Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards in the UFC 278 Welterweight Championship match live from Salt Lake City, Utah’s Vivint Arena!
Sports fans are in for a treat this weekend. A lot of intriguing MLB games, the rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua, preseason football games, and UFC 278 are all on the schedule! Rob Gronkowski is giving tonight’s UFC broadcast the Rob Gronkowski treatment, with a substitute presentation titled UFC 278 with the Gronks airing from 9:00 to 10:00 on ESPN (and during the pay-per-view broadcast). In a style reminiscent of the renowned ManningCast, The Gronkowski Family—Rob, Chris, Dan, Glenn, Gordie Jr., and father Gordon—will appear on the alternate telecast. They will conduct interviews with a variety of guests, including Chuck Liddell, Kevin Holland, Paddy Pimblett, and Molly McCann.
From start time to live stream info, here’s how to watch UFC 278 live on ESPN+.
WHAT’S THE UFC 278 START TIME?
Early preliminary matches will take place later tonight (August 20) at 6:00 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass and ESPN+, followed by additional preliminary matches at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN and ABC. The main card, which can be purchased through ESPN+, will start at 10:00 p.m. ET.
UFC 278 FIGHT CARD:
Along with Usman/Edwards, the main card includes the following bouts:
- Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold
- Jose Aldo vs. Merab Dvalishvili
- Wu Yanan vs. Lucie Pudilova
- Tyson Pedro vs. Harry Hunsucker
A full UFC 278 fight card is available on the UFC website.
UFC 278 LIVE STREAM INFO:
UFC 278 is exclusive to ESPN+, so if you’re looking to stream this event, non-ESPN+ subscribers will need to sign up for ESPN+ (monthly or annual) and then purchase UFC 278, as PPVs are only available to ESPN+ subscribers. If you’re already an ESPN+ subscriber, you can purchase UFC 278 for $74.99. ESPN also offers two bundle packages:
UFC 278 & The Disney Bundle: This package provides you with a $13.99/month subscription to ESPN+, Disney+, and Hulu (ad-supported) and UFC 278 ($74.99) for $88.98 plus tax. You can also purchase an ad-free Hulu version of the bundle for $19.99/month.
UFC 278 & ESPN+ Bundle: ESPN is offering another bundle that includes one UFC PPV and a one-year ESPN+ subscription for $99.98. You can also purchase ESPN+ for $6.99/month and then buy UFC 278 for $74.99.
ESPN+ offers the ability to stream live, rewind, or replay on up to 3 devices at once and is available to watch on a variety of connected devices, including Roku, Fire TV, Xbox, Apple, Google Chromecast, PlayStation, and more.
HOW TO WATCH UFC 278 LIVE ON HULU:
Additionally, Hulu offers live streaming of UFC pay-per-view events. Watching live events and ESPN+ programmes on the Hulu app or website is available to subscribers with the ESPN+ add-on as well as those who purchased The Disney Bundle. In order to purchase the event on ESPN+, you must have an active Hulu and ESPN+ subscription (single plans start at $6.99/each, or you may get the Disney Bundle).
Once you’ve paid for it, you can watch UFC 278 on any compatible device, the Hulu app, or Hulu.com. Once more, according to Hulu, only customers who have chosen to subscribe to The Disney Bundle or the standalone ESPN+ add-on will have access to ESPN+ programming via the Hulu app. For more information, go to the UFC page on Hulu.