There have been some huge UFC events over the past few years, but UFC 241 might have the biggest anticipation because of the quality of fights and big-time personalities taking part. Not only do fans get to witness the heavyweight rematch between current champion Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic, but the long-awaited return of Nate Diaz headlines a welterweight bout against Anthony Pettis.
Diaz hasn’t taken part in a UFC event in three years, making this co-main event even more appealing — and, if you’re a fan of the UFC, you’ll need ESPN+ in order to take in the madness that’s sure to go down at UFC 241 on August 17th.
What To Expect From Daniel Cormier And Stipe Miocic At UFC 241
A career record of 22-1 is impressive for Daniel Cormier, but his challenger, Stipe Miocic, is a former champion himself, and carries a record of 18-3 into one of the biggest rematches in UFC history.
Last July, Cormier snatched Miocic’s historic title belt with a first-round knockout, with the former taking advantage of a technical flaw when Miocic was caught reaching while trying to connect on a devastating hit. It’s something that Miocic will try to correct this time around, with Cormier hoping to expose his opponent once again in one of the truly special fights in UFC history.
What To Expect From Anthony Pettis And Nate Diaz At UFC 241
The headline here is the return of Nate Diaz, but Anthony Pettis can’t be overlooked — especially after stunning Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night earlier this year. Still, Diaz is on the hunt to regain his reputation after the time away from the UFC, proving that he’s still got the star power that helped him become one of the biggest names in the sport. With the welterweight division being, arguably, the hottest in the UFC right now, Pettis or Diaz provides a glimpse of other epic fights to come.
And, for those mega UFC fans, remember that ESPN+ is the exclusive home for all the badass action inside the Octagon. So, if you’re already planning on watching UFC 241, you might as well score yourself all the dope content the streaming service offers. Here’s a quick glimpse at the programming on ESPN+ that you’ll get to watch all the hard-hitting action.
- 20 Live UFC Fight Nights Exclusively on ESPN+
- 100+ total UFC fights, including early prelims, prelims and main-card events
- Season 2 of Dana White’s Contender Series, which airs exclusively on ESPN+
- ESPN+ members get Ariel & The Bad Guy, as well as award-winning editorial coverage
- Classic Fights and Fight Replays
- Streaming UFC (including pay-per-view fights) from any device through ESPN+
Plus, while you can pay $59.99 for UFC 241, you can get the event and a full year of ESPN+ by paying $79.98, so which sounds better to you?
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.
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