How to watch UFC 231 online

Featherweight champion Max Holloway was originally supposed to face the undefeated Brian Ortega in July, but Holloway had to bow out of the bout only days before while suffering from concussion symptoms. Now, both combatants are healthy and are ready to tear into each in the main event on Saturday night at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena. Here’s everything you need to know to watch a UFC 231 live stream.

UFC 231 live stream: How to watch Holloway vs. Ortega online

You don’t need a traditional cable system subscription to watch UFC 231 online, but it’s still going to cost you to watch the card. Per usual for UFC events, it’s $54.99 for standard definition or $64.99 for high definition. It should be noted that the payment is only good for the five fights on the PPV card. To watch all the preliminary bouts, you’ll need to stream UFC’s Fight Pass and FS1 (you can find out how to do both below). Here’s everything you need to know to live stream UFC 231.

  • Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega
  • Valentina Shevchenko vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk
  • Jimi Manuwa vs. Thiago Santos
  • Alex Oliveira vs. Gunnar Nelson
  • Hakeem Dawodu vs. Kyle Bochniak

1) Sling TV

Devices: Amazon Fire TVs, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox OneGoogle Chromecast, and iOS and Android devices

If you want to order a UFC PPV event on a live TV streaming service, Sling TV is the way to go. Though you have to already be a current or a previous Sling TV customer, you can sign up for a free seven-day trial here. At $25 per month, Sling TV is a good deal for those who have cut the cord. Check out the channels you’ll receive if you go with Sling Blue (above) which includes NFL Network,  NBCSN, FX, Fox Sports, and plenty more. You’ll also receive FS1, so you can watch the UFC 231 prelims on Saturday. To get the ESPN network of channels, you’ll have to upgrade to Sling Orange + Blue at $40 per month (you’ll still get your free seven-day trial). Here’s a complete guide to Sling TV channels.

TRY SLING TV


2) Amazon Prime

Holloway vs Ortega live stream on Amazon Prime Amazon.com

Devices: Amazon Fire Stick, Fire TV, Fire tablets, and Fire phone; Roku, Google TV, TiVo, Nvidia Shield, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii

If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, you don’t have to do anything special to live stream this fight. Sign in like normal, click to order, and start streaming with your choice of device. Amazon Prime makes it real simple to watch Holloway vs. Ortega.

TRY AMAZON PRIME


3) UFC.TV | Google PlayApp Store

Devices: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, iOS and Android devices

If you’d rather simply pay UFC directly, you can live stream UFC 231 directly through its service. You’ll need to sign up for a UFC account, but it’s easy to get started if you have one of the devices listed above.

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Other ways to watch a UFC 231 live stream: 

You can also find a bar offering a UFC 232 live stream here.

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UFC 231 live stream: FS1 prelims

Get ready for the UFC 231 live stream with four preliminary bouts on FS1, starting at 8pm ET:

  • Cláudia Gadelha vs. Nina Ansaroff
  • Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jessica Eye
  • Eryk Anders vs. Elias Theodorou
  • Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Gilbert Burns

We have a complete guide for streaming FS1 here, but we’ve copied all of the essential info below. Note: If you use Sling TV to watch the UFC 231 live stream, you can also it to stream the prelims on FS1, assuming you subscribe to either the Sling Blue or Sling Orange + Blue package.

1) Sling TV

2) Hulu with Live TV

3) FuboTV 

4) YouTube TV

  • Cost: $40 per month
  • Devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS and Android devices
  • YouTube TV channels

5) DirecTV Now

6) PlayStation Vue

  • Cost: $49.99-$79.99 per month
  • Devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
  • PlayStation Vue channels

7) Fox Sports Go app

  • Cost: Free to download, requires a cable or live TV streaming subscription to unlock live stream
  • Devices: Apple TV, iPad, Android TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Amazon Kindle, Roku, iOS and Android devices


UFC 231 live stream: Fight Pass prelims

If you want to make UFC 231 an all-evening affair, UFC’s Fight Pass will host four exclusive fights, starting at 6pm ET:

  • Devin Clark vs. Aleksandar Rakić
  • Brad Katona vs. Matthew Lopez
  • Chad Laprise vs. Dhiego Lima
  • Diego Ferreira vs. Jesse Ronson

UFC Fight Pass is a great tool for those hardcore (and maybe not so hardcore) MMA fans who want to watch all the undercard bouts and some behind-the-scenes footage. Be forewarned, though: You can’t watch the main PPV fights on this service. You can only watch these preliminary bouts.

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UFC 231 live stream: Holloway vs. Ortega PPV schedule

UFC pay-per-view events are broken up into the three separate live streams. Here’s the complete schedule of events.

6pm ET | Fight Pass prelims

  • Devin Clark vs. Aleksandar Rakić
  • Brad Katona vs. Matthew Lopez
  • Chad Laprise vs. Dhiego Lima
  • Diego Ferreira vs. Jesse Ronson

8pm ET | FS1 prelims

  • Cláudia Gadelha vs. Nina Ansaroff
  • Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jessica Eye
  • Eryk Anders vs. Elias Theodorou
  • Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Gilbert Burns

10pm ET | Main Event PPV

  • Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega
  • Valentina Shevchenko vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk
  • Jimi Manuwa vs. Thiago Santos
  • Alex Oliveira vs. Gunnar Nelson
  • Hakeem Dawodu vs. Kyle Bochniak

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Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.