Conor McGregor will return to the Octagon after a two-year hiatus. He will face the Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov, who currently holds the UFC lightweight title. We show you how you to get up to 70% off UFC Fight Pass and a clever workaround to stream the entire event for free!
The UFC lightweight belt used to belong to Conor McGregor until it was stripped from him for non-participation in the UFC. Now, Conor wants the title back, and after losing to Floyd Mayweather last August (and his Bus antics in the car park of UFC 223); he has never had more to prove to his fans, and to himself.
The fight is being billed as the biggest in UFC history, and is a must watch for anybody who is a fan of MMA, combat sports - or just good ol' fashioned entertainment. Anybody wanting to watch the fight can sign up to the Pay Per View event on UFC Fight Pass. But using a VPN service you can save as much as 70% on the event using our method below.
How to Watch UFC 229 cheaper
If you are not sure where to watch the fight, we recommend unblocking UFC Fight Pass on the official UFC website. It's not common knowledge, but UFC charges different amounts in different regions. People in the US or UK pay much more than those in other regions. By using a VPN, you can appear to be in a different country and pay significantly less to watch the fight!
Check out the table below to see exactly how much you could save by subscribing from another country...
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Download one of the best VPNs below and get $47.99 off UFC fight pass pay per view cost
Can I watch Khabib vs McGregor free?
While it is possible to get the PPV event of UFC TV for less by pretending to be in Luxembourg or the Philippines, it may actually be possible to watch the fight for free. Rumors have it that a Russian broadcaster MatchTV Live Stream will be showing the fight for free. That means you can connect to a VPN server in Russia, click on the link above, and watch the fight without spending a dime. Remember, it will have Russian commentary and we can't guarantee this method will work until the night of the fight.
Stream McGregor vs Khabib for less: Step-by-step guide
If you live in a country where there is no official UFC broadcast, you can still access a foreign broadcast of the fight using a VPN. In the UK for example, Fight Pass is not available so the only way to watch the fight is to subscribe to BT Sports. However, with a VPN you can avoid the 12-month contract - and watch the fight with a low one-off cost.
To save up to 70% on Fight Pass, wherever you are in the world, follow these simple steps:
Select a VPN provider. To unblock McGregor VS Khabib we recommend NordVPN because it has super-fast servers exactly where you need them to stream UFC 229.
Navigate to your preferred VPN's website and subscribe.
Download the VPN software (remember to get the right version for your platform).
Install and run the VPN software. It will prompt you for your login details.
Select a VPN server in Luxembourg or the Philippines (to watch it on UFC TV your cheapest option is the Philippines).
Go to the UFC website and sign up for the Pay Per View event.
When it comes to watching the event, simply connect to the VPN server in Luxembourg or the Philippines and start streaming UFC 229.
What time will the McGregor-Khabib fight start?
The main card for UFC 229 takes place on Saturday, October 6, 10 pm Eastern Time, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. That means that UK fans will need to tune in from Midnight, with the main card expected to start at 3 AM BST on Sunday, October 7 (or later if all the fights all go the whole way).
UFC 229 Undercard
The preliminary fights will get underway at 6:30 PM ET. The undercard for UFC includes fights between:
Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov (lightweight title fight)
Tony Ferguson vs Anthony Pettis (lightweight bout)
Ovince Saint Preux vs Dominick Reyes (light-heavyweight bout)
Derrick Lewis vs Alexander Volkov (heavyweight bout)
Michelle Waterson vs Felice Herring (women's strawweight bout)
Vicente Luque vs Jalin Turner
Sergio Pettis vs Jussier Formica (men's flyweight bout)
Scott Holtzman vs Alan Patrick (lightweight bout)
Fight Pass Prelims
Ryan LaFlare vs Tony Martin (welterweight bout)
Lina Lansberg vs Yana Kunitskaya (women's bantamweight bout)
Gray Maynard vs Nik Lentz (lightweight bout)
No matter where you are in the world the fight between Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov and Conor "Mystic Mac" McGregor is going to available with the use of a VPN. A VPN lets anybody pretend to be in a different country to unblock geo-restricted streams.
If you already have a subscription to UFC Fight Pass, BT Sports, US cable TV, (or some other online subscription in Canada, Australia, or anywhere else) - but are going to be outside of your home country on October 6 - you can easily use a VPN to connect to a server back home and watch your subscription as usual.
Anybody else can unblock UFC Fight Pass to pay for the Pay Per View event using a VPN server in the Philippines (cheapest option), Luxembourg (cheapest option in Europe), or the US (most expensive).
To unblock UFC 229 we recommend NordVPN because it has servers all over the world that are perfect for unblocking the fight. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us below.
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