UFC 248 is the latest major MMA event from the biggest promotion in the sport. UFC 248 will broadcast live on Saturday, March 7 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The Early Prelims come first at 6:30 p.m. Eastern on ESPN+. At 8 p.m., the Prelims are exclusively on ESPN. Finally, the Main Card will be on at 10 p.m. as a PPV via ESPN+, headlined by Adesanya vs. Romero.
In other words, this is one bout that you won't want to miss. And you don't have to. Here's how you can purchase and watch the match on your Apple TV.
The only way to stream the fight is with an ESPN+ subscription. You'll also need to purchase either the single fight or a bundle to watch it online.
- See pricing options at ESPN (opens in new tab)
How to watch UFC 248 through ESPN+ on Apple TV
- In the Apple App Store, find and install ESPN: Live Sports & Scores. You can do this remotely or via your Apple TV.
- Start the app, and select Settings.
- Select Subscriptions, and then purchase an ESPN + subscription (opens in new tab).
- Follow the instructions to activate your account on a computer or smartphone.
- Go back to Subscriptions, and purchase the pay per view event. You can also purchase it on the ESPN+ website (opens in new tab).
How to watch UFC 248 from anywhere with a VPN
In order to get around UFC 248's region locking on your Apple TV, you'll need two things. First, you'll need a VPN. This software will allow you to spoof your location data, fooling the ESPN app into thinking you're logged in from the United States.
No matter where in the world you may be, a VPN is one of the easiest ways to watch UFC 248. Get in on this deal now!
- See latest price at ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)
Second, because you cannot install a VPN directly on your Apple TV, you'll also need to purchase a VPN-capable router. We recommend the Linksys WRT AC3200 (opens in new tab) which sells for around $250 at Amazon.
Preparing in advance is always good with these streaming platforms, just to make sure you don't have any issues during the event itself. I followed these steps and tried it out with Surfshark instead of ExpressVPN, and everything worked out okay. I guess it would work with whichever VPN provider you use.
Yup, it should work with most VPN providers. We recommend ExpressVPN for various reasons, but there are definitely a bunch of great options out there.
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