September 22, 2023

How to Watch UFC 289, Streaming, Fight Card, Live Updates

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – MAY 05: (L-R) Opponents Amanda Nunes and Irene Aldana face each other during the UFC 288 ceremonial weigh-in at Prudential Center on May 5, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Amanda Nunes and Irene Aldana take on the Octagon this weekend for UFC 289. (Photo by: Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Are you ready for UFC 289? This Saturday, one of the greatest female fighters in MMA history, Amanda Nunes, returns to the ring to defend her title against fellow bantamweight Irene Aldana. If you’re looking for ways to watch tonight’s bantamweight title fight, know this: UFC 289: Nunes vs. Aldana is only available as a pay-per-view fight on ESPN+, with prelims airing on ESPN and free streaming on ESPN+ for subscribers. Early prelims also play on UFC Fight Pass. Don’t want to miss the action? Here’s how to watch UFC 289, including how to order the pay-per-view event, tee times and fight ticket details, how to livestream the fight for free with a VPN, and more.

How to watch UFC 289: Nunes vs. Aldana in the US

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023

Early preliminaries start time: 19:00

Start time preliminaries: 8 p.m. ET

Main map start time: 10 p.m. ET

Place: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada

TV/Streaming: ESPN+

Free live stream: VPN

Where to stream UFC 289 main card and prelims

(Photo by: John Locher/AP Photo)

UFC 289 is on sale on ESPN+ for $80. If you’re not already a subscriber to ESPN+, new users can bundle UFC 289 with the cost of an annual subscription for 30% off, bringing your total to $124.98. UFC 289 prelims will be available to stream at no additional cost to ESPN+ subscribers. An ESPN+ subscription starts at $10 per month and gives you access to exclusive ESPN+ content, including all UFC PPV prelims, other live events, fantasy sports tools, and premium ESPN+ articles.

$80 at ESPN+

How to watch UFC 289 without ESPN+ or PPV in the US:

(Photo: ExpressVPN)

ExpressVPN offers “internet without borders”, meaning you can tune in to a much cheaper UFC live stream this weekend instead of paying that hefty PPV price. In the UK, many UFC events are broadcast live on BT Sport and you don’t have to buy the fight through PPV. A contract-free subscription to BT Sport costs around $38 a month, and when combined with a VPN you can livestream next Saturday’s fight at a deep discount. ExpressVPN’s extra protection, speed, and range of location options make it a great choice for first-time VPN users looking to expand their streaming capabilities, plus it’s Endgadget’s top pick for the best streaming VPN. New users can save 35% and get an additional three months free when they sign up for ExpressVPN’s 12-month plan. In addition, the service offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

$8 at ExpressVPN

Nunes vs. Aldana live updates:

Check back during UFC 289 for live UFC fight updates from Yahoo Sports.

What time does the UFC fight start?

UFC heads to Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada on Saturday. The PPV battle begins with early prelims at 7PM ET, followed by prelims at 8PM ET on ESPN and ESPN+, and the main pay-per-view event starts at 10PM ET.

Who will headline UFC this weekend?

Bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes will defend her title against Irene Aldana in this weekend’s UFC 289 PPV event.

The co-main event will see former lightweight champion Charles Oliveira take on Beneil Dariush, who is looking for his first shot at the division title.

UFC 289 full card (subject to change)

Main Chart – 10 p.m. ET (ESPN+ PPV)

• Women’s Bantamweight: Amanda Nunes (C) vs. Irene Aldana

• Lightweight: Charles Oliveira against Beneil Dariush

• Welterweight: Mike Malott vs. Adam Fugitt

• Lightweight: Dan Ige vs. Nate Landwehr

• Middleweight: Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Eryk Anders

Prelims – 8 p.m. ET (ESPN, ESPN+)

• Flyweight: Matt Schnell vs. David Dvorak

• Light Heavyweight: Khalil Rountree Jr. vs. Nate Daucaus

• Middleweight: Nassourdine Imavov against Chris Curtis

• Featherweight: Hakeem Dawodu against Lucas Almeida

Early Heats – 7pm ET (ESPN+UFC Fight Pass)

• Bantamweight: Aiemann Zahabi vs. Aoriqileng

• Featherweight: Kyle Nelson vs. Blake Bilder

• Women’s Strawweight: Diana Belbita vs. Mary Oliveira

• Women’s Flyweight: Miranda Maverick vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius

See more coverage from Yahoo Sports on the full UFC fight schedule, predictions and other fight week festivities.

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