UFC 242 Stream: How To Watch UFC 242 PPV From Abu Dhabi On ESPN+ (EARLY START TIME!)

Dan Shapiro for BroBible

Presented in partnership with UFC 242 on ESPN+

Set your alarms early on Saturday: UFC 242 is appointment television for all fans of combat sports, especially with Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov returning to the Octagon for the first time in nearly a year, since his infamous post-fight brawl with Conor McGregor at T-Mobile Arena last October.

If you’re a UFC fan, how could you forget?

On the heels of an explosive UFC 241 with Nate Diaz, Stipe Miocic, and Paulo Costa, UFC is on a roll right now with epic fight cards. Better grab some buddies and watch the UFC 242 PPV on ESPN+ to keep the streak very much alive. This UFC PPV stream is going to be epic – and the only place to watch it is ESPN+.


Coming live from Abu Dhabi, the UFC 242 PPV starts earlier than usual on Saturday, September 7th; Here in the United States, the main card starts at 2PM ET and 11:00 AM PT,  so plan ahead and buy the UFC 242 stream exclusively on ESPN+ so you’re locked into your plans on Saturday afternoon – All you have to do is jump over to ESPN+ and buy the PPV, then log into the ESPN app on your smart TV, computer, or phone and you’re all set.

In addition to a stacked lightweight fight with Paul Felder taking on Edson Barboza in the co-main event, the UFC 242 main card is stacked with international talent: Curtis Blaydes vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov are going to blows in a heavyweight bout. Islam Makhachev – a rising Russian star and training partner of Khabib Nurmagomedov – is taking on Davi Ramos, a Brazilian on a role with four straight fights.


And of course, the UFC 242 stream is worth the full price for the return of Khabib Nurmagomedov. If nothing else, watch UFC 242 simply for Nurmagomedov being dubbed “The Most Dominant Champion in the UFC” – a title that feels part hubris, part reflective of just how dominate Nurmagomedov has become in the past few years.

With 16 million Instagram followers and counting, Khabib has become a force to be reckoned with in Russia, Europe, and the Middle East. His rise to the title is challenged by Dustin Poirier, coming off a close fight with Max Holloway after UFC 236.

In the words of our own Dan Shapiro

A win over Khabib would go down as one of the UFC’s all-time greatest upsets. But Poirier probably doesn’t even believe it should be considered an upset. He’s going into the fight with total belief that he can not only beat Nurmagomedov but that he can finish him. And why not? Khabib has likely never been hit by someone who throws as hard as Poirier.

Don’t miss the UFC 242 live stream on Saturday afternoon. Remember, because it’s in Abu Dhabi, the UFC 242 main card PPV starts at 2PM ET and 11:00 AM PT only on ESPN+


Remember that ESPN+ is the exclusive home for all sorts of epic content inside the Octagon. So, if you’re already planning on watching the UFC 242 stream, you might as well score yourself all the dope UFC content ESPN+ offers. Here’s a quick glimpse of the UFC shows that you’ll get to watch, in addition to the UFC 242 PPV:

  • 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 242, you can get the event and a full year of ESPN+ by paying $79.98 – A TOTAL STEAL

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 242 Pay Per View Main Card on ESPN+ (11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST)*

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier
Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder
Islam Makhachev vs. Davi Ramos
Curtis Blaydes vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
Mairbek Taisumov vs. Diego Ferreira

UFC 242 Prelims*

Khalid Taha vs. Bruno Silva
Teemu Packalen vs. Ottman Azaitar
Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee
Sarah Moras vs. Liana Jojua
Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato
Nordine Taleb vs. Muslim Salikhov
Zak Cummings vs. Omari Akhmedov
Don Madge vs. Fares Ziam

*Bout order subject to change


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