanya-Paulo Costa fight card

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

Main Card (ESPN+)

Israel Adesanya (19-0-0) vs. Paulo Costa (13-0-0) – Middleweight
Dominick Reyes (12-1-0) vs. Jan Blachowicz (26-8-0) – Light Heavyweight
Kai Kara-France (21-8-0) vs. Brandon Royval (11-4-0) – Flyweight
Ketlen Vieira (10-1-0) vs. Marion Reneau (9-6-1) – Women’s Bantamweight
Hakeem Dawodu (11-1-1) vs. Zubaira Tukhugov (19-4-1) – Featherweight

Prelims (ESPN+)

Brad Riddell (8-1-0) vs. Alex Da Silva (21-2-0) – Lightweight
Diego Sanchez (31-12-0) vs. Jake Matthews (16-4-0) – Welterweight
Shane Young (13-4-0) vs. Nate Landwehr (14-3-0) – Featherweight
William Knight (8-1-0) vs. Aleksa Camur (6-0-0) – Light Heavyweight
Juan Espino (10-1-0) vs. Jeff Hughes (10-3-0) – Heavyweight

Paulo Costa-Israel Adesanya fight odds

-165 Israel Adesanya

+135 Paulo Costa

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