UFC 253 Live Stream – Watch Adesanya vs. Costa PPV at Fight Island

Back in July, before the NBA and MLB restarted their seasons, UFC Fight Island captured the sports world’s collective attention. Jorge Masvidal replaced Greg Jones in the main event after Jones tested positive for COVID-19, giving the sports world a monster bout against Kamaru Usman. UFC 251 – the very first UFC Fight Island pay-per-view – sold over 1.2 million PPVs; a monster success for Dana White’s first event at his swanky new combat sports compound in Abu Dhabi.

Tonight, the UFC returns to Fight Island for tonight’s UFC 253 stream. At the very top of the card, fight fans get a battle of two undefeated UFC middleweights – Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa.

Currently, the BETMGM odds for the fight is Israel Adesanya (-176) vs. Paulo Costa (+145)

Adesanya’s career has blossomed after winning the middleweight belt; Costa, meanwhile, has been sidelined due to injury. That’s what makes tonight’s PPV match-up between these two cage fighters so compelling – As our own Dan Shapiro puts it, “The Eraser” may just, well, erase Adesanya’s title run at UFC 253 with the use of his sheer power, size, and durability.

Tonight’s UFC 253 main event also features a fight for the interim light heavyweight between two contenders: Jan Blachowicz and Dominick Reyes.

And ESPN+ is the only place to watch the PPV.

UFC 253 main card start time is 10PM ET / 7PM PT. Look for Adesanya vs. Costa to start around 12:00AM ET / 9:00 PM PT.

Below, our guide for how to watch the UFC 253 stream online:

How to buy the UFC 253 stream via ESPN+

Step 1: As you probably know by now, 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 253 live stream. After you buy the fight on your phone or computer via ESPN+, you can watch UFC 253 on your smart TV via a number of different ways. More on that below.

If you don’t have ESPN+:

It’s very easy to sign-up AND buy tonight’s UFC 253 fight. This bundle package includes a one-year subscription to ESPN+ and UFC 253 (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 253  – Saturday 9/26/20 10:00 PM/ET 


If you already have ESPN+

You can watch the UFC 253 prelims live 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. This is what it looks like if you’re not logged into your ESPN account:


How to watch the UFC 253 stream at home:

Now that you have ESPN Plus and you bought the UFC 253 stream, it’s time to tune-in. Here’s how you watch UFC 253 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 watch UFC 253 via the ESPN+ PPV.

ONLY ON ESPN+: UFC 253  – Saturday 9/26/20 10:00 PM/ET 



UFC 253 Pay Per View Main Card (on ESPN+ PPV) 7 p.m. PST / 10 p.m. EST

  • Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa — world middleweight title fight
  • Dominick Reyes vs. Jan Blachowicz — world light heavyweight title fight
  • Kai Kara France vs. Brandon Royval
  • Ketlen Vieira vs. Sijara Eubanks
  • Hakeem Dawodu vs. Zubaira Tukhugov

UFC 253 Prelims (on ESPN+ & ESPN) 5 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. EST

  • Brad Riddell vs. Alex da Silva
  • Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Matthews
  • Shane Young vs. Ludovit Klein
  • William Knight vs. Aleksa Camur

UFC 253 Early Prelims (on ESPN+ & ESPN) 3:15 p.m. PST / 6:15 p.m. EST

  • Juan Espino vs. Jeff Hughes
  • Khadis Ibragimov vs. Danilo Marques

*Fight card subject to change

ONLY ON ESPN+: UFC 253  – Saturday 9/26/20 10:00 PM/ET 


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