On May 9, 2020, the UFC mixed martial arts organization made its return to its huge pay-per-view audience with UFC 249. Now, after that match and a few smaller events, we will get to watch the big UFC 250 milestone fight on Saturday, June 6 on ESPN Plus.
Times for the matches
The main card will begin in the US at 10 pm EST via the ESPN Plus streaming service. The preliminary card will begin at 8 pm EST and will be shown on the regular ESPN cable TV channel and ESPN Plus. The early prelim card fights will begin at 6:30 pm and will be available on ESPN, ESPN Plus, and the UFC Fight Pass streaming service.
In the UK the event will happen mostly on Sunday, May 10. The main card will begin at 3 am GMT. The preliminary card will begin at 1 am GMT. The early prelim card fights will begin at 11:15 pm GMT on Saturday night. It will be available in that country exclusively on BT Sport.
In Australia, the event will happen on Sunday, May 10. The main card will begin at 12 pm AEDT. The preliminary card will begin at 10 am AEDT. The early prelim card fights will begin at 8:15 a.m. AEDT. The early matches will be available via UFC Fight Pass and ESPN, while the main event will be streamed on Main Event and Fetch TV.
Current UFC 250 card of matches
Hereâ€™s the current lineup of matches for the main card of UFC 250:
- Womenâ€™s Featherweight Championship â€“ Amanda NunesÂ (c) vs. Felicia Spencer
- Bantamweight â€“ Raphael AssunÃ§Ã£o vs. Cody Garbrandt
- Bantamweight â€“ Aljamain Sterling vs. Cory Sandhagen
- Welterweight â€“ Neil Magny vs. Anthony Rocco Martin
- Bantamweight Â â€“ Eddie Wineland vs. Sean Oâ€™Malley
The preliminary card for UFC 250 will be as follows:
- Featherweight â€“ Alex Caceres vs. Chase Hooper
- Middleweight â€“ Ian Heinisch vs. Gerald Meerschaert
- Bantamweight â€“ Cody Stamann vs. Brian Kelleher
- Welterweight â€“ Vicente Luque vs. Niko Price
- Middleweight â€“ Charles Byrd vs. Maki Pitolo
The early prelim card for the event will be as follows:
- Flyweight â€“ Alex Perez vs. Jussier Formiga
- Light Heavyweight â€“ Alonzo Menifield vs. Devin Clark
The event itself will be held at the UFC Apex Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. As with UFC 249 and the subsequent UFC Fight Night events, UFC 250 will be held with no fans present at the arena, due to the current coronavirus outbreak.
Hereâ€™s how to watch UFC 250
The main card for UFC 250 is exclusive to ESPN Plus. So first youâ€™ll have to sign up for ESPN Plus for $4.99 a month, or for $49.99 for an annual subscription. Unfortunately, thereâ€™s a bit more to it than that. To watch UFC 250 youâ€™ll also need to pay for the pay-per-view match, which costs $65. That said, there is a better option.
ESPN Plus is offering a special UFC Bundle. For $84.95, you get an annual subscription to the service, plus access to one UFC PPV event, like the upcoming UFC 250 match. You will save 25% overall with this bundle deal.Â
ESPN Plus offers more for UFC fans than just access to its biggest matches. It also offers live streams of UFC press conferences, replays of the major matches, talk shows, and original UFC-themed series. And of course, there are plenty of other sports events beyond just UFC and mixed martial arts.
The preliminary card will be shown on both ESPN Plus and the regular ESPN cable TV channel. The early prelims will be shown on ESPN, ESPN Plus, and the UFC Fight Pass streaming service, which costs $9.99 a month for $99.99 for an annual subscription. The service also has lots of other UFC content, including original series and the entire UFC fight library to browse and watch. Though we highly recommend ESPN+, especially if you are interested in other sporting events outside of UFC.