UFC 230 is on its way, and Cormier vs Lewis will be the headline cage fight. In this guide, we’ll show you to how to watch UFC 230 Cormier vs Lewis online live stream from anywhere. We’ll show you how to watch the fight abroad with a Virtual Private Network (VPN) as well as which VPNs work best for the fight. Many streaming options may exist, but our article will only show you where to access official streams for UFC 230, including how to watch Cormier vs Lewis for free.
As with most other UFC main events, UFC 230 featuring Cormier vs Lewis will be available across the globe, including the US, UK, Germany, and more. A variety of services will be carrying the event, including UFC Fight Pass in several countries, as well as DAZN in Germany and BT Sport in the UK.
UFC 230 is set for 7 PM EST / 12 PM GMT on November 3. If you’re in New York on that date, you may still be able to grab tickets to see it live at Madison Square Garden. Tickets are currently going for a minimum of $127, up to $400+ for premium seats through Ticketmaster. At those prices, it may make far more sense to stay home and stream UFC 230 live online.
There are a limited number of sources showing UFC 230 outside of Pay-Per-View. Most of your best options will have some potentially free or low-cost streams, but you may need to bypass geographic content blocks to access them. Additionally, the high network traffic common with UFC fights means ISPs may throttle streams down to lower quality, reducing HD down to SD.
If you want to access UFC 230 abroad or avoid getting your HD streams throttled, a Virtual Private Network, or VPN, can help ensure you get the best results. VPNs will encrypt your data connection, making it impossible for ISPs to know you’re streaming HD videos. VPNs will also allow you to bypass geographic content blocks and get access to UFC 230 streams even if you’re abroad.
We’ve tested dozens of VPNs with different UFC streaming options. Our best results have come from ExpressVPN, which provides numerous servers in the US, UK, Germany and other countries were UFC streams are available. ExpressVPN also offers high-speed connections and a strict-no logs policy that ensures your identity remains protected as you stream and browse online.
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To get your VPN working with UFC 230, do the following:
- Sign up for VPN service online. We recommend ExpressVPN, but we’ve found other options that work with UFC 230, including NordVPN and Cyberghost.
- Download and install your VPN software, then connect to a country of your choice where the streams are available (in this case, US, UK, or Germany, among others).
- Open the streaming service you plan to use and connect to the UFC 230 stream when it becomes available. You may want to test to ensure the service and VPN work before the fight begins.
That’s all there is to it! There may be other roadblocks to streaming you may encounter that a VPN cannot account for. For example, if you can’t purchase or sign up for a streaming service outside of your location, you may not have any available payment options.
Additionally, you may find a service uses other means to detect your location, such as GPS location on mobile devices. In those cases, your best option may be to use a web browser instead to avoid location-based detection methods common with many streaming apps. If using a web browser, we also recommend that you take a few additional steps, including clearing the cache, cookies, history, and other saved data as these may have location information stored.
Let’s explore some of your options to watch UFC 230 Cormier vs Lewis online anywhere, including abroad.
US residents will have the largest number of streaming options, but may not have the best options as the entire fight cards are not available through one service.
UFC 230 is going to be split between three events:
- Early prelims
- Main event
The early prelims will be available through UFC Fight Pass. Prelims will be available through Fox Sports 1 (FS1). The main event will be available through several Pay-Per-View venues, including UFC.tv.
UFC Fight Pass – Early Prelims
You can sign up for UFC Fight Pass at any time before the fight to catch the preliminaries. UFC Fight Pass has a 7-day free trial, meaning you’ll be able to sign up and watch the preliminaries for free if you decide to cancel before the 7-day trial period ends.
Fox Sports 1 (FS1) – Prelims
Fox Sports 1 will be required if you want to watch the preliminary matches for UFC 230. A large number of streaming services carry Fox Sports 1, and most of these offer free trial periods as well. If you choose to cancel after the event, you’ll be able to enjoy the entire fight for free.
The following streaming services carry Fox Sports 1 in one of their service packages:
- Sling TV (Sling Blue, $25/month)
- YouTube TV ($40/month)
- DirecTV Now (The Good Stuff, $40/month)
- Hulu with Live TV ($39.99/month)
- PlayStation Vue (Access, $44.99/month)
- fuboTV ($44.99/month)
Traditional cable options will also carry Fox Sports 1, but these options will be more expensive and do not provide free trial periods.
Pay-Per-View – UFC 230 Main event
The UFC has restricted the Cormier vs Lewis main event to Pay-Per-View options. Traditional cable services will provide access, but you can also choose to purchase the fight from a few cord-cutting streaming services.
A great option for US residents will be to use UFC Fight Pass and Sling TV free trials to watch the early prelims and prelims and then purchase the fight over PPV through Sling TV.
US VPN Bypass for UFC 230 Cormier vs Lewis
Alternatively, we’ve found that UFC 230 Cormier vs Lewis will be available through both the UFC Fight Pass and DAZN streaming services in Germany. You may be able to bypass the need for Fox Sports 1 and Pay-Per-View and get access to all of the preliminary and main event fights for free by using a VPN to connect to a German server.
At present, we’ve found no VPN that effectively bypasses DAZN’s geoblocking for Germany. However, a VPN like ExpressVPN may work for UFC Fight Pass.
United Kingdom and Ireland
BT Sport is the current rights holder for UFC in the UK. That includes UFC 230 Cormier vs Lewis. Thankfully, BT Sport will be your source for both the main card fights and the prelims.
UFC 229 offered prelims and early prelims in the UK through UFC Fight Pass. There’s no word on whether or not that’s also the case for UFC 230. However, UK residents with a VPN and a UFC Fight Pass account or free trial can connect to VPN and a US server to catch the US streams for the early prelims.
Australian UFC fans will have access to UFC 230 Cormier vs Lewis live online through the Main Event website. You’ll need a cable TV provider (either Foxtel or Optus TV) in order to purchase and watch the fight through Main Event.
A cheaper alternative may be to connect to UFC Fight Pass through a VPN. UFC Fight Pass is available to Australian fans, but the service may not be offering prelims and early prelims directly to Australia residents. You can connect to a VPN server in the US to get access to the prelims, and a German VPN server to get access to the prelims and the main event.
German UFC fans might have the best scenario. You can watch the entire fight card and prelims in Germany though UFC Fight Pass and DAZN. Both services offer free trials, meaning you can watch the events for free and cancel your accounts after UFC 230 ends.
Watching UFC 230 abroad
If UFC Fight Pass or DAZN are available in your country, you can easily use a VPN to connect to either the US or German servers to catch the early prelims, prelims, and main events for UFC 230.
These services will require a local payment method, so if neither is available in your country, you, unfortunately, will not be able to sign up. However, so long either is available in your country, you can sign up, connect to a VPN server in the country where streams are available, and then stream the fight cards live online.
You can watch UFC 230 Cormier vs Lewis on Amazon Firestick
One of the best devices to use for streaming UFC 230 is likely going to be an Amazon Fire TV or Firestick. This is because most of the services list provide apps through Amazon’s App Store. That includes Amazon Prime Video, DAZN, Sling TV, BT Sport, and UFC Fight Pass.
Additionally, unlike a mobile device, the Amazon Fire TV does not use GPS location-based services to detect location. If you’d prefer not to watch over a web browser, a Fire TV device may be your best option for a great viewing experience. As there’s a fully-functional ExpressVPN app on the Firestick as well, this makes it a solid device for UFC 230 streaming and geographic content blocking.
UFC 230: Fight card, event, and match details
MMA fights continue to grow in size, complexity, and interest. UFC 230 Cormier vs Lewis is no exception. The two fighters at the top of this ticket are each coming in with impressive stats and fan bases. All three fight cards are also jammed with fights that will make for a long and entertaining night for UFC fans.
UFC 230 is set to begin 3:15 PM EST / 8:15 GMT with the early prelims. The prelims are set to begin at 5 PM EST / 10 PM GMT, while the main card will be at 7 PM EST / 12 PM GMT. All events are taking place at the Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Here’s a breakdown of each UFC 230 fight card:
UFC Fight Pass Early Preliminary Card
- Matt Frevola vs Lando Vannata (Lightweight)
- Shane Burgos vs Kurt Holobaugh (Featherweight)
- Brian Kelleher vs Montel Jackson (Bantamweight)
- Adam Wieczorek vs Marcos Rogerio de Lima (Heavyweight)
- Jason Knight vs Jordan Rinaldi (Featherweight)
- Sijara Eubanks vs Roxanne Modafferi (Women Flyweight)
- Julio Arce vs Sheymon Moraes (Featherweight)
- Lyman Good vs Ben Saunders (Welterweight)
- Daniel Cormier vs Derrick Lewis (Heavyweight)
- Chris Weidman vs Ronaldo Souza (Middleweight)
- David Branch vs Jared Cannonier (Middleweight)
- Karl Roberson vs Jack Marshman (Middleweight)
- Derek Brunson vs Israel Adesanya (Middleweight)
Fights are made by verbal agreement, so undercard and main event fights may change prior to November 3.
How to bet on UFC 230
There are a large number of betting options available for UFC 230, especially considering the large number of fighters entering the cage on November 3. However, if your interest is in betting on Cormier vs Lewis, there’s some data to go on.
Currently, Daniel Cormier is the defending champion. He holds a 21-1-0 record. Derrick Lewis, however, sits in the #2 spot for the Heavyweight. His record is a bit less clean, with 21-5-0. Nevertheless, Lewis is going to be hungry for a win and his chance at the title.
Lewis has a height and weight advantage going into this fight. He measures 75 inches compared to Cormier’s 71 inches, and weighs 260 lbs, compared to Cormier’s 235 lbs. Lewis also has a much longer leg and arm reach, meaning he may be able to throw his weight around skillfully but may be able to more easily keep Cormier at bay with his reach.
With those factors in mind, it should come as no surprise that sports gamblers heavily favor a Lewis victory. The betting aggregator Oddschecker currently shows Lewis holding 62 percent of bets across different betting sites, with Cormier commanding only 32 percent of the bets.
If you’re looking to cast your own bets but you’re abroad in a country where betting is unavailable, we recommend connecting a VPN to access your betting sites and casting your bets for your preferred fighter.