How to watch Khabib vs Poirier fight at UFC 242 & what time it will start?
UFC 242 event is going to be held overseas in Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and it will feature the Lightweight championship bout between the undefeated champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and an interim champ Dustin Poirier.
Below, you’ll find out information on where you can watch UFC 242 fights and what time will be the main event of the evening Khabib vs Poirier bout.
How to watch UFC 242 event?
The answer to this question will depend on where you live and whether you want to watch an event through an official UFC channel or going to try to stream UFC 242 online for free.
Not long ago UFC made a bunch of new deals with media broadcasts worldwide. In the US, UFC got a broadcasting deal with ESPN, in the UK and Ireland – with BT Sport (cost of the UFC 242 PPV in the UK is 19.95 pounds). Unlike before, you cannot buy UFC PPV’s through other channels such as your cable provider or UFC.tv.
If you want to watch Khabib vs Poirier fight in the United States, you have to:
a) pay for ESPN+ subscription;
b) purchase Pay-Per-View through ESPN+.
It might sound like a very complicated and expensive task but it actually is a pretty simple process and not a bad deal. I personally signed up for the ESPN+ since they announced this new deal with the UFC and I can tell you that I’m more than happy with what I get for the money paid.
If you are already subscribed for ESPN+, you probably already know what to do and how this PPV system works. It will cost you $59.99 to buy UFC 242 PPV/to watch Khabib vs Poirier if you are already a ESPN+ customer.
If you are new to ESPN+, you can get a special deal – a 1-year annual subscription to ESPN+ and PPV for UFC 242 event for $79.98. It’s a good deal because ESPN+ subscription by itself normally cost $49.99.
With the ESPN+, you’ll be able to watch all upcoming UFC events – complete “Fight Night” cards (for example, Cowboy vs Gaethje event a week after UFC 242) and prelims for the “numbered” tournaments. Besides live events, ESPN+ also offers a collection of on-demand UFC content such as greatest/most famous fights, memorable moments and etc.
A cool thing is that with the ESPN you can watch PPV fights pretty much on any device. You can set it up on a laptop via ESPN.com, smartphone, tablet, Apple TV, Xbox One or PlayStation 4 through an app.
Khabib vs Poirier free stream online
If you feel like it’s not worth the buck to subscribe for the official broadcast and watch UFC’s tournament in Abu-Dhabi comfortably in good quality, there is an option to find a free UFC 242 stream on the internet.
Just a heads up: even if you find a link that works, it will most likely be in very bad quality, there will be lots of ads, and it might all of a sudden stop working at any point. Honestly, I used to always watch UFC by streaming it online for free but there was a point when I just got sick of dealing with these free streams, having to constantly refresh the page, missing half of the fights and not being able to actually enjoy watching the sport.
To watch Khabib vs Poirier fight for free, you might have an option to find an online live stream of the Russian TV “Channel One”. The main event of the evening is going to be shown in Russia for free on the national TV and it shouldn’t be too hard to find this stream.
A few working “Channel One” streams will be posted here prior to the start of the event. If you will be in search for one, make sure to bookmark this page and comeback again on September 7th.
UFC 242 full card & starting time
Early Prelims – start at 10:15 AM Eastern time. In the US will be shown on ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass.
Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee
Omari Akhmedov vs. Zak Cummings
Nordine Taleb vs. Muslim Salikhov
Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato
Prelims – start at 12 PM Eastern time. In the US will be shown on ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass.
Don Madge vs. Fares Ziam
Liana Jojua vs. Sarah Moras
Ottman Azaitar vs. Teemu Packalén
Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Lerone Murphy
Main Card – starts at 2 PM Eastern time. Airs on pay-per-view.
Mairbek Taisumov vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira
Curtis Blaydes vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
Islam Makhachev vs. Davi Ramos
Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier