Watch UFC 242 PPV Online Only with ESPN Plus
This weekends UFC Lightweight pay-per-view match between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier is a bit unusual in a couple of ways…first is that it is only available through the ESPN Plus streaming service and second is that it is pretty early for a UFC event.
Earlier Start Time – Read This First
Before you go out and plan a party to watch UFC 242, you gotta know this. The main event of Khabib vs Poirier starts early, and by early I mean VERY EARLY! 2pm EST (1pm CST) is the main card which means the early prelims are very, very early at 10:15am EST and the prelims are at Noon EST. Usually, UFC PPV matches aren’t until 9pm so this is quite a deviation from standard fight times – be prepared!
UFC 242 Is Only on ESPN Plus
ESPN Plus is making a subscriber push going into this fall as the Disney + launch comes closer. ESPN’s parent company, Disney, is try to build up the value of ESPN plus, not a a full cord-cutting service, but as a good, solid supplemental service for ESPN products including UFC PPV fights, 30 for 30 programming as well as live sports including MLB, college football games and more. At only $4.99/mo, it’s a pretty good deal for UFC fans.
UFC 242 Fight Cards
Here is a quick overview of the fights planned for UFC 242…
- Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier– UFC Lightweight Championship
- Khabib – Current lightweight champion and undefeated at 27-0. #2 Ranked pound for pound fighter, 3x World Sambo Champion. Born in Russia
- Poirier- Interim lightweight champion, won title by beating Max Holloway at UFC 236 ending his 13 fight win streak. Fights out of Lafayette, LA
Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder Co-Main Event
- Edson Barboza– #7 ranked UFC lightweight, multiple Muay Thai champion. Made UFC debut in 2010, 6x Fight of the Night winner, born in Rio de Janiero, Brasil.
- Paul Felder- #10 ranked UFC lightweight, nicknamed the Irish Dragon. Current UFC commentator and fights out of Philadelphia
|Lightweight||Islam Makhachev||vs.||Davi Ramos|
|Heavyweight||Curtis Blaydes||vs.||Shamil Abdurakhimov|
|Lightweight||Mairbek Taisumov||vs.||Carlos Diego Ferreira|
Preliminary Card (FX)
|Women’s Flyweight||Joanne Calderwood||vs.||Andrea Lee|
|Featherweight||Zubaira Tukhugov||vs.||Lerone Murphy|
|Women’s Bantamweight||Liana Jojua||vs.||Sarah Moras|
|Lightweight||Ottman Azaitar||vs.||Teemu Packalén|
Early Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
|Welterweight||Belal Muhammad||vs.||Takashi Sato|
|Welterweight||Nordine Taleb||vs.||Muslim Salikhov|
|Middleweight||Omari Akhmedov||vs.||Zak Cummings|
|Lightweight||Don Madge||vs.||Fares Ziam|
Deal on UFC 242 and a Year of ESPN Plus
For only $79.98, you get a full year subscription to ESPN+ and the UFC 242 PPV which is a discount of around $30 bucks. You can check out all the details and pricing here.