Watch UFC 257: Poirier vs McGregor 2 for free wherever you are!

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The time has finally come: this weekend Conor McGregor makes his long-awaited return against Dustin Poirier at UFC 257. The main card starts on Saturday at 22.00, Eastern Time and 19.00, Pacific Time. The exact starting time of the main event (Poirier vs Mcgregor) depends on how long the other fights last.

Although it’s only January, the rematch between the Diamond (Poirier) and the Notorious (McGregor) might well be one of the most exciting fights of this year. Of course, you want to watch the fight live and see for yourself whether Poirier’s machine gun-like volume punching or McGregor’s sniper left hand will be the deciding factor in this scrap.

However, not everyone is able and willing to pay for the $70 UFC 257 pay-per-view. If you’re one of those people, here’s some good news: thanks to a free streaming service based in the Netherlands and VPN-technology, you can watch the fight for free! Don’t worry, it’s super easy and no Dutch language skills are required. Below we’ll tell you exactly how it works.

Watch Poirier vs McGregor 2 for free with a VPN

There’s a free Dutch streaming service called Kijk.nl, which broadcasts all UFC events. This streaming service is affiliated with the network which owns the UFC rights in the Netherlands (Veronica), so is completely legal to use. Normally, however, this service is only available in the Netherlands.

Fortunately, people from the US and other countries can easily get access to this service by using a VPN. After all, a VPN can reroute your internet traffic through a server in the Netherlands. This will change your IP-address to a Dutch IP-address. This way you can get access to Kijk.nl and watch UFC 257 without buying the expensive pay-per-view! Below you’ll find a super easy guide that explains step-by-step how to use a VPN to watch UFC 257 for free.

Easy guide: watching UFC 257 for free

  1. Get a subscription with a good VPN-provider. We recommend Surfshark since this is a super affordable VPN with great streaming speeds. They also offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. As such, you can technically use Surfshark to watch UFC 257 completely free of charge. However, we greatly suggest keeping your subscription to get access to all UFC fights and other content for free!
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  3. Install the Surfshark app on your device. This is really easy. Just get a subscription by pressing the orange button above and follow the steps.
  4. Open the Surfshark app and log in with your login details.
  5. Select a Dutch server. Simply type “Netherlands” in the search bar above and choose the first server that appears.
  6. Go to Kijk.nl.
  7. Most likely UFC 257 is the first thing to appear if you visit the website at the right time. If not, just go to this link. Now scroll down till you see an image of Conor and Dustin squaring off (see picture below) and enjoy the fights!

Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier squaring off

Making a Kijk.nl account

Note: It’s not likely you’ll have to make an account on Kijk.nl to watch the fights. But if you do run into this issue, here’s how you make an account: 

  1. Click on the icon next to the magnifying glass in the top right corner.
  2. Click on “Registreren”.
  3. In the first 4 fields, fill out, in this order, your email address, a password, first name and second name.
  4. Below these fields, you’ll see the words “Man” (male) and “Vrouw” (female). Click on one of these two.
  5. In this order and left to right, fill out the day, month, and year on/in which you were born.
  6. Lastly, click on the second box (to agree to the terms of use, etc.) and on the green button at the bottom to create you’re account.
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