Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2 is February’s big UFC pay-per-view event, and if you want to watch the UFC 271 live stream online, you’ll need to sign up for ESPN+ to do it. Here’s what you need to know about how to watch it.

UFC 271 Preview:

UFC 271 is a big one, featuring a long-awaited rematch as the headliner. Reigning UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya (21-1), undefeated in his weight class, is defending his belt against Robert Whittaker (23-5), the former champ from whom Adesanya took the belt in 2019 at UFC 243. Since then, Adesanya has defended his throne three times and briefly moved up in weight in an unsuccessful gambit for the light heavyweight championship (the only loss on his record so far).

Whittaker is the former middleweight champion, but due to a brief length of inactivity, the UFC put up an interim championship in 2019 which Adesanya won. The two met in a unification bout later that year, where the interim champ unseated Whittaker with a second-round knockout to unify the title and become the new undisputed champion. Whittaker has since earned the chance to get his belt back with a string of three successive victories, and will no doubt be hungry to claw his way back to the top of the middleweight division.

How to watch the UFC 271 live stream online in the U.S.

All UFC pay-per-view events air exclusively via ESPN+. The Ultimate Fighting Championship and ESPN have established a close relationship in recent years, so if you’re looking to stream UFC 271 online, now’s the time to sign up for ESPN+.

The service costs $7 per month or $70 per year, while UFC pay-per-views recently got a price hike to $75 for existing ESPN+ subscribers. However, if you’re new to ESPN+, you can grab a one-year membership together with the UFC 271 PPV package for $100. This one-time bundle offer saves you $45.

After signing up for ESPN+, you can watch the UFC 271 live stream on your smart TV, streaming stick, mobile device, Xbox or PlayStation gaming console, or right in your PC’s web browser. The main card is the pay-per-view portion of the event, and it begins at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT).

How to watch on other streaming platforms:

On the other hand, if you’re only now cutting the cord and are looking for a streaming TV package that comes bundled with ESPN channels — particularly the ones where you’ll be able to watch UFC 271 — then you’ve got a few options. Just bear in mind that none of these currently airs live UFC pay-per-views; you’ll still need ESPN+ for that.

All of these premium streaming services work on most mobile devices, smart TVs, streaming sticks, and modern computer web browsers unless otherwise noted:

FuboTV

It has two standard plans — The $65/month Starter plan and the $80/month Elite package — both of which include ESPN. The Family plan includes 111 channels and 250 hours of DVR Cloud storage, while the Elite plan comes with 164 channels and up to 1,000 hours of cloud DVR. This is quickly shaping up to be the best streaming platform for sports (it may be offering sports betting soon, too), so if that’s your focus, Fubo might be the one for you.

Hulu

Hulu includes ESPN as part of its $70-per-month Live TV plan, which now includes Disney+ as well. You can also add premium channels like HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and Starz, for an extra fee. If all you want is ESPN+, then a more economical might be this $14/month bundle that comes with basic ad-supported Hulu, ESPN+, and Disney+. Hulu can be used on your gaming consoles and smart TVs, as well as the devices listed above.

Sling TV

Sling TV has two packages which include ESPN channels: The $35 per month Orange plan and the $50 per month Blue + Orange plan. Premium channels cost extra, and HBO and Cinemax are now available with Sling as well. Sling is compatible with streaming devices and it can be used with smart TVs as well as the Xbox One.

YouTube TV

Youtube TV available for $65 per month with additional premium channel subscriptions on offer, comes with ESPN, and it now also supports HBO and Cinemax as add-ons. You get unlimited DVR cloud storage, however. YouTube TV can be streamed on a variety of devices and smart TVs, and it’s also available on current-gen Xbox and PlayStation consoles.

Fight Cards:

  • Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker for Adesanya’s middleweight title
  • Kyler Phillips vs Marcelo Rojo; bantamweight
  • Alex Perez vs Matt Schnell; flyweight
  • Vinc Pichel vs Mark Madsen (lightweight
  • Roxanne Modafferi vs Casey O’Neill; women’s flyweight
  • Carlos Ulberg vs Fabio Cherant; light heavyweight
  • Ed Herman vs Maxim Grishin; light heavyweight
  • Mana Martinez vs Ronnie Lawrence; bantamweight
  • Alexander Hernandez vs Renato Moicano; lightweight
  • AJ Dobson vs Jacob Malkoun; middleweight

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