Where to watch UFC 238 in Australia: Cejudo vs Moraes and Shevchenko vs Eye
On June 9 at UFC 238, two title fights greet MMA fans. Here's your guide on how to watch the men's (Cejudo vs Moraes) and women's (Shevchenko vs Eye) fights live in Australia.
There's quite a lot going at the United Center in Chicago, USA, on June 9. It's a stacked card, with 13 fights to be decided, including two co-main event headliners. You will be able to watch the entire UFC 238 live stream on your TV or to any of your devices here in Australia, but it does come at a cost. In this article we'll run you through the main event fights, the whole card, the Australian start times and compare your option on how to watch it all unfold.
Live Stream Valentina Shevchenko vs Jessica Eye UFC 238
The first of the co-main events sees flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko put her belt on the line against Jessica Eye. Both women are the real deal, with American Jessica Eye entering 2019 as the number one ranked fighter in the division. With a record of 14 wins and 6 loses, fifteen of her fights have gone the distance and she has triumphed on 66% of those occasions.
Yet it is Russian Valentina Shevchenko's UFC belt to lose. With a record of 16 wins and only 3 loses, she is the fourteenth ranked UFC fighter in the world on a pound-for-pound basis. Known for her knockouts and her submissions, she'll be looking to get the job done early on Eye and not let her into the fight.
Live Stream Henry Cejudo vs Marlon Moraes UFC 238
The men will be fighting for the vacant Bantamweight title. It's the natural division for Brazilian Marlon Moraes, who has previously been champion and is also the number one ranked Bantamweight in the world. His record of 22 wins includes 10 by knockout, and he only has the five losses to his name. An experienced fighter, Moraes may very well be favourite.
Henry Cejudo, on the other hand, had to come up from the Flyweight division to compete for the Bantamweight title. At just five-foot-four-inches, he gives away the height advantage, but is known for his fitness. When we look at his fourteen wins, eight have gone the distance. The American's background is in wrestling, and he has no fear of the big stage, with an Olympic Gold medal already sitting on his shelf.
UFC 238 Full Card Order of Fights and Start Times
Please note that the start times on the below table are approximate and can shift depending on how long each individual fight goes for: make sure you give yourself time in case a fight runs early.
|Fight||Card||Start Time Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Hobart, Brisbane||Start Time Adelaide, Darwin||Start Time Perth||Start Time New Zeland|
|Katlyn Chookagian vs Joanne Calderwood||Prelims||8:15 AM||7:45:00 AM||6:15 AM||10:15 AM|
|Eddie Wineland vs Grigory Popov||Prelims||8:40 AM||8:10:00 AM||6:40 AM||10:40 AM|
|Bevon Lewis vs Darren Stewart||Prelims||9:05 AM||8:35:00 AM||7:05 AM||11:05 AM|
|Yan Xiaonan vs Angela Hill||Prelims||9:30 AM||9:00:00 AM||7:30 AM||11:30 AM|
|Ricardo Lamas vs Calvin Kattar||Undercard||10:00 AM||9:30:00 AM||8:00 AM||12:00 PM|
|Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs Alexa Grasso||Undercard||10:30 AM||10:00:00 AM||8:30 AM||12:30 PM|
|Aljamain Sterling vs Pedro Munhoz||Undercard||11:00 AM||10:30:00 AM||9:00 AM||1:00 PM|
|Tatiana Suarez vs Nina Ansaroff||Undercard||11:30 AM||11:00:00 AM||9:30 AM||1:30 PM|
|Tai Tuivasa vs Blagoy Ivanov||Main Card||12:00 PM||11:30:00 AM||10:00 AM||2:00 PM|
|Jimmie Rivera vs Petr Yan||Main Card||12:30 PM||12:00:00 PM||10:30 AM||2:30 PM|
|Tony Ferguson vs Donald Cerrone||Main Card||1:00 PM||12:30:00 PM||11:00 AM||3:00 PM|
|Valentina Shevchenko vs Jessica Eye||Main Card||1:30 PM||1:00:00 PM||11:30 AM||3:30 PM|
|Henry Cejudo vs Marlon Moraes||Main Card||2:00 PM||1:30:00 PM||12:00 PM||4:00 PM|
Live Stream UFC 238 on Kayo Sports, Foxtel and Fetch
First the bad news; you cannot watch all of UFC 238 on Kayo Sports, Foxtel or Fetch, however, you can watch some of the action. The Undercard (see table above) is being broadcast for no additional cost through ESPN. And ESPN is available through Kayo Sports, Foxtel and Fetch. Here are how those options compare.
The Cejudo vs Moraes and Shevchenko vs Eye Main Card title fights are, unfortunately, locked to the pay-per-view options we'll detail shortly.
Live Stream UFC 238 on Kayo Sports
The recently released Kayo Sports live streaming service is the most exciting disruption to Australia's TV broadcast space in a long time. It offers the 14 best channels (Fox Sports 1-8, ESPN 1-2, beIN Sports 1-3, Racing.com) from Foxtel's premium Sports Pack in their own standalone app. It then places all this content – over 50 sports live and on-demand – in a fantastic Netflix-style interface and gifts it all unique viewing features like SplitView, picture-in-picture mode and Key Moments timeline.
Kayo Sports is $25 per month, but there is a 14-day free trial, which gives you a great chance to check it out during UFC 238 without paying a cent. It works on mobiles, tablets, browsers and TVs via ChromeCast, Apple TV, Android TV and Telstra TV. We have a much deeper review of Kayo Sports here.
Live Stream UFC 238 on Foxtel Now
Foxtel Now is the streaming version of the Foxtel IQ traditional set-top box experience. It doesn't have any of the more futuristic features offered by Kayo Sports, but it does provide more content than simply sports. If you want HBO, entertainment and lifestyle shows, as well as sport, then Foxtel Now is worth considering. However, that content comes at a cost, and you can expect to pay at least $54 per month.
Live Stream UFC 238 on Fetch
If you have Fetch, you can add ESPN to your existing subscription via the Vibe channel pack. This only costs $6 dollars a month, however, Vibe is added on to your existing subscription. Since the price you get Fetch for is tied into other packages, the overall price will be unique to your situation. Find out more about Fetch here.
Order a UFC 238 Live Stream on Pay-Per-View
The only way to watch the entire full card of UFC 238, and in particular the title fights of Cejudo vs Moraes and Shevchenko vs Eye, is through Pay-Per-View. That means paying a lump sum for access to the fights, which can be watched live and again later on-demand. If you intend to take this route, a good idea is to invite a few friends over and to split the cost. The three ways of accessing UFC 238 on Pay-Per-View is via Main Event, UFC Fight Pass or PlayStation 4.
UFC 238 on Main Event
Using Foxtel IQ or Foxtel Now, you can watch all of UFC 238 by ordering the Cejudo vs Moraes and Shevchenko vs Eye full card through Main Event. That cost is $54.95. You'll need to order it online through the Main Event website, via the myfoxtel app, through Foxtel directly or on the phone.
UFC 238 on UFC Fight Pass
The official UFC website, and its companion app, also offers the chance to live stream UFC 238. It will cost you $60.49 for SD, or $71.49 for an HD live stream. Thankfully there is a seven-day free trial, but the idea here to sign-up long term. It only costs $25 more - $98.46 – for a six month HD subscription. The UFC Fight Pass app is compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android, iOS, LG Smart TVs, Samsung Smart TVs and Xbox. Plus you can login and live stream UFC 238 on a browser.
UFC 238 on PlayStation 4
Sony's PlayStation 4 console also allows you to live stream UFC 238. It's purchased through the PlayStation Store as Live Events content, and then accessed in the My Videos app on the PlayStation dashboard. A UFC event costs $71.49 on PS4, but PlayStation Plus members get a 10% discount, bringing it down to $64.34. However, you can only watch the Main Card – the final five fights – on PS4.
Which pubs are showing the Cejudo vs Moraes and Shevchenko vs Eye fight?
Depending on how much you drink and eat, the cheapest way to watch UFC 238 could be at your local pub. Below you will find a list of all the pubs in Australia that have a Foxtel subscription. This means that they have the capability of ordering and showing UFC 238, but it doesn't mean that they will. So make sure you call ahead to find out before heading down.