How to watch UFC Fight Night 159 live online

UFC Fight Night 159 will take place September 21 at the Mexico City Arena in Mexico. While the preliminary fights begin at 4 PM EST (3 PM PST), the main event, Rodriguez vs. Stephens, won’t begin until around 7 PM EST. This event promises 12 unforgettable fights and below, we’ll explain how you can stream them all online.

This post will only recommend official sources. Popular sporting events like this one are often available via third-party streaming sites, but we recommend avoiding these. In addition to having laggy, low-resolution video, unauthorized streams are prone to being taken down partway through for copyright violation. This means you might not even see which fighter wins. As you can live stream UFC Fight Night 159 easily anyway, there’s no need to resort to unlicensed streams.

To watch UFC Fight Night 159 online, you will need a VPN unless you are in the US. 

How to watch UFC Fight Night 159 online

VPNs can seem a little intimidating at first, but they’re actually quite simple to use. Below, we’ll let you know how to watch UFC Fight Night 159 wherever you are.

Here’s how to live stream UFC Fight Night 159: Rodriguez vs. Stephens from anywhere:

  1. First of all, sign up for a suitable VPN. We recommend ExpressVPN, but if you’re looking for low-cost alternatives, NordVPN and CyberGhost are both excellent choices.
  2. Download and install the VPN app. There are usually several versions, so make sure to get the right one for your operating system.
  3. Choose one of the official sources from the list below.
  4. Connect to one of your VPN’s servers in the appropriate country. For example, you should use a US server to unblock ESPN+ from abroad.
  5. Log in to your chosen platform and play a video. It should start immediately, but if it doesn’t, clear your browser’s cache and cookies, then reload the page.

As this event will be broadcast live, we strongly recommend testing your VPN with the steps above well in advance of the start time. This way, if anything doesn’t work as expected, you’ll have plenty of time to contact your VPN’s customer service team for help, and might not have to miss the beginning of what’s sure to be a highly memorable fight.

Where can I watch UFC Fight Night 159?

MMA’s popularity has risen dramatically in recent years, so it’s only natural that the UFC has allowed its programming to be shown in several countries worldwide. Take a look below to find out which network is showing the fight in your country:


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The main card fights will air ESPN+ and the preliminary matches, on ESPN2. If your cable TV subscription already includes ESPN, you can watch online at no added cost. To stream the main event, however, you’ll need an ESPN+ account. These aren’t too expensive, though, at $4.99 USD per month.

ESPN+ is region-locked and can only be used if you’re in the US or connected to a US VPN server. It’s worth mentioning that this platform doesn’t check to see if your PayPal account is linked to a US address, meaning you can actually sign up from anywhere. Don’t have a VPN yet? ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can try it risk-free.


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BT Sport is the only broadcaster showing UFC Fight Night 159 in the UK. The preliminary fights will begin at 9 PM BST on September 21, with the main events starting around 11 PM. If you already subscribe to BT Sport, you’re in the clear and can simply stream the event live on the website. If not, things become slightly more complicated.

This network is known for buying exclusive broadcasting rights to major sporting events. This wouldn’t be a problem except BT Sport doesn’t offer any kind of online-only pass, meaning you need a cable subscription to watch. There are discounted rates and a three-month trial for existing BT customers, but if you’re with any other provider, the price increases, and the trial period does not apply. If you’re with Sky, prices start at £25 per month, while Virgin and TalkTalk subscribers can expect to pay £29.99 per month for the exact same coverage.

BT Sport is only available in the UK. You can still log in from abroad by connecting to a British VPN server, however.


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TSN will be broadcasting UFC Fight Night 159 in Canada. If you already receive these channels as part of your existing cable TV package, just log in to the TSN website and start streaming right away. If not, don’t panic: you can purchase a one-day online-only pass for $4.99 CAD (monthly passes are also available for $19.99).

Unfortunately, this service doesn’t include any kind of free trial, and as it’s region-locked, you’ll have to be in Canada (or connected to a Canadian VPN server) in order to use it.

Other locations

If you can’t watch UFC Fight Night 159 online using any of the services above, you might be better off subscribing to UFC Fight Pass. It’s available worldwide, except for in Brazil, and while prices vary based on your location, it usually costs around $10 USD. There’s a week-long free trial too, so you can see if this service is right for you.

Like many sports streaming services, UFC Fight Pass uses blackouts to prevent you from watching fights that are being shown by another broadcaster in your country. As a result, this might not be the best way for everybody to watch. If another platform is showing UFC Fight Night 159 where you are, it’d likely be easier to sign up for that than to find a country where UFC Fight Pass isn’t blacking out this event.

UFC Fight Pass is regionally restricted but available anywhere except Brazil. If you’re in Brazil, you’ll need a VPN to use this service.

UFC Fight Night 159: full schedule

UFC Fight Night 159 promises to be as exciting as ever. Take a look below for the full schedule:

FightWeight Class
Claudio Puelles vs. Marcos MarianoLightweight
Sijara Eubanks vs. Bethe CorreiaFlyweight
Vinicius Moreira Castro vs. Paul CraigLight Heavyweight
Sergio Pettis vs. Tyson NamBantamweight
Angela Hill vs. Ariane CarnelossiStrawweight
Marco Polo Reyes vs. Kyle NelsonLightweight
Jose Alberto Quinonez vs. Carlos HuachinBantamweight
Martin Bravo vs. Steven PetersonFeatherweight
Irene Aldana vs. Vanessa MeloBantamweight
Askar Askarov vs. Brandon MorenoFlyweight
Carla Esparza vs. Alexa GrassoStrawweight
Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy StephensFeatherweight