Get ready, fight fans, because UFC 293 is coming your way on Sunday, September 10 – live and direct from Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia! The main event is a long-anticipated showdown between Israel Adesanya and Sean Strickland for the middleweight title. The main card will begin at around 10 PM ET (7 PM PT / 3 AM BST), and below, we’ll explain how to stream all of the action live, whether you’re in the US, the UK, or Australia.
This post will only recommend official sources for watching Adesanya vs Strickland. Pirated versions are prone to DMCA take-downs mid-stream and laggy and low-resolution viewing experiences. Unofficial streams can also put your security at risk. Instead, we recommend you use the official streaming sources detailed below.
The platforms showing UFC 293 are all region-locked, meaning you’ll need a VPN to watch your usual services while traveling abroad.
How to watch UFC 293 (Adesanya vs Strickland) online abroad
Most of the services showing UFC 293 are region-locked, and you’ll see an error message if you try to use them abroad. However, accessing geo-restricted content like the Adesanya vs Strickland fight is easy with a VPN. Follow the steps below to watch UFC 293 from abroad (outside the US).
Here’s how to live stream UFC 293 online from anywhere:
- First, sign up for a suitable VPN. We particularly recommend NordVPN, although Surfshark and ExpressVPN are both high-quality alternatives.
- Download and install the VPN software, ensuring your device’s and operating system’s correct version.
- Choose one of the official sources from the list below.
- Connect to a VPN server in the appropriate country. For instance, you’d use a US server to unblock ESPN+ or a UK server to watch BT Sport.
- Play a video on your chosen site. In most cases, it will begin immediately. If it doesn’t, you can fix most issues by clearing your browser’s cookies and cache and then refreshing the page.
This event will be broadcast live, and as such, we strongly recommend testing your VPN with the steps above well before it’s due to begin. This way, you’ll have plenty of time to get help from your VPN’s customer support team if anything goes wrong and avoid missing the start of what’s sure to be a very exciting event.
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How to watch UFC 293 on US TV
UFC 293 is a pay-per-view fight and will be shown on ESPN+ PPV in the US. As such, you’ll need not only an ESPN+ subscription which costs USD $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year, you’ll also need to pay $79.99 to watch the fight live.
Here’s how to watch UFC 293 Adesanya vs Strickland in the US:
- Early prelims: UFC Fight Pass
- Prelims: UFC Fight Pass, ESPN2 (available via ESPN+ and with FuboTV, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.
- Main event: ESPN+ PPV
It’s worth mentioning that all of the above services are geo-blocked. As such, you’ll need a VPN to use them abroad. NordVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, allowing you to try it risk-free.
Where else can I watch UFC 293 live online?
MMA has grown in popularity over the last few years and now has a huge international audience. Below, we’ll let you know how to live stream UFC 293 outside the US.
BT Sport is the current rights holder for UFC events broadcast in the UK, and has recently rebranded its online service to TNT Sports. You can grab an online pass on Discovery+ for GBP £29.99 per month. Unfortunately, though, this doesn’t come with any kind of a free trial.
UFC Fight Pass also lets you stream the prelims and early prelims live for £6.99 per month, with the main card fights coming two days later.
TNT Sports is only available in the UK, so you’ll need a VPN to get a UK IP address if you’re currently abroad.
Australian fans can stream Adesanya vs Strickland on Kayo although it’s a PPV event which costs AUD $59.95. However, the good news is that you don’t need a separate subscription to purchase the PPV (this would otherwise cost $25 a month). Keep in mind that Kayo Sports is region-locked. To use it abroad, you’ll have to connect to an Australian VPN server.
Who is the favorite to win?
Israel Adesanya is favorite to win this fight and retain his middleweight title. The 34-year-old New Zealander has a formidable record of 24 wins (16 by way of knockout) and just two losses. The current (and two-time) UFC Middleweight Champion is ranked #5 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings. His opponent is 32-year-old American Sean Strickland. He also has an impressive record with 27 wins (11 by knockout) and five losses so it should be a highly entertaining fight.
UFC 293: full schedule
|Early Prelims||Mike Diamond vs Charlie Radtke||Welterweight|
|Shane Young vs Gabriel Miranda||Featherweight|
|Kevin Jousset vs Kiefer Crosbie||Welterweight|
|Prelims||Carlos Ulberg vs Da Woon Jung||Light heavyweight|
|Jack Jenkins vs Chepe Mariscal||Featherweight|
|Jamie Mullarkey vs John Makdessi||Lightweight|
|Nasrat Haqparast vs Landon Quinones||Lightweight|
|Main event||Israel Adesanya vs Sean Strickland||Middleweight title|
|Tai Tuivasa vs Alexander Volkov||Heavyweight|
|Manel Kape vs Felipe dos Santos||Flyweight|
|Justin Tafa vs Austen Lane||Heavyweight|
|Tyson Pedro vs Anton Turkalj||Light heavyweight|
UFC 293: FAQs
How do I get UFC 293?
The best streaming options for UFC 293 depend on your location. If you’re in the US, you’ll need an ESPN+ account. UK fans can watch via TNT Sports, while you can stream on Kayo Sports in Australia.
How much does UFC 293 cost?
How much UFC 293 costs depends on the streaming service you opt for. While ESPN+ costs just $9.99 (USD) a month, you’ll have to account for any applicable PPV charges too (in this case, $79.99). TNT Sports and Kayo Sports are much less expensive at £29.99 (GBP) and $25 (AUD) respectively. Of these three options, only Kayo Sports offers a free trial (7 days) for new customers.
Who's fighting in UFC 293?
UFC 293 will feature a battle for the middleweight title between Israel Adesanya and Sean Strickland. Another notable matchup is a heavyweight bout between #6 ranked Tai Tuivasa and #7 ranked Alexander Volkov.
Can I get in trouble for streaming UFC abroad?