Watch PFL 2024: Streaming Live Fights, Schedules, and FAQs

Published on: April 2, 2024

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) is ready to stream for the 2024 season on ESPN+, along with ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes for broader coverage. 

ESPN+ holds the rights to most PFL fights in 2024, making it the go-to and most affordable choice to watch live MMA fights. Some Main Card fights air on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes first before becoming available as replays on ESPN Plus.

For ESPN+, a monthly subscription is set at $10.99. Alternatively, the Disney bundle provides ESPN+ alongside Disney+ and Hulu, for $14.99 per month.

What is PFL?

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) is a premier American mixed martial arts league that started in 2018, evolving from the World Series of Fighting (WSOF). 

It’s distinguished as the first major MMA league to introduce a sports-season structure with a regular season, postseason, and championship. Unlike other MMA competitions that run year-round, PFL organizes its fights within a season-based framework.

Fights in PFL take place in a 10-sided cage, adhering to the unified mixed martial arts rules, where elbow strikes are prohibited. The PFL is unique in its seasonal competition format, setting it apart as the sole MMA league with this setup. 

The roster, combined with Bellator, has 30% of fighters ranked in the top 25 of their weight classes globally. PFL bouts are now broadcast on ESPN Networks and ESPN+, providing fans with easy access to live fights.

How to Watch PFL Tonight

For MMA fans, ESPN+ is the central platform for viewing mixed martial arts, including UFC and Top Rank Boxing events. PFL matches, notably, are more budget-friendly as they don’t carry the high costs often associated with PPV events.

A subscription to ESPN+ is priced at $10.99 per month. Beyond MMA and UFC, the service offers daily broadcasts of MLB games, soccer, and LaLiga.

To start watching PFL on any device:

  1. Sign up for an ESPN+ subscription online.
  2. Download the ESPN app on your Smart TV, streaming device, or smartphone.
  3. Open the ESPN app and activate your ESPN+ account by selecting the ESPN+ tab on the main menu.

The ESPN app is compatible with various devices, including Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast, and Apple TV.

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PFL Bouts on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes

While ESPN+ is the most cost-effective method to stream PFL, matches are also shown on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. For those interested in broader coverage or different language commentaries, these channels are valuable options.

For access to these sports networks, consider subscribing to a live TV streaming service. This way, you get comprehensive sports coverage, including ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.

Streaming PFL on Cable Networks Online

To catch PFL action, several services stream ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN Deportes online. Here’s a brief look at what each offers:

  • DIRECTV STREAM: For $79.99/month, you get the Entertainment plan with ESPN and ESPN2, 75 live TV channels, unlimited Cloud DVR, and over 40,000 on-demand titles. Available on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV, Apple TV, and mobile devices, with a 5-day free trial available.
  • Hulu Live TV: At $76.99/month, Hulu offers 90 live TV channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, and access to Disney+ and ESPN+. Watch on two screens simultaneously with unlimited Cloud DVR.
  • Fubo: The Pro bundle at $79.99/month includes ESPN and ESPN2 among its 202 channels, with up to 10 screens for live viewing and 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR. Fubo Latino offers ESPN Deportes and other Spanish-language channels for $33/month.
  • Sling TV: A budget-friendly option at $40/month for the Sling Orange plan, providing ESPN, ESPN2, and 30 other channels with 50 hours of Cloud DVR. New subscribers get a discount on the first month.
  • YouTube TV: Offers over 128 channels, including ESPN and ESPN2, for $72.99/month. Features unlimited Cloud DVR and the ability to watch on three screens at once, with a free trial.

2024 PFL Fight Schedule: Dates, Matchups, and How to Watch

Here is the full 2024 Professional Fighters League (PFL) schedule for April 2024. Find who’s competing, when the bouts take place, and how you can stream the PFL matches live.  

DATETIME (ET)WATCH ONPFL FIGHTS & UFC EVENTS
04/02/202411:00 PMESPN+Fight Week: PFL 1 (Ep. 3)
04/03/202411:00 PMESPN+Fight Week: PFL 1 (Ep. 4)
04/04/20246:00 PMESPN+Replay – 2024 PFL Regular Season: Heavyweights & Women’s Flyweights (Early Card)
Boeing Center at Tech Port, San Antonio, TX, USA
04/04/20246:00 PMESPN+2024 PFL Regular Season: Heavyweights & Women’s Flyweights
Boeing Center at Tech Port, San Antonio, TX, USA
04/04/20246:30 PMESPN+Replay – En Español – 2024 PFL Regular Season: Heavyweights & Women’s Flyweights (Early Card)
Boeing Center at Tech Port, San Antonio, TX, USA
04/04/20246:30 PMESPN+En Español – 2024 PFL Regular Season: Heavyweights & Women’s Flyweights
Boeing Center at Tech Port, San Antonio, TX, USA
04/04/202410:00 PMESPN22024 PFL Regular Season: Heavyweights & Women’s Flyweights (Main Card)
Boeing Center at Tech Port, San Antonio, TX, USA
Round: Main Card
04/04/202410:00 PMESPN DeportesEn Español – 2024 PFL Regular Season: Heavyweights & Women’s Flyweights (Main Card)
Boeing Center at Tech Port, San Antonio, TX, USA
Round: Main Card
04/04/202410:00 PMESPN+Replay – En Español – 2024 PFL Regular Season: Heavyweights & Women’s Flyweights (Main Card)
Boeing Center at Tech Port, San Antonio, TX, USA
Round: Main Card
04/04/202410:00 PMESPN+Replay – 2024 PFL Regular Season: Heavyweights & Women’s Flyweights (Main Card)
Boeing Center at Tech Port, San Antonio, TX, USA
Round: Main Card
04/04/202411:00 PMESPN+Fight Week: PFL 1 (Ep. 5)
04/05/20249:00 AMESPN+Fri, 4/5 – Good Guy/Bad Guy
04/05/20245:35 PMESPN+UFC Fight Night Pre-Show Presented by Cuervo: Vettori vs. Allen
UFC APEX, Las Vegas, NV, USA
04/06/20243:00 PMESPN+Replay-En Español-UFC Fight Night: Allen vs. Curtis (Prelims)
04/06/20243:00 PMESPN+Replay – UFC Fight Night Presented by Bud Light: Allen vs. Curtis (Prelims)
UFC APEX, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Round: Prelims
04/06/20243:00 PMESPN+En Español-UFC Fight Night: Allen vs. Curtis
04/06/20243:00 PMESPN+UFC Fight Night Presented by Bud Light: Allen vs. Curtis
UFC APEX, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Chris Curtis VS Brendan Allen
04/06/20246:00 PMESPN+Replay-En Español-UFC Fight Night: Allen vs. Curtis (Main Card)
04/06/20246:00 PMESPN+Replay – UFC Fight Night Presented by Bud Light: Allen vs. Curtis (Main Card)
UFC APEX, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Chris Curtis VS Brendan Allen
Round: Main Card
04/06/20249:00 PMESPN+UFC Fight Night Post Show Presented by Cuervo: Allen vs. Curtis
UFC APEX, Las Vegas, NV, USA
04/06/202411:00 PMESPN+PFL Fight Camp Confidential: Carlos Jr.
04/07/202411:00 PMESPN+PFL Fight Camp Confidential: Pitbull
04/08/20249:00 PMESPN+Betting the PFL: 2024 PFL 2
04/08/202411:00 PMESPN+Fight Week: PFL 2 (Ep. 1)
04/09/202411:00 PMESPN+Fight Week: PFL 2 (Ep. 2)
04/10/202411:00 PMESPN+Fight Week: PFL 2 (Ep. 3)
04/11/20244:00 PMESPN2Road to UFC 300: Preview Special
T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV, USA
04/11/202411:00 PMESPN+Fight Week: PFL 2 (Ep. 4)
04/12/20245:30 PMESPN+2024 PFL Regular Season: Light Heavyweights & Lightweights
The Theater at Virgin Hotels LV, Las Vegas, NV, USA
04/12/20245:35 PMESPN+UFC 300 Pre-Show Presented by Cuervo: Pereira vs. Hill
T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV, USA
04/12/20246:00 PMESPN+Replay – 2024 PFL Regular Season: Light Heavyweights & Lightweights (Early Card)
The Theater at Virgin Hotels LV, Las Vegas, NV, USA
04/12/20246:00 PMESPN+Replay – En Español – 2024 PFL Regular Season: Light Heavyweights & Lightweights (Early Card)
The Theater at Virgin Hotels LV, Las Vegas, NV, USA
04/12/20246:00 PMESPN+En Español – 2024 PFL Regular Season: Light Heavyweights & Lightweights
The Theater at Virgin Hotels LV, Las Vegas, NV, USA
04/12/20249:00 PMESPN22024 PFL Regular Season: Light Heavyweights & Lightweights (Main Card)
The Theater at Virgin Hotels LV, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Round: Main Card
04/12/20249:00 PMESPN DeportesEn Español – 2024 PFL Regular Season: Light Heavyweights & Lightweights (Main Card)
The Theater at Virgin Hotels LV, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Round: Main Card
04/12/20249:00 PMESPN+Replay – 2024 PFL Regular Season: Light Heavyweights & Lightweights (Main Card)
The Theater at Virgin Hotels LV, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Round: Main Card
04/12/20249:00 PMESPN+Replay – En Español – 2024 PFL Regular Season: Light Heavyweights & Lightweights (Main Card)
The Theater at Virgin Hotels LV, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Round: Main Card
04/12/202411:00 PMESPN+Fight Week: PFL 2 (Ep. 5)
04/13/20246:00 PMESPN DeportesEn Español-UFC 300: Pereira vs. Hill (Early Prelims)
Round: Early Prelims
04/13/20246:00 PMESPN+Replay-En Español-UFC 300: Pereira vs. Hill (Early Prelims)
04/13/20246:00 PMESPN+En Español-UFC 300: Pereira vs. Hill
04/13/20248:00 PMESPN DeportesEn Español-UFC 300: Pereira vs. Hill (Prelims)
Round: Prelims
04/13/20248:00 PMESPN+Replay-En Español-UFC 300: Pereira vs. Hill (Prelims)
Round: Prelims
04/13/202411:00 PMESPN+PFL Fight Camp Confidential: Umalatov
04/14/20241:00 AMESPN+UFC 300 Post Show Presented by Cuervo: Pereira vs. Hill
T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV, USA
04/14/202411:00 PMESPN+PFL Fight Camp Confidential: Storley
04/15/20249:00 PMESPN+Betting the PFL: 2024 PFL 3
04/15/202411:00 PMESPN+Fight Week: PFL 3 (Ep. 1)
04/16/202411:00 PMESPN+Fight Week: PFL 3 (Ep. 2)
04/17/202411:00 PMESPN+Fight Week: PFL 3 (Ep. 3)
04/18/202411:00 PMESPN+Fight Week: PFL 3 (Ep. 4)
04/19/20246:00 PMESPN+2024 PFL Regular Season: Welterweights & Featherweights
Wintrust Arena, Chicago, IL, USA
04/19/20246:30 PMESPN+Replay – 2024 PFL Regular Season: Welterweights & Featherweights (Early Card)
Wintrust Arena, Chicago, IL, USA
04/19/20246:30 PMESPN+Replay – En Español – 2024 PFL Regular Season: Welterweights & Featherweights (Early Card)
Wintrust Arena, Chicago, IL, USA
04/19/20246:30 PMESPN+En Español – 2024 PFL Regular Season: Welterweights & Featherweights
Wintrust Arena, Chicago, IL, USA
04/19/202410:00 PMESPN DeportesEn Español – 2024 PFL Regular Season: Welterweights & Featherweights (Main Card)
Wintrust Arena, Chicago, IL, USA
Round: Main Card
04/19/202410:00 PMESPN+Replay – 2024 PFL Regular Season: Welterweights & Featherweights (Main Card)
Wintrust Arena, Chicago, IL, USA
Round: Main Card
04/19/202410:00 PMESPN+Replay – En Español – 2024 PFL Regular Season: Welterweights & Featherweights (Main Card)
Wintrust Arena, Chicago, IL, USA
Round: Main Card
04/19/202411:00 PMESPN+Fight Week: PFL 3 (Ep. 5)
04/26/20245:00 PMESPN2UFC Live Presented by Cuervo:
UFC APEX, Las Vegas, NV, USA
04/26/20245:35 PMESPN+UFC Fight Night Pre-Show Presented by Cuervo: TBD vs. TBD
UFC APEX, Las Vegas, NV, USA
04/27/20244:00 PMESPN2UFC Fight Night
Round: Prelims
04/27/20244:00 PMESPN+En Español-UFC on ESPN
04/27/20247:00 PMESPN DeportesEn Español-UFC on ESPN
04/27/202410:00 PMESPN+UFC Fight Night Post Show Presented by Cuervo: TBD vs. TBD
UFC APEX, Las Vegas, NV, USA

PFL Viewing FAQs: Everything You Need to Know

What time does PFL start tonight?

PFL events usually start at 10 PM Eastern Time, but the time can vary depending on the event and location. Check the official PFL website or our 2024 PFL Fight Schedule section for the exact start times of upcoming matches.

How can I watch PFL fights live?

You can watch PFL fights live on ESPN+ as it’s the primary broadcaster for the league. Additionally, fights are aired on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. Streaming services like Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV, and DIRECTV STREAM also offer ESPN channels where PFL events are broadcasted.

How much does it cost to watch PFL on ESPN+?

An ESPN+ subscription, which includes live PFL events, costs $10.99 per month. You can also opt for the Disney bundle at $14.99 per month, which includes ESPN+, Disney+, and Hulu, providing more value and entertainment options.

What is the best way to stream PFL without cable?

The best way to stream PFL without cable is through ESPN+, offering affordable access to live PFL events. Other options include Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV, and DIRECTV STREAM, all of which carry ESPN and ESPN2, ensuring you won’t miss the action.

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