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How To Watch UFC 242: Live Stream Khabib vs Poirier

by David Miklos Hazi
How To Watch UFC 242

Its been nearly a year since Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Connor McGregor but the undefeated Russian is back. He will square off against Interim Lightweight Champion Dustin Poirier in what is expected to be an excellent fight. Can Khabib make it to 28-0 or will Poirier shock the world? If you are looking to live stream the fight you can order the UFC PPV here on ESPN+.

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How To Stream UFC 242

This year ESPN+ became the new home of UFC PPV events in the United States so unfortunately UFC 242 isn’t available to those with a UFC Fight Pass. ESPN+ is a stand-alone subscription service that has live streams of several different types of sport, exclusive ESPN on-demand content, and the full library of ESPN originals. To read more about ESPN+ you can check out our full ESPN+ review.

In order to order the pay-per-view, you must have an active ESPN+ subscription. ESPN+ is currently offering an incredible special promotion. New users who order UFC 242 can get one year ($49.99) of ESPN+ AND the fight ($59.99) for the heavily discounted price of $79.98. You can order UFC 242 by clicking here.

Existing ESPN+ users can order the fight for $59.99 by signing into your ESPN+ account by clicking the link above.

Users can live stream on just about any device. ESPN+ works on desktop computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, smart TVs, Amazon Fire, Apple, Android, Chromecast, PS4, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox One and more.


UFC 242 Fight Information

UFC 242 will be fought in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, September 7th. Normally, UFC events occur around 10:00 PM EST but since its overseas, the action will begin at 10:15 EST. This is when early prelims will begin. Prelims will begin at 12:00 EST and the main card will begin at 2:00 EST.

Main Card

  • Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier – Lightweight
  • Edson Barboza vs Paul Felder – Lightweight
  • Islam Makhachev vs Davi Ramos – Lightweight
  • Curtis Blaydes vs Shamil Abdurakhimov – Heavyweight
  • Mairbek Taisumov vs Carlos Diego Ferreira – Lightweight


  • Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee
  • Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Lerone Murphy
  • Liana Jojua vs. Sarah Moras
  • Ottman Azaitar vs. Teemu Packalen

Early Prelims

  • Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato
  • Nordine Taleb vs. Muslim Salikhov
  • Omari Akhmedov vs. Zak Cummings
  • Don Madge vs. Fares Ziam


How To Watch UFC 242 Internationally

Unfortunately, services like ESPN+ are only available to US customers. However, there is good news and that news is VPNs or Virtual Private Networks.

A VPN allows you to “mask” your IP address and trick the streaming service into believing you are in another location. This means that if you live in San Francisco but want to watch a team from New York or Kansas City, you can just set your VPN to that location and you will get the channels in that local market. This even works for international customers who want to see US TV and sports.

You may be thinking to yourself, “I don’t know, this sounds complicated.” But do not worry, VPNs sound complicated, but they are actually very easy to install and operate. Most VPNs only require just a few clicks to operate and you will never deal with a blackout ever again.

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Illegal Streams of UFC Fights

It is our policy to never recommend any illegal streams of UFC fights or anything else. Most illegal “free” streams put you at considerable risk to acquire viruses and dangerous malware. These streams are untrustworthy, blurry, low-quality, and quite frankly just flat out garbage. It is not worth the risk by any means just to save a few bucks.


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