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Israel “The Stylebender” Adesanya is back in the octagon tonight, defending his middleweight belt against Sean Strickland in UFC 293. This will be Izzy’s first title defense since taking the belt back from Alex Pereira in April, and Strickland’s first opportunity to become a UFC champion.
Both fighters are fan favorites, creating some serious buzz around UFC 293. If you’re looking to watch the fight live online, read on: Below is a quick guide on how to stream UFC 293: Adesanya vs. Strickland, including a way to stream Adesanya vs. Strickland without paying the PPV fee.
Stream UFC 293 With a VPN
Purchasing UFC PPV livestreams can be pricey, but you can watch UFC events for much cheaper on the U.K.’s BT Sport. BT Sport costs just £29.99 a month (about $38) and doesn’t charge a PPV fee for UFC numbered events, but there’s a catch: You’ll need a streaming-enabled VPN to access BT Sport in the U.S.
If you want to take advantage of this money-saving UFC hack, we suggest using ExpressVPN. The hugely popular VPN offers fast, secure service — even with streaming sites like BT Sport — and it’s relatively affordable at $12.95 a month. You also get a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can get a full refund after streaming UFC 293 if you don’t want to continue service.
Once you’re signed up for ExpressVPN, head to BT Sport and sign up for an account. Then, you’ll be able to watch UFC 293 without paying the PPV fee.
UFC 292: Adesanya vs. Strickland U.S. Livestream
Don’t have an ESPN+ subscription? You’ll need to sign up before you can buy the UFC 293 PPV. You can grab a monthly ESPN+ subscription for $9.99 a month, or you can pay $99 upfront for a year of service. Alternatively, you can sign up for the Disney Bundle, which includes access to ESPN+, Disney+, and Hulu — all for $12.99 a month. After you’ve signed up for either ESPN+ on its own or the Disney Bundle, you can purchase the UFC 293 PPV stream for $79.99.
But the best deal for new ESPN+ subscribers is the ESPN+ Annual Plan + UFC 293 PPV bundle. This bundle deal gets you a year of ESPN+ and the UFC 293 PPV for $124.98, which is $55 cheaper than paying for an annual plan and the PPV livestream separately.
When is UFC 293? Date, Time, Location
UFC 293 is happening on Saturday, August 9, at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.
The event starts with early prelims at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by prelims at 8 p.m. ET, and the main event at 10 p.m. ET.
UFC 293: Adesanya vs. Strickland Odds, Fight Card
Sean “Tarzan” Strickland (27-5) is a great fighter, but he’ll have a tough time getting through Adesanya. Izzy is 24-2 in MMA and 75-5 as a kickboxer, and the Nigerian/New Zealander has proven a unique talent for finding weaknesses in some of the UFC’s best.
As of writing, oddsmakers have Adesanya as the favorite with a moneyline of -670 against Strickland’s +430.
Here are the rest of the fights on tap for UFC 293.
Main Card (ESPN+ PPV)
Israel Adesanya (C) vs. Sean Strickland — Middleweight Championship
Tai Tuivasa vs. Alexander Volkov — Heavyweights
Manel Kape vs. Felipe dos Santos — Flyweights
Justin Tafa vs. Austen Lane — Heavyweights
Tyson Pedro vs. Anton Turkalj — Light heavyweights
Carlos Ulberg vs. Da Woon Jung — Light heavyweight
Jack Jenkins vs. Chepe Mariscal — Featherweights
Jamie Mullarkey vs. John Makdessi — Lightweights
Nasrat Haqparast vs. Landon Quinones — Lightweights
Early Prelims (ESPN+/ESPN)
Mike Diamond vs. Charlie Radtke — Welterweights
Shane Young vs. Gabriel Miranda — Featherweights
Kevin Jousset vs. Kiefer Crosbie — Welterweights