The biggest UFC events, including this week's UFC 241, are now split ticket events, which means that the fights are spread out over multiple channels and services. The Early Prelims are a part of the ESPN+ streaming service. The Main Event is streaming as a Pay Per View. However, the Prelims portion of the event is exclusively on ESPN.

The UFC 241 Prelims feature four big fights that are only available if you have a subscription that includes the main ESPN channel. Even if you order the Pay Per View, you will need a Live TV Streaming Service login to watch the Prelims.

This Prelims lineup is anchored by Devonte "King Cage" Smith (10-1) vs. Clay Collard (17-8). Devonte Smith just celebrated one year in the UFC, after winning his contract on Dana White's Contender Series 2018. Smith had been hoping for a ranked Lightweight opponent when this fight was scheduled. If he keeps winning, he may end up as the one ranked in the top fifteen himself.

The rest of UFC 241, including the main event Pay Per View, is available through ESPN+. There is a full guide available if you need help understanding how to order and watch the UFC 241 PPV part of the event.

Stream the UFC 241 Prelims on ESPN

ESPN networks have a full suite of channels, but for the UFC 241 Prelims all that is needed is the main ESPN channel. It is available on five of the largest live TV streaming services. Of these options, Sling TV offers the lowest regular price but the other services offer a variety of free trials. Catch the details to help decide which option is best for you.

Sling TV - Sling Orange

  • The cost: $25 a month after your first month for $15
  • Watch Sling TV on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox One, LG, Samsung or Vizio smart TVs, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire tablets, browsers and more
  • Local channels on Sling TV: NBC and Fox on Sling Blue. Local on demand feeds on Sling Orange. Find your local channels here.
  • UFC 241 Prelims on Sling TV: The Sling Orange package includes ESPN, and is a low cost way to stream the UFC 241 Prelims.

Sling TV has a wide variety of channel package options for CordCutters. Sling also has one of the lowest base prices among live streaming services. The Sling Orange plan includes ESPN, so that is the plan you need to watch the UFC 241 Prelims.

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Hulu with Live TV

  • The cost: $45 a month after a one week free trial
  • Watch Hulu on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, web browsers
  • Local channels on Hulu: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and others. Find your local channels here.
  • UFC 241 Prelims on Hulu - ESPN comes on the base Hulu Live TV plan.

Hulu and Hulu with Live TV combines a full catalog of shows and original content, like Future Man, and a full slate of sports and local channels. Hulu has nearly five dozen live channels to watch, plus a number of premium add-ons available. The standard Hulu with Live TV package includes ESPN, so you will be all set to watch the UFC 241 Prelims.

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PlayStation Vue - Access Plan

  • The cost: $50 a month after a free trial
  • Watch PlayStation Vue on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, PlayStation 3 and 4, Chromecast, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire Tablets and web browsers
  • Local channels on PlayStation Vue: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and more. Find your locals here.
  • UFC 241 Prelims on PlayStation Vue: ESPN is included in every Playstation Vue plan, so you know they will carry the UFC 241 Prelims

PlayStation Vue is a live streaming TV service that's easy to understand. It has a cable-like interface and experience, and offers tiered plans for those who want more channels. This week's UFC 241 Prelims are on ESPN, which is a part of every Vue plan they offer.

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AT&T TV Now - Plus Plan

  • The cost: $50 a month after a free trial
  • Watch AT&T TV Now on: Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, web browsers
  • Local channels on AT&T TV Now: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and more. Find your locals here.
  • UFC 241 Prelims on AT&T TV Now: ESPN is in the Plus package, giving viewers access to the UFC 241 Prelims.

AT&T TV Now was until recently called DirecTV Now. The service has a new set of plans, and many of them include HBO content in the base price. The Plus plan also has ESPN, making it easy to see the UFC 241 Prelims.

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YouTube TV

  • The cost: $50 a month after a free trial
  • Watch YouTube TV on: Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Samsung, LG, HiSense or Vizio smart TVs, Chromecast, iOS and Android
  • Local channels on YouTube TV: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and more. Find your locals here.
  • UFC 241 Prelims on YouTube TV: ESPN is on YouTube TVs plan, making it a great choice to see the UFC 241 Prelims

YouTube TV keeps things simple with just one plan of live streaming channels. The service also offers premium channels to add on, and nearly every local channel including PBS stations coming soon. YouTube TV also includes ESPN, so subscribers will be able to see the UFC 241 Prelims.

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UFC 241 Schedule and Fight Card

Here's the schedule for UFC 241 including the ESPN Prelims:

  • Early Prelims: 6:15 p.m. Eastern on ESPN+
  • Prelims: 8 p.m. Eastern on ESPN
  • Main Card: 10 p.m. Eastern on PPV
  • Post Show: 1 a.m. on ESPN+

The UFC 241 fight card, as always subject to change, is as follows:

Main Card on Pay Per View

  • Daniel Cormier (22-1) vs. Stipe Miocic (18-3)
  • Anthony Pettis (22-8) vs. Nate Diaz (20-11)
  • Yoel Romero (13-3) vs. Paulo Costa (12-0)
  • Gabriel Benítez (21-7) vs. Sodiq Yusuff (9-1)
  • Derek Brunson (19-7) vs. Ian Heinisch (13-1)

Prelims on ESPN

  • Devonte Smith (10-1) vs. Clay Collard (17-8)
  • Cory Sandhagen (27-6) vs. Raphael Assunção (11-1)
  • Drakkar Klose (10-1-1) vs. Christos Giagos (17-7)
  • Manny Bermudez (14-0) vs. Casey Kenney (12-1-2)

Early Prelims on ESPN+

  • Hannah Cifers (9-3) vs. Jodie Esquibel (6-5)
  • Kyung Ho Kang (15-8) vs. Brandon Davis (10-5)
  • Sabina Mazo (6-1) vs. Shana Dobson (3-2)

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