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How to watch UFC 241: Daniel Cormier vs Stipe Miocic and Anthony Pettis vs Nate Diaz

Cormier defends his UFC Heavyweight title against contender Miocic at Anaheim in California tonight

Regardless of what happens against Stipe Miocic at UFC 241 in Anaheim, California, tonight, many regard Daniel Cormier as the greatest UFC fighter of all time.

Cormier is the reigning UFC heavyweight world champion and the number one pound-for-pound light heavyweight UFC fighter, while Miocic holds the record for the most consecutive title defences in the history of the UFC heavyweight division.

This isn’t their first bout in the octagon. When the two fighters first met at UFC 226 in July last year, Cormier defeated Miocic in a first-round knockout to become only the second fighter after Connor McGregor to be a champion in two divisions simultaneously. A win for Cormier could set up a much-awaited trilogy fight between Jon Jones.

But Cormier earlier hinted that he would retire at the age of 40 (which he turned in March), so tonight could potentially be his last, or certainly last few UFC fights. Four years younger than him, part-time fireman Miocic will be looking to seek revenge and win back the coveted heavyweight title that he lost last year.

The co-main event on Saturday night is Anthony Pettis vs Nate Diaz. A few years ago, Diaz was one of the biggest names in UFC after upsetting Connor McGregor. But a loss in the rematch brought about his downfall from the sport. This is his first UFC fight since that rematch in 2016.

Pettis, meanwhile, is a worthy contender given the recent discovery of his old form, with several UFC highlight reels to his name. It also promises to be a good contest because of their contrasting styles. While Pettis will rely on his power, Diaz has always been known for his movement and pace.

There has been a war of words for months between Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa and the score between the two fighters will finally be settled on Saturday night.

UFC 241 Main Card

UK: Sunday, 18 August, at 3am on BT Sport 1

US: Saturday, 17 August, at 10pm ET on ESPN+

  • Daniel Cormier vs Stipe Miocic for the Heavyweight Title
  • Anthony Pettis vs Nate Diaz in the Welterweight Bout
  • Yoel Romero vs Paulo Costa in the Middleweight Bout
  • Gabriel Benitez vs Sodiq Yusuff in the Featherweight Bout
  • Derek Brunson vs Ian Heinisch in the Middleweight Bout

UFC 241 Prelims Card

UK: Sunday, 18 August, at 1am on BT Sport 1

US: Saturday, 17 August, at 8pm ET on ESPN+

  • Devonte Smith vs Clay Collard in the Lightweight Bout
  • Raphael Assuncao vs Cory Sandhagen in the Bantamweight Bout
  • Christos Giagos vs Drakkar Klose in the Lightweight Bout
  • Manny Bermudez vs Casey Kenney in the Bantamweight Bout

UFC 241 Early Prelims Card

UK: Saturday, 17 August, at 11.30pm on UFC Fight Pass

US: Saturday, 17 August, at 6.30pm ET on ESPN+

  • Hannah Cifers vs Jodie Esquibel in the Women’s Strawweight Bout
  • Kyung Ho Kang vs Brandon Davis in the Bantamweight Bout
  • Sabina Mazo vs Shana Dobson in the Women’s Flyweight Bout

How to watch UFC 241 in the US: ESPN+

ESPN+ has exclusive rights to broadcast every single UFC PPV event, including UFC 241. In the US, UFC 241 takes place on Saturday evening. If you don’t have an existing ESPN+ subscription, the best way to rewatch UFC 241 is to subscribe to the ESPN+ and UFC 241 bundle.

This gives you one year’s access to ESPN and UFC 241 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 241 for $59.99.

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 241 Main Card in the UK: BT Sport

If you live in the UK, then the only way to watch UFC 241 is on BT Sport. Signing up to BT Sport can be a little daunting: there are no fewer than eight routes in, including via mobile providers such as EE and ISPs like Virgin Media.

If you have BT TV, however, you’re in luck as BT Sport is already included in the company’s TV bundles. If you’re just a broadband customer, it’ll cost you between £10 and £15 per month.

There is a three-month free trial that you can make the most of, though. Sky TV and TalkTalk TV customers can upgrade to BT Sport, starting from £25 per month, with a one-off payment of £20 a month upfront on a one-year contract.

BT Sport often has offers running, including one that lets you get BT Sport for three months with selected packages. All offers include the BT Sport App that lets you watch live sport on all of your devices.

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How to watch UFC 241 wherever you are: use a good VPN service

Both ESPN+ and BT Sport are geo-restricted, meaning you won’t be able to watch the two UFC 241 title fights if you’re away from the US and UK respectively when the event is broadcast on Saturday/Sunday. The only way to access both services when from outside the UK and the US is to use a virtual private network or VPN.

These services not only encrypt all your traffic as you browse the web but 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 in that country.

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