Deiveson Figueiredo is putting his flyweight title on the line again as he goes toe-to-toe with Brandon Morena at UFC 263. Many called their Dec. 12 brawl in Las Vegas the wildest of 2020, and one of the best fights in flyweight division history. But there was no satisfaction for either Figueiredo or Morena, as the fight went to the judges and ended in a majority draw.
Though Figueiredo is the -230 favorite at DraftKings, he and Moreno are looking to put an end to any doubt about who the flyweight champ should be.
Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori will rematch for the middleweight belt at the co-main event.
The main card starts at 10 p.m. ET at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
To watch the pay-per-view event in the United States, you’ll need an ESPN+ subscription plus $70 for the main card itself. But if you’re looking to slip in the backdoor and watch the fight online for free from anywhere in the world, we’ll show you how to do so through a Dutch streaming service called Kijk.nl.
Watch UFC 263 Free
In the Netherlands, you don’t need pay-per-view to watch the UFC. Dutch broadcaster Talpa licenses pay-per-view UFC matches through the Kijk.nl website. This stream is only available in the Netherlands because other countries also have different licensing deals with the UFC. If you’re in the United Kingdom, for example, BT Sports 1 will be broadcasting the event, and Polsat Sport has the fight in Poland.
But how do you watch a Dutch stream outside of the Netherlands? It’s easy if you use a VPN. We’ll explain how this works below.
Using a VPN to Unblock UFC 263 Live Stream
Streaming services negotiate licensing deals with different entertainment companies, and often only have the rights to air certain movies, television shows, or events in the country they’re based. To make sure you’re in the country that’s licensing the content, websites check your location based on your IP address. This IP address is unique to your internet connection and tells the website where you are in the world.
A VPN cloaks you with a different IP address and lets you pretend to be somewhere else. By connecting to a VPN server in the Netherlands, you take on a Dutch IP, and are able to access Dutch streaming services.
On Saturday, you can use a VPN to access the Dutch UFC 263 live stream. But watching free UFC matches is only the tip of the iceberg for this VPN unblocking method. You can watch the July 2021 NBA Finals from anywhere in the world, or check out the American Netflix library with a VPN.
Easy Guide to Watch UFC 263 for Free
By following the steps below you can easily set up a VPN to watch UFC 263 this Saturday. We’ll use Surfshark as an example of a good VPN service, but you can check out our list of all the best VPNs here.
- Get a subscription with a good, affordable VPN like Surfshark. You can always cancel it with their 30-day money-back guarantee, though we recommend you try it out further.
- Download the VPN app on your device
- Open the Surfshark app, log in and select a Dutch server (Netherlands)
- Go to the UFC page on Kijk.nl
- Enjoy a live stream of UFC 263!
You can stick with this method to stream future UFC events as well. If you want to learn more about watching the UFC with a VPN, check out this piece on UFC events.
The Main Card UFC 263
The main card fights start at 10 p.m. ET. Below are the featured fights.
- Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori (Middleweight title fight)
- Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno (Flyweight title fight)
- Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz (Welterweight)
- Demian Maia vs. Belal Muhammad (Welterweight)
- Paul Craig vs. Jamahal Hill (Heavyweight)