How To Throw The Ultimate UFC 241 Watch Party With Your Buddies

Presented by UFC 241 on ESPN+ 

Wondering how to watch UFC 241 this weekend, August 17th? You’re not the only one, because the event is, arguably, the most anticipated UFC event in a long, long time, with a couple tasty matchups that fans are sure to be salivating over. Whether it’s the co-main event — which pits current champion Daniel Cormier against Stipe Miocic in a heavyweight division rematch — or the return of Nate Diaz, who has been away from the UFC for three years, stepping back into the Octagon against Anthony Pettis in a welterweight bout, UFC 241 is going to be insane.

Considering you know the exclusive place to watch the hard-hitting action go down — you’ll need ESPN+ in order to take in the madness — now all you’ve got to do is make sure you know how to plan a UFC 241 watch party. No need to make it tricky, though, because we’ve got you covered with a few tips below.


OK, so you know how to watch UFC 241, with ESPN+, but do you really know how to watch it by giving friends the feeling like you’re all there in person together? You will if you keep reading.

1. Get To Cookin’

Sure, it’d be so much easier to just order some pizza and call it a day, but what kind of fun is that? Considering UFC 241 is in the dead of summer, go ahead and fire up the grille and toss slabs of meat over an open flame to feed your guests. It’s going to take a little bit more effort, but how often does a badass event like UFC 241 occur? Not very, so treat it like the Super Bowl of UFC events – Because it is.


2. Have The Beverages On Ice

Just part of being a proper host for a fight night with the buddies. Just make sure you’re properly stocked up, because there’s nothing worse than running out of refreshments while watching sports.

3. Have Multiple Viewing Options

Since you’ll be streaming UFC 241 on ESPN+, you’ll have the ability to watch it on multiple platforms. From streaming it to your mobile device, to putting it on your big screen, to, well, you get the idea, there are lots of places to take in every kick and punch; so don’t sell your guests short. Make sure there are options available for people to watch — and, yes, that includes giving buddies your ESPN+ log-in to watch UFC 241 in the bathroom.


4. Don’t Be Afraid To Decorate

We’re not saying you treat UFC 241 like it’s your 13th birthday party, but, what the heck, you might as well have some fun by going all out with the themed decorations, right? Whether it’s MMA-themed snacks or a piñata for everyone to take a shot to crack open, do yourself a favor and set the mood for guests.

5. Open It Up For Debate

Ah, yes, debating sports; it’s one of the timeless American pastimes. Now that you and your friends are all boozed up, with full stomachs and lots of excitement from the UFC 241 action, let the debates begin about whether Daniel Cormier is the king of UFC, or if Stipe Miocic recaptures his title belt to become an all-time great. Likewise, is Nate Diaz beats Anthony Pettis, does that mean he’s officially back? Or, if Pettis holds his ground, what’s that mean for his career? There are so many topics to talk about, so let the opinions fly.


Remember, ESPN+ is your exclusive home for all things UFC, so, while you can pay $59.99 for UFC 241, you can get the event and a full year of ESPN+ by paying $79.98; which sounds like a lot better deal to us.

If you’re a sports fan, ESPN+ is the one-stop shop to consume all sorts of your favorite content. From the entire catalogue of 30 for 30s, live events or original series’ like SneakerCenter or Peyton’s Places, among others, every single sports fan should include the streaming service into their monthly budget.

Remember, a yearly plan on ESPN+ is only $49.99, so now’s the time to get yours so you never miss top-notch UFC and sports content.


UFC 241 Pay Per View Main Card on ESPN+ (7 p.m. PST / 10 p.m. EST)*

  • Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic (Main Event)
  • Anthony Pettis vs. Nate Diaz (Co-Main Event)
  • Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa
  • Gabriel Benitez vs. Sodiq Yusuff
  • Derek Brunson vs. Ian Heinisch

UFC 241 Prelims*

  • Raphael Assuncao vs. Cory Sandhagen
  • Drakkar Klose vs. Christos Giagos
  • Manny Bermudez vs. Casey Kenney
  • Devonte Smith vs. John Makdessi
  • Kyung Ho Kang vs. Brandon Davis
  • Sabina Mazo vs. Shana Dobson
  • Hannah Cifers vs. Jodie Esquibel


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