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- UFC 256 will stream live from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on December 12.
- Deiveson Figueiredo will defend the UFC flyweight championship against Brandon Moreno during the main event.
- UFC 256 early prelims begin at 7:30 p.m. ET, while the main card is schedule to start at 10 p.m. ET.
- The UFC 256 main card is an exclusive pay-per-view (PPV) event for ESPN+ subscribers, so you’ll need to pay an extra $65 fee to watch.
Three weeks after his first successful title defense, UFC flyweight champ Deiveson Figueiredo is returning to the ring in the main event of UFC 256 on December 12. UFC had originally planned to hold championship matches for welterweight, bantamweight, and women’s bantamweight at UFC 256, but issues with travel and injuries led to those fights being delayed.
Figueiredo made quick work of challenger Alex Perez with a first round submission at UFC 255 on November 21. Meanwhile, Moreno knocked out Brandon Royval in the first round of their UFC 255 undercard match to become the number one contender. After his win, Moreno made it clear that he wanted to challenge Figueiredo, and UFC’s scheduling crunch put their match on the fast track.
UFC 256 is a pay-per-view event so the main card will cost $64.99 and require an ESPN+ subscription to watch. The UFC 256 prelims will be broadcast on ESPN2 and streamed live on ESPN+ starting at 8 p.m. ET.
Early Prelims — 7:30 p.m. ET, 4:30 p.m. PT on UFC Fight Pass
- Chase Hooper versus Peter Barrett [Featherweight]
Prelims — 8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT on ESPN+ and ESPN2
- Tecia Torres versus Sam Hughes [Women’s Strawweight]
- Gavin Tucker versus Billy Quarantillo [Featherweight]
- Renato Moicano versus Rafael Fiziev [Lightweight]
- Cub Swanson versus Daniel Pineda [Featherweight]
Main Card — 10 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. PT on ESPN+ for $64.99
- Junior Dos Santos versus Ciryl Gane [Heavyweight]
- Kevin Holland versus Jacare Souza [Middleweight]
- Mackenzie Dern versus Virna Jandiroba [Women’s Strawweight]
- Tony Ferguson versus Charles Oliveira [Lightweight]
- Deiveson Figueiredo versus Brandon Moreno [Flyweight Title Bout]
How to watch UFC 256
UFC 256 is separated into three portions: the early prelims, the prelims, and the main card. The early prelims are only available to UFC Fight Pass subscribers, while the prelims will air on ESPN+ and the ESPN2 cable channel. The main card is an ESPN+ exclusive pay-per-view event.
This means that you have to subscribe to the ESPN+ streaming service before you’re able to purchase the PPV fight. An ESPN+ membership costs $5.99 per month or $49.99 per year. The UFC 256 PPV event costs $64.99 for ESPN+ subscribers.
You can access the ESPN+ app on all major mobile and connected TV devices, including Amazon Fire, Apple, Android, Chromecast, PS4, Xbox One, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, and more.
Ways to save on the UFC 256 pay-per-view price
If you plan on signing up for ESPN+ to watch UFC 256, you can take advantage of a special discounted package.
New subscribers can purchase a year-long ESPN+ membership with access to UFC 256 included for a total of $84.98. That’s over 25% off the standard price. Following your first year of service, ESPN+ will then renew for the regular annual price of $49.99.
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