UFC 239 live stream: how to watch Jones vs Santos tonight from anywhere

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Welcome to Paradise! It's time for MMA fans to turn their attention to the Octagon in Las Vegas. That's where Jon Jones and Thiago Santos - as well as plenty more UFC stars - will do battle tonight, and you're in the right place to discover how to get a UFC 239 live stream - it doesn't even matter where in the world you are.

UFC 239 - where and when?

UFC 239 is taking place tonight (Saturday, July 5). It's all happening in down town Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena - will it be Sin City or Paradise?

You can tune in to the prelim fights now, the main card for UFC 239 will begin at around 10pm ET, 7pm PT and 3am BST.

Jon Jones has certainly had a stellar but often controversial career in the Octagon. Defeating Daniel Cormier four years ago for an unprecedented eighth straight Light Heavyweight title defence should have been the apex, but he was later stripped of the title for testing positive in a drug test for benzoylecgonine. That wasn't the first or last misdemeanor, with DUIs, homophobic slurs and out-of-Octagon scuffles all dogging his career.

But you can't deny Jones's talent or record. He has only one MMA loss to his name in a decade-long career, and that UFC Light Heavyweight belt has been an almost permanent fixture around his waist. Veteran Thiago Santos will have to be at his very best to even lay a scratch on Jones during their title fight in Vegas tonight.

But that isn't the night's only big fight at UFC 239 as the awesome Amanda Nunes puts her Women's Bantamweight belt on the line against the official #1 rated bantamweight contender, Holly Holm. Both have wins against the legendary Ronda Rousey on their record - this should be a classic. And then there's the still-undefeated welterweight Ben 'Funky' Askren taking on Jorge Masvidal, while European fans are represented by Polish Jan Blachowicz as he faces Luke Rockhold.

Whoever you're cheering on during today's MMA action, we’ll show you how to live stream UFC 239’s main card from anywhere in the world - for US viewers, you should just head straight to ESPN+.

Live stream UFC 239 from outside your country

Worry not if you're a huge UFC fan but aren't in the US to watch that ESPN+ coverage tonight. If you find the coverage is geo-blocked, you can try using a VPN to change your IP address to a US server and watch this week's main card just as if you were back at home.

Virtual Private Networks are also handy if you're concerned about streaming safely on the web, thanks to the encryption they use to hide your details. And the best won't log your personal information, either. We've tested hundreds of VPNs and can recommend these as the best VPN options currently available:

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2. NordVPN: SmartPlay tech makes NordVPN a great, affordable choice for streaming

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How to watch UFC online in the US exclusively on ESPN

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Gone are the days of watching UFC on cable television as ESPN+ has secured the rights to show UFC 239 as well as all upcoming UFC Fight Nights. ESPN+ has already made a name for itself by hosting big-ticket tennis, soccer and boxing events.

If you don't already have a subscription, then the way to go seems to be a UFC Bundle, costing you $79.99. That won't just buy you the UFC 239 PPV, but you’ll get a year-long subscription to ESPN+ (that would normally cost $60 alone).

For those that already have an ESPN+ subscription, you can still buy access to UFC 239 for $59.99

Got your subscription or bundle sorted but find yourself outside the US this weekend? Scroll up the page and take a look at our advice for using a VPN to watch the UFC 239 live stream from outside your country.

Live stream UFC 239 in the UK 

BT Sport has the exclusive rights to UFC in the UK and Ireland. But unlike previous events, BT has decided to do the same as stateside and make this a full on PPV - sorry UK MMA fans!

To get access to the Main Card - which starts at 3am - you'll need to head to BT Sport Box Office and part with £19.95. The coverage is available on services and devices like Sky, Virgin TV, Google Chromecast and Apple Airplay.

If that’s a bit too late for you, don’t worry as BT Sport also offers spoiler-free replays every three hours beginning at 11am on Sunday, 7 July until 2am on Tuesday, 9 July.

It's worth noting that the prelims and early prelims are all available on BT Sport without having to pay-per-view.

If you're a BT Sport subscriber but find yourself outside the UK and want to tune in, it's simple to do with a handy tool – simply grab a VPN and follow the instructions above to live stream the action.