UFC 264 is an MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) competition that will take place on July 10, 2021, in front of a sold out crowd at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. This will be the fourth PPV event held in front of a crowd since Fight Island. The main event is a UFC Lightweight between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor. The fighters have met in the octagon two other times with each one coming away with a single victory. McGreogor won the first bout in 2014 with a first round TKO. Poirier got his revenge in January with a 2nd round TKO. This could be considered a must win for McGregor to get back on track to a championship bout
That said, UFC fans will enjoy the other fights on the main card. There will be a heavyweight slugfest between Tai Tuivasa and Greg Hardy. Sean O’Malley will also be fighting earlier in the night. 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 264 (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 262).
- 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 264 (Poirier vs. McGregor 3) 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 be different for UFC 264 with the main fight drawing most the attention along with four more exciting fights on the card. The main bout is between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor. Poirier has an 27-6 record, while McGregor has a record of 22-5. They are fighting for the third time to break the tie. 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:
- Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor (Lightweight)
- Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson (Welterweight)
- Tai Tuivasa vs. Greg Hardy (Heavyweight)
- Irene Aldana vs. Yana Kunitskaya (Women’s Bantamweight)
- Sean O’Malley vs. Louis Smolka (Bantamweight)
You can watch the prelim bouts on ESPN+. They will start at 8 PM EDT:
- Carlos Condit vs. Max Griffin (Welterweight)
- Niko Price vs. Michel Pereira Lima (Welterweight)
- Sean Brady vs. Kevin Lee (Welterweight)
- Trevin Giles vs. Dricus Du Plessis
The early prelims will be shown on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 6:15 PM EDT:
- Ryan Hall vs. Ilia Topuria (Featherweight)
- Jennifer Maia vs. Jessica Eye (Women’s Flyweight)
- Omari Akhmedov vs. Brad Tavares (Middleweight)
- Zhalgas Zhumagulov vs. Jerome Rivera (Flyweight)
- Hu Yaozong va. Alen Amedovski (Middleweight)
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.