What channel is UFC 266 on today? How to watch, buy Volkanovski vs. Ortega on pay-per-view

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UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski (22-1) faces Brian Ortega (15-1) on Saturday in UFC 266 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Volkanovski, who won his featherweight title in December of 2019 against Max Holloway, is making his second title defense against Ortega, who is the third-ranked fighter in the division according to UFC.com. Ortega was previously named the 2017 Breakthrough Fighter of the Year at the World MMA Awards and won his most recent fight against Chan Sung Jang by unanimous decision in Oct. 2020. 

The two fighters will headline a main card that features women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy, welterweights Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler, heavyweights Curtis Blaydes vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik and flyweights Jessica Andrade vs. Cynthia Calvillo. 

Here is how you can watch the entire Volkanovski vs. Ortega fight on Saturday night. 

MORE: Sign up to watch the UFC 266 PPV, exclusively on ESPN+ 

What channel is UFC 266? 

  • Early prelims: UFC Fight Pass
  • Prelims: ESPNews/ESPN+
  • Main card: ESPN+ (pay-per-view) 

The UFC 266 main card will air on ESPN+, though the event will be pay-per-view. The early preliminaries and prelims can be watched on UFC Fight Pass and ESPNews/ESPN+, respectively. 

What time does UFC 266 start? 

  • Early prelims: 6 p.m. ET 
  • Prelims: 8 p.m. ET 
  • Main card: 10 p.m. ET 

The early prelims and preliminaries are expected to start at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET, respectively. The main card is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET, with the main event taking place around midnight. 

How much does UFC 266 cost on PPV? 

  • Date: Saturday, Sept. 25 
  • Network: ESPN+ 

The main card broadcasts only on ESPN+, with a pay-per-view price to boot. Here are the ways in which you can subscribe to ESPN+. 

Product Overall Price as of Sept. 14
ESPN+ Monthly Subscription $6.99/month
ESPN+ Annual Subscription $69.99/year
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Ad-Supported $19.99/month
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads $13.99/month
UFC PPV Standalone $69.99 each
UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV & ESPN+ Annual) $89.98, then $69.99/year
UFC PPV & The Disney Bundle $83.98, then $13.99/month

Click here to learn more about the ESPN+ pricing options and bundles.

UFC 266 fight card 

Early prelims 

  • Manon Fiorot vs. Mayra Bueno Silva, women’s flyweights 
  • Karl Roberson vs. Nick Maximov, middleweights 
  • Matthew Semelsberger vs. Martin Sano, welterweights 

Prelims 

  • Marlon Moraes vs. Merab Dvalishvili, bantamweights 
  • Dan Hooker vs. Nasrat Haqparast, lightweights 
  • Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Chris Daukaus, heavyweights 

Main card 

  • Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega for the UFC featherweight championship 
  • Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy for the UFC women’s flyweight championship 
  • Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler, weltwerwrights 
  • Curtis Blaydes vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik, heavyweights 
  • Jessica Andrade vs. Cynthia Calvillo, women’s flyweights





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