October UFC event, UFC 243 will be held on Saturday, October 5th at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, at 10 PM, EST. In addition to the main card, there are a number of great fights that will happen during UFC 243, and you won’t want to miss out. For those that want to watch it, you will need to get the PPV event and be located in the US. If you will be outside the country, you will need to use a VPN. This will help you get around geo-restrictions when outside the region. Otherwise, you will be blocked from accessing the PPV to watch UFC 243.
As with the normal format of the UFC events, there is one major fight UFC 243 and several undercard fights worth seeing. The main bout is between Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya. They are fighting for the World Middleweight Championship. This one promises to be great because of the stakes. However, that is not the only fight that is worth watching that day. Let’s take a look at the other fights on the undercard.
- Al Iaquinta vs. Daniel Hooker
- Tai Tuivasa vs. Sergey Spivak
- Luke Jumeau vs. Dhiego Lima
- Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington
- Jake Matthews vs. Rostem Akman
- Yorgan De Castro vs. Justin Tafa
- Callan Potter vs. Maki Pitolo
- Megan Anderson vs. Z. Dos Santos
- Brad Riddell vs. Jamie Mullarkey
- Nadia Kassem vs. Ji Yeon Kim
- Khalid Taha vs. Bruno Silva
As you would expect, all of these fights will be good so you won’t want to miss out.
How to Use a VPN to Watch UFC 243 (Adesanya v. Whittaker) Live
We will use ExpressVPN for the example of how to use a VPN service to watch the fight. First, be sure to download the VPN client. ExpressVPN offers client software for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Mobile users can download apps for iOS and Android. You can even connect your router to secure every device on your network. It will send all your communications through the VPN which extends support to devices like game consoles and streaming boxes. They even have an app for Amazon Fire TV devices.
Now that you’ve had a chance to download and install the software, go ahead and connect. Launch the ExpressVPN client and select a server location. We’ll walk you through step by step using their Windows client. Keep in mind we are using images from US servers since UFC 243 is geo-restricted. As we said, though, there are other countries it will be streamed in.
- Since ESPN+ is the carrier of the night, you will want to pick a server in the US. ExpressVPN has a large network of servers located all over the US.
- We recommend you select OpenVPN (TCP) or (UDP). For streaming videos from sites like YouTube, we use OpenVPN (UDP) because it’s faster than TCP. They also support PPTP, L2TP, and SSTP. We still recommend OpenVPN UDP for the best mix of speed and privacy protection.
- Click the big round connect button. After a few seconds, you’ll see the shield around the button turn green. There will also be a message letting you know the “VPN is ON”
- You now have an IP address in the USA, as far as anyone can tell online. As such, you can reach any site as if you were sitting there. The same would be true if you connected to a server in the UK (for BT Sports) or anywhere else in the world. Keep in mind you will need an external streaming service to be able to watch the fight.
Now that you have an IP address from an ExpressVPN server in the US, you can browse the internet or watch UFC 243 just as if you had been watching it in the US. The same is true from any country, but you will want to connect to a server in the US to be able to watch.
Now, you do not have to miss out on the action of UFC 243. You can feel free to share this post with your friends so they can enjoy the fights from anywhere in the world by using a VPN. Follow us @VPNFan for the latest deals and guides to fit your needs.