UFC 290: UFC 290 will feature an epic unification bout between current UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and interim champion Yair Rodriguez, live from the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada!
Volkanovski enters the octagon with a 25-2 record and a remarkable 22-match win streak.
However, his extraordinary run came to an end at UFC 284, when he was defeated by Islam Makhachev by unanimous decision.
Prior to that, his only other loss occurred in May 2013 at an Australian Fighting Championship event against Corey Nelson.
By defeating Josh Emmett at UFC 284, Rodrguez (15-3) secured the interim championship. His most recent defeat occurred at a UFC Fight Night event in November 2021, when he lost by unanimous decision to Max Holloway.
Who will become the undisputed featherweight champion following UFC 290? The solution awaits us.
If you’re pondering how to watch UFC 290 live on ESPN+, including the start time and live stream information, this is your guide.
When does UFC 290 this evening begin?
Early preliminary bouts for UFC 290 begin tonight (July 8) at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on platforms such as ESPN+, ESPN2, and UFC Fight Pass.
In addition, ESPN and ABC will begin airing preliminary contests at 8:00 p.m. ET. The main programme, which can be accessed via ESPN+, is scheduled to begin at 10:00 p.m. ET.
How to broadcast UFC 290:
To access the live broadcast of UFC 290, it is essential to note that ESPN+ is the sole provider of the event.
In order to purchase UFC 290 as a pay-per-view (PPV) event if you are not already an ESPN+ subscriber, you must first join up for a monthly or annual subscription. Not applicable to ESPN+ subscribers.
Existing ESPN+ subscribers have the option to buy UFC 290 for $79.99.
Additionally, ESPN offers two additional bundles that may be of interest:
Options for Streaming UFC 290:
This package combines a $12.99/month subscription to ESPN+, Disney+, and Hulu (ad-supported) with a $79.99 purchase of UFC. It is available for $93.98 plus tax. Alternately, you have the option of purchasing the ad-free Hulu bundle for $19.99 per month.
UFC 290 & ESPN+ Bundle: For $124.98, ESPN offers new subscribers a package that includes one UFC pay-per-view (PPV) event and a one-year ESPN+ subscription. Another option is to acquire an ESPN+ subscription for $9.99 per month and then separately purchase UFC for $79.99.
ESPN+ permits simultaneous live streaming, rewinding, and replaying on up to three devices.
UFC 290 Combatants:
In addition to Volkanovski vs. Rodrguez, the main programme also features the following matches:
- Brandon Moreno vs. Alexandre Pantoja
- Robert Whittaker vs. Dricus du Plessis
- Jalin Turner vs. Dan Hooker
- Bo Nickal vs. Val Woodburn
The UFC website provides the full fight card for the impending UFC event.
Hulu UFC Streaming Information:
It is feasible for Hulu subscribers to live stream UFC pay-per-view events on the platform.
Those who subscribe to The Disney Bundle or the ESPN+ add-on can access live events and ESPN+ programming through the Hulu app or website.
To stream UFC on Hulu, an active Hulu and ESPN+ subscription is required. Individual Hulu and ESPN+ subscriptions begin at $9.99 per month, or you can elect for The Disney Bundle Trio.
After purchasing the event through ESPN+, you can stream UFC on the Hulu app, Hulu.com, and any other supported device.
Only subscribers with the standalone ESPN+ add-on or The Disney Bundle will have access to ESPN+ content within the Hulu app. For further details, you can visit Hulu’s UFC page.