How to stream UFC 236

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Max Holloway is looking for redemption.

There’s a brand new way to live stream UFC 236, and it comes with a deal that’s quite possibly too good to pass up.

Thanks to a new seven-year deal, UFC pay-per-views will stream exclusively on ESPN+, the network’s new subscription service, while the preliminary bouts will air on ESPN and the undercard, as always, will be available on UFC Fight Pass.

You certainly won’t want to miss this one. Dustin Poirier made Max Holloway submit in his UFC debut in 2012, but since then, Holloway has lit UFC on fire. The Hawaiian featherweight champion is one of the most popular fighters in the world—especially online—and he’s moving up in weight for this chance at redemption. For Poirier, it’s his first title shot and a chance to catch lightning in a bottle twice.

Elsewhere on the card, undefeated middleweight Israel Adesanya, who’s won an incredible five bouts in the last 12 months, takes on Kelvin Gastelum for the interim middleweight title. You’ll also see Eryk Anders vs. Khalil Rountree, Max Griffin vs. Zelim Imadaev, and Boston Salmon vs. Khalid Taha.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch UFC 236 online.

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UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2

  • When: 10pm on Saturday, April 13
  • Where: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Streaming: ESPN+

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UFC 236: How to watch Max Holloway vs. Dustin Poirier 2

ESPN+ is now the exclusive host of UFC PPVs online. That means you won’t be able to watch UFC on Amazon Prime or anywhere else. You have two options for ordering UFC 236 with ESPN+.

UFC 236 cost:

  • $59.99 for the Main Event PPV
  • $79.99 for the Main Event PPV and 1 year of ESPN+

You can get just the PPV for $59.99 or you can pay $79.99 to get UFC 236 and a full year of ESPN+. That’s an incredible deal. ESPN+ typically costs $4.99 per month or $59.99 annually, and once you see how much it has to offer, you’ll want to check it out (more on that below).

Only the UFC 236 Main Event will be featured on ESPN+:

  • Max Holloway vs. Dustin Poirier
  • Kevin Gastelum vs. Israel Adesanya
  • Eryk Anders vs. Khalil Rountree
  • Alan Jouban vs. Beanie Sigel
  • Ovince Saint Preux vs. Nikita Krylov

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What is ESPN+ and how does it work?

  • Devices: Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku players and TV, Oculus Go, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung smart TVs, and iOS and Android devices

When it comes to live sports, ESPN+ is nearly as essential as ESPN itself. The subscription service functions as an extension of ESPN’s site and app on devices like Amazon Fire Stick, Roku, and iOS and Android devices (full list above). The ESPN+ content is marked with a golden “E+,” and the only way you can unlock those offerings is with an ESPN+ subscription.

ESPN+ hosts 20 exclusive UFC Fight Night events per year, every single out-of-market MLS game, 180 NHL games, at least one MLB game every day for the entire season, and more college sports than you’ll know what to do with.

There are plenty of other perks too. ESPN+ offers acclaimed original series like Kobe Bryant’s Detail and NBA: Year One. Plus, you’ll get UFC original series like UFC Destined, Ariel & the Bad Guy, and Dana White’s Contender Series.

You’ll also be able to watch the entire 30 for 30 catalog—all 150-plus entries and counting—read exclusive articles, and you’ll experience fewer ads across the ESPN network. No matter what sport or team you follow, you’ll find something to love about ESPN+.

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UFC 236 live stream: ESPN prelims

The UFC 236 preliminary bouts will air on ESPN, starting at 8pm ET:

  • Jalin Turner vs. Matt Frivola
  • Wilson Reis vs. Alexandre Pantoja
  • Max Griffin vs. Zelim Imadaev
  • Boston Salmon vs. Khalid Taha

You can learn more about watching ESPN online here, but to save you some time, you’ll find all of the essential info below.

1) Sling TV

2) Hulu with Live TV

  • Cost: $44.95 per month (after a free 7-day trial)
  • 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

4) PlayStation Vue


UFC 236 live stream: Fight Pass prelims

If you want to make UFC 236 an all-day affair, UFC’s Fight Pass will host four exclusive fights, starting at 6:15pm ET:

  • Curtis Millender vs. Belal Muhammad
  • Montel Jackson vs. Andre Soukhamthath
  • Lauren Mueller vs. Poliana Botelho
  • Brandon Davis vs. Randy Costa

UFC Fight Pass is a monthly subscription service that regularly hosts these sorts of undercard bouts and offers a bunch of behind-the-scenes material. But, to be clear, you can’t use it to watch the PPV portion of UFC 236, only these preliminary bouts. UFC Fight Pass works with Apple TVXbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, LG Smart TVs, and iOS and Android devices.

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UFC 236 live stream schedule

All times ET.

10pm | Main Event on ESPN+

  • Max Holloway vs. Dustin Poirier
  • Kevin Gastelum vs. Israel Adesanya
  • Eryk Anders vs. Khalil Rountree
  • Alan Jouban vs. Beanie Sigel
  • Ovince Saint Preux vs. Nikita Krylov

8pm | Preliminary Card on ESPN

  • Jalin Turner vs. Matt Frivola
  • Wilson Reis vs. Alexandre Pantoja
  • Max Griffin vs. Zelim Imadaev
  • Boston Salmon vs. Khalid Taha

6:15pm | Early Prelims on UFC Fight Pass

  • Curtis Millender vs. Belal Muhammad
  • Montel Jackson vs. Andre Soukhamthath
  • Lauren Mueller vs. Poliana Botelho
  • Brandon Davis vs. Randy Costa

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Austin Powell

Austin Powell

Austin Powell is the managing editor of the Daily Dot. His work focuses on the intersection of entertainment and technology. He previously served as a music columnist for the Austin Chronicle and is the co-author of The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology.