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How to watch UFC Fight Night on ABC via live online stream

We go over how to watch the UFC’s first event of 2021, which will be broadcasted for the time time on ABC.

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Max Holloway (red gloves) prepares for a bout against Alexander Volkanovski (not pictured) during UFC 245 at T-Mobile Arena. Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

After taking a couple of weeks off to end 2020, the UFC is back with their first event of this year, which will take place on Fight Island, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates. On Saturday, UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Kattar will be televised for the first time on ABC at 3:00 p.m. ET, with the prelims beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

The main card on Saturday afternoon features five bouts, including the main event between “Blessed” Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar. Holloway enters the octagon with a record of 21-6 and is ranked first in the featherweight rankings. Meanwhile, Calvin Kattar has a record of 22-4 and is ranked sixth in the featherweight rankings.

In addition to the main card, there are also six bouts for the prelims. Some of those fights are Phillip Hawes vs. Nassourdine Imavov (middleweight), Wu Yanan vs. Joselyne Edwards (women’s bantamweight), and Carlos Felipe vs. Justin Tafa (heavyweight).

As previously mentioned, the prelims for UFC Fight Night on ABC will be live streamed on ESPN+, in which you need to purchase a subscription. For the main card, you can view it on regular TV without cable. But there are some various streaming options for cord cutters that have free trials such as YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV.

The fights are often a little bit delayed on live streams, but usually, it’s only between 30 and 60 seconds behind the TV broadcast. That can impact you if you’re on Twitter during the event, but otherwise, it’s an easy option.