UFC 247 fight day has arrived. Tonight Jon Jones defends his light heavyweight title against Dominick Reyes, returning to the octagon for the first time since defeating Thiago Santos at UFC 239 last July. The stakes are high – Reyes is a formidable challenger and Jones has to win to remain one of “the greatest MMA fighters in the history of MMA fighters.”
Jones is a -450 favorite in the fight.
Can Dominick Reyes – who is undefeated as an MMA professional – get it done against at UFC 247? As our Dan Shapiro notes, “he’s tall, long, and fast, and really has nothing to lose. It’s a great recipe for chaos in the Octagon.”
Tonight we find out by tuning into UFC 247 stream from Houston, only on ESPN+.
UFC 247 start time is 10PM ET. Jon Jones start time for his light heavyweight title fight against Dominick Reyes is expected to be around 12:05PM ET / 9:05 PM PT
Below, our guide for how to stream UFC 247:
How to stream UFC 247 via ESPN+
Step 1: The UFC has a deal with ESPN to stream UFC PPVs on ESPN+. It’s easy to sign up for an ESPN+ account so you can watch UFC 247, with Jones vs Reyes in the main event. After you buy the fight on your phone or computer via ESPN+, you can live stream UFC 247 on your TV via a variety of ways. More on that below.
If you don’t have ESPN+:
It’s very easy to sign-up AND buy tonight’s UFC 247 PPV. This bundle package includes a one-year subscription to ESPN+ (valued at $49.99) and UFC 245 (valued at $64.99) for only $84.98. That’s 25% off the regular price for both, so it’s a great deal if you’re not already subscribed to ESPN+ (…and if you’re wondering what is ESPN Plus, here are those details).
If you already have ESPN+:
First, log-in to your ESPN Plus account. Second, all you have to do to buy the PPV is go to the ESPN+ UFC landing page (right here) and then hit “Only looking for UFC 247? Get it for $64.99 here”.
It’s in the tiny print, circled below:
How to watch UFC 247
Now that you have ESPN Plus and you bought the UFC 246 PPV, it’s time to tune-in. Here’s how you watch the UFC 247 stream on a number of devices, including the following:
-Computer by logging into ESPN.com
-Phone by downloading the ESPN app on board Android or iPhone.
-Tablet by downloading the ESPN app
-TV via the following devices and your smart TV, all of which you can download the ESPN app on – Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and more.
All you have to do is sign into your ESPN+ account that you bought the PPV with. Then you’re all set to stream UFC 247 via the ESPN+ PPV.
UFC 247 stream preview – What’s at stake for Jon Jones?
Jon Jones has conquered almost every UFC achievement imaginable over the course of his career. Many UFC analysts and fans have long speculated that Jones will eventually move up from light heavyweight to heavyweight – This would allow him to have tougher competition and bigger paydays, in addition to the opportunity to win a second UFC belt.
There’s a chance UFC 247 is the last time we’ll see Jon Jones fight at light heavyweight.
Despite Jon Jones being a massive -450 favorite, getting past Dominick Reyes will not be easy. Reyes has incredible power in his hands, along with an excellent kicking game. He’s recorded two head kick knockouts. And Reyes once completely flatlined Ovince St-Preux at the final bell at UFC 229: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor, which was the most-watched MMA event in UFC history.
In addition to the Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes light heavyweight belt fight, ESPN+’s UFC 247 also features a featherweight bout between Mirsad Bektic and Dan Ige. Derrick Lewis is on the main card as well for a fight against Ilir Latifi.
And Valentina Shevchenko is taking on Katlyn Chookagian at UFC 247 for the world flyweight championship.
Shevchenko is easily the best female MMA fighter on the planet, after Amanda Nunes, so it’s always a blast to watch her in the octagon.
If you’re an MMA fan, you don’t want to miss this.
UFC 247 Main Card on ESPN+ PPV
- Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes — for the UFC light heavyweight title
- Valentina Shevchenko vs. Katlyn Chookagian — for the UFC flyweight title
- Juan Adams vs. Justin Tafa
- Mirsad Bektic vs. Dan Ige
- Derrick Lewis vs. Ilir Latifi
UFC 247 Prelims (ESPN) 5 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. EST
- Trevin Giles vs. James Krause
- Alex Morono vs. Khaos Williams
- Lauren Murphy vs. Andrea Lee
- Miles Johns vs. Mario Bautista
UFC 247 Early Prelims (UFC Fight Pass) 3:15 p.m. PST / 6:15 p.m. EST
- Journey Newsome vs. Domingo Pilarte
- Andre Ewell vs. Jonathan Martinez
*Fight Card Subject to Change
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