UFC 241 was an upset, especially when it came to the Prelims. However, I’m quite sure UFC will turn things around in UFC 242 as two of the biggest MMA names are set to clash on September 7th, 2019. Khabib Nurmagomedov will return for the first time after defeating Connor McGregor back in UFC 229 to face the interim champion, Dustin Poirier at The Arena, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. What comes out of this title bout is definitely unknown. What I do know is how to watch UFC 242 live anywhere, which is why you’re here in the first place. Therefore, here’s how you can watch Khabib vs. Poirier live online.
It’s not easy to get such an epic event when it comes to UFC. That’s why Khabib vs. Poirier is a must-see no matter where you are. Therefore, here’s everything you need to know about how to watch UFC 242 live anywhere.
If you have a specific channel in mind and you can’t access it in your region due to geo-restrictions, I can help you out with that. Well, I can tell you what can help, a VPN.
A Virtual Private Network allows users to fake their geographic location and appear in any country around the world. That, of course, is based on the server you connect to.
When you’re connected, the VPN will reroute your traffic so that it seems that you’re in that region, with a local IP address. Finally, you can access all the content restricted to that territory no matter where you are.
For example, if you wish to stream ESPN+ outside the US, you can do so by connecting to an American server. It will grant you a US IP address, and direct access to ESPN+’s streaming catalog, including UFC 242.
In short, here’s what you need to do:
Choose a suitable VPN provider and subscribe to their service.
Download and install their dedicated client on your device. You can find apps compatible with Android, iOS, PC, and Mac.
Once you get their app, sign in and connect to a VPN server according to your selected channel:
UK server for BT Sport.
Russian server for Match TV.
Australian server for Main Event.
Canadian server for TSN, etc…
Finally, launch the channel and stream UFC 242 live anywhere.
In case you’re wondering what to choose, I suggest you go for ExpressVPN. It has servers in all the countries where UFC is available for streaming. Plus, it can protect you from any possible online threat that might target your device. If that’s not what you’re looking for, take a look at the table below and pick an alternative.
It’s been a while since ESPN grabbed hold of the rights to broadcast UFC in the United States. The channel has gathered more than 115 million viewers in approximately 86 million television households. So, you know how popular the channel is and how many people will get the chance to stream UFC in the States.
However, if you’re used to UFC’s streaming service, Fight Pass, you might want to change that. You see, ever since ESPN got the rights, UFC Fight Pass became susceptible to blackout restrictions, which means it can’t show the fight while ESPN is airing it.
You’ll be able to stream the fight later on after it concludes on ESPN+, but I don’t think MMA fans are very fond of replays. Don’t you believe that? Well, give it a try. I’m quite sure you’ll be getting something like this:
“Due to broadcast restrictions, this video is not available within a UFC Fight Pass subscription or as a Pay-Per-View in your region. Please check your local TV listing for viewing information. This event is currently blocked out in your region.”
You see, on the bottom-left corner of the screen, it says “Watch on ESPN+ PPV,” which is your only option considering Fight Pass is blacked out. The subscription isn’t expensive considering what you’ll be getting in return. If you’re a new subscriber, you can sign up for $79.99 a year along with the UFC 242 event. Without that, it’ll go down to $49.99/year. Once you get yourself a subscription, you can stream UFC 242 live on Mac, Windows, Chromecast, PlayStation, Roku, Android, iOS, and Fire Stick.
Watch the Lightweight Championship Title Unification Bout in the UK
Apparently, BT Sport is not listening to what their subscribers have to say. In the UK, the broadcasting giant takes on UFC events as the official rights holders.
However, lately, BT Sport has been charging extra for UFC fights, including them in PPV. Viewers have to pay an extra £20 on top of their subscription, which is probably no that fair.
If you browse the web enough, you’ll see that discussion threads are being opened full of subscribers complaining about BT’s new UFC approach and they’re threatening with a boycott. That was several months ago, but the channel stands with its PPV idea.
Even if you try to work around this by trying out Fight Pass, you’ll be getting nowhere. The streaming service will be blacked out during the event as BT Sports is the official broadcaster. You’ll get the same message as you do in the United States with ESPN.
So, since BT Sport is your only way to stream this epic bout, you should consider purchasing the event for some extra pennies, it’s worth it. Once you do that, launch BT Sport on your Mac, Android, iOS, PC, Apple TV, Xbox, or PlayStation, and enjoy it.
Australian UFC 242 Live-Stream
You didn’t think we forgot about the die-hard Aussie fans, did you? Australians have one of the most efficient ways to stream UFC, Boxing, WWE, AEW, and so much more. Yeah, we’re talking about none other than Main Event.
All you have to do is purchase the event online, and then you can stream it on September 7th with complete ease. UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier is up for grabs for only $54.95, which is a reasonable price compared to the magnitude of the event.
Once you’ve purchased the event, you’ll be able to watch through Foxtel or Optus TV featuring Foxtel. Oh, by the way, it doesn’t matter what device you’re using, you can watch UFC 242 live on iPad, PC, Mac, Chromecast, PlayStation, Xbox, Smart TVs, Android, and iPhone.
Watch UFC 242 LIve in Germany
DAZN has been growing bigger and bigger as the years pass. Recently, DAZN got the rights to broadcast Bellator Fights in the United States, which already makes it a top contender in the sports market. The best thing about the channel is that it’s subscription-based. All you have to do is pay a small fee, and everything else comes as part of your subscription.
You won’t be asked to purchase a UFC event as PPV; it’s there as part of your monthly or yearly subscription. That’s not all; DAZN has been adding a lot of sports to its catalog, including Champions League, Premier League, League 1, Serie A, and of course, Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Furthermore, the streaming giant is not expensive one bit. You’re required to pay EUR11.99/month. However, if you’re a fan of long term deals, a yearly fee would be at EUR119.9.
No matter what device you have at home, as long as it has the button “Play” in it, you can stream DAZN. In case you don’t know your way around, DAZN is compatible with Xbox, PlayStation, Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Android, iOS, PC, Mac, and Amazon Fire Stick. That’s not all. If you’re a constant Kodi user, you can always install the official DAZN add-on and watch UFC 242 live.
Stream UFC 242 in Canada
Alright, so watching UFC fights in Canada can be a bit tricky. Let me tell you why. You see, in Canada, it is well known that TSN brings you the full preliminary card.
However, it doesn’t broadcast the main event at all. But at the same time, UFC Fight Pass offers you to purchase the event and watch the full card excluding the prelims as they will be blacked out (TSN is the official broadcaster).
So, if you want to watch the main card, you can purchase UFC 242 on Fight Pass for $64.99. On the other hand, you can benefit from a 6-month Fight Pass subscription along with the current event by shelling out a total of $91.96.
As for TSN, just like I mentioned above, you can tune in on September 7th and watch the Prelims live on Android, iOS, PC, Mac, Xbox One, Apple TV, and Samsung Smart TV.
If you’re also going for Fight Pass to see the Main Card, launch the application on Pc, Mac, Apple TV, Xbox Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Android, Chromecast, Roku, and Samsung Smart TV and stream the fight live.
Khabib vs. Poirier Live in the Middle East
Well, UFC 242 is taking place in the UAE, so expect the event to be broadcasted live in the MENA region. Even if it’s not held there, OSN gains the exclusive multimedia rights to show all UFC content in the region. That includes Live events and The Ultimate Fighter TV series.
So, UFC fans in the Middle East, you’ll get your right dosage of MMA fighting on September 7th, 2019 for sure. If you’re not an OSN subscriber, I’m sorry to tell you that you won’t be able to stream the fight using Fight Pass. Just like in the US, UK, and Canada, UFC Fight Pass will be blacked out during the event. You’ll also receive a message that states that fact.
Just so you know, not a lot of households lack an OSN subscription. Almost every home in the MENA region has a valid OSN account and access to its content. If you’re one of those, you can watch UFC 242 live on OSN Play using your Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.
A Streaming App?
Abu Dhabi Media brought a new way for UFC fans in the Middle East to watch their fights live, UFC Arabia. It’s the first Arabic language application to cover UFC events in North Africa and the Middle East.
The service is available in 21 countries, which allows users to follow a wide range of fights, live updates, and dozens of on-demand content at home or on the go. Here are the countries:
UFC Arabia is a subscription-based service that doesn’t require a long-term deal. You’ll be able to cancel anytime. Furthermore, it’s quite cheap compared to what you’ll be getting in return. It cones $4.99/month and 49.99$/year.
If you’re a new subscriber, you’ll get to test out the service for 30-day (free of cost). That’s not all, the application is also available on Android, iOS, and Chromecast.
UFC 242 on Fire Stick?
Yes, it’s possible with complete ease. FireStick users can download the ESPN+ application from their Amazon Store and watch the fight live on their big screens. However, ESPN+ is geo-restricted to the United States. So, if you live abroad, you’re going to have to use a VPN to bypass regional restrictions and access the channel in your region.
Don’t forget; you need to subscribe to the channel before all this can be done. A VPN may help you bypass geo-restrictions, but it won’t circumvent any subscription cost, what so ever.
What About Kodi Users?
It has never been easier to stream UFC fights while using Kodi thanks to the official DAZN add-on. But in order to get that, a few steps should be taken:
Navigate to Kodi Add-ons.
Tap on Install from Repository. It’s an option inside My Add-ons.
Now, click on Kodi Add-on Repository.
Select Video Add-ons.
Choose DAZN Add-on and click on install
Head back to your Home Screen. Activate DAZN.
DAZN’s add-on will only work in Germany. Therefore, connect to a VPN server in Germany so that you obtain a German IP address. After that, subscribe to the channel, and launch DAZN on September 7th, 2019 and enjoy UFC 242 live.
Khabib has not been seen ever since he retained his title at UFC 229 against McGregor. The young Russian is still undefeated and has made an impact against the Irish by tapping him out. I think that Poirier should be careful no matter how strong he thinks he is.
On the other hand, Poirier won a bout against Max Holloway to determine who will be unifying the Lightweight title against Khabib. What do you think? Will he be able to pull off a major upset that can give Khabib a set back in his undefeated career? Let’s take a look at how both stand before the fight, followed by the full card of UFC 242.
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier
Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder
Islam Makhachev vs. Davi Ramos
Curtis Blaydes vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
Mairbek Taisumov vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira
Ottman Azaitar vs. Teemu Packalén
Liana Jojua vs. Sarah Moras
Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee
Zubaira Tikhugov vs. Lerone Murphy
Early Preliminary Card
Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato
Nordine Taleb vs. Muslim Salikhov
Omari Akhmedov vs. Zak Cumming
Don Madge vs. Fares Ziam
UFC 242 Live Online – Final Words
Mustafaev was set to battle Madge, but he was pulled out due to undisclosed reasons. Now, Madge is going against newcomer Fares Ziam. There have been a lot of changes, but the magnitude is still grand. Now, all you need is to check what channel is broadcasting the event in your region and stream away. If you have any more questions, feel free to drop them below in the comment section.