UFC 226 - when and where
UFC 226 will be taking place in T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada on Saturday, July 7, with the main event fight at 7pm PT, 10pm ET, 3am Sunday BST and midday Sunday AEST.
The undercard fights are expected to start around three hours before the main event, so be sure to tune in early if you want more MMA than just Miocic vs Cormier.
We've got a fight to savour in Las Vegas this weekend as the formidable duo of Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier head up UFC 226, and we're here to make sure you don't miss a thing we can even tell you how to live stream UFC 226 for free!
American Miocic (18-2) enters the fight as the longest-reining heavyweight champion in the history of UFC and will hope to utilise his striking prowess and go blow-for-blow with Cormier.
Boasting a 20-1 record, Cormier is the stronger wrestler of the two and will look to use his speed and power to get up close to Miocic. A win for Cormier in the heavyweight division would see him become only the second fighter in UFC history to hold two titles simultaneously, following in the footsteps of the legendary Conor McGregor.
Warming us up for the main event showdown is Francis Ngannou vs Derrick Lewis, in what is likely to be a fascinating (and bruising) heavyweight brawl, so it's worth tuning in early.
As is always the case with UFC, there are plenty of ways to watch the fight this weekend, though many of these are costly. Read on to find out how to live stream UFC 226 and, more importantly, how to do it for free, wherever you are in the world.
Live stream UFC 226 from anywhere in the world
How to watch the UFC 226 with a VPN
If you live in a country where there's no UFC broadcast, then there's still a way you can watch. You'll need to use a VPN to dial in to a country that does have one. A VPN is perfect for this as it allows you to change your IP address so you appear to be in a completely different location. We've tested hundreds of VPNs and can recommend these as the best three VPNs currently available:
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UFC 226 live stream with the UFC Fight Pass (for free!)
UFC Fight Pass
The UFC has taken airing its fights into its own hands and the result is the UFC Fight Pass. This is a super simple way to pay up front and gain access to all your favourite UFC content from live fights to training videos and even behind the scenes content.
The best part is that Fight Pass offers a FREE seven-day trial. That means, if you've not used it already, you can watch UFC 226 for free using this trial.
Then you just pay $9.99/£5.99 per month for access, or commit to a six-month contract and pay $8.99/£5.49, or a 12-month contract and pay only $7.99/£4.99 per month. Fight Pass lets you personalise your experience by following your favourite fighters and works across devices from smartphones and tablets (Android and iOS) to smartboxes and consoles.
How to watch UFC 226: US live stream
Either cable or go for Fight Pass
For US cable and satellite subscribers the options to watch are many with the fight aired on FS1, DirectTV, at&t, VerizonFios, Comcast, Dish, Cox and many more. Check out the service you use to see if its being shown. And if you have one but are out of territory, then read the information above to find out more about how to use a VPN to watch UFC.
If you're a cord cutter or don't bother with cable these days, then the obvious option is the UFC Fight Pass.
How to watch UFC 226: Canada live stream
Fight Pass is the best option in Canada
Canada's Sports Net which usually airs a lot of UFC won't have UFC 226. That means that the cheapest way to live stream UFC 226 is via the Fight Pass.
Pay-per-view on BellMTS is an option as well. But at $64.99, we don't know why you wouldn't go for the much cheaper UFC TV option instead.
How watch UFC 226: UK live stream
Watch UFC 226 on BT Sport 2
The Miocic vs Cormier fight at UFC 226 will be aired live in the UK on BT Sport 2. The coverage will start at midnight on Saturday with the main card title fight at 3am on the Sunday morning.
It will be aired in HD to all devices capable of running the broadcast. That means not only via TV but also using the BT Sport app on smartphones, tablets and computers. And if you're a BT subscriber but are out of the UK at the moment, then you can always use a VPN to tune in.
Not got BT Sport? Then...OK, of course you know by now. The UFC Fight Pass is the way to go, with the cheap monthly subscription and the free trial if you haven't already used it.
How to watch UFC 226: Australia live stream
UFC Fight Pass
You guessed it, UFC 226 will also be available in Australia via the UFC Fight Pass. That means you can not only watch it live over your lunch but you can do so from pretty much any device that connects to the internet. And don't forget that free trial.
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