Today, we’re going to take a look at how you can watch MMA on your smartphone. Mixed Martial Arts are big, and they’re only getting bigger, with stars like Conor McGregor delivering crazy punches and even crazier headlines (remember when he tried to fight his opponent’s team bus?!)
With most of us preferring to watch sport on our phones now, fans are turning to streaming services to get their fill of sports like tennis, football, and cricket, but fight sports are no different. If anything, with strange timezones and late-night fights, they’re the perfect way to keep up.
Here are a few of the best ways for you to get access to high quality MMA action when you’re on the go.
Watch the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
Although there are plenty of other MMA organisations out there, there’s one that is the real pinnacle of the sport – the UFC.
That’s where the most famous fighters show off their skills in gruelling, punishing bouts inside the infamous ‘Octagon’ – an 8-sided cage that houses UFC competitions.
Where you are determines how you’ll watch the UFC, but the organization offers a dedicated streaming service that shows the Fight Nights, which can be accessed from jurisdictions.It is the easiest way to guarantee you’ll be able to watch all the fights live.
But it’s not the only way, and many people will be keen on watching other sports for their monthly subscription.
In the UK, BT Sport is rapidly becoming the home of fighting sports, with most major boxing and MMA fixtures being shown there. It’s a great option to watch MMA.
BT Sport is available through both their website and app and is free if you already have the appropriate TV package at home. However, fights are Pay Per View (PPV) and are normally priced between £12 and £25. The app is available for iOS and Android devices.
Better yet, BT Sport can be included as an add-on to your Sky, Virgin, or PS4 package
Other fights can be streamed directly through Sky – or more specifically, Sky GO. Sky GO is their online/app-based streaming service and is also available via NowTV for short term passes. The app is available for iOS and Android devices and is easy-to-use.
Just like BT Sport over the pond, ESPN is taking control of the fight market in the USA, showing loads of MMA, and they now have exclusive access to all UFC Fight Nights.
ESPN+ (their streaming service) is rapidly becoming the go-to streaming option for fight sports, and the best bit about it is that it weighs in at a very affordable $4.99/month, making watching MMA cheap, as well as exciting, in the USA.
With other MMA leagues slowly building their following (like Bellator MMA and the Absolute Championship Akhmat), there are plenty of other ways to get your fill of the sport, but for now, the easiest way to stream is to use the excellent services available for the UFC.
As the sport grows and increases in popularity, it becomes an amazing and exciting change within the sporting calendar that is well worth watching. Now that you know how to watch MMA on your smartphone, click here to watch other sports on your smartphone.