Fight Island is real folks! This Saturday night we’re all going to witness The BMF Champ ‘Jorge Masvidal’ taking on the UFC Welterweight Champion ‘Kamaru Usman’ on a 1-week notice.
In total, UFC 251 brings you 3 title fights. The Main Event is of course Usman vs Masvidal, but we also have a rematch between Max Holloway and Alex Volkanovski. The third title fight is for the vacant Bantamweight Championship between Jose Aldo and Peter Yan.
In this guide, I will be discussing how to watch UFC 251 on FireStick or on any device. I will be discussing both the premium method (for any device) and the free method.
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 251 on FireStick (Premium Method)
The premium method can be used to stream UFC 251 on any device whether it be on your mobile, laptop, or Smart TV.
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 251 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 251 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!
Video Guide: How to Watch UFC 251 on FireStick
When and Where is UFC 251?
UFC 251 Usman vs Masvidal is happening on a Fight Island which is located at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. It will be happening on 11th July this Saturday night.
The timings for UFC 251 are:
Early Prelims: 6 pm E.T
Prelims: 8 pm E.T
Main Card: 10 pm E.T
The timings will be the same for US viewers, but for the local viewers in UAE, it will start early in the morning at 6 am. The fighters will have to adjust to the timings.
Usman vs Masvidal Fight Statistics
Here are some of the basic statistics for Usman vs Masvidal fight:
UFC 251 Fight Card
Here is the list of Main Card fights and Prelims appearing on UFC 251. Of course, there’s a headliner Usman vs Masvidal, but there other great fights that you need to know about.
Update: Gilbert Burns has been tested positive for Covid-19 and is out from UFC 251. Jorge Masvidal has replaced Burns on a one week notice.
Main Card UFC 251
Prelims UFC 251
Usman vs Masvidal Predictions
Kamaru Usman is literally the Nigerian Nightmare. He has only lost one time in his MMA career. But since he will be taking on someone like Masvidal ‘The Street Jesus’ on 1-week notice, things will be different this time.
Before we discuss fight predictions, here are some fun facts:
- Usman has never been knocked down or taken down in his entire career.
- Masvidal has never made it to 4 fight win streak in his entire career. Currently, he has 3 fight win streak.
Both of these facts indicate that the same result that Kamarus Usman winning the match. But we all know Masvidal isn’t going anywhere. He’s going to apply pressure more what Colby Covington did to Usman.
But the fact of the matter is, Masvidal Coach Mike Brown will not be in his corner giving advice to him since he’s been tested positive as well.
Although American Top Team has many credible coaches, but there’s going to be some problems.
We believe, Usman will take no chances as he did against Covington. He will wrestle against Masvidal and take him down for ground and pound. It’s not going to be easy for Jorge.
We predict Usman winning it in 4th round via ground and pound TKO win.
Finally, we saw the place ‘Fight Island’ for real, and for the first time, we will have an international UFC event after the pandemic.
This time, it will be Usman vs Masvidal for the Welterweight Championship. You will see the return of the Brazilian King Jose Aldo against Peter Yan for the Bantamweight title as well.
This guide tells you how to watch UFC 251 on FireStick with two different methods. Both methods require the use of Surfshark VPN to spoof your original location.