The ESPN+ streaming app carries all of UFC’s live events, which makes it a great (and inexpensive) choice if UFC is your singular focus. But, you’ll still be shelling out extra money for pay-per-view events, as they don’t come free with ESPN+’s $5.99-a-month subscription.
The UFC Fight Pass streaming app ($9.99 a month or $95.99 a year) delivers live UFC and MMA content beyond what ESPN and ESPN+ carry, including original analysis shows and classic bouts and events. If you remember Strikeforce and Invicta FC, Fight Pass might be for you.
Streaming app DAZN (pronounced “da zone”—clever) carries the Bellator MMA events not shown on CBS Sports Network, as well as live and archived international boxing matches and fighter interviews. At $19.99 a month (or $99.99 a year), DAZN is for serious fisticuffs fans.
Free streaming app Pluto TV (which, like Bellator, is owned by ViacomCBS) features a 24/7 channel dedicated to past Bellator bouts—over 500 and counting. There are unskippable commercial blocks, of course, but free is free.
Here are CableTV.com’s UFC and Bellator streaming app picks: