UFC is enjoying huge rises in its popularity in the past years. Almost every week there is a UFC event going on. During those events, you might have heard about the UFC Fight Pass. If you are a UFC fan (which you probably are if you’re reading this), you probably know what the UFC Fight Pass is, but are still wondering whether you should buy it or not? We have tried the UFC Fight Pass for you and will review it here so that you can make your own decision about its purchase.
The UFC Fight Pass is a very good option for hardcore UFC and MMA fans. They can enjoy thousands of historical content for a fairly small price. But with the Fight Pass, you can only stream Early Prelims. So if you are a somewhat more casual fan, UFC Fight Pass is just not worth the money.
Below, we bring you our full review of UFC Fight Pass. What does it offer, how much does it cost, some pros and cons, etc.
What Does the UFC Fight Pass Include?
UFC Fight Pass is a subscription-based video streaming service provided by UFC. It launched in December 2013 with UFC president Dana White saying it is “Netflix for fight fans”. Fight Pass has a 24-hour linear streaming channel and on-demand programming library.
With the UFC Fight Pass, you can stream all the Early Prelims action from PPV events. For where to watch other UFC fights, check out our article (section “Where to Watch UFC Events?”).
On top of that, with the Fight Pass you can stream live events from Cage Warriors (British promotion), Pancrase (Japanese promotion), TKO (Canadian promotion), Invicta FC, Cage Fury Fighting Championships, Alaska Fighting Championship, Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting, Island Fights, Titan FC and more.
Fight Pass also streams live events from other combat sports such as Glory Kickboxing, Karate Combat, Muay Thai Grand Prix, Friday Night Fights Thaiboxing, QUINTET (grappling), Eddie Bravo Invitational (grappling), Polaris (grappling), World Lethwei Championship, Lethwei Fighting Championship, Roy Jones Jr Boxing and Salita Boxing Promotions.
The UFC Fight Pass library has over 20,000 historical fights included from over 35 promotions including the fights from UFC, PRIDE FC, WEC, Strikeforce, Affliction, WFA and EliteXC, Invicta FC, King of the Cage, Pancrase, Shooto, and UCMMA.
Fight Pass’s library also includes thousands and thousands of hours of The Ultimate Fighter and Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series.
On top of all that, UFC Fight Pass includes all sorts of different historical moments shows, storytelling about fighters and fights, behind the scenes shows and documentaries, etc.
UFC Fight Pass is available in most countries worldwide except for Brazil and Latin America.
How Much Does UFC Fight Pass Cost?
UFC Fight Pass offers two subscription options – a monthly pass for $9.99 a month, and a yearly pass for $95.99 a year.
Does ESPN+ Include UFC Fight Pass?
ESPN+ doesn’t include a UFC Fight Pass. ESPN+ offers all the fights on UFC Fight Nights and Early Prelims on UFC PPV’s.
Can You Watch the Main Card on UFC Fight Pass?
Unfortunately, you can’t watch the Main Card of any type of UFC event of Fight Pass. To watch the Main Card of UFC on ESPN you have to have ESPN. The Main Card of UFC on ESPN+ can be watched only on ESPN+. And the Main Card from the PPV event can only be watched if you buy the PPV.
Is UFC Fight Pass Worth It?
To sum it up, here is the pros and cons table:
|has all historical UFC fights||streams only Early Prelims from PPV’s|
|thousands of historical fights from other promotions||doesn’t stream UFC on ESPN and UFC Fight Night shows|
|all historical The Ultimate Fighter Seasons|
|variety of related content to the UFC (shows, documentaries, etc.)|
|discount for yearly subscriptions|
UFC Fight Pass is the perfect option if you are a hardcore UFC and MMA fan. You can watch thousands of historical fights and content related to it for a small price. But, if you only watch UFC PPV’s and some of UFC ESPN fights, then Fight Pass is just not worth it. In order to watch the majority of UFC fights live, you have to either have ESPN, ESPN+ or buy PPV. Early Prelims you get from Fight Pass doesn’t include any of that.