Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira meet for the third time this weekend in a buzzy middleweight championship bout for Adesanya’s belt. Here we have the UFC 281 live streaming, start time, fight card, and more.
One of the biggest bouts in Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, MMA history takes place on Saturday, 12 November 2022 night when will defend his welterweight title in a rematch Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira.
Israel Adesanya has a daunting weekend ahead of him as the white-hot Alex Pereira looks to take home his first UFC belt at UFC 281. To make things more interesting, Adesanya and Pereira have met twice in professional kickboxing matches — and Pereira won both times.
When Is UFC 281? Date, Time, and Location
Date: UFC 281 takes place on Saturday, November 12, 2022.
Start Time: 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT / 3 a.m. BST. Adesanya vs. Pereira is expected to begin around 12:15 a.m. ET / 9:15 p.m. PT.
Location: The fight takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York.
How to Watch UFC 281 Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira
You’ll need ESPN Plus to watch UFC 281 live streams — and all the upcoming numbered UFC PPVS — so let’s talk about the best deal to make this happen. And this is the last UFC PPV before the upcoming ESPN Plus price hike.
You can get UFC 281 plus a year of ESPN Plus for $99.98, which is savings of $45 (ESPN Plus costs $69.99 per year, and UFC 281 costs $74.99). Starting September 23, ESPN Plus goes up to $9.99 per month and $99.99 per year, so annual pricing is ripe for the picking.
The main prelim fights are on both ABC and ESPN, so those who haven’t subscribed to the latter can get a taste of it before forking out the cash.
ESPN is available on most cable packages and two of the best streaming services: Sling TV (Orange) and fuboTV. ABC is not on Sling, but it is on fuboTV.
UFC 281 Early Prelim fights start at 6 p.m. ET on UFC FightPass(opens in new tab), which is $9.99 monthly. Then, the higher-up set of the prelim fights that start at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN Plus.
1. Existing ESPN Plus subscribers
If you already enjoy the fruits of ESPN Plus, then it’s very straightforward. It’s a classic pay-per-view scenario, and you’ll need to spend $74.99 to watch UFC 281.
2. UFC 281 + ESPN Plus
You’re gonna need ESPN Plus to stream the UFC 281. While UFC 281 live streams cost $74.99 (on top of ESPN Plus), new subscribers and those on current monthly plans can save $45 by getting UFC 281 and the annual ESPN Plus subscription for $99.98. That subscription will renew at $99.99 for your second year.
3. Sling TV
ESPN is available with the Sling TV Orange + Sports Extra combo package. This also gets you the MLB Network, ESPN U, and more.
How to Stream UFC 281 in the UK and Australia
UFC 281 is another late-night affair for fight night fans in the UK — you’ll likely see Adesanya vs. Pereira start at approximately 5 a.m. BST (on Sunday morning) if you’re tuning in live. It’s live on BT Sport Box Office(opens in new tab), which costs £19.95. Prelims are on UFC Fight Pass.
How to Watch UFC 281 Live Stream in Canada
Our neighbors in the great white north will watch the early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, while the prelims are on TSN and RDS. UFC 281’s main card is available on various providers, including BELL and Rogers.
The available options for live-streaming UFC 281 include:
- Hulu + Live TV
- Sling TV
- YouTube TV
- Sony LIV
Main Card (10 p.m. ET on ESPN Plus)
- Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira for Adesanya’s UFC middleweight title
- Carla Esparza vs. Zhang Weili for Esparza’s UFC women’s strawweight title
- Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler; Lightweight
- Frankie Edgar vs. Chris Gutierrez; Bantamweight
- Dan Hooker vs. Claudio Puelles; Lightweight
Early prelims (6 p.m. ET) on UFC Fight Pass
- Matt Frevola vs. Ottman Azaitar; Lightweight
- Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Silvana Gomez Juarez; Women’s strawweight
- Michael Trizano vs. Choi Seung-woo; Featherweight
- Julio Arce vs. Montel Jackson; Bantamweight
- Carlos Ulberg vs. Nicolae Negumereanu; Light heavyweight
Prelims (8 p.m. ET) on ABC and ESPN
- Brad Riddell vs. Renato Moicano; Lightweight
- Dominick Reyes vs. Ryan Spann; Light heavyweight
- Molly McCann vs. Erin Blanchfield; Women’s flyweight
- Andre Petroski vs. Wellington Turman; Middleweight
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