UFC has the best MMA fighters in the world heading back into the octagon, and sports fans are hyped for a return to live sports. The arena may be empty, but you'll want to make sure your TV screen is packed with all these exciting fights.
On May 9, everyone can catch UFC 249 Pay-Per-View featuring Ferguson vs. Gaethje. The night of fights is broadcasting from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla, and it will be available on ESPN+, ESPN and PPV.
Your key to seeing this night of fights is the ESPN app. Luckily, it's available on lots of streaming platforms, including the most popular devices and smart TVs.
Amazon Fire TV is one of the biggest streaming platforms, meaning you may have one in your home already. If not, they're easy and affordable to add to your streaming setup.
We're here to help you get the ESPN app installed on your Fire TV, and then get logged in with your ESPN+ account or Live TV streaming service credentials. Trust us; it's easier than you think.
Ferguson and Gaethje face off exclusively in UFC 249 on ESPN+ PPV.
ESPN+ has major UFC events on the regular, including this Pay-Per-View event. UFC 249 is filled with multiple main events caliber fights to celebrate the sport's return to action.
How to get the ESPN app for Amazon Fire TV
You can easily install the ESPN app onto your Fire TV using the Amazon Appstore in your browser. You can sign into your Amazon account on the web and load the ESPN app remotely. Click here to get started.
The app should automatically install itself on your Fire TV device. If you have more than one Fire TV device, the website will even let you choose which Fire TV to use for the ESPN app. Make sure you click the Deliver button when you're ready to make the magic happen.
If you prefer to use your remote, you can install the ESPN app directly on your Fire TV device.
- On the home screen, hold down the microphone button on your remote and say "ESPN app".
- If you prefer to use an onscreen keyboard, you can go up to the Fire TV app menu. Select the magnifying glass icon to search.
- Use the on screen remote to type "ESPN".
- The ESPN app will show up in your search results. Find the ESPN app and select Install to finish the process.
Once you've got the app installed, there is just one more thing you need to do. You should get your ESPN app logged in with your ESPN+ account and Live TV streaming service.
- Open the ESPN App.
- In the navigation bar at the top of the app, highlight the settings gear icon in the right hand corner of the screen.
- Click to enter settings.
- Select and click to open Account Information.
- Choose either to Login to ESPN Account or Login to TV Provider, and follow the prompts.
Now your Amazon Fire TV is ready for all the elbows, striking kicks and Superman-punches. Best of all, this setup will stay ready from Fight Night to Pay-Per-View events as the UFC rolls on.
Ready to buy this Pay-Per-View event? Here's the pricing information you need to make your decision and order.
If you are new to ESPN+, you can get a special offer of UFC 249 PPV and a year of ESPN+ for only $84.98.
If you already have a monthly ESPN+ subscription, you can upgrade to an annual plan to bundle UFC 249 PPV and a year of ESPN+ for only $84.98.
If you already have any ESPN+ subscription or get ESPN+ through the Disney+ bundle, you can choose to only purchase UFC 249 PPV for only $64.99.
UFC 249 Schedule and Fight Card
All times shown are Eastern time.
- Prelims: 6 p.m. on ESPN+ and ESPN
- Main Card: 10 p.m. on PPV
- Post Show: 1 a.m. on ESPN+
The full event fight card, subject to change as always, is as follows:
Main Card — Pay Per View
- Tony Ferguson (26-3) vs. Justin Gaethje (21-2)
- Henry Cejudo (15-2) vs. Dominick Cruz (22-2)
- Francis Ngannou (14-3) vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (10-0)
- Jeremy Stephens (28-17) vs. Calvin Kattar (20-4)
- Greg Hardy (5-2) vs. Yorgan De Castro (6-0)
Prelims — ESPN & ESPN+
- Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone (36-14) vs. Anthony Pettis (22-10)
- Aleksei Oleinik (58-13-1) vs. Fabricio Werdum (23-8-1)
- Carla Esparza (16-6) vs. Michelle Waterson (17-7)
- Vicente Luque (17-7-1) vs. Niko Price (14-3)
- Bryce Mitchell (12-1) vs. Charles Rosa (12-3)
- Ryan Spann (17-5) vs. Sam Alvey (33-13)
Gear to stream the fights
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Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is a great budget option, with a fantastic mix of features and affordability. It supports the best standards of 4K, HDR, and all the apps to stream for the whole family.
UFC 249 Rocks the Octagon
Ferguson vs. Gaethje and UFC 249 are bringing live sports back in a big way.
ESPN+ has major UFC events on the regular, including this Pay-Per-View event. UFC 249 is packed with headliner quality fights, including Ferguson vs. Gaethje. You can also get a year of live sports on ESPN+ if you choose the bundle.
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