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UFC Fight Pass Review: Is It Worth It?

Article Updated December 2023

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?

I have tried it and I made the UFC Fight Pass review for you here so that you can make your own decision about its purchase.

The UFC Fight Pass is a very good option for hardcore UFC 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 They can enjoy thousands of historical content for a fairly small price.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 is my full UFC Fight Pass review, including what it offers, how much it costs, some pros, and the cons.

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 my other article (subheading “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, storytelling about fighters and fights, behind the scenes shows and documentaries, etc.

UFC Fight Pass is available in most countries worldwide except for Brazil.

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 PPVs.

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+.

Does UFC Fight Pass Include PPV Events?

Main Card from the PPV events can only be watched if you buy the PPV.

What devices support the Fight Pass?

Hundreds of them. This really is not an issue. I used it on my laptop and iPhone, but here are some others: Laptops, Apple TV, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV, iPad, iPhone, Android devices, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, and LG Smart TV

What about Pay per View Fights?

These are not included, unfortunately. However, they are added to the content of the Fight Pass about a month after the fight.

My Verdict – UFC Fight Pass Review

To sum it up, here is the pros and cons table:

Cons –
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 PPVs and some of UFC ESPN fights, then Fight Pass may not be 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 don’t include any of that.

But, finally, if you are a fan of the wide and historical world of martial arts, then the Fight Pass is awesome. Back stories on fighters and older fights are a great thing for education and general interest.

My honest opinion: thumbs up!

Vladimir Vladisavljevic has been training in the art of kickboxing for over seven years, holds a Taekwondo black belt, and has a master's degree in sports and physical education. He's also a huge mixed martial arts fan. He's a big deal in Bulgaria as a mixed martial arts commentator, analyst, and podcaster.
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Vladimir Vladisavljevic

Vladimir Vladisavljevic has a master's degree in sports and physical education. He has been training in kickboxing for over seven years and holds a Taekwondo black belt. He's also a huge mixed martial arts fan. Vladimir is a big deal in Bulgaria as a mixed martial arts commentator, analyst, and podcaster. He was known as The Bulgarian Cowboy in the Western world. In addition, he has a YouTube channel where he talks about his love of esports, one of the fastest-growing fields in the world. Our testing and reviewing method.
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