UFC 247 is going down this Saturday, on February 8, and here's how you can watch it.
This PPV is the first one of the year with a UFC title fight. And it's going to take place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Where you'll see unbeaten Dominick Reyes looking to take the belt away from Jon Jones.
UFC 247 Main Event Preview
The main event will feature Dominick Reyes and Jon Jones, for the Light Heavyweight championship. Many believe that Jones is past his prime, but he has continued to take down every competitor that comes his way. Throughout his 26-fight career, he has just one blemish – a controversial disqualification for landing illegal downward elbows on Matt Hamill in 2009.
His last defense of the Light Heavyweight Championship came back in July, with a narrow split-decision victory over Thiago Santos.
Reyes, seems more than capable of defeating Jones this Saturday and becoming the Light Heavyweight Champion. Reyes is the best natural athlete in the division right now, and has had a pretty rapid rise to the top of the division in just six UFC fights. Having beaten Volkan Oezdemir and former middleweight champion Chris Weidman.
There are going to be five fights on the main card for UFC 247, but obviously Jones vs Reyes is going to be the main event, and it's going to be a good one.
What time does UFC 247 start?
UFC 247 will technically start at 6:15pm ET with the early prelims which will be broadcast on ESPN+.
At 8pm ET the prelims will start, and they will move over to ESPN.
With the main card starting at 10pm ET, and that will be exclusively on ESPN+. You will also need to purchase the PPV to get the main card, which consists of five bouts this time around.
The early prelims and prelims can sometimes be entertaining, but the real fights don't start til 10pm ET when the main card starts.
Who's fighting at UFC 246?
Jon Jones (c) vs Dominick Reyes
Valentina Shevchenko (c) vs Katlyn Chookagian
Juan Adams vs Justin Tafa
Mirsad Bektic vs Dan Ige
Derrick Lewis vs Ilir Latifi
Trevin Giles vs Antonio Arroyo
Alex Morono vs Kalinn Williams
Lauren Murphy vs Andrea Lee
Miles Johns vs Mario Bautista
Journey Newson vs Domingo Pilarte
Andre Ewell vs Jonathan Martinez
How do I watch UFC 247?
UFC 247 will be available exclusively on ESPN+. You'll need to be an ESPN+ subscriber, and you also need to purchase the PPV. Otherwise, you'll only be able to watch the early prelims.
If you are an ESPN+ subscriber, the PPV is going to cost you $64.99. If not, you're going to need to pay $84.98, which includes the PPV as well as a year subscription to ESPN+. At $20 for the first year, that's nearly a third of what ESPN+ would normally cost you.
UFC recently went up on the price of its PPVs by $5. Which is why it is now over $60 for the PPV. But the good thing is, there is an extra fight included with the main card now. Making it worth the extra cash.
With the yearly subscription to ESPN+, you are also getting access to a ton of other content. Including UFC Fight Night, which also happens once a month. Other UFC shows on ESPN+ include Dana White's Contender Series, UFC Post Shows and exclusive analysis on "Ariel and the Bad Guy".
There's plenty of original content from the UFC, NBA, MLB and other sports. In fact, Kobe Bryant, Peyton Manning and Kevin Durant are just a few of the athletes that have their own shows on ESPN+ right now. And there are always more coming to the platform. Not to mention some live games as well. It's worth the $5 per month, though at $20 for the entire year, it makes it a steal.
And with ESPN+ you also get the ability to watch the PPV on just about any platform you wish. Whether that is Android, Android TV, Chromecast, iOS, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or Samsung and Vizio smart TVs. It's everywhere you are. So no matter where you are, you'll be able to watch this PPV.