Let’s get ready to rumble! Live from the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, Alexander Volkanovski defends his featherweight championship against Brian Ortega in the main event of UFC 266.
Entering the octagon at 22-1, Volkanovski hasn’t been defeated since May of 2013, losing to Corey Nelson at Australian Fighting Championship 5. Ortega (15-1), ranked second in UFC’s featherweight rankings, was last defeated by Max Holloway in December of 2018 at UFC 231. If you’re planning on making a bet on any of tonight’s UFC fights, ESPN’s new series The UFC 266 Betting Show will stream live on ESPN’s MMA YouTube channel beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET.
Also on the card, Valentina Shevchenko defends her flyweight title against Lauren Murphy, Nick Diaz returns to UFC to battle Robbie Lawler, and Curtis Blaydes and Jairzinho Rozenstruik will settle their differences in the octagon. What time does UFC 266 start? How can you watch UFC 266 live on ESPN+ or Hulu? Here’s everything you need to know.
WHAT TIME DOES UFC 266 START TONIGHT?
UFC 266 begins tonight (September 25) at 6:00 p.m. ET with preliminary bouts on ESPN+, ESPN News, and Fight Pass (more on those below). The main card, which you can purchase through ESPN+, is expected to begin at around 10:00 p.m. ET.
UFC 266 FIGHT CARD INFO:
Along with Volkanovski vs. Ortega, the main card includes the following bouts:
- Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy
- Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler
- Curtis Blaydes vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
- Jessica Andrade vs. Cynthia Calvillo
A full UFC 266 fight card is available on the UFC website.
HOW TO WATCH UFC 266 LIVE ONLINE:
UFC 266 is exclusive to ESPN+, so if you’re looking to stream this event, non-ESPN+ subscribers will need to sign up for ESPN+ (monthly or annual) and then purchase UFC 266, as PPVs are only available to ESPN+ subscribers.
UFC 266: LIVE STREAM, PRICE INFO:
If you’re already an ESPN+ subscriber, you can purchase UFC 266 for $69.99. ESPN also offers two bundle packages:
UFC 266 & The Disney Bundle: This package provides you with a $13.99/month subscription to ESPN+, Disney+, and Hulu (ad-supported) and UFC 266 ($69.99) for $83.98 plus tax. You can also purchase an ad-free Hulu version of the bundle for $19.99/month.
UFC 266 & ESPN+ Bundle: ESPN is offering another bundle that includes one UFC PPV and a one-year ESPN+ subscription for $89.98 (over 30% savings). You can also purchase ESPN+ for $6.99/month and then buy UFC 266 for $69.99.
HOW TO WATCH UFC 266 LIVE ON HULU:
You can now watch UFC pay-per-view events live on Hulu. In order to stream ESPN+ pay-per-view events on Hulu, you must have subscribed to the ESPN+ add-on via Hulu or have purchased The Disney Bundle.
You’ll need an active subscription to both Hulu and ESPN+ (individual plans start at $6.99/each or you can purchase the Disney Bundle) and then you’d buy the event through ESPN+. Once you do that, you stream UFC 266 directly through the Hulu app, Hulu.com, or any supported devices. Again, per Hulu, only subscribers who have signed up for the standalone ESPN+ add-on or who subscribe to The Disney Bundle will be able to access ESPN+ content in the Hulu app.
You can visit Hulu’s UFC page for additional information.
ADDITIONAL UFC 266 LIVE STREAM INFORMATION:
The preliminary bouts will be available to stream on ESPN+, ESPN News, and UFC Fight Pass. You can also watch UFC 266’s preliminary bouts on ESPN.com (with a cable login), the ESPN app, or with an active subscription to Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, or fuboTV.