How to Watch UFC 276: Adesanya vs Cannonier at a Massive Discount

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Summary: Watch UFC 276: Adesanya vs Cannonier at a Massive Discount

Israel Adesanya and Jarred Cannonier will fight it out for the middleweight belt at UFC 276. The event, scheduled to be held on Saturday, July 2 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, promises a great evening of fights, with the main card expected to start around 10 PM (EST).

However, not everyone can shell out close to $90 each month just to watch UFC pay-per-view events. Luckily, a VPN allows you to access cheaper streams from around the world. Here’s how you can watch UFC 276 for about $20, using a VPN:

  1. Subscribe to a VPN provider. We recommend ExpressVPN. It’s the only VPN service we tested that was able to avoid detection and let us pull off this discounted trick.
  2. Download and install the ExpressVPN app.
  3. Open the app, and log in. Use the credentials you created when purchasing the subscription.
  4. Connect to a server in Japan.
  5. Head over to the UFC Fight Pass website and get a subscription (using a credit card or PayPal). You can even use your real billing address.
  6. Look for the UFC 276 event card on the FightPass site or app.
  7. Enjoy an evening of fantastic championship fights! Now that you’ve got your subscription, you’ll be able to watch all future UFC PPV main events as well! Just stay connected to a Japanese server when you do.

Learn more about how a VPN helps you watch events like UFC 276 and other sports by giving the rest of the article a read.

On Saturday, July 2, the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas will play host to UFC 276. The main card is slated to start around 10 PM (ET). The UFC has created a stacked card for the event, featuring two title fights. Israel Adesanya defends his belt for the fifth time against contender Jarred Cannonier. For the co-main event, Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway will clash for the third time, in what promises to be an epic championship featherweight bout.

Watching the UFC in the US is, of course, notoriously expensive. Streaming a pay-per-view event, such as UFC 276, will set users back more than $90 through ESPN+. Moreover, spending that $90 doesn’t mean you can watch the fight no matter where you are. In fact, there’s a good chance the stream will be geo-blocked if you’re outside the US.

So, how do you save money on UFC 276 and watch it from anywhere in the world? The answer to both problems is by using a virtual private network (VPN). We’ll show you how to watch UFC 276 for a fraction of the cost through Japan.

How to Live Stream UFC 276 for $20

A UFC Fight Pass subscription in Japan costs about $20 and includes all major PPV main events. Of course, this is supposed to only be for UFC fans in the Japanese market. By using a VPN, you can sign up for and access a Japanese UFC Fight Pass account from anywhere in the world.

How does it work? Well, a VPN encrypts your internet traffic and routes it through a server in the country of your choice. This changes your real IP address and makes it seem like you’re accessing the web from Japan, where the VPN server is based.

You can use this VPN capability to evade geo-blocks imposed by streaming companies, in keeping with their license deals. In this case, you can use your VPN to watch cheaper UFC streams in other countries.

Just follow the steps listed below to set up a VPN and watch UFC 276 at a massive discount.

A step-by-step guide to watching UFC 276: Adesanya vs Cannonier using ExpressVPN

  1. Get a subscription to ExpressVPN. This is the only VPN we tested that was that was able to bypass flagging, and let us pull off this discounted trick through Japan. Other VPNs were recognized by the UFC site.
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  3. Download ExpressVPN from their website. This provider works on all the popular operating systems, such as Windows, macOS and Android.
  4. Install the VPN app on your device.
  5. Open up the app and log in using the credentials you set up while purchasing the subscription.
  6. Connect to a server in Japan. Tokyo worked for us, but you can try others as well.
  7. Head over to the UFC Fight Pass website and purchase a subscription using your credit card or PayPal. Even if your billing address isn’t in Japan, you can still set up an account.
  8. On the Fight Pass interface, you should be able to see live events. This is where you can find the UFC 276 card on July 2!
  9. How about that? UFC 276 and all future main events for about $20 a month!

Where Can I Watch UFC 276?

The UFC is quickly becoming a global sport and is now broadcast all over the world. However, it can sometimes be difficult to tell which broadcaster and streaming service the UFC is partnering with in certain countries. We’ve listed some of the different channels and streams that carry UFC events in different countries below.

If you have a subscription to one of these providers, just match the VPN server to the country to access your account.

PolandPolsat SportNo
Australia Foxtel Main EventYes
United KingdomBT Sport Box OfficeYes
United States ESPN+Yes

Can I Live Stream UFC 276 for Free?

According to our research, it is no longer possible to legally stream UFC main events, such as UFC 276, for free. Each of the providers listed above charges some subscription fee or levies a PPV cost. You can choose to explore non-official free streaming sites, but the content you find here is not always legal.

Since we do not condone copyright infringement, we would strongly urge you to stick to the official streaming partners listed above. That said, be sure to use a VPN to secure your internet traffic and digital identity when browsing unsecured streaming sites.

Using a Free VPN to Live Stream UFC 276

Using a free VPN to stream UFC 276 may be tempting for some users. After all, they cost nothing and help you save even more on the cost of watching UFC fights. But, it’s not that straightforward and there are some issues you may face when watching UFC 276 using a free VPN:

  • Flagged IP addresses: Websites often actively block known VPN IP addresses to further impose geo-blocks. ExpressVPN was the only service we were able to get to work for our discounted UFC work-around. So free VPNs (and even some paid services) don’t have to resources to constantly update and find new anonymous IPs for users like ExpressVPN does.
  • Slow speeds: Streaming UFC fights, especially in HD, requires pretty fast connections. Especially if you’re using far-off servers like Japan. Otherwise, your stream will lag and pause frequently. Unfortunately, most free VPNs don’t offer great speeds which makes them a poor choice for live streaming.
  • Limited daily/monthly data: Streaming events that can last up to four hours uses up a lot of data. However, many free VPNs offer no more than 500Mb/day, which is just enough for 30 minutes of streaming. You won’t even make it through the first fight of the night on that.
  • Limited servers to choose from: Free VPNs allow users to choose from a small number of VPN servers, restricting the streaming options available to them. If you want to use our money-saving trick, you’ll need servers in Japan — which not all free providers offer.

Instead of using a free VPN, you can try premium VPNs for a month at no charge. ExpressVPN provides a 30-day money-back guarantee. You’ll get back any amount you spent on purchasing a subscription as long as you cancel it within 30 days.

UFC 276: A Stacked Card

UFC 276 is headlining the UFC’s annual International Fight Week. As a result, Dana White and others at the UFC have ensured that the 276 card is chock-a-block with potentially amazing fights.

The main event pits two great strikers, Israel Adesanya and Jared Cannonier, against each other for the middleweight belt. Both fighters are coming off impressive wins against top-tier opponents. The co-main event will see Alex Volkanovski and Max Holloway square off for the third time for the featherweight title. While Volkanovski has two wins over Holloway, many fans believe Holloway is the superior fighter and that UFC judges favored the current champ’s style.

Other fights on the card include an intriguing match-up between rising star Sean O’Malley and the gritty Brazilian Pedro Munhoz — who could possibly be O’Malley’s toughest opponent yet. MMA fans will also be looking forward to a brutal middleweight clash between Sean Strickland and Alex Pereira.

Main Card

Adesanya vs. CannonierMiddleweight Championship-390/+320
Volkanovski vs. HollowayFeatherweight Championship-195/+165
Strickland vs. PerieraMiddleweight-100/+120
Munhoz vs O’MalleyBantamweight+220/-260
Lawler vs. BarberenaWelterweight-120/+100
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