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How to watch UFC 296 on ESPN+ PPV via live stream

We go over how to watch UFC 296 via live online stream for the PPV on Saturday, December 16.

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UFC 296 is set to get going this weekend from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, December 16th. There is a five-bout main card highlighted by a welterweight title bout between Leon Edwards and No.3 Colby Covington. The event will air across the ESPN network, with the main card broadcast via ESPN+ PPV.

UFC 296: Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington main card, 10:00 p.m ET, ESPN+

  • Main Event: C Leon Edwards vs. No. 3 Colby Covington, welterweight title bout
  • Co-main: C Alexandre Pantoja vs. No. 4 Brandon Royval, Flyweight title bout
  • No. 5 Shavkat Rakhmonov vs. No.6 Stephen Thompson, Welterweight bout
  • Tony Ferguson vs. Paddy Pimblet, Lightweight bout
  • No. 8 Vicente Luque vs. No. 10 Ian Machado Garry

Preliminary Card, 8:00 p.m ET, ESPN 2

  • No.6 Josh Emmett vs. No. 8 Giga Chikadze, featherweight bout
  • No.5 Irene Aldana vs. No. 9 Karol Rosa, Women Bantamweight bout
  • Cody Garbrandt vs. Brian Kellerher, Bantanweight Bout
  • No. 12 Casey O’neill vs. Ariane Lipski, Women’s flyweight bout

Early Preliminary Card, 6:00 p.m ET, UFF Fight Pass

  • No. 14 Alonzo Menifield vs. No. 15 Dustin Jacoby, Lightweight bout
  • No. 14 Tagir Ulanbekov vs. Cody Durden, Flyweight bout
  • Andre Fili vs. Lucas Almeida, Featherweight bout
  • No. 15 Martin Buday vs. Shamil Gaziev, Heavyweight bout
  • Randy Brown vs. Muslim Salikhov, Welterweight bout

The early prelims will start at 6:00 p.m. ET with the prelims at 8:00 p.m. ET. The main card is expected to begin at 10:00 p.m. ET with the Edwards -Covington fight to close it out.

So how do you watch it?

The main card for UFC 296 will be live-streamed on ESPN+ PPV, which will cost $79.99 for the full card. The link provides an option for simply buying the card or buying the Disney Plus bundle that includes Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN+.

The early prelims for UFC 296 will be live-streamed on UFC Fight Pass, and are free for those that pay monthly for the channel. The preliminary card for UFC 296 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 $79.99 added to your credit card by ESPN. You can click on the buy portion of the app to get the show in full.