Live stream “Weidman vs Gastelum” UFC fight without cable
Want to watch Saturday night’s UFC fight between Chris Weidman and Kelvin Gastelum without a cable subscription?
This is a quick guide outlining your best options to live stream Saturday night’s main event, including how to watch it for free, and on your mobile device.
The “Fight Night Long Island” main event has been building in suspense for both Weidman and Gastelum since it was announced in the spring. For the two UFC fighters, the outcome of Saturday night could prove to be a turning point.
For Weldman (13-3), he is trying to regain some momentum. After losing three consecutive fights, the 185-lb. fighter is headlining an event for the first time in his native Long Island.
Gastelum, who has a history of making weight, sees the fight as his way to close in on a title shot.
UFC on FOX 25: “Weidman vs. Gastelum”
- Date: Saturday, July 22, 8 P.M. ET
- Channels: FOX, FOX Deportes
- Main Event: Chris Weidman vs. Kelvin Gastelum
- Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
- Best Way to Watch: DirecTV Now or FOX Sports Go app
Watch UFC on FOX with an antenna
Using a good old TV antenna could be the cheapest way to watch Saturday’s UFC fight. If you have one around your house, plug the coax cable into the antenna port in the back of your television. Then go into the TV’s menu and scan for channels. The scan may take a few moments, but you should know pretty quickly whether you get FOX. If you do, then you can watch the fight free in uncompressed HD quality.
If you’re thinking of buying an antenna, I recommend the ClearStream Eclipse indoor antenna. I use one at home and it gets me a wide variety of channels including FOX. Check to see whether you can get a decent signal for FOX by going to AntennaWeb.org. Need some antenna advice before the game? Read over my guide for selecting the best antennas for getting over-the-air (OTA) channels and DVR options.
What’s the best way to watch “Weidman vs Gastelum” UFC fight on FOX?
Being able to watch UFC at home or while you’re out with your smartphone is really the best way to go. That’s why I recommend using DirecTV Now for watching UFC on FOX this weekend. You can stream the fight via DirecTV Now on streaming devices like a Roku, or just watch the fight on your smartphone or tablet if you are not at home.
FOX is available on all of DirecTV Now’s plans. There is a free 7-day trial that you can tap into just to watch the fight. You will have no commitment after so long as you remember to cancel in time.
While you are checking out the service, you might want to take advantage of other channels.
Aside from FOX, DirecTV Now also has ESPN, ESPN2 and entertainment channels like AMC and Viceland.
There is an entry-level package that costs $35 per month for 60+plus channels. If you are an AT&T customer, you won’t have to stress about burning through your data by watching the game.
With a DirecTV Now account, you can also live stream the game through the FOX Sports Go app. Just sign in to the app using your DirecTV Now credentials and you can watch the fight on a streaming device anywhere.
Want to watch the Weidman vs Gastelum fight for free? Then tap into a free 7-day trial for DirecTV Now.
You’re under no contract so you can cancel if you don’t want to continue past the trial period.
If you’re thinking of trying out the service for a little longer, you might as well get something else free. Prepay for two months of DirecTV Now and you will get a free Roku Premiere.
fuboTV: How to watch “Weidman vs Gastelum” UFC fight on FOX
Want to DVR the fight because you’re working or not around? fuboTV might be a better option for you. The sports-first streaming platform has FOX available in many markets across the U.S.
fuboTV recently rolled out its Cloud DVR service. Subscribers get 10 slots to record games and shows. There is also a “lookback” feature which serves as an on-demand option for sports games that happened in the last 72 hours.
My review of fuboTV has more details about their service. fuboTV is constantly expanding, but has some limitations. So it’s a good idea to check out its listing of Fox affiliates to make sure a channel is offered in your area.
fuboTV has about 64 channels under the Premier bundle. HGTV, Travel Channel and Food Network were added earlier this month. fuboTV has been broadening its channel lineup beyond sports with A&E, History Channel and Viceland.
fuboTV doesn’t have ESPN, but it does carry beIN Sports, a must-have for soccer fans.
Like DirecTV Now, you can also use your fuboTV subscription with the TV Everywhere app, Fox Sports Go, to watch the all star game. fuboTV works with all major streaming devices like Roku, Amazon Fire TV and NVIDIA Shield TV, but you may be limited some on the mobile app.
Try out fuboTV with a 7-day free trial.
You aren’t under any obligation to keep the service and can cancel online. Game for a longer commitment? You can check out their Premier channel bundle for $19.99 per month for the first two months as part of their 2017 Summer Sale.
Sling TV: UFC on FOX Live Stream
Sling TV is another option to live stream the UFC on FOX, but be aware that the channel is only available in select markets.
Do a quick check of channel availability in your areato make sure FOX is available.
You will need to sign up for the “Sling Blue” channel package to make sure that you get FOX as a channel. The “Sling Blue” package costs $25 per month, and gives you channels like Bravo, FS1, FS2, National Geographic, FXX, BET and Viceland. A Sling TV subscription that includes FOX also allows you to sign in and use the FOX Sports Go app. Sling has a free 7-day trial with no obligation.
If you are considering trying out Sling TV for a little longer, the company has a number of promotions worth a look. You can get a free Roku Express or a discount on a Roku Premiere+ or AirPlay TV + Adapter Bundle when you prepay for a two or three month subscription.
Stream the Weidman vs Gastelum UFC fight on PlayStation Vue
PlayStation Vue has been adding FOX affiliates in major markets like Denver and Seattle. But on July 7, Sony just increased the price on all channel bundles in most markets by $10 per month.
The entry-level channel bundle for PlayStation Vue is now $40, and FOX is only available in select markets. Overall, PlayStation Vue is a great product, but it’s not as great as it once was at a higher price. That said, you should definitely check out PlayStation Vue if it interests you. Read a comparison of PlayStation Vue vs Sling TV.
Sony offers a 5-day free trial and Vue works on nearly every streaming device. Streaming live TV outside of your home is limited, so you may want to look elsewhere if you need a mobile option.
What’s the best way to Live stream Weidman vs Gastelum without cable?
DirecTV Now is the best option because it carries FOX on all of its channel bundles. It has one of the best prices around and lets you live stream on the go with your smartphone. With the free 7-day trial, there’s no commitment on your end. They also have an offer for getting a Roku Premiere if you don’t go the free trial route.
If you need to record the UFC fights, then fuboTV is worth checking out for its Cloud DVR feature. The streaming platform allows subscribers to sign in FOX Go Sports app. fuboTV has a free 7-day trial. Ready to watch Weidman vs Gastelum? It’s definitely going to be a great match up.
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