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It's not cheap being a UFC fan. Tickets for fights typically cost well in excess of each, and that's not counting the hefty airfares necessary to follow the international competition as it flies from country to country. Even staying home and watching pay-per-view broadcasts can set you back a small fortune. No matter what way you spin it, that's a lot of money.
However, there's another way to watch UFC that won't break the bank. Much like Netflix, UFC offers a monthly subscription service called UFC Fight Pass that combines live coverage of a range of UFC events with a massive library of past fights from numerous combat disciplines. For a fifth of the price for a single Fight Night pay-per-view, you can watch hundreds of hours of UFC content, anytime and anywhere. Additionally, you can also catch selected UFC events on Foxtel, Kayo, and even free-to-air. Here are all your options for watch UFC in Australia.
Option 1: Live streaming UFC in HD with Kayo
Kayo Sports offers selected UFC events all throughout the year, with replays available as well. The streaming app works with Macs/PCs, smartphones and laptops, Chromecast, and Telstra TV.
Subscribers get to choose between two price points - $25/month to be able to watch on two screens at the same time or $25/month to enjoy three simultaneous streams. A 14-day Kayo free trial is available for new customers.
Option 2: Live streaming UFC in HD with Foxtel
Foxtel broadcasts selected UFC events, offering live coverage of UFC Fight Night. To be able to watch, you will need the Sport Package. Once subscribed, you can stream Foxtel content to your laptop or mobile device with the Foxtel GO app, which you get for free as a Foxtel client. Simply download the app from Google Play or the App store, enter your Foxtel ID, and enjoy. To stream on your laptop, check out the Foxtel website.
You can also tune in for UFC events with Foxtel Now. You will need the Sport Pack, priced at $29/month. This is a Premium Pack, so subscribers also need the Entry Pack to be able it. The Entry Pack costs $25/month and comes with a great selection of Pop and Lifestyle channels. As a result, your monthly subscription with Sports will cost $54/month.
Foxtel Now works on PCs/Macs, mobile devices, Chromecast/Airplay, PS4, Telstra TV, and the Foxtel Now Box. New subscribers get a 14-day free trial.
MMA fans can also watch special PPV events with Foxtel’s Main Event, Australia's Pay-Per-View event channel. You will need to order the event in advance. Prices vary depending on the magnitude of the clash.
Option 3: Watching UFC on free-to-air
Thanks to a landmark deal, Network Ten gets to broadcasts two major UFC events live and free in 2018. As a side bonus, MMA fans could watch the new season of The Ultimate Fighter starting August. Next, they are expected to tune in for the TUF Finale live from Las Vegas and Fight Night 142 live from the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, both events scheduled for consecutive days in December. All events are shown on the station’s digital channel, One. The deal marked the first time the UFC has aired on free-to-air TV locally.
Option 4: Watching UFC with Fetch TV
Fetch is an official partner of the UFC. EDGEsport, available in the Vibe Pack, enables fans to watch weigh-ins, prelims, pre and post-fight shows and 20 of the 28 Fight Nights on channel 119, or on mobile devices using the Fetch app. You can also tune in for pay-per-view events on your TV on Channel 991, or on your mobile device using the Fetch app. Fights are available to purchase via your Fetch box 2 weeks before the fight. Prices vary.
The Vibe Pack costs only $6/month, but the total price of your Fetch subscription will depend based on whether you get your Fetch box through a broadband provider or puy it outright.
Option 5: Streaming UFC with UFC Fight Pass
Dubbed the "Netflix for fight fans", UFC Fight Pass is a subscription streaming service providing live and on-demand streams of the biggest fights and events on the UFC calendar. Compatible with TVs, computers and mobile devices, UFC Fight Pass gives fans 24/7 access to the world of UFC.
How do I sign up for UFC Fight Pass and what does it get me?
UFC Fight Pass is available via a monthly subscription and comes packed with plenty of bang for your buck. In addition to live coverage of fights from all over the world, you'll get access to the world's largest fight library, a collection of original UFC programming and documentaries, and an archive of exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. Subscribe to UFC Fight Pass and catch the latest UFC matches live from your computer, smart TV or smartphone.
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All live coverage on UFC Fight Pass is completely exclusive to the service. This includes unique Fight Pass events as well as the opening fights from every UFC event on the calendar, even pay-per-view events. Fight Pass also offers live, unrestricted access to all international UFC Fight Night events. US Fight Night events are not streamed live, but will be available on demand approximately 30 days after their ticket date.
Pay-per-view fights offered through UFC.TV are not available live through UFC Fight Pass. Full replays of these fights will make it to Fight Pass roughly one month later.
Beyond the UFC, Fight Pass features over 100 live combat sports events every year, including MMA events from Invicta FC, Pancrase, Victory FC, Titan FC, BRACE, Shooto Brazil, EFN, Cage Warriors, Shooto Japan, XFO, Vale Tudo Japan, Tech-KREP and AFC. For fans of kickboxing and submission grappling, Fight Pass also offers live coverage of GLORY and EBI events.
As the biggest collection of fights in the world, the UFC Fight Pass library covers over 25 different MMA and combat sports organisations, with more than 10,000 fights available to stream on demand from the likes of UFC, Strikeforce, PRIDE FC, WEC, Affliction, EliteXC, WFA, Invicta FC, Pancrase, King of the Cage, Cage Rage, Extreme Challenge, XFO, UCMMA, Hook N Shoot, TKO, King of the Cage, IVC, IMMAF, Shooto Brazil, Tuff-N-Uff, EFN, GLORY and EBI. The library is constantly growing, with hundreds of new fights added each month.
How much does UFC Fight Pass cost?
UFC Fight Pass operates on a monthly subscription model, with three different contract options available depending on how long you want to sign up for. A no-commitment, month-to-month contract will run you $9.99/month; a 6-month contract will drop the cost to $8.99/month; and signing up for 12 months will reduce it further to $7.99/month.
All three contracts currently come with a free seven-day trial, giving you a chance to test out Fight Pass with the option to cancel at any time within the seven days.
If you can't wait the 30 days for a pay-per-view event to make it to Fight Pass, UFC also sells individual events for in Standard Definition (SD) and in High Definition (HD).
What devices are compatible with UFC Fight Pass?
UFC Fight Pass works with a wide range of modern devices, including computers, smart TVs, mobile phones and tablets.
To watch Fight Pass on your computer, you'll need to log in to the UFC Fight Pass website with either a Windows PC running Windows XP or later, or a Mac computer running OS X 10.4 or later. You'll also need Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or later and a compatible web browser. UFC recommends either Internet Explorer 6 or later, or Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or later.
If you want to keep up with all the UFC action while you're out and about, you'll want to download the UFC mobile app for your Apple or Android device. The iOS UFC app supports iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices running iOS 8.0 and up, while software requirements for the Android UFC app vary by device, so you'll need to load the Google Play store page on your phone or tablet to determine whether it's compatible.
Plenty of options are available for watching Fight Pass content on your TV. If you've got an Apple TV, an Amazon Fire TV or an Xbox One/Xbox 360 gaming console, you'll find the UFC app available in each of their respective app stores. Similarly, if you own a Samsung, LG or Sony smart TV, you can download the UFC app through each of their digital marketplaces.
Alternatively, the UFC mobile app supports streaming to both Google Chromecast and Apple AirPlay devices over a local Wi-Fi network.
How much data does UFC Fight Pass use?
The amount of data UFC Fight Pass uses depends on both the length of a given fight and the video quality you're streaming it in. Fight Pass requires a minimum 750kbps Internet connection to stream in SD and a solid 3Mbps connection to stream in HD.
A single fight might only go for around 15 minutes, which comes out at approximately 85MB for SD and 225MB for HD. However, a full UFC event often runs for around 3 hours, which works out at roughly 990MB for SD and 4GB for HD.
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