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How to watch UFC 261 on ESPN+ PPV via live online stream

There are three championships on the line in Jacksonville in front of the first domestic crowd for MMA since the pandemic started.

UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko poses for media during the UFC 261 press conference at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 22, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

UFC 261 kicks off this Saturday night from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday, April 24th. There is a five-bout main card highlighted by a welterweight title fight in a rematch of defending champ Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal, but plenty of fights are worth watching throughout the night.

Prior to the main event, Zhang Weili will go for her 22nd consecutive win against Rose Namajunas for the women’s strawweight title. Also on the main card, Valentina Shevchenko defends her women’s flyweight belt against Jessica Andrade.

The early prelims will start at 5:45 p.m. ET with the prelims at 8:00 p.m. ET. The main card is expected to begin at 10 p.m. ET with the Usman-Masvidal fight to close it out.

So how do you watch it?

The main card for UFC 261 will be live streamed on ESPN+ PPV, which will cost $69.99 for the full card. The link provides an option for simply buying the card or also buying the Disney Plus bundle that includes Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN+.

The early prelims for UFC 261 will be live streamed on UFC Fight Pass, and are free for those that pay monthly for the channel. The four-fight preliminary card for UFC 260 will air on ESPN and ESPN+, and is free to all subscribers. But everyone will need to pay for the last five fights on the main card, and that will be $69.99 added to your credit card by ESPN. You can click on the buy portion of the app to get the show in full.