This is the fifth time Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson has been booked by the UFC. The previous 4 times got canceled by courtesy of injuries suffered by both fighters.
They say the fifth time’s a charm, but the ‘Coronavirus Outbreak’ is still a threat that lingers on. Will we see the most anticipated UFC fight in history with no crowds whatsoever? We hope the fight goes on!
Khabib vs Ferguson is the most highly anticipated fights in the history of MMA. Khabib (28-0) and Ferguson (25-3) both have an impressive 12 fight win streak record.
In this guide, I will be discussing how to watch UFC 249 Khabib vs Ferguson on FireStick. I will be discussing both the premium and free methods.
The premium method requires you to install ESPN+ app on FireStick, but the free method requires you to install an Ola TV app. In each case, you will require a VPN such as Surfshark to watch UFC on FireStick.
How to Watch UFC 249 on FireStick (Premium Method)
ESPN+ app is unavailable outside of the United States. You won’t be able to subscribe to the service until you have a VPN (Surfshark is our top recommended VPN).
You will need to install Surfshark on FireStick and then connect to its US server. Only then, you will be able to open ESPN+ website. Otherwise, you see a geo-restriction image like this below:
Step 1: Open ESPN+ website and click on Buy PPV to purchase ESPN+ subscription
Step 2: Click on Sign Up to create a new account
Step 3: Enter your details and press Sign Up
Step 4: Enter payment details (you will be charged $84.98 for UFC 249 PPV + ESPN+ annual subscription)
Step 5: Now open FireStick Home
Step 6: Click on Search icon from the top-left corner menu
Step 7: Type ESPN+ and click on the first search result that appears
Step 8: Select the ESPN+ app
Step 9: Click on Download or Get option
Step 10: Once installed, Open the app
Step 11: Enter Login details and start using the service
How to Watch UFC 249 on FireStick (Free Method)
This method requires you to install Ola TV apk on FireStick which brings you 13,000+ Live TV channels from around the world including ESPN+ without any cost.
Since it is free to stream, you will most likely need a VPN (such as Surfshark) to view US channels. Also, a VPN hides your online activity in case if your ISP finds out that you’re watching free content.
Step 1: Open FireStick Home > Go to Settings
Step 2: Click on Device or My Fire TV > Then select Developer Option
Step 3: Select Apps from Unknown Source and Turn ON or Enable
Step 4: Go back to FireStick Home > Then click on the Search icon > Type Downloader
Step 5: Click on the Downloader app and press Download or Get
Step 6: Once installed, open the app and type URL bit.ly/ola-fire-tv and click GO
Step 7: The download will now start
Step 8: Press Install > Once installed, click Done
Step 9: Click Delete and then press Delete again
Step 10: Now open the app from Manage Installed Apps section and click Live TV Sports
Step 11: You will see various list of Channels, click ESPN or BT Sports
Step 12: Now start streaming!
When and Where is UFC 249?
UFC 249 Khabib vs Ferguson will take place on April 18th at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn New York. This is the same venue where Khabib won the vacant UFC Lightweight Championship against Al Iaquinta.
The Barclays Center has a capacity of 19,000 people but that just depends if this fight will be open for fans to attend.
Khabib vs Ferguson Fight Statistics
Here are some of the basic statistics for Tony Ferguson vs Khabib fight:
UFC 249 Main Card
Here is the list of Main Card fights appearing on UFC 249. Of course, there’s a headliner Khabib vs Ferguson, but there’s another great fight. in fact a rematch between Jessica Andrade and ‘Thug’ Rose Namajunas.
UFC 249 Prelims
Here are the Prelim fights that will see on UFC 249 card:
Khabib vs Ferguson Predictions
Tony Ferguson is a well-rounded fighter who has 12 fight win streak against some of the killers of the game. He is excellent in the ground as well as in the stand-up game. Having the capability to submit his opponents in the ground is his dangerous weapon which will be effective against Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Khabib, on the other hand, has never been defeated or even controlled in the Octagon. He has only lost a round in his entire MMA career against Conor McGregor. Khabib has a second-to-none ground and pound game. Will he be able to takedown Tony Ferguson and keeps him there? We believe so, indeed.
Many people whom Khabib fought has claimed that Khabib’s technique in the ground game is so unique. His opponents compliment his skills by saying they have never felt anyone so powerful.
When a reporter asked Khabib to share his strategy against Tony Ferguson, Khabib said “I will hit him extra hard’. Now, that’s not a bad strategy against Tony Ferguson, someone who exposes himself while keep coming forward.
We saw that against Anthony Pettis fight when Tony was knocked down by Anthony Pettis and he had to face early adversity. It’s imminent, to say the least, that Tony Ferguson has a weak chin. If Khabib hits him hard he’s going to fall down and Khabib is no Pettis. He’ll finish him with some heavy ground and pound.
So, that is our prediction. Khabib via TKO and that will go down in 2nd round.
Due to Coronavirus, there is a threat that UFC 249 may be shifted to another location or it will be played under closed gates without crowds. There is no official word from the UFC yet, but we believe there will be a shift in the location.
Whatever it may be, the fight will go on with or without crowd on April 18th and this guide will help you watch UFC 249 Khabib vs Ferguson on FireStick device.
You can watch this fight either by paying for its Pay-Per-View or you can watch it for free. I have both methods so whatever that may be feasible to you, watch it with a Surfshark VPN so it keeps your online identity private.