UFC 247 is live from the Toyota Center in Houston this weekend, bringing some excitement to MMA fans on this first football-less weekend since Labor Day.
Looking to tune-in? The way to watch UFC 247 is on ESPN+ and stream the fight on all your favorite devices, including your smart TV.
How to watch UFC 247
The UFC 247 main card PPV starts on Saturday, February 8th at 10 p.m. EST. Expect Jon Jones to make his ringwalk around 11:30PM ET / 8:30 PT. And, you know how they say that everything’s bigger in Texas? Well, the main event between Jon “Bones” Jones (25-1-0) vs. Dominick Reyes (12-0-0) couldn’t be any bigger, with the two going head to head in a highly-anticipated bout for the UFC light heavyweight title.
For Jones, who’s regarded as one of the most dominant UFC fighters ever, he’s looking to defend his light heavyweight belt for an 11th time. But Reyes won’t be an easy out, as the 30-year-old has been nearly untouchable so far in his early UFC career, and his undefeated record as impressed the iconic Jones.
Talking to reporters on a media call promoting UFC 247, Jones had this to say about his UFC 247 opponent:
“I really like the fact that he’s undefeated.
“I think something special comes out of me when I fight guys that are undefeated. Ryan Bader was undefeated – he’s now the double champ (in Bellator). That excited me. Daniel Cormier was undefeated and looked at as close to invincible by many people. That excited me.”
“Dominick has that attitude of being superior, and it’s gonna go great, giving him his first taste of defeat.”
“It’s a great fight for me, just because he’s undefeated and he’s the toughest guy out here right now,”
If that doesn’t get you stoked for UFC 247, there are plenty of other storylines to take in from some of the other scheduled fights, too, and the only place to see it all go down is on ESPN+, which is the exclusive home of UFC 247.
Outside of the obvious headliner bout between Jones and Reyes, there are plenty of other reasons why to watch UFC 247.
In addition to the aforementioned UFC light heavyweight fight, the fight card features a co-main event between Valentina Shevchenko (18-3-0) vs. Katlyn Chookagian (13-2-0) in a Women Flyweight showdown that’s sure to impress. With Shevchenko currently holding the Flyweight title belt, but Chookagian currently being ranked No. 1 in the UFC women’s flyweight rankings, it’s sure to come down to an epic finish between the two at UFC 247.
Where To Watch UFC 247
Add in some of the other fights on the main card, prelims and early prelims, and snagging yourself an annual subscription from ESPN+ to watch UFC 247 is more than worth it. And remember, an annual membership costs just $84.98, while the pay-per-view itself costs $64.99, so it’s a no-brainer to get the entire streaming package for the next 13 months — which includes tons of extra sports content, too.
While the UFC 247 main event, Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes, is getting most of the attention, as mentioned above, there are plenty of gripping bouts on the fight card. Here’s a look at all the matches that will be streaming on ESPN+ from the event — which can be all yours for only $84.98.
UFC 247 Pay Per View Main Card on ESPN+ (10 p.m. EST / 7 p.m. PST)
- Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes
- Valentina Shevchenko vs. Katlyn Chookagian
- Juan Adams vs. Justin Tafa
- Mirsad Bektic vs. Dan Ige
- Derrick Lewis vs. Ilir Latifi
UFC 247 Prelims on ESPN 2 (8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST)
- Trevin Giles vs. Antonio Arroyo
- Alex Morono vs. Kalinn Williams
- Lauren Murphy vs. Andrea Lee
- Miles Johns vs. Mario Bautista
UFC 247 Early Prelims on UFC Fight Pass (6:30 p.m. EST / 3:30 p.m. PST)
- Domingo Pilarte vs. Journey Newson
- Andre Ewell vs. Jonathan Martinez
- Youssef Zalal vs. Austin Lingo
For those mega UFC fans, remember that ESPN+ is the exclusive home for all the action inside the Octagon. So, if you’re already planning on watching UFC 247, you might as well score yourself all the dope content the streaming service offers. Here’s a quick glimpse at the programming on ESPN+ that you’ll get to watch all the hard-hitting action.
- 20 Live UFC Fight Nights Exclusively on ESPN Plus
- 100+ total UFC fights, including early prelims, prelims and main-card events
- Season 2 of Dana White’s Contender Series, which airs exclusively on ESPN Plus
- ESPN+ members get Ariel & The Bad Guy, as well as award-winning editorial coverage
- Classic Fights and Fight Replays
- Streaming UFC (including pay-per-view fights) from any device through ESPN+
If you’re a sports fan, ESPN+ is the one-stop shop to consume all sorts of your favorite content. From the entire catalogue of 30 for 30s, live events or original series’ like SneakerCenter or Peyton’s Places, among others, every single sports fan should include the streaming service into their monthly budget.
Remember, a yearly plan of ESPN+ with UFC 247 is only $84.98, so now’s the time to get yours so you never miss any of the top-notch UFC or sports content always available at your fingertips.
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