UFC 261: Usman vs Masvidal 2 – Watch the fight for free worldwide!

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Tomorrow the highly anticipated rematch between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal finally takes place. The UFC 261 main event bout will determine the real 170 lbs kingpin and promises to be nothing short of spectacular.

The main card starts at 10 pm ET and 7 pm PST and also features other exciting fights, such as the bout between UFC veterans Uriah Hall and Chris Weidman and the exciting women’s matchup between China’s first UFC champion, Weili Zhang and Rose Namajunas. To make things even better, this card features a grand total of 3 title fights!

Despite this being such an exciting card, you might not be willing or able to fork over a minimum of $69.99 for it, depending on your ESPN subscription. Fortunately, you don’t have to! After all, you can watch UFC 261 for free thanks to two great services: A VPN and a Dutch streaming service that broadcasts all UFC events for free.

Watching UFC 261 for free

As mentioned above: there is a Dutch streaming service, called Kijk.nl, which broadcasts all UFC events for free. What they do is completely legal, since the company they are part of, Talpa, paid for the UFC broadcasting rights in the Netherlands.

Unfortunately, this streaming service is often blocked for users outside of the Netherlands. Or at least, many of its broadcasts, including UFC events, are. This is because Kijk.nl doesn’t have the rights to broadcast these events outside of the Netherlands. Fortunately, you can easily get around this geo-block by using a VPN.

Using a VPN to unblock free UFC 261 streams

Most streaming services, including Kijk.nl, determine your location based on your IP address. Fortunately, this unique address which identifies you as an internet user can easily be “transformed” into a Dutch IP address with a VPN, giving you access to the free UFC 261 Kijk.nl stream!

This works regardless of whether you’re in the US, Canada, UK, Japan or any other country. The VPN will simply reroute your data traffic through a Dutch VPN server to change your IP address to a Dutch one.

The VPN that we recommend for this purpose is NordVPN. After all, this VPN offers great streaming speeds and we tested it to make sure it’s compatible with this method (which it is). Follow our easy step-by-step guide below to use NordVPN to watch UFC 261, and any other UFC events, for free. Don’t worry, you won’t need any Dutch language skills to use this method!

Watch UFC 261 for free: easy guide

  1. Get a NordVPN subscription. You can do so by clicking on the orange button below. Don’t worry: if, for whatever reason, you wan’t to cancel your NordVPN subscription after watching the event, you can do so free of charge by using their 30-day money-back guarantee. However, we’d greatly recommend keeping your subscription so you can watch all future UFC events for free as well!
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  3. Download the NordVPN app on your device. This is super simple, just press the orange button above and follow the steps! If you want the app for Android or iOS, you can just go to the play/app store after getting your subscription.
  4. Open the NordVPN app, log in and just choose any Dutch server using NordVPN’s handy little map.
  5. NordVPN interface map Dutch server
  6. Go to the Kijk.nl UFC page.
  7. If you go to the page above at the starting time of the event, you can just press the “kijk nu” (watch now) button and the event will start.
  8. If this doesn’t work for whatever reason, simply scroll down a tiny bit and click on the UFC 261 thumbnail (see below).
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  10. Enjoy the fights! Who are you rooting for? Gamebred or The Nigerian Nightmare?
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Nathan is an internationally trained journalist and has a special interest in the prevention of cybercrime, especially where vulnerable groups are concerned. For VPNoverview.com he conducts research in the field of cybersecurity, internet censorship, and online privacy. He also contributed to developing our rigorous VPN testing and reviewing procedures using evidence-based best practices.