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How to watch UFC 234 online (updated)

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Robert Whittaker is out, but the show will go on.

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker will not defend his title in front of his native fans in Melbourne, Australia. Just hours before UFC 234, Whittaker was pulled from the event over a hernia he suffered late last night.

It’s a massive blow for Whittaker, his opponent Kelvin Gastelum, and fans everywhere, but UFC 234 should still be a great pay-per-view event. Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva will now be the main event.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch a UFC 234 live stream.

UFC 234 live stream: How to watch online

You don’t need to have cable to watch UFC 234. There are, in fact, plenty of ways to stream it online. But no matter how you stream it, UFC pay-per-views are always the same price: $54.99 for standard definition or $64.99 for high definition. It’s worth noting that the following options are only applicable to the five fights on the PPV. To watch the preliminary bouts, you’ll need to have UFC’s Fight Pass and ESPN (both are covered below).

It should be noted that the UFC’s agreement with DirecTV has expired. Though the UFC said it’s working on a new deal with DirecTV, UFC 234 won’t be shown on the cable provider.

UFC 234 live stream:

  • Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva
  • Rani Yahya vs. Ricky Simon
  • Montana De La Rosa vs. Nadia Kassem
  • Jimmy Crute vs. Sam Alvey

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1) Sling TV

Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire TVs, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, and iOS and Android devices

If you want to order a UFC PPV card, Sling TV is the only live TV streaming service that allows it. If you’re not already a Sling member, you can sign up for a free seven-day trial here. Otherwise, if you’re a current or former Sling TV customer, you can order UFC 234. Sling TV packages start at $25 per month, and there’s plenty to like about the service. With Sling Blue, you’ll get access to FS1, NFL Network, NBCSN, FX, Fox Sports, and plenty more. But for the ESPN channels, where you can watch the UFC 234 prelims, you’ll need either Sling Orange or to upgrade to Sling Orange + Blue, which costs $40 per month. But that’ll start after your free seven-day trial. (Here’s a complete guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.)

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2) Amazon Prime

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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 already an Amazon Prime member, there’s nothing difficult about ordering the UFC 234 live stream. Just sign in to your account, click to order, and start streaming from whichever device you choose. Amazon makes it as easy as possible.

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3) UFC.TV | Google Play, App Store

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

If you want to go the official route and buy the UFC 234 live stream directly from the source, this is the way to do it. You’ll need to have your own UFC account, but it’s simple to buy the card if you have one of the devices listed above and can download the app.

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UFC 234 live stream: ESPN prelims

Get ready for the UFC 234 live stream with four preliminary bouts on ESPN, starting at 8pm ET:

  • Devonte Smith vs. Dong Hyun Ma
  • Shane Young vs. Austin Arnett
  • Kai Kara France vs. Raulian Paiva
  • Teruto Ishihara vs. Kyung Ho Kang

We have a complete guide for watching ESPN online here, but we’ve copied all of the essential info below for the live streaming services that offer the channel.

1) Sling TV

2) Hulu with Live TV

  • Cost: $40 per month
  • Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices

3) YouTube TV

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

4) DirecTV Now

  • Cost: $40-$75 per month
  • Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Amazon Fire Stick
  • DirecTV Now channels

5) 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

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UFC 234 live stream: Fight Pass prelims

If you want to watch the entire UFC 234 card, you can start on UFC’s Fight Pass, where three exclusive fights will be shown, beginning at 6:30pm ET.

  • Lando Vannata vs. Marcos Mariano
  • Callan Potter vs. Jalin Turner
  • Wuliji Buren vs. Jonathan Martinez

UFC Fight Pass regularly hosts these early prelim bouts for UFC PPV events, and the monthly subscription service also offers plenty of other behind-the-scenes material. To be clear, though, you can’t watch the PPV portion of UFC 234 on Fight Pass. It only hosts these three early prelim fights.

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UFC 234 live stream schedule

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

6:30pm ET | Fight Pass prelims

  • Lando Vannata vs. Marcos Mariano
  • Callan Potter vs. Jalin Turner
  • Wuliji Buren vs. Jonathan Martinez

8pm ET | ESPN prelims

  • Devonte Smith vs. Dong Hyun Ma
  • Shane Young vs. Austin Arnett
  • Kai Kara France vs. Raulian Paiva
  • Teruto Ishihara vs. Kyung Ho Kang

10pm ET | Main Event PPV

  • Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva
  • Rani Yahya vs. Ricky Simon
  • Montana De La Rosa vs. Nadia Kassem
  • Jimmy Crute vs. Sam Alvey

Editor’s note: This article has been updated in light of the injury to Robert Whittaker. 

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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.