The first first UFC title fight of 2020 takes place at the Toyota Center, Houston, Texas tomorrow, February 8 with the unbeaten Dominick Reyes out to dethrone controversial defending champ Jon Jones.
Despite continued criticism that he is past his best, Jones has continued to take out each contender thrown at him by the UFC. Never stopped nor outscored, the only blemish on his 26-fight career stands as a controversial disqualification for landing illegal downward elbows against Matt Hamill in 2009.
While his recent visits to the octogon may not have seen him at his dominant best (his last defence of his crown came in July with a narrow split-decision victory over Thiago Santos), it still remains the case that the most likely person capable of displacing Jones as champ is Jones himself thanks to his numerous run-ins with the law.
Nevertheless, Jones’ opponent on Saturday seems more than capable of ending his record-breaking run. Reyes is arguably the best natural athlete in the division and has enjoyed a rapid rise to the top of the division in just six UFC fights. Impressive recent wins over Volkan Oezdemir and former middleweight champion Chris Weidman showcased a confident fighter on the ascendancy who more than deserves his shot at the title.
UFC 247 also includes a strong supporting bill to the Jones vs. Reyes showdown. The highlight of it is likely to be the co-main event which sees women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko defending her crown against Katlyn Chookagian. You can check out the full main card below.
Read on for full details on how to get a live stream of UFC 247 no matter where you are in the world.
UFC 247: Where and when?
UFC 247 takes place on Saturday, February 8 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. This is a split-broadcast, with some of the cards showing on ESPN+, ESPN, and PPV. The Early Prelims will start at 6:15 p.m. Eastern, and the Prelims kick off at 8 p.m. Eastern exclusively on ESPN.
The main card begins at 10 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Pacific and 3 a.m. GMT. This will broadcast via Pay Per View on ESPN+ and is headlined by Reyes vs. Jones.
Live stream UFC 247 on ESPN+ from outside your country
We have details of all the U.S., UK, Australian and Canadian broadcasters of Saturday’s octagon action further down in this guide. If you’re intent on watching UFC and refuse to miss a moment of action – even when you’re away on business or on holiday – then you’ll be disappointed to see your domestic coverage geo-blocked when you try to stream online from abroad. That’s where utilising a VPN (Virtual Private Network) really helps. It allows you to virtually change the ISP of your laptop, tablet or mobile to one that’s back in your home country. Thus letting you watch as if you were back there.
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How to watch UFC 247 online in the U.S. exclusively on ESPN
ESPN+ now has exclusive rights to broadcast UFC events live in the US meaning it’s the only place to watch UFC 247 in the States. How much that sets you back depends on whether or not you already subscribe to ESPN. If you don’t, then the best way to go is with a UFC Bundle, costing you $84.98. As well as giving you UFC 247 PPV, you’ll get a year-long subscription to ESPN+ (that would normally cost $50 alone). A subscription to ESPN+ also gives you access to over 20 exclusive live UFC Fight Nights, plus tons of original content including documentaries, as well as classic fights, replays, and the big bonus of less adverts.
For those that already have an ESPN+ subscription, you can still buy access to UFC 247 for $64.99. You can tune in to watch all of the action including preliminary fights on Saturday, from 8 p.m. Eastern / 5 p.m. Pacific. If you’re going to be outside the US when the fight is on, simply scroll down the page to discover how to use a VPN to watch a UFC 247 live stream from abroad.
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The only way to stream the fight is with an ESPN+ subscription. You’ll also need to purchase either the single fight or a bundle to watch it online.
Live stream UFC 247 in the UK
The good news for MMA fans looking to watch UFC 247 is that you won’t need to worry about an expensive VPN as BT will be broadcasting all the action on BT Sport 2.
If you’re looking to stream the action, the BT Sport app or BTSport.com is where you need to go, enabling mobile, tablet and PC viewing. If you’re a BT Sport subscriber but are traveling outside of the UK and want to tune in, it’s simple to do with a handy tool – simply grab a VPN and follow the instructions above to live stream the action.
Live stream Jones vs Reyes in Australia
If you’re Down Under trying to watch UFC 247 then Main Event is the place to head to. As a pay-per-view over in Australia, It will cost you $54.95 to catch the event. The event will be airing Down Under on the Sunday, January 19 at 2 p.m. and then will be replaying at 8 p.m. and then every 6 hours from 6 a.m.
UFC 247 – The main card in full
- 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 Preliminary Card
- Trevin Giles vs. Antonio Arroyo
- Alex Morono vs. Kalinn Williams
- Lauren Murphy vs. Andrea Lee