Watch UFC Fight Night 156 Shevchenko vs Carmouche online in Australia
Tune in live for the highly anticipated UFC bout between reigning champion Valentina Shevchenko and former title challenger Liz Carmouche.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship, better known as the UFC, makes its debut in Montevideo, Uruguay this weekend with Fight Night 156. It's yet another event that will bring MMA fans several exciting clashes, including two co-headliners.
The Main Card will be topped by the second fight between Valentina Shevchenko and Liz Carmouche. The two met for the first time back in September 2010, when Carmouche came out on top. However, Shevchenko has grown exponentially in the meantime and is now the reigning champion, so it will be interesting to see her attempt to avenge that loss.
The co-main event will see fan-favourite Mike Perry go head to head with Vicente Luque, who is currently enjoying an impressive five-fight win streak.
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When does UFC Fight Night 156 Shevchenko vs Carmouche start?
Aussie UFC fans can tune in for the pre-show from 7am (AEST) on Saturday, 11 August. UFC Fight Night 156 is scheduled to begin at 8am and last until 1pm. At this time the UFC Fight Night Post Show will begin.
How to watch UFC Fight Night 156 Shevchenko vs Carmouche live
In Australia, Shevchenko vs Carmouche is broadcast live and exclusive on ESPN. You can watch it on TV if you have a Foxtel IQ or Fetch TV subscription or live stream the fight night via Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now or through the UFC Fight Pass. Here's everything you need to know for comparing your UFC streaming options.
Live stream UFC Fight Night 156 Shevchenko vs Carmouche with Kayo Sports
Kayo Sports offers coverage of over 50 sports from all over the world, including those exclusive to ESPN in Australia. A Basic subscription costs $25 a month and enables you to watch on two screens at the same time, while a Premium subscription supports three simultaneous streams for $35 a month.
Whichever one you choose unlocks the platform's generous library of live and on-demand content, so you can live stream Shevchenko v Carmouche with no strings attached. No lock-in contracts are involved so you can cancel your Kayo Sports subscription anytime. Plus, new clients get a 14-day free trial, so you can watch this fight and next weekend's fight for free.
The service comes with several features that will come in handy to sports fans. SplitView lets you watch up to four channels on the same screen at the same time. Interactive Stats gives you the chance to dive deep into a world of figures and statistics during key matchups. There's also the No Spoiler setting, which ensures you won't catch a glimpse of the score if you're running late. Plus, those short on time can enjoy a Kayo Mini, a condensed version of a match delivered in less than 20 minutes.
There's also a great user interface, gameday hub pages, a Key Moments timeline you can skip through and plenty more. Read our full Kayo Sports review for more information.
Kayo Sports is compatible with PCs/Macs, smartphones and tablets. Or you can watch it on your TV via Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast and Telstra TV.
Watch UFC Fight Night 156 Shevchenko vs Carmouche with Foxtel
Foxtel IQ subscribers with the Sports channel pack can watch the fight on TV or stream it to their laptop or mobile device with Foxtel GO. The app is free for all Foxtel subscribers. Alternatively, you can also stream on the go with WatchESPN, an app which is also included in your Foxtel IQ subscription with Sports. Besides ESPN, subscribers have access to 16 other sports channels, so keeping up with your favourite teams and competitions is a breeze.
The Sports channel pack from Foxtel costs $29 a month, on top of the Entertainment base pack which is also $29 a month. You can also enjoy the Foxtel HD experience for an extra $10 a month. Subscribers get the iQ4, the telco's advanced set-top box which enables you to enjoy content in crisp 4K and record live TV. Foxtel IQ deals are always available, so you might be able to save on installation costs or score a discount if you bundle multiple channel packs.
If you would rather get your Foxtel fix via the Internet, you can live stream Shevchenko v Carmouche with Foxtel Now. The platform gives you access to Foxtel channels live and lets you watch content on demand with no lock-in contracts. To access ESPN you need the Sports channel pack, which costs $29 a month. You also have to get the Essentials pack to be able to add Sports to your subscription. Essentials costs $25 a month and comes with a mix of Pop and Lifestyle channels.
Foxtel Now is compatible with PCs/Macs, smartphones and tablets, Sony Android TVs, Chromecast/Airplay, Telstra TV, PS4 and the Foxtel Now Box. New subscribers get a 10-day free trial.
Watch UFC Fight Night 156 Shevchenko vs Carmouche with Fetch
ESPN is available on Fetch TV as part of the Vibe channel pack. The channel pack costs only $6 a month, but the total cost of your monthly subscription will depend on whether you buy your Fetch box outright or get it through a broadband provider.
Live stream Shevchenko v Carmouche with UFC Fight Pass
Diehard UFC fans should also look into UFC Fight Pass, the official streaming platform that lets you access the entire world of fights on your favourite device. Monthly plans are $7.99 a month, with new subscribers able to enjoy a 7-day free trial to test-drive the service. Fight Pass doesn't just give you access to the ESPN Fight Nights, but also the big numbered UFC Main Event battles.
UFC Fight Pass is compatible with PCs and Macs, smartphones and laptops, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung and LG Smart TVs. However, keep in mind that the service only lets you stream UFC content. If you're looking for a wider variety of sports, Kayo Sports would be a better bet.
The full UFC Fight Night 156 card
While the fight between Valentina Shevchenko and Liz Carmouche headlines the event, UFC Fight Night 156 has plenty of other exciting bouts in store. Check out the full card below.
- Women's Flyweight: Veronica Macedo vs Polyana Viana
- Welterweight: Gilbert Burns vs Alexey Kunchenko
- Lightweight: Rodrigo Vargas vs Alex da Silva Coelho
- Women's Flyweight: Taila Santos vs Ariane Carnelossi
- Bantamweight: Geraldo de Freitas vs Chris Gutierrez
- Flyweight: Rogério Bontorin vs Raulian Paiva
- Women's Strawweight: Tecia Torres vs Marina Rodriguez
- Heavyweight: Ciryl Gane vs Raphael Pessoa Nunes
- Featherweight: Enrique Barzola vs Bobby Moffett
- Middleweight: Rodolfo Vieira vs Oskar Piechota
- Light Heavyweight: Volkan Oezdemir vs Ilir Latifi
- Featherweight: Luiz Eduardo Garagorri vs Humberto Bandenay
- Welterweight: Vicente Luque vs Mike Perry
- Women's Flyweight: Valentina Shevchenko vs Liz Carmouche
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