Masvidal-Diaz VPN on ESPN+Source: CordCutters

There's a funny thing about living in the future — it very much clings to the past. That's the sort of feeling you get, anyway, when you go to watch a sporting event — it could be football, cricket, baseball, UFC, boxing, or whatever — only to find that it's not available on your service of choice because of regional restrictions.

It happens, folks. And it not only happens outside the United States, but it can happen in the U.S. as well due to local blackout rules.

And that brings us to UFC 244, which is taking place on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. It's a split-broadcast event, with the early prelims on EPSN+ and ESPN2, the prelims on ESPN2, and finally the main event at 10 p.m. Eastern on ESPN+.

But what if you can't get those services where you live, for whatever reason? That's where a VPN could come in handy.

For the uninitiated, a VPN is a Virtual Private Network. It's a way of tunneling your network traffic through a specific route. It's what your company may do to ensure that only the right people are allowed onto its network, for example.

Another cool feature of a VPN is that many of them enable you to choose the country from which your network traffic will appear. That lets you ensure that you're able to watch the Masvidal-Diaz fight from a supported region.

VPNs are available all kinds of ways. No, you don't have to know how to manually install credentials on your phone or computer — most consumer-grade VPNs have their own apps that take care of things for you. All you need is your registration information, and it'll take care of all the hard parts of setting up the VPN so you can watch the fight.

Also handy is that most consumer-grade VPNs have several options for service, so you don't necessarily have to pay out for a full year of service if you're not quite sure if you're going to need the VPN for more than watching UFC 244, for example. Choice is always a good thing.

VPN for UFC 244

ExpressVPN

Making out-of-country viewing easy

ExpressVPN has all the things you want from a VPN. It's got multiple pricing plans. It's got servers in 94 countries. And it has apps for all the platforms, which makes setup a breeze.

How much will UFC 244 Pay Per View cost?

New & monthly subscribers can both save over 25% by combining UFC 244 PPV and a one year plan for ESPN+

New subscribers and current subscribers on monthly plans can choose a special offer with months of sports to enjoy. The deal combines an annual subscription to ESPN+, which usually costs $49.99 a year, with UFC 244 PPV for $79.98. This gives new and monthly subscribers a big savings on this sports streaming service compared to the regular prices. That subscription gives you a full year of live UFC Fight Nights, Top Rank Boxing cards, MLB, NHL, MLS, College Football, and so much more.

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