How to Watch the UFC on Firestick
Since being founded in 1993 the Ultimate Fighting Championship has exploded globally and probably become more popular than even boxing as the foremost premier fighting experience to watch.
In this guide we look at what an Amazon Firestick is, how much you have to pay to watch UFC PPV (Pay Per View) fights and what you could save using a VPN, how to get a VPN and the 3 best VPN’s for watching the UFC online.
Finally, we reveal how you could watch the UFC for free using Kodi, how to install Kodi and what are the best add ons to watch the UFC on Fire Stick.
What is a Firestick?
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is the most popular streaming media player in the world. Giving you access to 3,000+ channels as well as downloading streaming applications like Kodi which allows you to watch almost any media you can think of for free.
The Firestick plugs into your TV, and you just connect and go. It’s also budgets friendly with the device regularly selling for $40 or less, coming with a remote which can be voice controlled using Alexa.
A fan favourite for media streaming on a budget, with 4K capability, a quad core 1.7 Ghz processor and 8GB of storage the Fire Stick has everything you need to get started streaming online with your TV.
Paying to Watch the UFC
The UFC is one of the most popular PPV events in the world, with big ticket fights costing as much as $60 for one-time access.
ESPN+ hold full streaming rights for the UFC in the US, in the US you can pay for the full bundle for $79.99 (https://plus.espn.com/ufc/ppv ) which includes access to the upcoming PPV fight night as well as an ESPN+ annual plan, which by itself would set you back $60.
Though the price seems steep we can recommend the days when you would have had to pay $40-60 a month to gain access to premium sports channels. Streaming online has drastically reduced the cost of paying for big fights.
If you are based in the UK, you can save yourself some money and subscribe through BT Sport who hold the UK streaming rights for the UFC. You can get access to BT Sport for as little as £10 a month, giving you access to 5 BT Sport Channels and ESPN. Or you can pay £40 a month to get broadband as well. (https://www.bt.com/sport/app/ )
If you are going to be based outside of the UK or the US, you can use a VPN to log into a resident server in the country and watch the latest UFC fight anywhere in the world. Read on to learn more about our best picks for VPN’s for the UFC
Using a VPN to Watch the UFC for Less
If you don’t fancy paying that much for the UFC, you can use a VPN to buy a cheaper subscription in another country.
You can connect to a server in the Philippines and get access to a UFC PPV fight plus a 6-month subscription for as little as $42!
Simply log into your VPN, switch to a Philippines based server and visit the official UFC page.
What is a VPN?
A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a piece of software that enable you to connect to the internet using an “encrypted tunnel”
You download the client onto your device, and connect to the VPN’s DNS (Domain Name Server)
This connection is encrypted using cutting edge technology, generally an OpenVPN 256-bit AES encryption. The same encryption used by the US military. If you’re worrying about someone breaking the encryption, don’t. It’s never been done and at current computing power would take a bank of Cray super computers longer than the current age of the known Universe!
Why Use a VPN?
Using a VPN has several benefits:
- Your ISP (Internet Service Provider) monitors and records all your internet traffic. In the US and the UK and many other countries they must retain this data by law. This means they can block your access to sites that may have censored content, like the UFC PPV fight stream for free
- Using a VPN, you can change your IP address and your location by using their servers based all around the world
- A VPN can be used to shop for the best deals in terms of e-commerce and subscriptions for the UFC by logging into country websites not accessible from your home country
- You can keep yourself safe and anonymous online, as not even your ISP is able to tell what you are doing online, your data is encrypted and unreadable
3 Best VPN’s for UFC
A VPN can not only give you access to cheaper subscriptions to the UFC, you can even watch it for free with a VPN and Kodi. Here is our pick of the 3 best top VPN providers
IPVanish has an excellent reputation for great customer service, with 86% of it’s users giving it a 5 out of 5 on Trustpilot. One of the few Tier 1 VPN’s which owns all its own infrastructure. IPVanish has over 1,000 servers in 60+ countries meaning you can access the UFC wherever you are in the world.
Offering 40,000+ IP address with a shared IP service, which mean 1 IP is used by multiple users gives an added sense of security. Individual traffic tracked to an IP cannot be attributed to any one user.
Subscriptions starts from as little as $6.49 per month, with a 7-day money back guarantee. You can connect 10 devices from one subscription and cover the whole house’s phones, tablets, computers and streaming devices.
Nord has the most servers of any VPN company in the industry. 5,500+ servers in 60+ countries. More servers mean more speed and spare bandwidth. Meaning you never have to worry about lag or streaming problems with Nord VPN.
They also offer an impressive range of additional services including Cybersec which acts like a sophisticated ad and malware blocker. Double VPN to jump your connection through 2 VPN servers and make you untraceable and Tor over Onion allowing you to access The Onion Router and the dark web.
Best of all is the price, with a 3-year subscription from as low as $2.15 per month, a 30-day money back guarantee and connect 6 devices on one subscription.
Many reviewers rate Express VPN number 1 in terms of reliability and speed. They have almost 4,000 servers in over 90 countries and have arguably the widest coverage of any VPN provider. A great choice for those who travel regularly and never want to be far away from a super-fast connection.
You can speed test local servers to find the fastest local service. Use Express VPN’s DNS to further obfuscate your connection in high censorship countries like China and Iran. Express VPN doesn’t have bells and whistles it just works every time.
Annual plans start from $6.67 per month with a 30-day money back guarantee. Connect 5 devices at the same time.
Watching the UFC for Free with Kodi
If you don’t want to pay for the UFC at all, there is good news.
There are plenty of ways to watch the UFC for free. Of course, we always advocate you do so in a safe way, and the best way to legally watch the UFC is through ESPN or BT Sport.
All you need to do is get Kodi installed on your Fire Stick.
Kodi is an open source media player first released in 2002. Since then the media player has exploded with over 50 million downloads and one of the most popular players for streamers worldwide.
The software has remained popular because it plays such a wide variety of codec or media file formats. Kodi has a 10-foot user interface which allows compatibility with your television. Kodi gives you access to thousands of add ons to watch any type of media you can think of including the UFC. All for free.
Watching the UFC on Kodi
The first thing we need to do is get Kodi installed on your Firestick. Follow these step by step instructions to get up and running in minutes:
- Open your Fire Stick on your TV and go to settings
- Go to Fire TV and then Developer options
- Turn “Apps from unknown source” on
- Go back to the home screen. Click the search icon on the top left-hand corner of the screen and write in “Downloader”
- Download and install, then click open. Allow Downloader to access files
- You can then download Kodi from the official website: https://kodi.tv/download , by typing the URL into the bar presented on the Downloader screen
- Once Kodi is installed you can find it under the Apps and Channels tab on the home screen
- Launch Kodi and you are ready to install some kick ass add ons and find your UFC fight
Best Kodi Add Ons for Watching the UFC
Once you have Kodi up and running, it’s now just a simple case and finding the best add ons to stream your UFC fight.
Probably the best live streaming add on for Kodi. Mobdro has hundreds of channels which are consistently stable. You can find UFC on Fox, Sky Sports or BT Sport. There are also plenty of other sport’s channel as well as spotlights for popular PPV events coming up.
Planet MMA: http://www.onenation.info/
A dedicated MMA add on which concentrate solely on the UFC and upcoming PPV fights from around the world
Sport’s Devil: http://www.lvtvv.com/repo/
The best sports add on for Kodi. Many other add ons use Sport’s Devil as a dependency which means they rely on the links that they provide. Sport’s Devil is the original “daddy” for Sport on Kodi and has been around for years. Trustworthy and dependable a must have for any sport’s nut
Halow Live TV: http://kurdmovie.net/
Another great live TV add on, which offers a wide range of channels including sports. Reliable add on which works most of the time.
cCloud TV: http://www.lvtvv.com/repo/
A big favorite with many Kodi users because it’s so stable and always gets good links. You can find a dedicated live sports section to see the latest PPV fights with working links.
Whenever using Kodi add ons we always recommend that you use them with a VPN. Without a VPN you may find many of the links do not work as they have been blocked by your ISP.
Also add ons are temperamental. They tend to go down at a moment’s notice so its best to download all the above. Also have a number of add ons as a backup.
Template Instruction for Installing You Add On
Below you will find a template to use for any of the add ons above, all you need to do is put in the URL into the <ADD ON URL> section
- From the Kodi Home screen go to setting, system and turn on Unknown sources
- Return to file manager, add source and “Add None”
- In the pop-up bar type in the <ADD ON URL>
- Name the source then go to add ons, install from zip file
- Wait for the file to unzip and then install from repository
- Install all add ons and the add on can be found on your home screen
Watching the UFC has never been easier. The benefits of getting a VPN are so much bigger than the price that you pay for a subscription. You can use your VPN to get the UFC cheaper or even watch it for free using Kodi.
With a VPN you can be sure that you never need to miss out on a UFC fight ever again.