How to watch UFC Fight Night 169: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo with ESPN+

The big UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero pay-per-view event is more than a week away, but in the meantime, MMA fans are looking forward to an action-packed UFC Fight Night this Saturday with seasoned flyweights Joseph Benavidez and Deiveson Figueiredo duking it out in the Octagon for the vacant championship belt. Both the main and preliminary fight cards will be airing on ESPN+, so if you’re looking for a way to stream UFC Fight Night 169 online this weekend, now’s the time to sign up.

How to watch UFC Fight Night 169 on ESPN Plus
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ESPN+ is the sports broadcaster’s premium streaming service that brings a ton of sports content, from the UFC to Top Rank Boxing and more, right to your mobile device or PC web browser. It’s a great option for cord-cutters and anyone else looking to stream live matches, interviews, exclusive ESPN+ shows, and more anywhere, any time. More important for fight fans, ESPN+ is the only place you’ll be able to watch UFC pay-per-view events like UFC 248.

The headliner at UFC Fight Night 169 is a match between Benavidez and Figueiredo for the vacant flyweight title. With a solid professional fight record of 28 -5, Benavidez (currently ranked the No. 1 men’s flyweight) is an MMA veteran, having joined the UFC in 2010 when World Extreme Cagefighting merged with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Since then, he has won 15 of his 18 fights with the UFC, scoring numerous Performance of the Night awards and notable victories over opponents such as recent champion Henry Cejudo. UFC Fight Night 169 will mark his first true shot at a title.

Figueiredo, ranked third on the men’s flyweight roster, is more of a newcomer to the UFC. Boasting an impressive record of his own with 17 victories and only one defeat, Figueiredo signed on with the UFC in 2017 and has had a solid run since: He’s won six of his seven fights in the UFC (his single loss was to Jussier Formiga, whom Benavidez has beaten twice), and is walking into the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 159 following a two-win streak. The co-main event at UFC Fight Night 169 main card is a women’s featherweight bout between Felicia Spencer, former Invicta FC Featherweight champion, and Zarah Fairn dos Santos; you can view the whole event lineup here.

Both the main and preliminary cards for UFC Fight Night 169: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo are going to air on ESPN+ this Saturday, February 29, with the preliminary fights scheduled for 5 p.m. ET and the main events slated for 8 p.m. If you don’t have ESPN+ yet, then you can sign up now: Your subscription will only set you back $5 per month or an even cheaper $50 per year. If you’re looking for a more complete package (and a bit of savings), however, then this $13 per month value bundle lets you score ESPN+, Hulu, and Disney+ for a 25% discount.

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