You’ll want to tune into the UFC 269 live stream right now, as UFC Lightweight Champion Charles Oliveira is about to defend his title for the first time, facing top-ranked lightweight Dustin Poirier, who is arguably the most serious contender for the belt. As you’d expect, there isn’t a free UFC 269 live stream, so you’ll need to hand over a bit of cash to see the action unfold live — here’s how to watch UFC 269 online right now.
How to watch UFC 269 online in the U.S.
Oliveira vs. Poirier is a numbered event, and it’s a pay-per-view (only a handful of numbered events in UFC history have not been). That means that if you want to live stream UFC 269 online tonight, then you’ll have to sign up for ESPN+. This premium streaming platform is currently the only place to watch live UFC PPV shows. After signing up, you can watch UFC 269 online on your smart TV, streaming stick, mobile device, Xbox or PlayStation console, or even in your PC web browser.
UFC 269: Oliveira vs. Poirier is a matchup that’s been months (or perhaps even years) in the making, as these two top-ranked lightweight fighters have never faced each other before. Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier passed up an early chance at a title shot in favor of his much-hyped trilogy bout with Conor McGregor, which ended with the Irishman suffering a nasty leg break in the final seconds of the first round. With McGregor now laid up until 2022, the time has come for Poirier to finally go for the gold again following his first unsuccessful title shot against Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2019.
Charles “do Bronx” Oliveira has his work cut out for him for his first title defense. The Brazilian fighter won the vacant belt at UFC 262 in May when he defeated former Bellator champ Michael Chandler via second-round TKO. He now stands at the top, but Poirier is a dangerous first challenger for the newly crowned champ to face so early in his title reign. Fans know that the UFC lightweight division is crowded and top-heavy, so even if Oliveira manages to hold onto the throne this Saturday, it won’t be long before another serious contender steps up.
This is sure to be an exciting fight no matter which one of these two fighters emerges from the Octagon tonight with the gold around his waist. If you want to watch UFC 269 online live to see it all for yourself, now’s the time to sign up for ESPN+ and grab the UFC 269 PPV. New subscribers can score a one-year ESPN+ membership with the UFC 269 PPV package for just $90, saving you $50.
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