The UFC 269 live stream has begun, and it's here to deliver a winter wonderland of lightweight action in the main event. Now that challenger Dustin Poirier (154.5 pounds) and UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira (155 pounds) have weighed in, everything is official and you just need to figure out how you're watching.
Date and Time: The UFC 269 main card is scheduled to go live today (Saturday, Dec. 11) at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT / 3 a.m. GMT.
The prelims began at 6 p.m. ET and are underway, results below.
UFC 269 main event time: Oliveira and Poirier ring-walks are estimated for 12 a.m. ET / 9 p.m. PT / 5 a.m. GMT — but they could always go on earlier.
The event is going to be live from T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.
Watch in the US — ESPN Plus (opens in new tab)
Watch in the UK — BT Sport Box Office (opens in new tab)
Such is what Poirier should expect after beating Conor McGregor in back to back pro fights — something nobody else has ever done.
With that momentum, you might consider Poirier to be the favorite — and you'd be right. But he's not a giant favorite, only at -170 (wager $170 to win $100). Oliveira is at +138 (bet $100 to win $138).
As for how Poirier could win? Most of his recent wins were via TKO, and he's got five submissions in his record. Either way, we hope to avoid a repeat of his win over McGregor at UFC 264, where McGregor suffered a broken leg.
But Oliveira comes in with his own momentum, having won nine straight fights. That includes taking home the vacated championship by defeating Michael Chandler via round 2 TKO in May at UFC 262.
Here's everything you need to know about UFC 269 live streams, including the recent changes to the main card and prelims.
How to live stream UFC 269 in the US
You're gonna need ESPN Plus (opens in new tab) to watch UFC 269 live streams, because you're not gonna go without the main card, which starts at 10 p.m. ET, are you? And the main prelim fights are on both ESPN2 and ESPN Plus, so those who haven't subscribed to the latter yet can get a taste of it all for themselves, before forking out the cash.
UFC 269 Early Prelim fights start at 6 p.m. ET on UFC FightPass (opens in new tab), which is $9.99 per month. Then, the higher-up set of prelim fights that start at 8 p.m. ET, on ESPNEWS and ESPN Plus.
You're gonna need ESPN Plus for UFC 269 (opens in new tab). While UFC 269 live streams cost $69.99 (on top of ESPN Plus), new subscribers and those on current monthly plans can get UFC 269 at a discounted rate via the $89.98 annual plan + UFC 269 offer.
Sling TV (opens in new tab): ESPN2 is available with the Sling TV Orange + Sports Extra combo package. This also gets you the MLB Network, ESPN U and much more.
How to watch UFC 269 in the UK
UFC 269 is another late-night affair for fight night fans in the UK — you'll likely watch Oliveira vs Poirier start at approximately 5 a.m. GMT if you're tuning in live. It's live on BT Sport Box Office (opens in new tab), where it costs £19.95. Prelims are on UFC Fight Pass.
Just a heads up, though, it's not available via a web browser, but through apps on Now TV devices, PlayStations, Xbox, Apple TV and some Smart TVs.
How to watch UFC 269 live streams in Canada
Our neighbors in the great white north will watch the early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, while the prelims are on TSN and RDS. UFC 269's main card is available on various providers, including BELL and Rogers.
UFC 269 fight card and results
Early prelims (6 p.m. ET) on UFC Fight Pass
- Middleweight: André Muniz defeated Eryk Anders via first round submission
- Women's Flyweight: Erin Blanchfield defeated Miranda Maverick via unanimous decision
- Featherweight: Ryan Hall defeated Darrick Minner via unanimous decision
- Bantamweight: Tony Kelley defeated Randy Costa via second round TKO
- Women's Flyweight: Gillian Robertson defeated Priscila Cachoeira via first round submission
Prelims (8 p.m. ET) on ESPN Plus and ESPN2
- Featherweight: Josh Emmett vs. Dan Ige
- Bantamweight: Pedro Munhoz vs. Dominick Cruz
- Heavyweight: Tai Tuivasa defeated Augusto Sakai via second round KO
- Middleweight: Bruno Silva defeated. Jordan Wright via first round TKO
Main Card (10 p.m. ET on ESPN Plus):
- Lightweight: Charles Oliveira (c) vs. Dustin Poirier
- Women's Bantamweight: Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Julianna Peña
- Welterweight: Geoff Neal vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
- Flyweight: Kai Kara-France vs. Cody Garbrandt
- Bantamweight: Raulian Paiva vs. Sean O'Malley