The UFC has been the world’s number one Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion for over 20 years, producing some of the sport’s biggest and most recognised names. With top-quality fights taking place every few weeks, UFC is must-see TV for Australian fight fans.
As we head into the height of the fight season, some of UFC’s biggest stars are set to go head-to-head to stake their claim for World Titles. Fans of the Ultimate Fighting Championship will be wondering which contests are to be broadcast on Australian TV, and how they can stream events live? Using this viewing guide, you can stay up to date with all of these details and more.
2019 UFC TV Preview
The Ultimate Fighting Championship was first set up in the early nineties. The aim was to bring fighters together from different disciplines such as Boxing, Thai Boxing, Judo and Jujitsu to fight in a no-holds-barred knock-out contest over the course of one evening. For many years the sport was banned in most countries until rule changes brought it more in line with other Martial Arts forms. Move forward to 2019 and UFC fighters are some of the most skilled in the world, often mastering several disciplines including kickboxing, jujitsu and wrestling. Contests are either decided on submission, knock-out or a points calculation after several rounds.
Both men and women compete at a number of different weight categories, each with its own World and Interim Champion. Aussie Robert Whittaker is the current UFC Middleweight World Champion and one of its biggest stars. UFC’s most regular event, Fight Night takes place three times a month, throughout the year in locations all over the world. These events highlight the best in up and coming UFC talent, alongside more established veterans, all hoping to move on to the all-important World Title shot. The UFC has produced some household names in the fight game over the years such as Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey and Brock Lessner, and you won’t have to miss a key moment of the next exciting contest when mobile streaming the UFC should you have to be out and about.
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How to Stream UFC Fight Night in Australia
Kayo Sports will be your home for every UFC Fight Night in 2019, showing every event live and in high definition. Kayo offers live streaming options via ESPN on a variety of devices and browsers, including PCs and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, as well as the popular Google Chromecast, Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge, with more apps and platforms soon to be added.
Kayo Sports also offers an array of great features which will make your UFC viewing experience even better. Every fight will be displayed in High Definition, giving you greater clarity as you watch the best in the world go about their business, while the No Spoilers option allows fans to hide all outcomes so you won’t know the result before you’ve watched an event. It’s a very handy feature if don’t want to know the outcome before you’ve had a chance to watch an important event On Demand.
UFC Fight Night Live TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
There are some great contests coming up on the UFC Fight Night calendar this month, with all the action available to stream live and in High Definition.
UFC Fight Night 158|
Cowboy vs Gaethje
|Foxtel / Kayo|
UFC Fight Night 159|
Rodriguez vs Stephens
|Foxtel / Kayo|
UFC Fight Night 160|
Hermansson vs Cannonier
|Foxtel / Kayo|
All events shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Due to broadcasting agreement, there is no UFC free to air provider in Australia.
Stream the UFC Live and Free
You can catch all your UFC Fight Night action with the Kayo streaming service, thanks to their broadcasting arrangement with the Fox Sports channel and ESPN, who will have live coverage of UFC events as well as other UFC programs. This includes Dana White’s Contenders series and a selection of undercard match-ups on PPV fights.
So, if you’re a resident of Australia you may want to check out the Kayo Sports 14 day free trial, which offers the exact same channels and coverage as Foxtel. With Kayo you can stream the UFC live and in high definition using eligible devices. All you need is an internet connection.
|PC/Mac||Yes||Web browser only (Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge)|
|iOS/Android Phones/Tablets||Yes||Via native apps (iOS 11 and Android 6 minimum)|
|Google Chromecast||Yes||Chromecast Ultra or 3rd Generation required for 1080p HD, otherwise 720p|
|Telstra TV||Yes||Split View not available; TTV1 limited to 720p|
|Android TV||Yes||Via app for version 7.0 and up|
|Samsung Smart TVs||Soon||App in development|
|PS4 and Xbox One||Soon||App in development|
|Apple TV||Yes||4th Generation or higher|