How To Watch UFC 249 Online from Anywhere [UPDADE: May 9th on Fight Island]

How To Watch UFC 249 Online from Anywhere [UPDADE: May 9th on Fight Island]

So here we go again! UFC 249 is the most talked about, the most controversial and the most anticipated event due to the COVID-19 pandemic that put the whole world to a halt. It`s the FIFTH time now that Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson has been canceled and although Dana White, the President of the UFC tried had until the very last minute the event was postponed. Now that the world is slowly opening up again UFC is the first major sport to hold an event.

Here is the new fight card (might change)

UFC 249 fight card

The card is stacked with talent and legends. Dominic Cruz is coming back and stepping into the octagon against Henry Cejudo. One of the scariest knockout artists, Francis Ngannou is returning against Jairzinho Rozenstruik and the controversial heavyweight Greg Hardy takes on Yorgan de Castro.

The card also features fan favorites like Donald Cerrone, Anthony Pettis, Fabricio Werdum, MIchelle Waterson, Uriah Hall, and Niko Price.

Never in the history of UFC has a single event had so much controversy and confusion around it. People are more eager to Watch UFC 249 Online than ever before. One of the most anticipated fights was supposed to take place on April 18th, 2020 between the current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and former interim champion Tony Ferguson.

UFC 249 Official poster

Over the years this fight has been scheduled and cancelled for various reasons on FOUR separate occasions! And now when it seemed like a done deal and the fans can see who comes out winner, COVID-19 has put a massive question mark on the fight once again.

Although the event will be held without live spectators it`s still unknown WHERE it will actually take place in. Fans around the world will still be able to Watch UFC 249 Online but it take place behind closed doors in an undisclosed location (at the time of writing this).

Khabib Nurmagomedov is offically out of UFC 249

So far, UFC 249 is withot a main event. Khabib Nurmagomedov is forced to pull out since he is stuck in Russia and there are no outbound flights to USA. He is not even sure the event will take place in the US so Dana White and the UFC are fingind an opponent for Tony Ferguson.

UPDATE (08 April 2020)

The fight is signed and is 100% ON LIVE on ESPN somewhere on EARTH!!!! 😃

Dana White via Twitter

So the news everyone has been waiting for (scared of) has just broke. Khabib Nurmagomedov has officially been pulled from the main event of UFC 249.

The man stepping in on the eleventh hour is the notorious rockem sockem robot Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje. Justin comes off of a three-fight winning streak with TKO and KO victories over Donald Cerrone, Edson Barboza, and James Vick.

The fight will take place on a PRIVATE ISLAND somewhere on the planet Earth. The island in question has not been revealed yet but everyone is hoping to get a confirmation in the next days.

How to Watch UFC 249 Online

Watch UFC on ESPN+

The best place to stream UFC events (and many other sporting evets) is ESPN+. The service is available for US geo-location so if you are outside US you need to follow these steps.

STEP1. Get a good, fast VPN. Check our Live Speed Testing Tool for the fastest VPNs historically.

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STEP2. Go to , sign up for the account. New subscribers get a 25% discount and you can cancel the subscription any time you want.

STEP3. On April 18th, 2020, tune in for the fight – The first thing you want to do is turn on the VPN. This will hide your location and you can access any geo-restricted content. Once you have your VPN connected to a server in US you are ready to log into your ESPN+ account and start streaming.

How to Watch UFC 249 Online for Free

There are a few ways you can watch the scandalous event online for free. VPNselector always suggest picking the best service and streaming via ESPN+ but there are some (not as reliable) sources to watch UFC 249 online.


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Go to Matchtv – Visit in the browser and enjoy UFC

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