We’re a matter of minutes away from the main event at UFC 280, where Charles Oliveira and Aljamain Sterling are defending their titles at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. Suffice to say, these are bouts you aren’t going to want to miss, with two championship belts on the line — and the only (legal) way to watch the action unfold live from the comfort of your living room is by tuning in to the official UFC 280 live stream, which is being broadcast exclusively through ESPN+ in the United States.
How to watch UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev online in the U.S.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a free UFC 280 live stream. As mentioned before, ESPN+ has exclusive broadcast rights to the event in the United States, and the Ultimate Fighting Champion is shutting down illegal streams — including those you’d find on a service like Reddit — left, right and center. So, how much does it cost to watch UFC 280 online? It’s not cheap — the UFC 280 PPV is available to existing ESPN+ subscribers for $75. But there’s an exclusive UFC 280 PPV offer for new customers.
ESPN+ is offering a $40 discount on the UFC 280 PPV to new customers who sign up before the main event starts at 11 AM PT. Usually, after handing over $100 for an annual ESPN+ subscription, the UFC PPV would set you back $75, but ESPN+ is bundling the two together for only $125. Seeing as it’s the exclusive broadcaster for UFC in 2022, it’s a must-have for fight fans who want to watch the rest of the tournament unfold over the course of the year — with at least three more major events scheduled.
If you haven’t subscribed to ESPN+ yet, you totally should. It’s the exclusive destination for those wanting to live stream UFC. It’s also home to a slew of other live sports, including PGA Golf, MLB, NHL, NBA, and MLS, and on-demand programming, as well as access to its events archive. The Disney Bundle is the more enticing offer, which gets you Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu for only $14 per month, a saving of $12 per month on the individual cost of the streaming services — a no-brainer if you ask us.