Former teammates Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns will meet in the octagon for a welterweight title bout tonight and we have all the details on how to watch Usman vs Burns on TV or online at UFC 258.
Kamaru "The Nigerian Nightmare" Usman and Gilbert "Durinho" Burns are quite familiar with each other's fighting styles as they both used to train together at American Top Team. However, ahead of their title match at UFC 258, Usman left the gym back in June and went to Colorado with his trainer Trevor Wittman.
Usman and Burns were originally scheduled to fight back at UFC 251 in July of last year but unfortunately, Burns tested positive for Covid-19 just 10 days before the fight and had to be pulled from the card. It was for this reason that Jorge Masvidal took on Usman at the top of the event's main card though he lost by unanimous decision in the fifth round.
While Usman is going into tonight's match with a 16 fight win streak, Burns only has a six fight win streak under his belt. Surprisingly, Burns hasn't fought at a numbered UFC event since UFC 231 in 2018. Instead, he's participated in a number of UFC Fight Night events over the past two years where he defeated Demian Maia by TKO in the first round in March and Tryon Woodley by decision during round five back in May of last year.
Elsewhere on the card, Maycee Barber will go up against Alexa Grasso in a women's flyweight bout, Kelvin Gastelum will take on Ian Heinisch in a middleweight bout, Maki Pitolo will face off against Julian Marquez in a middleweight bout and Jim Miller and Bobby Green will meet in the ring for a lightweight bout.
Whether you're rooting for Usman, Burns or just want to catch all the action at the UFC's latest pay-per-view event, we'll show you exactly how to watch UFC 258 from anywhere in the world.
UFC 258 - When and where?
UFC 258 will be held at the promotion's Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, February 13. The Early Prelims will kick off at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT, the Prelims will follow after at 8pm ET / 5pm PT and the Main Card will start at 10pm ET / 7pm PT.
How to watch UFC 258 from anywhere
We have all the details on how you can watch UFC 258 in the U.S., Canada, UK and Australia further down in this guide. However, if you're currently traveling or live in a country without an official broadcast option you won't be able to watch Usman vs Burns live.
That's where a VPN (Virtual Private Network) can really come in handy. They allow you to virtually change the IP address of your laptop, tablet or mobile to one that's back in your home country which will let you watch as if you were back there.
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How to watch UFC 258 in the U.S.
As the UFC has entered into an exclusive agreement with ESPN until 2025, the network's streaming service ESPN+ is the only place where you'll be able to watch the UFC 258 PPV in the U.S. If you already have an ESPN+ subscription though, you can purchase access to the PPV for $65 whether you're a monthly or annual subscriber. However, if you haven't signed up for ESPN+ yet, the network is running a promotion where you can get the UFC 258 PPV and an annual subscription to the streaming service for just $84.98. While this may seem expensive at first, an annual ESPN+ subscription normally costs $50 on its own.
MMA fans with a cable subscription will be able to watch the Prelims at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. However, you will need to purchase the PPV and have an ESPN+ subscription to watch the Main Card at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. UFC Fight Pass and ESPN+ subscribers can also watch the Early Prelims at 6pm ET / 3pm PT.
Don't want to sign up for cable just to watch the Prelims on ESPN? Don't worry as there are now a number of streaming services, all at different price points, which will give you access to the network so you can watch all the action before the Main Card online. We've listed a few of our favorites below to make things easier for you.
- Hulu with Live TV - $54.99 per month - As well as giving you access to ESPN, the service also includes its own Hulu Originals and supports a wide variety of streaming devices.
- Sling TV - $35 per month - In order to get access to ESPN, you'll have to sign up for Sling TV's Sling Orange package. The service also lets you watch on three screens simultaneously and record 50 hours of live TV with its Cloud DVR.
- YouTube TV - $65 per month - YouTube TV gives you access to ESPN as well as over 70 other TV channels and a free 14-day trial available.
- AT&T TV Now - $55 per month - AT&T TV Now's plus plan gives you access to ESPN as well as over 45 other live TV channels and you can also record up to 20 hours of content using its cloud DVR.
Live stream UFC 258 in Canada
Unlike in the US, Canadian UFC fans have plenty of options to watch this Saturday's UFC 258 PPV as Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus , Eastlink and UFC Fight Pass will all show the Main Card at 10pm ET / 7pm PT for $64.99.
The Prelims will begin two hours earlier at 8pm ET / 5pm PT and you can watch them on either TSN or RDS. You can also watch the Early Prelims in Canada at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT on UFC Fight Pass.
If you have a cable subscription, then ordering the PPV from your cable provider might be the easiest way to watch it. However, if you've already cut the cord, then UFC Fight Pass makes a great deal of sense as it will give you access to both the Early Prelims and the Main Card.
How to watch UFC 258 in the UK
Just like with previous UFC events, UFC 258 will be available exclusively through BT Sport in the UK. If you're already a BT Sport subscriber, you'll be able to watch the Main Card for free beginning at 3am GMT early Sunday morning on BT Sport 1. If that's a bit late for you don't worry as the network has a spoiler-free replay page so you can watch UFC 258's Main Card at your convenience. You can also stream UFC 258 on your smartphone using the BT Sport app and on your computer via the network's website. If you're not interested in signing up for a lengthy contract with BT, you can always purchase a BT Sport Monthly Pass for just £25.
The Early Prelims will begin at 11:30pm GMT and you can watch them on UFC Fight Pass while the Prelims will be shown on both BT Sport 1 and UFC Fight Pass at 1am GMT.
Watch UFC 258 in Australia
The PPV itself costs $54.95 but you will need a subscription to UFC Fight Pass to watch the Early Prelims at 10:30am AEDT / 7:30am AWST and the Prelims at 12pm AEDT / 9am AWST. Cable subscribers will also be able to watch the Prelims on ESPN in Australia.
UFC 258 - The main card in full
Welterweight Title Bout
- Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns
Women's Flyweight Bout
- Maycee Barber vs Alexa Grasso
- Kelvin Gastelum vs Ian Heinisch
- Maki Pitolo vs Julian Marquez
- Jim Miller vs Bobby Green
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