With ten successful title defenses so far, Jon Jones has been a roll since winning his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. But on February 8th, 2020, his streak is put to the test as he faces off against the unbeaten Dominick Reyes at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. UFC 247 is one of those “big” cards featuring two title fights that you don’t want to miss. Therefore, here’s how you can stream UFC 247: Jones vs. Reyes live anywhere.
- 1 UFC 247 Live Stream – Global Coverage
- 2 UFC 247 – The Streaming Channels
- 3 UFC 247: Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes
- 4 UFC 247 Live Anywhere – Final Words
UFC 247 Live Stream – Global Coverage
The American mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion was founded back in 1993. Now, in 2020, UFC has become a global sport popular in several countries across the world.
It might have started small, but now, almost every country around the world has an official broadcaster for the promotion. Do you want to know if your region has one? Can’t find a streaming service to watch the new UFC 247? This is where you can watch Jones vs. Reyes live online:
The United States
For those who have been missing out on UFC events, you should know that Fox no longer has the rights to distribute the promotion’s content.
As of lately, ESPN took on the role of the official UFC broadcaster in the United States. We also don’t see it going anywhere in the near future.
But before we dig deeper into the matter, you should also know that Fight Pass will be blacked out during the event’s scheduled airing date. You see, blackout restrictions occur when a major TV provider is broadcasting a certain event.
You’d usually get a notice when you try to purchase a UFC event in the US on Fight Pass that states:
“Due to broadcast restrictions, this video is not available within a UFC Fight Pass subscription or as a Pay-Per-View in your region. Please check your local TV listing for viewing information. This event is currently blocked out in your region.”
However, now, you simply get the following image requiring you to purchase the fight through ESPN+.
ESPN’s OTT doesn’t require a cable subscription to operate, unlike its counterpart, “The ESPN App.” All you have to do is subscribe and purchase the fight to watch.
An ESPN subscription is not that expensive if you think about what you’ll be getting in return. It costs $4.99 a month. However, during any PPV event, you can subscribe to an ESPN+ annual plan (with the current fight included) for only $84.98.
To be honest, that’s a very nice deal, considering that a single PPV costs around $70+. So, in other words, that’s a treat. Don’t forget that there’s a 7-day free trial for ESPN+’s new customers. Make sure to benefit from that.
Furthermore, the ESPN+ application allows you to stream UFC fights on a wide selection of streaming devices. That includes iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, PlayStation, PC, Mac, Xbox, and FireStick
The United Kingdom
Sky Sports used to dominate the sporting industry in the UK, especially when it comes to combat sports. However, for a while now, BT Sport has taken over the broadcasting rights of all UFC major events in the country.
BT Sports used to offer numbered UFC fights along with its subscription. But ever since UFC 239, the channel has made the decision to make every UFC fight as an external PPV.
Ordering UFC 247 will cost an estimate of £20. We need to mention that fans were upset by the decision BT Sport made, which lead them to threaten to boycott its services and resort to illegal streams.
Well, not only do they have to pay extra on top of their subscription, but they also have to stay up all night, given the time at which events are broadcast and finish.
On the other hand, FIght Pass is also subject to blackouts, just like in the US. So, fans can only rely on BT Sports broadcasts to watch the fight between Jones and Reyes come February 8th, 2020.
Now, staying up for such an event is worth it, in our opinion. Just purchase the UFC 247 event on BT Sports Box Office and stream it live on Android, Xbox, PlayStation, PC, Mac, iOS, Apple TV, and Chromecast.
In the Land Down Under, UFC fans can stream their UFC fights using Main Event, the ultimate platform for concerts, Boxing, WWE, AEW, Impact Wrestling, and of course, the Ultimate Fight Championship.
As you can see, Main Event is a one-stop destination for all PPV related events. Not only that, but the prices you get are very cheap, considering how big the events are.
If you go to their official website, you’ll find the Jones vs. Reyes fight directly on the home page. You can purchase the event for just $54.95. Once you decide to buy that, you have to choose the purchasing method.
That includes MyFoxtel App, online purchasing, phone, and remote. Choose the option that suits you best, get the event, and stream it live via Foxtel or Optus on Chromecast, PlayStation, iOS, Android, Xbox, Mac, Smart TVs, or Windows PC.
In Canada, things might get a bit confusing if you’re not used to watching UFC fights in the region. You see, you have two ways that allow you to watch a certain chunk of the event, depending on the broadcasting rights.
First, you have TSN, one of Canada’s major broadcasters. The channel only has the rights to show the preliminary rounds in the UFC event, which can be a bit daunting as most of you tune in to see the main event.
However, for those who have no other choice, the preliminary rounds are more than enough to fill your weekend with the MMA dose you’re looking for.
That’s for TSN. Now, please note that UFC Fight Pass is also available in Canada, and you can watch the main event using its platform. Based on what we know, the preliminary card will be blacked out on the streaming platform, but the main card won’t be.
So, if you have a cable subscription to one of Canada’s TV providers, you can tune into to TSN5 and watch the preliminary fights before you get to stream the main event on Fight Pass.
To access live events on Fight Pass, you are required to subscribe to the service first. It’ll cost you $9.99/month and $95.99/year.
Finally, if you’re using TSN, you can watch UFC 247 live on Android, iOS, PC, Mac, Xbox One, Apple TV, and Samsung Smart TV.
On the other hand, the main event on Fight Pass can be streamed live on Apple TV, Smart TV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Mac, Windows, Android, or iOS.
Among all of the channels on our list today, this one is the easiest and most effective way to stream not only UFC events, but dozens of other sporting events.
It’s dubbed as the Netflix of Sports, DAZN (da-zone). This channel is a subscription-based service covering all kinds of sports, including UFC and Bellator (MMA-wise).
It’s one of the most popular platforms in the world, with over 8 million subscribers to this day. There’s no need for any cable subscription or long term contracts, unlike its worthy adversary, Sky Deutch.
Continuing with the good news, any UFC fights upcoming or previous are available within your subscription. You don’t have to pay one extra penny to get it.
DAZN costs EUR11.99/month and EUR119.99/year in Germany, which is pretty great considering the amount of content you’ll be getting once you hit the sign up button.
DAZN is available in nine countries. However, only five of them are where DAZN has the right to broadcast UFC events, Germany included. Furthermore, new customers get to benefit from their 30-day free trial. So, if you’re a first-timer and you decide to sign up now, you’ll end up watching UFC 247 totally free.
DAZN covers all major streaming devices. Therefore, once you get a subscription, you can watch UFC 247 live on Windows PC, macOS, Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, Fire Stick, Android, Apple TV, Xbox, and PlayStation.
The Middle East
OSN has been the official broadcaster for UFC events for quite some time now. Their deal with the promotion allows users in the Middle East to tune in to live events, The Ultimate Fighter series, and dozens of other programmings.
In the region, almost everyone has a cable subscription and direct access to OSN. This means that anyone can watch the upcoming UFC 247 event with no hassle.
However, unlike BT Sport in the UK, OSN does not offer the fight as a PPV. You’re not required to pay anything extra on top of your subscription. Just tune in and watch, that’s it.
As far as we know, UFC Fight Pass is blacked out in the Middle East as well. But if you’re a cord-cutter, an alternative is available in the region.
In fact, a very credible streaming service launched recently in the MENA region, offering live PPV events and a wide selection of on-demand content straight on your devices.
It’s called UFC Arabia, a subscription-based service that has become an excellent way to keep up with UFC fights. To be honest, the service is quite cheap, considering you’ll have access to every live event. It only costs $4.99/month or 49.99$/year.
We feared that it might be blacked out due to the fact that OSN has the rights to UFC, but it didn’t turn out that way. We contacted their customer support, and they assured us that the service is not blacked out and we can access anything, hassle-free.
Now, the device support is not that grand, but it’s on its way. You could stream UFC 247 on UFC Arabia using PC, Mac, Android, iOS, and Chromecast.
Kodi Users Around the World
The Kodi application is a streaming hub for nearly any channel that comes to mind. You’ll find dedicated add-ons to official streaming services and get to access them with a push of a button.
As for UFC events, one of the easiest ways to get a hold of those is by download the DAZN add-on. The task is not hard at all, you just need to follow a few steps and you’re there. Here’s how it goes:
- Activate the Kodi App.
- Navigate to Kodi Add-ons.
- Next, head over to My Add-Ons followed by Install from Repository.
- Select Kodi Add-on Repository.
- Click on Video Add-ons.
- Choose the DAZN Add-on and hit install
- Re-visit the Kodi Home Screen. Run the DAZN channel.
- Sign in with your account (if you have one. If not, subscribe to DAZN).
- Watch UFC 247 live on your Kodi app.
Despite being one of the richest platforms for online streaming, Kodi’s add-ons are still subject to geo-restrictions. In other words, DAZN is still only available in Germany, which means you won’t be able to watch it abroad.
But with a VPN, you can shift your online location by connecting to a German server. That way, you’ll receive a German IP address, and you’ll be able to access DAZN no matter where you physically reside.
Stream on Amazon Fire Stick
The Amazon Fire Stick is one of the greatest ways to stream content online. It includes dozens of official applications you can use in order to watch your favorite TV content.
One of these applications is none other than ESPN, the major American UFC broadcaster. As you may know, a subscription to ESPN+ is required and then, you need to purchase the PPV event.
Well, an ESPN+ application is not available on Fire Stick, but it can be accessed through the ESPN app. Therefore, we’re going to show you how to install ESPN and link your ESPN+ account on Fire Stick below:
- Turn on your TV and activate your Amazon Fire Stick.
- Open the search bar and Type ESPN.
- On the next page, click on the ESPN application.
- Next, hit the Download button.
- Wait for the installation process to conclude. It’ll take a couple of minutes depending on your internet connection.
- Head back to your Fire Stick’s Home Screen and run the ESPN application.
- Now it’s time to activate ESPN+ on the app. On the app’s Home Screen, and head over to Settings (Gear Icon on the top right corner).
- Navigate your way now to Subscriptions.
- Next, choose ESPN+.
- After that, you should log in with your account.
- As soon as you log in, you’ll receive an activation code.
- On your browser, enter the activation code, and log in with your credentials.
- Now, your subscription has been linked to your Amazon Fire TV.
- Purchase the UFC 247 PPV from ESPN+’s website and you’re good to go.
Please note that the application can only be installed if you’re using a US Amazon account. Moreover, even if you already have it or managed to get it, the app won’t operate unless you’re in the United States (US IP Address).
If that’s not the case, you must use a VPN to spoof your location to the US and obtain an American IP address. Finally, you’ll be able to watch ESPN+ anywhere in the world.
Free UFC Streaming?
Sadly, you’ll find a lot of websites or applications that offer UFC streaming for free. But before you get tempted, let us give you a couple of pointers on the matter.
The word “Free” is tempting and all, but it really does not come as it states. First, free UFC streaming is illegal, which may put you in harm’s way even if you’re not the one providing the stream.
Seconds, such websites cannot be trusted. You might be submitting yourselves to hackers and malicious online entities just so you could save up on a few pennies.
In fact, UFC is taking drastic measures against online piracy. The promotion is sniffing out illegal Internet streaming of UFC fight events. Also, it’s keeping a keen eye for bars and restaurants that offer UFC events nights without paying for the programming.
A while ago, UFC sued a Staten Island man for uploading and distributing UFC PPV content and trying to gain revenue from the fights. Pay-Per-View is UFC’s financial lifeblood, which explains why it’s cracking down on internet pirates who steal their content and distribute them for free.
Be careful, you might end up receiving a court order for using such websites. Stick to the official streaming services; they do offer better quality after all. Plus, you don’t have to look over your shoulder every time you access a live-stream.
UFC 247 – The Streaming Channels
We’ve mentioned above the top official UFC broadcasters in several countries. Now, for those in regions we did not state yet, check the list below and see if any official broadcaster in your country is included:
- Main Event (Australia)
- UFC Fight Pass
- Match TV (Russia)
- UFC Arabia (MENA)
- BT Sport (UK)
- ESPN+ (USA)
- DAZN (Germany)
- Viaplay (Sweden, Denmark)
- OSN (Middle East)
- TSN (Canada) (Prelims Only)
UFC 247: Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes
On February 8th, 2020, the number 1 rank on the UFC’s official pound-for-pound list is going head to head with Dominick Reyes in Houston, Texas.
If Jones managed to win this, he knows that there are potential mega fights waiting for him, including ones with Francis Ngannou and UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.
However, before we take a look into the future, Jones has to hand Dominick Reyes the first loss of his MMA career at UFC 247. Now, Reyes is undefeated, and he’s looking to add another victory to his list, and a belt, of course.
Now, he returns to the Octagon after stunningly knocking out former middleweight champion Chris Weidman back in October.
On the other hand, we have the second main event of the night, Valentina Shevchenko (c) vs. Katlyn Chookagian. This bout is for the UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion, which heightens the intensity of the event even more.
It’s going to be one of the biggest events of the year; it’s not frequent where we get to see two major title fights on the same night, right? So, while we wait for the event, here’s the full Jones vs. Reyes fight card:
- Jon Jones (c) vs. Dominick Reyes
- Valentina Shevchenko (c) vs. Katlyn Chookagian
- Juan Adams vs. Justin Tafa
- Mirsad Bektic vs. Dan Ige
- Derrick Lewis vs. Ilir Latifi
- Trevin Giles vs. Antonio Arroyo
- Alex Morono vs. Kalinn Williams
- Andrea Lee vs. Lauren Murphy
- Miles Johns vs. Mario Bautista
- Domingo Pilarte vs. Journey Nelson
- Andre Ewell vs. Jonathan Martinez
UFC 247 Live Anywhere – Final Words
Finding a way to stream UFC events nowadays can be as frustrating as a first-round disqualification. However, we’ve prepared a comprehensive guide that includes all the official UFC streaming services available around the world.
Now, all you need is to check which one is available in your country and stream UFC 247: Jones vs. Reyes live online. If you have more questions about the event or wish to share some predictions, drop us a line or two in the comments below.