Streaming video is a big deal, and it keeps getting bigger as events like UFC Pay-Per-Views have gone exclusively online. Fans who want to watch these events need easy ways to see it on their TVs. One of the easiest ways to get streaming smarts onto any TV is with a Roku.
Roku devices come in a variety of price points and sizes. The Roku Streaming Stick+ is excellent, affordable, and small but any Roku will be able to stream the latest major night of MMA.
On May 9, UFC 249 will present one of the most stacked fight cards in years. With Ferguson vs Gaethje for the interim Lightweight title, and Cejudo vs. Cruz for the Bantamweight championship, this event will be a must watch for fight fans.
Now you just need to know how to watch it on your Roku. The only way to watch UFC 249 is on ESPN+, which is part of the ESPN channel. Before you can watch the fighters walk to the octagon, you'll need to get the ESPN channel on your Roku.
How to get the ESPN channel for Roku
Channels are available in the Roku Store, and they can be installed from the web or using the remote on your Roku device. You can sign in with your Roku account on the web and send the channel to your devices in a snap. Click here to get started.
The app should show up on your Roku once you are done. It's just like magic.
If you prefer, you can use your remote to install the channel on your Roku.
- On the home screen, navigate to Streaming Channels in the main menu on the left side of the screen.
- Tap OK to enter
- Select the Search Channels option.
- Use the on screen remote to type ESPN.
- The ESPN channel will appear in the results. Find it, and select Add channel to complete.
Now you just need to get the ESPN channel logged in with your ESPN+ account, so you are ready to watch your Pay-Per-View purchase.
- 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.
That's all you need to do on your Roku. Now all you need to do is buy the UFC 249 Pay-Per-View so you're ready to watch on Saturday. Here are your options for seeing the big fights.
If you are new to ESPN+, you can get a special offer of UFC 249 PPV and a full year subscription to 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 full year subscription to 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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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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