Top-ranked heavyweights Curtis "Razor" Blaydes and Alexander "Drago" Volkov are set to meet in the Octagon this Saturday for the latest UFC Fight Night and we have all the details on how you can watch the event on TV or online in the U.S., Canada, UK and Australia.
Blaydes is currently ranked third in the UFC's heavyweight division and the 29 year old American will put his three-fight winning streak on the line when he takes on Volkov this weekend. The former collegiate wrestler made his debut in the UFC back in 2014 and so far he has won ten fights by knockout. During his last fight at UFC Fight Night back in January, Blaydes managed to knockout Dos Santos during round two.
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Volkov on the other hand is currently ranked seventh in the UFC's heavyweight division and the 31 year old Russian will have his work cut out for him on Saturday as the promotion is using a smaller cage at its Apex facility in Las Vegas. He may have joined the UFC two years after Blaydes did but Volkov already has an impressive record with 20 wins by knockout. However, his last win took place in November of last year when he defeated former NFL star Greg Hardy by unanimous decision during round three.
Elsewhere on the card, Josh Emmett will take on Shane Burgos in a featherweight bout, Raquel Pennington will go up against Marion Reneau in a featherweight bout, Belal Muhammad will face off against Lyman Good in a welterweight bout and Jim Miller and Roosevelt Roberts will also meetin in the Octagon for a welterweight bout.
Whether you're a die hard UFC fan or are just looking to catch all the action in Las Vegas at the Apex this Saturday, keep reading to find out exactly how to watch UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Volkov from anywhere in the world.
UFC Fight Night – Where and when?
UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Volkov will take place on Saturday, June 20 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Prelims will kick off at 5pm ET / 2pm PT and the Main Card will start at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.
How to watch UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Volkov from anywhere
We have all the details on how you can watch the latest UFC Fight Night in the U.S., Canada, UK and Australia further down in this guide. However, if you're currently traveling or live in a country without an official broadcast option you won't be able to watch Blaydes vs Volkov.
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How to watch UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Volkov online in the U.S.
If you live in the US and have a cable subscription, you'll be able to watch both the Prelims and Main Card of Blaydes vs Volkov on ESPN as the network has entered into an exclusive agreement with UFC until 2025. You'll also be able to watch the full event on the network's streaming service ESPN+event starting a few hours later at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.
Don't want to sign up for cable just to watch UFC on ESPN? Don't worry as there are now a number of streaming services, all at different price points, which will give you access to the network so you watch Blaydes vs Volkov online. We've listed a few of our favorites below to make things easier for you.
- Hulu with Live TV – $54.99 per month – As well as giving you access to ESPN, the service also includes its own Hulu Originals and supports a wide variety of streaming devices.
- Sling TV – $20 for first month – In order to get access to ESPN, you'll have to sign up for Sling TV's Sling Orange package. The service also lets you watch on three screens simultaneously and record live TV with its Cloud DVR.
- YouTube TV – $49.99 per month – YouTube TV gives you access to ESPN as well as over 70 other TV channels and a free 14-day trial available.
- AT&T TV Now – $65 per month – AT&T TV Now may be more expensive than the competition but in addition to ESPN you also get access to HBO with your plan. The service allows you to watch over 45 live TV channels and you can also record up to 20 hours of content using its cloud DVR.
Live stream UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Volkov in the Canada
Canadian MMA fans will be able to watch this weekend's UFC Fight Night on TSN beginning at 7pm ET / 4pm PT and the network will show the event on TSN 1, 4 and 5. You can also stream Blaydes vs Volkov online on your smartphone or tablet through the TSN app. If you're not a TSN subscriber yet, you can get access to the network's content for as little as $4.99 for a TSN Direct Day Pass or $19.99 for a monthly streaming subscription.
How to watch UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Volkov in the UK
As was the case with previous UFC events, UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Volkov will be available exclusively through BT Sport in the UK. If you're already a BT Sport subscriber, you'll be able to watch the Main Card for free beginning at 1am GMT early Sunday morning. If that's a bit too late for you, don't worry as BT Sport also has a spoiler-free replay page so you can watch the Main Card at your convenience. You can also stream Saturday's UFC Fight Night via the BT Sport app and on its webpage.
Watch UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Volkov in Australia
If you're already a Foxtel subscriber, you'll be able to watch Blaydes vs Volkov on ESPN HD beginning at 7am AEDT on Sunday morning. You can also watch the full event on the cable provider's streaming service Foxtel Now, though it is quite expensive as you'll need to purchase a starter pack for $25 as well as the Sports pack $29 bringing your total cost to $54 per month.
If you're looking for a cheaper option to watch this weekend's UFC Fight Night, then UFC Fight Pass is your best bet as the promotion's streaming service costs just $9.99 per month or $95.99 for the year.
UFC Fight Night – The main card in full
- Curtis Blaydes vs Alexander Volkov
- Josh Emmett vs Shane Burgos
- Raquel Penningon vs Marion Reneau
- Belal Muhammad vs Lyman Good
- Jim Miller vs Roosevelt Roberts
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