On August 18, Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier defends his belt against Stipe Miocic. Here’s how to watch UFC 241 live in Australia.
It’s a big weekend for mixed martial arts fans, with UFC 241 shaping up as a thriller. While the UFC schedule is stacked, with plenty of entertainment available on a weekly basis, the highly-anticipated bout Cormier vs Miocic has been the talk of the UFC world for months. Moreover, the fight night is packed with other exciting encounters that feature rising prospects.
UFC 241 will take place on August 18 (AEST) at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. While Cormier vs Miocic is the headline fight, the main card is brimming with interesting matchups. Notably there is Yoel Romero vs Paulo Costa and Anthony Pettis vs Nate Diaz.
Aussie fans can watch UFC 241 on TV or enjoy a UFC live stream, as well as purchase the Main Event, to watch it all in style. Here’s everything you need to know about watching Cormier vs Miocic in Australia.
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Who will win UFC 241 Cormier vs Miocic?
The headline event for UFC 241 will be the explosive encounter between Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier, who will defend his title against Stipe Miocic. Cormier beat Miocic via first-round knockout at UFC 226 back in 2018. He then went on to make one successful title defense against Derrick Lewis, at UFC 230.
As of March 2019, Cormier is the #1 ranked pound-for-pound and #1 Light Heavyweight fighter in the UFC. Moreover, he is the second of four fighters in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneously. However, he relinquished the Light Heavyweight title a day before UFC 232, wanting to focus solely on defending the Heavyweight title.
Meanwhile, Miocic has not fought since the UFC 226 bout, so it will be interesting to see where the former champ stands. The odds seem to favour Cormier to win, but he’s coming off major back surgery, so we’re not eliminating the possibility of the underdog getting the nod.
Who will win Pettis vs Diaz live?
Elsewhere in the night, Anthony Pettis will come head to head with Nate Diaz in the co-main event. The clash marks the long-awaited return of Diaz, who hasn’t fought since his bout with Conor McGregor at UFC 202 in 2016. He was expected to return last year with a fight against Dustin Poirier, but Poirier had to pull out due to injury.
Meanwhile, Pettis won his fight against Stephen Thompson back in March, becoming the first man to knock out Thompson in his entire MMA and kickboxing career. He has been more active recently, but both Pettis and Diaz are very similar fighters. They rely on great cardio and precise strikes. It will be exciting to see who comes out on top.
When does UFC 241 start?
UFC 241 is scheduled for Sunday, August 18 (AEST). The main card will kick off at 12pm, but fans who want to watch preliminary fights should tune in earlier. The pre-show airs on ESPN from 9am, with the live action scheduled to start at 10am. Here’s the full card for UFC 241:
MAIN CARD (Main Event, UFC Fight Pass from 12pm)
UFC Heavyweight Championship: Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Stipe Miocic
Welterweight: Anthony Pettis vs. Nate Diaz
Middleweight: Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa
Featherweight: Gabriel Benitez vs. Sodiq Yusuff
Middleweight: Derek Brunson vs. Ian Heinisch
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN, UFC Fight Pass from 10am)
Lightweight: Devonte Smith vs. Clay Collard
Bantamweight: Raphael Assuncao vs. Cory Sandhagen
Bantamweight: Manny Bermudez vs. Casey Kenney
Lightweight: Drakkar Klose vs. Christos Giagos
UNDER CARD (UFC Fight Pass from 8:30am)
Strawweight: Hannah Cifers vs. Jodie Esquibel
Bantamweight: Kyung Ho Kang vs. Brandon Davis
Female Flyweight: Sabina Mazo vs. Shana Dobson
How to live stream UFC 241 on Kayo Sports, Foxtel and Fetch
If you haven’t watched a UFC event before, figuring out how to catch it on TV or stream it via the Internet can feel a little complicated. Here’s how it goes: the main card is only available via pay-per-view, so you will have to order the event and pay for it if you want to tune in. However, the preliminary fights are broadcast on ESPN, so you can watch via Kayo Sports, Foxtel IQ, Foxtel Now and Fetch. The Under Card is only available through the pay-per-view options: Here’s a quick rundown of each broadcaster.
Live Stream UFC 241 on Kayo Sports
Kayo Sports offers coverage of over 50 sports from all over the world, which translates to a generous content library. This also includes ESPN coverage, so you can live stream the UFC 241 preliminary card with ease. A Basic subscription costs $25/month and supports two simultaneous streams, while a Premium subscription lets you watch on three screens at the same time for $35/month. Either way, new subscribers get a 14-day free trial, so you can jump straight in. There are no contracts, so you can cancel your subscription anytime.
Besides all sorts of exciting content, Kayo Sports boasts features that significantly elevate the viewing experience. Users can watch up to four channels on the same screen on selected devices with SplitView. This means that you no longer have to pick between two or more sports that are live at the same time. You can use Interactive Stats to learn more about the statistics associated with a certain matchup. Or take advantage of the No Spoilers setting to keep scores hidden when you’re running late.
If you’re short on time, Kayo Minis offers condensed versions of selected games which include all the highlights in less than 20 minutes. Meanwhile, Key Moments lets you jump right to the best bits. There’s a gameday hub page, a futuristic user-interface and more, too.
The streaming platform is available via web on PCs/Macs or you can download the app to your smartphone/tablets and watch on the go. If you’re keen on experiencing Kayo Sports on the big screen, you can do so with Apple TV, Chromecast, Telstra TV, and Android TV.
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Watch UFC 241 on Foxtel IQ TV
UFC fans can watch ESPN on TV with a Foxtel IQ subscription if you add the Sports Pack. This one costs $29/month, on top of the basic Entertainment Pack (also $29/month). HD costs an additional $10/month bringing your likely total to $68/month. That buys you access to 18 sports channels, the best 12 of which are also available on Kayo.
The advantage of Foxtel IQ is the iQ4, the telco’s advanced set-top-box that lets you record live TV and watch content in crisp 4K. Not to worry, Foxtel IQ deals are always available, so you will likely be able to score a discount or save on installation costs.
Live stream UFC 241 on Foxtel Now
If you want to enjoy Foxtel but don’t want to get pay TV, you can stream Foxtel channels via the Internet with Foxtel Now. The platform lets you watch channels live or catch-up with content on demand. There are no lock-in contracts, so you can cancel your subscription anytime.
To watch ESPN, you will need the Sports Pack, which costs $29/month. However, it’s a Premium channel pack, so you can only add it to your subscription if you already have Essentials pack. This one offers a mix of Pop and Lifestyle channels for $25/month. Thankfully, new users get a 10-day free trial.
Foxtel Now is available on PC/Macs, as well as on smartphones and tablets. Alternatively, you can watch on TV via Sony Android TVs, Chromecast/Airplay, Telstra TV, PS4, and the Foxtel Now Box.
Watch UFC 241 on Fetch TV
ESPN is also available on Fetch TV as part of the Vibe channel pack. Vibe costs only $6/month. However, the total price of your subscription will depend on whether you purchased a Fetch box through a broadband provider or bought it outright.
How to order a UFC 241 Cormier vs Miocic live stream on pay-per-view
As we’ve already mentioned, only the preliminary fights are available on ESPN. But if you want to watch the Main Card, including the highly anticipated Cormier vs Miocic bout, you’ll need to purchase the pay-per-view event. You can then tune in live on Sunday, 18 August, from 12;00pm (AEST). Here are your options.
How to watch UFC 241 Cormier vs Miocic 2 on Main Event
Foxtel subscribers can order UFC 241 Cormier vs Miocic 2 from the Main Event website, the My Foxtel app, via remote, or via phone. If you’re an Optus TV featuring Foxtel user you’ll need to do it by phone. The pay-per-view costs $54.95. Replays will be available at 6pm and again every 6 hours from midnight.
How to watch UFC 241 Cormier vs Miocic 2 on UFC Fight Pass
UFC 241 is also available via the official UFC website. You’ll have to pay $60.49 to be able to stream the event in SD or $71.49 for the HD experience. Or, you can take advantage of a special deal and get the pay-per-view bundled with a discounted 6-month UFC Fight Pass subscription. At just $98.46, that’s a pretty great upscale.
UFC Fight Pass comes with a 7-day free trial, too. The service is compatible with PCs/Macs, Apple TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, iPad, iPhone, Android devices, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, and LG Smart TV.
How to watch UFC 241 Cormier vs Miocic 2 on PlayStation 4
You can watch a UFC 241 live stream through a PS4 video games console. Find it under Live Events in the PlayStation Store for $71.49. If you’re a PlayStation Plus member, you can purchase it at a discount for $64.34.
How to watch UFC 241 Cormier vs Miocic 2 on Fetch
The pay-per-view event is available to buy via Fetch for $54.95. To do so, go to “Manage” > “Subscriptions” on your Fetch box. Once purchased, you’ll be able to watch it live on your TV on Channel 991 or on your mobile device using the Fetch app.
Which pubs are showing the Cormier vs Miocic fight?
If none of the above options work, the UFC 241 encounter may be available live at your local pub. Here’s a list of all the pubs in Australia with access to Main Event, which will give you a head start when deciding where to go. Just make sure you call ahead to see if they’ll broadcast the bout.
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