The UFC 266 live stream features a game we should have seen by now, but was delayed by (you guessed it) Covid-19. Defending UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski was supposed to put his title on the line in March at UFC 260, but he tested positive, so we waited.
Time and date UFC 266
The main card for UFC 266 is scheduled to begin tomorrow (September 25) at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT / 3 a.m. BST.
Volkanovski vs Ortega ring-walks are expected to occur around midnight ET / 9:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 a.m. GMT – but they could always continue earlier.
The first preliminary card begins at 6 p.m. ET, and the main preliminary card begins at 8 p.m. ET.
The event will be broadcast live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The champion is undefeated, at 9 wins and 0 losses, in the UFC, but hasn’t fought in over a year. He made a split decision over Max Holloway at UFC 251. Volkanovski hasn’t always been a featherweight, as he went from 214 pounds as a rugby forward in 2011 to a middleweight / super middleweight. of 185 pounds when he made his debut in various MMA organizations in 2012. He suffered his last loss in May 2013, when Corey Nelson beat him via TKO at the Australian Fighting Championship 5.
Ortega has suffered only one loss in his entire career, in 2018 when Max Holloway (yes, him again) beat him via TKO during a doctor’s stoppage. Ortega only got one tie in his 15-1 (1) record, which came from Mike De La Torre on UFC On Fox in 2014.
To keep the heat on the game, Volkanovski and Ortega coached opposing teams during the summer season of The Ultimate Fighter. Right below them on the map, Nick Diaz, who hasn’t won for a decade (and hasn’t fought for seven years) takes on Robbie Lawler.
The other main co-event features Valentina Shevchenko and Lauren Murphy fighting for the flyweight title from the premiere.
Here’s everything you need to know about live streams from UFC 266, including recent main card changes and prelims.
How to live stream UFC 266 in the US
You are going to need ESPN More to watch live broadcasts of UFC 266, because you’re not going to do without the main card, which starts at 10 p.m. ET, right? And the main preliminary fights take place on both ESPN and ESPN Plus, so those who aren’t yet subscribed to the latter can get a taste of it all on their own, before they fork out the cash.
The former is available on most cable plans, as well as two of the best streaming services: including Sling TV and FuboTV.
UFC 266 Early Prelim fights start at 6 p.m. ET on UFC FightPass, which costs $ 9.99 per month. Next, the upper set of preliminary fights that begin at 8 p.m. ET, on ESPNEWS and ESPN +.
You are going to need ESPN + for UFC 266. While UFC 266 live broadcasts cost $ 64.99 (in addition to ESPN Plus), new subscribers and current monthly plan subscribers can get UFC 266 at a reduced rate – with over $ 30. % Savings – via the annual plan of $ 84.98 + the UFC 266 offer. See the offer
Sling TV: ESPNEWS is available with the Sling Orange + Sports Extra Combo Pack. It also gives you the MLB Network, ESPN U, and more. See the offer
Fubo.TV: If you’re into sports, you’ll probably want to check out Fubo.TV. It has a 7-day free trial, so you don’t need to pay upfront. The channel lineup includes ESPNEWS, as well as other leading networks including Bravo, FX, MTV, and USA. View Deal
How to watch UFC 266 in the UK
UFC 266 is another late night affair for fight night fans in the UK – you’ll likely watch Volkanovski vs Ortega start around 5 a.m. BST if you tune in live, as the main card starts at 3 a.m. BST. It’s live on BT Sport Box Office, where it costs £ 19.95. The preliminaries are on UFC Fight Pass.
Just a warning, though, it’s not available through a web browser, but through apps on Now TV devices, PlayStation, Xbox, Apple TV, and some smart TVs.
How to watch UFC 266 live broadcasts in Canada
Our neighbors to the great white north will be watching the first preliminaries on UFC Fight Pass, while the preliminaries will be on TSN and RDS. The main card for UFC 266 is available from various vendors, including BELL and Rogers.
UFC 266 fight card and results
On fight night we’ll update this with the results.
First prelims (6 p.m. ET) on UFC Fight Pass
- Uroš Medić vs. Jalin Turner (lightweight)
- Cody Brundage vs. Nick Maximov (middleweight)
- Matthew Semelsberger vs. Martin Sano Jr. (welterweight)
- Jonathan Pearce vs. Omar Antonio Morales Ferrer (featherweight)
Prelims (8 p.m. ET) on ESPNEWS and ESPN Plus
- Marlon Moraes (# 6) vs. Merab Dvalishvili (# 11) (bantamweight)
- Dan Hooker (# 8) vs. Nasrat Haqparast (lightweight)
- Shamil Abdurakhimov (# 7) vs. Chris Daukaus (# 10) (heavyweight)
- Roxanne Modafferi (# 9) vs. Taila Santos (# 12) (flyweight women)
Main Card (10 p.m. ET on ESPN Plus):
- Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. Brian Ortega (# 2) (featherweight)
- Valentina Shevchenko (c) vs. Lauren Murphy (# 3) (flyweight women)
- Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler (# 15) (middleweight)
- Curtis Blaydes (# 4) vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (# 6) (heavyweight)
- Jéssica Andrade (# 1) against Cynthia Calvillo (# 5) (flyweight women)