UFC 249 live stream online: How to watch Ferguson vs Gaethje on ESPN+

Sports are finally back! Tonight, millions will be tuning in around the world for an epic UFC 249 stream, featuring some of the best MMA talent in the game.

The main event: Tony Ferguson returns to the octagon to fight Justin Gaethje. It’s an exciting match-up, especially since Ferguson has been training to take on the the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Tony Ferguson is on a truly special UFC run:  Undefeated since 2012, Ferguson has successfully squared up on a succession of opponents, most recently Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis.

Tonight, can he continue his record-setting 12-fight win streak and make it a baker’s dozen?

UFC 249 main card start time is 10PM ET / 7PM PT. Tony Ferguson start time for his fight against Justin Gaethje is about 12:00AM ET / 9:00 PM PT, but having a fight in an area with empty fans is pretty new territory for sports in general, so let’s see what happens.

Below, our guide for how to watch the UFC 249 live stream online:

How to stream UFC 249 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 the UFC 249 live stream, with Ferguson vs Gaethje in the main event. After you buy the fight on your phone or computer via ESPN+, you can live stream UFC 249 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 249 PPV. This bundle package includes a one-year subscription to ESPN+ and UFC 249 (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).

ONLY ON ESPN+: UFC 249 – Ferguson vs Gaethje – Saturday 5/9/20 10:00 PM/ET 


If you already have ESPN+:

You can stream the UFC 249 prelims on 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 “Already have ESPN+?”

It’s in the tiny print, circled below:

After you login to your ESPN+ account, you’ll be able to purchase the fight and watch the fight.

The UFC 249 PPV stream is $64.99 if you already have ESPN+.

ONLY ON ESPN+: UFC 249 – Ferguson vs Gaethje – Saturday 5/9/20 10:00 PM/ET 


How to watch UFC 249

Now that you have ESPN Plus and you bought the UFC 249 PPV, it’s time to tune-in. Here’s how you watch the UFC 249 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 249 via the ESPN+ PPV.

UFC 249 & ESPN+ Annual Plan Only $84.98 — Over 25% Off!



UFC 249 stream preview – What’s at stake?

Tony Ferguson looks to add to his record-setting 12 fight win streak at UFC 249, taking on surging contender Justin Gaethje for the interim lightweight title.

The UFC 249 main event is an outstanding matchup of violent and crafty strikers, looking to earn the interim belt and an eventual unification bout against undisputed champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

In the UFC co-main event, former two-time bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz returns to the Octagon after a 40 month absence, taking on current title holder Henry Cejudo. It’ll be a wild and fast affair, dizzying at times, and a win for Cruz would represent a third storybook comeback during his legendary career.

Additionally, hard-hitting heavyweights Francis Ngannou and Jairzinho Rozenstruik will clash. Somebody’s likely going to sleep in that fight, and the winner is highly likely to walk away with a title shot.

If you’re an MMA fan, you don’t want to miss this.

UFC 249 & ESPN+ Annual Plan Only $84.98 — Over 25% Off!


UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje goes down on Saturday, May 9. The UFC 249 PPV main card on ESPN+begins at 7 p.m. PST / 10 p.m. EST.

UFC 249 Pay Per View Main Card (on ESPN+ PPV) 7 p.m. PST / 10 p.m. EST

  • Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje — Interim lightweight title fight
  • Henry Cejudo vs. Dominick Cruz — bantamweight title fight
  • Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
  • Jeremy Stephens vs. Calvin Kattar
  • Greg Hardy vs. Yorgan de Castro

UFC 249 Prelims (on ESPN+ & ESPN) 5 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. EST

  • Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone vs. Anthony Pettis
  • Aleksei Oleinik vs. Fabricio Werdum
  • Carla Esparza vs. Michelle Waterson

UFC 249 Early Prelims (on ESPN+ & ESPN) 3:15 p.m. PST / 6:15 p.m. EST

  • Vicente Luque vs. Niko Price
  • Bryce Mitchell vs. Charles Rosa
  • Sam Alvey vs. Ryan Spann

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