If you’re ready to watch UFC 253, you already know you’ve got an exciting main card with two title fights to close out the show.
In the Main Event, the UFC Lightweight title is on the line, as champion Israel Adesanya defends his belt for the second time. This time he faces a fighter that is his equal in professional perfection, because challenger Paulo Costa is undefeated as well. Both fighters are known for quick and powerful strikes, so expect fireworks in this one.
In the co-main event, Jon “Bones” Jones’ vacated Light Heavyweight championship is up for grabs. Now Dominick Reyes, who gave Jones his toughest challenge in years this February, will fight Jan Blachowicz for the strap.
You can stream this striker vs. striker battle live Saturday Night with UFC 252 Pay-Per-View featuring Adesanya vs. Costa in the ESPN app.
When is UFC 253 Adesanya vs. Costa?
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UFC 253 will be broadcast live on Saturday, September 26, from the UFC Fight Island, also known as Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
UFC 253 will be a split-broadcast event available with cards on ESPN Plus(ESPN+), ESPN2 and PPV, but you can see everything in the ESPN app. The broadcast begins at 7 p.m. and the Main Card PPV will start at 10 p.m.
In the U.K., UFC 253 is available on BT Sport1HD which is a part of the BT Sport Pass. The Prelims begin at 1 a.m. British time, and the Main Card starts at 3 a.m. British time. Replays of the entire card will be available the next day in the BT Sport app.
How to watch UFC 253 Adesanya vs. Costa
In the U.S., you can watch UFC 253 Adesanya vs. Costa on ESPN+ by purchasing the ESPN+ UFC 253 Pay-Per-View. You have a few options to choose from, and it breaks down like this.
- If you are new to ESPN+, you can get a special offer of UFC 253 PPV and a full year subscription to ESPN+ for only $84.98.
- If you already have a monthly ESPN+ subscription, you can upgrade to an annual plan to bundle UFC 253 PPV and a full year subscription to ESPN+ for only $84.98.
- If you already have any ESPN+ subscription or get ESPN+ through the Disney+ bundle, you can choose to only purchase UFC 253 PPV for only $64.99.
In the U.K., UFC 253 Adesanya vs. Costa is available on BT Sports Pass for £25 a month.
How to watch UFC 253 Prelims in the U.S.
ESPN networks owns over 10 different channels, but the UFC 253 Prelims will be on both ESPN2 and
You can get the UFC 253 Prelims from ESPN2 on five of the largest live TV streaming services.
How to watch UFC 253 Adesanya vs. Costa in the U.K.
UK fight fans can watch UFC 253 Adesanya vs. Costa live stream on BT Sport. You don’t need a long term contract either with the BT Sport Pass. For just £25 a month, fans can see UFC Fight Night events along with Premier League football and tons of other sports.
BT Sport Pass: £25 a month
You can watch the BT Sport coverage live stream of UFC 253 Adesanya vs. Costa starting at 1 a.m. BST. The event will stream in the BT Sport Box Office app, available for iOS and Android, or on the BT Sport website.
How to watch UFC 253 Adesanya vs. Costa on your devices
The ESPN app has everything you need to watch all of UFC 253 online on your TV. If you need help, we can guide you through how to login and watch ESPN+ on your TV. The ESPN app is available on the major streaming platforms and game consoles including iOS and Android devices, Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
UFC 253 on ESPN+ PPV
From $65 at ESPN+
There’s only one way to watch UFC pay-per-view events — and that’s on ESPN+. If you don’t already have it, you can get the full ESPN+ subscription with UFC 253 and save big off the full cost of $110.