UFC 266 is an MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) competition that will take place on September 25, 2021, in front of a sold out crowd at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. This will be the sixth PPV event held in front of a crowd since Fight Island. The main event is a UFC Featherweight championship bout between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega. Most of the UFC PPV events have one or two championship bouts. UFC 266 is no exception with Valentina Shevchenko going up against Lauren Murphy for the Women’s Flyweight Championship.
That said, UFC fans will enjoy the other fights on the main card. The always entertaining Nick Diaz will be squaring off against Robbie Lawler. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the UFC was one of the first sports to return. Of course, the UFC fighting events these days operate like a well-oiled machine after everything the company has been through. If you want to watch the under card for UFC 265 (the early prelims and prelims) along with the main card, you’ll need to get the PPV event from ESPN+ and be located in the United States. If you will be traveling or otherwise outside the US, you’ll need to connect to a VPN to help you get past the geo-restrictions.
How to Watch UFC PPV Events with a VPN
You can stream all the big UFC events live from anywhere, providing you follow these steps:
- Sign up for ExpressVPN (includes a 30-day risk-free money-back guarantee)
- Download and install the ExpressVPN app on your device
- Connect to a VPN server in the United States.
- Next, Go to ESPN+ and sign up for the PPV event (UFC 266).
- Purchase the event so you can enjoy all of the PPV action and cheer your favorite fighters on to victory.
- If you have any questions or run into any issues along the way, the ExpressVPN tech support team is available 24/7 via live chat to help.
UFC 266 (Volkanovski vs. Ortega) Main Card
If you remember the normal format of UFC events, there is typically one or two championship fights and several other top contenders on the main card. This will hold true for UFC 266 with the two championship fights drawing most the attention along with three more exciting fights on the card. The main bout is between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega. Volkanovski will be defending his Featherweight belt against Ortega. Shevchenko will also be defending her Women’s Flyweight belt against Murphy in the co-main event. When you include the other fights, this is a UFC PPV you won’t want to miss out on.
Let’s take a look at the fight card for Saturday night, including the main card, prelims, and early prelims. There are some great matchups there. Don’t forget you can watch the prelims on ESPN+. and the early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. You can access both services from anywhere int he world by connecting to a VPN server in the United States.
Here’s a look at the main card which will kick off the PPV on ESPN+ at 10 PM EDT:
- Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega (Featherweight)
- Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy (Women’s Flyweight)
- Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler (Welterweight)
- Curtis Blaydes vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (Heavyweight)
- Jéssica Andrade vs. Cynthia Calvillo (Women’s Flyweight)
You can watch the prelim bouts on ESPN+. They will start at 8 PM EDT:
- Marlon Moraes vs. Merab Dvalishvili (Bantamweight)
- Dan Hooker vs. Nasrat Haqparast (Lightweight)
- Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Chris Daukaus (Heavyweight)
The early prelims will be shown on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 6 PM EDT:
- Manon Fiorot vs. Mayra Bueno Silva (Women’s Flyweight)
- Karl Roberson vs. Nick Maximov (Middleweight)
- Matthew Semelsberger vs. Martin Sano Jr. (Welterweight)
While boxing was popular in the 20th century, many fans now prefer the MMA style. Of course, the most popular company is Dana White’s UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). Despite being around since 1993, Dana took over the company and became president in 2001. Even though it was starting to become popular then, He made it into the mega brand it is now.
These days, you see evidence of just how big the sport is, everywhere. It is not hard to see why. Many consider it the last great blood sport. It is one of the few sports left where blood is still commonplace. From the old fighters to the new, you can’t go wrong by watching your favorite MMA fighters best the opponent.