How to watch UFC 242 Khabib vs Poirier online in Australia
The much-anticipated lightweight title fight Khabib vs Poirier unfolds on 8 September. Here's how you can watch UFC 242 live.
This weekend, reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov defends his belt against interim champ Dustin Poirier during UFC 242. It's yet another massive weekend in a packed 2019 UFC schedule and it's all taking place at The Arena, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Besides the event's headliner fight, the main card also includes an Edson Barboza vs Paul Felder bout, so UFC fans have plenty to look forward to on 8 September (AEST).
Who will win UFC 242 Khabib vs Poirier?
Khabib Nurmagomedov is the reigning undisputed lightweight champion. He is the first Russian to win a UFC title and the fighter who currently holds the longest undefeated streak in MMA with 27 wins and no losses. Needless to say, fans expect him to keep up the good work and successfully defend his title this weekend. The odds are absolutely leaning in Khabib's favour.
Meanwhile, Dustin Poirier is the interim UFC Lightweight Champion after defeating Max Holloway back in April and he is no easy beat. He's ranked eighth in the official UFC pound-for-pound rankings and may be able to surprise Nurmagomedov, especially if the Russian is anticipating an easy victory. In other words, we're not writing off Poirier just yet.
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When does UFC 242 start?
UFC 242 will take place on Sunday 8 September (AEST). The main card will kick off at 4am, but those who want to catch the prelims should tune in earlier. The pre-show starts on ESPN at 1am, with the preliminary card kicking off at 2am. If you want to check out the early undercard as well, these fights start at midnight. Here's the full card for UFC 242 and where they are broadcast in Australia. We'll compare these UFC 242 live options further below.
How to watch
Khabib vs Poirier main card (Main Event, UFC Fight Pass, PS4, Fetch TV)
- Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier
- Edson Barboza vs Paul Felder
- Islam Makhachev vs Davi Ramos
- Curtis Blaydes vs Shamil Abdurakhimov
- Mairbek Taisumov vs Carlos Diego Ferreira
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass, Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV)
- Joanne Calderwood vs Andrea Lee
- Zubaira Tukhugov vs Lerone Murphy
- Liana Jojua vs Sarah Moras
- Teemu Packalen vs Ottman Azaitar
Undercard (UFC Fight Pass)
- Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato
- Nordine Taleb vs. Muslim Salikhov
- Omari Akhmedov vs. Zak Cummings
- Don Madge vs. Fares Ziam
How to live stream the UFC 242 preliminary card on Kayo Sports, Foxtel and Fetch
The main card is only available on pay-per-view, but UFC fans can tune in for the preliminary card on ESPN. You can watch ESPN via Kayo Sports, Foxtel IQ, Foxtel Now and Fetch. Here's a quick rundown of your options:
How to watch with Kayo Sports
Kayo Sports has been taking the Australian streaming world by storm thanks to its affordable pricing model and advanced features. The platform offers coverage of over 50 sports from all over the world, both live and on-demand. Content from ESPN is also in the mix, so mixed martial arts fans can enjoy plenty of UFC fights every month without breaking the bank.
Besides a generous content library, Kayo Sports also boasts several impressive features. SplitView lets you watch up to four videos at once on the same screen. Interactive Stats offers an entire world of statistics and figures sure to please sports fans. You can hide scores using the No Spoilers setting if you're running late. Or you can jump straight to the action in selected match-ups with Key Moments. If you're short on time, tune in for a Kayo Mini, which is a condensed version of a game that delivers the goods in less than 20 minutes.
A Basic Kayo Sports subscription costs $25/month and allows you to stream on two different devices simultaneously, while a Premium subscription costs $35/month and allows you to watch on three different devices at once. Whichever option you choose, new users get a 14-day free trial, so you can test drive the service with UFC 242 for free and see if it's a good fit for you.
The streaming platform is available via the web on all desktop computers and laptops, or you can download the app to your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. Want to experience Kayo Sports on the big screen? You can do so with Apple TV, Chromecast, Telstra TV and Android TV. Read our Kayo Sports review to find out more about what the service has to offer.
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How to watch with Foxtel IQ
ESPN is available with your Foxtel IQ subscription if you add the Sports Pack to the standard package. This means you can catch the UFC 242 preliminary card. The Sports Pack is generally priced at $29/month on top of the base Entertainment Pack. You might also want to pay for the Foxtel HD experience for an extra $10/month. That comes to a total of around $68/month.
Foxtel IQ subscribers get the iQ4, the telco's advanced set-top box that lets you record live TV and watch content in 4K (hence why the extra $10/month may be worth it). Foxtel IQ deals are always available, so you will likely be able to save on installation fees or score a discount.
If you're an IQ subscriber but aren't near a TV, you can stream UFC 242 on the go with either Foxtel Go or WatchESPN. Both apps are free for Foxtel IQ subscribers with the Sports Pack.
How to watch with Foxtel Now
Alternatively, you can also stream ESPN with Foxtel Now. The platform lets you watch Foxtel content live and on-demand. You will need the Sports Pack, which is priced at $29/month, on top of the base Essentials Pack, which is $25/month and comes with a mix of lifestyle and pop channels. As a result, you'll pay at least $54/month for Foxtel Now with the Sports Pack. New subscribers also get a 10-day free trial.
The streaming service is available via the web on desktop computers and laptops, as well as on smartphones and tablets. You can watch on the big screen with a Sony Android TV, Chromecast, Airplay, Telstra TV, PS4 or the Foxtel Now Box.
How to watch with Fetch TV
ESPN is available on Fetch TV as part of the Vibe channel pack, which costs only $6/month. The total price of your subscription, however, will depend on whether you purchased a Fetch box through a broadband provider or you bought it outright.
How to order the UFC 242 Khabib vs Poirier main card live stream on pay-per-view
While you can stream the preliminary card via Kayo Sports, Foxtel and Fetch TV, the main card is only available as a pay-per-view event. Consequently, you'll need to purchase the fight to be able to enjoy it on your own terms. Here's how you can watch the Khabib vs Poirier pay-per-view event live:
How to watch with Main Event
Foxtel subscribers can order the UFC 242 Khabib vs Poirier fight from the Main Event website, the My Foxtel app, via remote or via phone. If you're an Optus TV featuring Foxtel user you'll need to do it by phone, which incurs a $2 booking fee. The pay-per-view costs $54.95. After the fight, replays will be available at 12pm, 6pm and then every six hours from midnight.
How to watch with UFC Fight Pass
UFC 242 can also be purchased through the official UFC website. You'll have to pay $60.49 to be able to stream the event in SD or $71.49 for the HD experience. Or, you can take advantage of a special deal and get the pay-per-view bundled with a discounted 6-month UFC Fight Pass subscription for $98.46.
UFC Fight Pass is compatible with desktops and laptops, Apple TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, iPad, iPhone, Android devices, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung Smart TV and LG Smart TV. There's also a 7-day free trial for new customers.
How to watch on your PlayStation 4
You can watch the UFC 242 event through your PS4 console as well. Find it under Live Events in the PlayStation Store for $71.49. If you're a PlayStation Plus member, you can purchase it at a discount for $64.34. Once purchased, the fight will become viewable through the "videos" menu.
How to watch with Fetch TV
The pay-per-view event is also available via Fetch for $54.95. To order it, go to "Manage", then "Subscriptions" on your Fetch box. Once purchased, you'll be able to watch it live on your TV on Channel 991, or on your mobile device using the Fetch app.
Which pubs are showing the Khabib vs Poirier fight?
If none of the options above are appealing, you may be able to tune in for the big fight at your favourite pub. Here's a list of all the pubs in Australia with access to Foxtel, and therefore Main Event. Remember to call ahead and make sure the pub will broadcast the bout ahead of time to avoid any unpleasant surprises.