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How to watch UFC 244: Live stream Masvidal vs Diaz

Jorge Masvidal fights Nate Diaz for the new BMF belt at UFC 244 in Madison Square Garden, New York, tonight!

The seeds for tonight’s fight – which also marks UFC’s 500th event – were sown earlier this year at UFC 241 when Nate Diaz defeated Anthony Pettis, and said he was the ‘baddest mother f(expletive)’ in the game.

He also challenged Jorge Masvidal to a fight, and UFC president Dana White was only too happy to oblige, even creating a new BMF belt that will be presented to the winner.

WWE icon-turned-movie-star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is rumoured to present the winner with the new belt after Masvidal requested for the same via social media.

Another rumour making the rounds is that US President, Donald Trump, is planning on attending the marquee event at Madison Square Gardens on Saturday night.

Regardless of whether both, either, or none of the above two things happen, this is already shaping up to be one of the biggest UFC fights in recent memory.

Masvidal, who started as a backyard brawler, is coming off two knockout wins and has won five of his last seven fights, including a five-second knockout of Ben Askren at UFC 239. He has 34 wins and 13 losses.

Nate Diaz is still known as the guy who took down Conor McGregor and then lost to him. After that loss, Diaz was in exile for three years until UFC 241 in August when he defeated Pettis. The California native has 20 wins and 11 losses.

The penultimate event will see American Kelvin Gastelum go up against Liverpool’s Darren Till. The former lost to Israel Adesanya at UFC 236, while the Englishman is coming off successive losses after a promising 17-win streak.

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UFC 244 Main Card

UK: Sunday, 3 November, from 2am GMT on BT Sport 1

US: Saturday, 2 November, from 10pm ET on ESPN+

  • Jorge Masvidal vs Nate Diaz for the BMF title
  • Kelvin Gastelum vs Darren Till in the Middleweight bout
  • Stephen Thompson vs Vincente Luque in the Welterweight bout
  • Derrick Lewis vs Blagoy Ivanov in the Heavyweight bout
  • Kevin Lee vs Gregor Gillespie in the Lightweight bout

UFC 244 Prelims Card

UK: Sunday, 3 November, from 12am GMT on BT Sport 1

US: Saturday, 2 November, from 8pm ET on ESPN 2

  • Corey Anderson vs Johnny Walker in the Light Heavyweight bout
  • Shane Burgos vs Makwan Amirkhani in the Featherweight bout
  • Brad Tavares vs Edmen Shahbazyan in the Middleweight bout
  • Andrei Arlovski vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik in the Heavyweight bout

UFC 244 Early Prelims Card

UK: Saturday, 2 November, from 10:30pm GMT

US: Saturday, 2 November, from 6:30pm ET on ESPN+

  • Katlyn Chookagian vs Jennifer Maia in the Women’s Flyweight bout
  • Lyman Good vs Chance Rencountre in the Welterweight bout
  • Julio Arce vs Hakeem Dawodu in the Featherweight bout

How to watch UFC 244 in the US: ESPN+

ESPN+ has exclusive rights to broadcast every single UFC PPV event, including UFC 244. If you don’t have an existing ESPN+ subscription, the best way to rewatch UFC 244 is to subscribe to the ESPN+ and UFC 244 bundle. This gives you one year’s access to ESPN and UFC 244 for just $79.98, resulting in a saving of around $30 if you were to take ESPN+ ($49.98) and UFC ($59.99) separately.

This bundle gives you access to 20 exclusive live UFC Fight Nights, including Dana White’s Contender Series, Ariel The Bad Guy, classic fights, replays and much more, but it does not include a seven-day trial of the service. Existing ESPN+ subscribers will be able to purchase UFC 244 for $59.99.

The Early Prelims card will be broadcast on both ESPN+ and ESPN 2, while the preliminary card will only be available on ESPN 2. The Main Card will then be available on ESPN+.

ESPN+ is brilliant because you can watch the fights live on any of your devices. Apart from your PC, phone and tablet, there are apps for Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast and even gaming consoles such as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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How to watch the UFC 244 Main Card in the UK: BT Sport

There’s good news for UK viewers. Unlike other UFC events that are usually pay-per-view events, UFC 244 will be shown at no extra cost provided you have BT Sport. The BMF title fight will take place on BT Sport 1.

BT Sport 1 will begin its coverage of the event on Saturday, 2 November, at 9pm with a UFC 244 Preview, followed by UFC Fight Camp at 9:30pm. Then, at 10pm, the channel will feature a special inside look into Darren Till’s preparation for his big fight in the gyms of Liverpool.

From 11pm to midnight, the channel will continue its build-up to the event. This will culminate with the UFC 244 Prelims that start at midnight GMT, followed the UFC 244 Main Card fights.

There are different ways to get access to BT Sport 1, depending on whether you want one of its broadband and fibre deals, or whether you want to simply add the channel to BT Sport, Sky or TalkTalk TV.

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How to watch UFC 244 wherever you are: use a good VPN service

Both ESPN+ and BT Sport are geo-restricted, meaning you won’t be able to watch UFC 244 if you’re away from the US and UK when the event is broadcast on Saturday unless you use a good virtual private network, or VPN. These services not only encrypt all your traffic as you browse the web but they also let you access geo-blocked content. This means you can simply choose which country you want to browse from and the VPN will trick your device into thinking it is actually located there.

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