When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.
- Alexander Volkanovski and Valentina Shevchenko defend their championship belts at UFC 266 on Saturday.
- Fan-favorite fighter Nick Diaz returns to the octagon after six years to face Robbie Lawler.
- The UFC 266 main card costs $70 and requires an ESPN+ subscription for $7 a month or $70 a year.
UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski will fight Brian Ortega, and Valentina Shevchenko will defend the women’s flyweight belt against Lauren Murphy in the co-main event matches of UFC 266. The pay-per-view (PPV) event will stream live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on September 25, with the main card starting at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
UFC fan favorite and former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz will return to the UFC octagon for the first time in more than six years to fight middleweight Robbie Lawler at UFC 266. Diaz and Lawler fought 17 years ago at UFC 47, where Diaz finished Lawler with a second-round knockout.
Lawler has remained active in UFC but lost his last four fights dating back to 2017. Diaz versus Lawler will be the second non-main event or title fight scheduled for five rounds in UFC history.
The UFC 266 main card costs $70 and requires an ESPN+ subscription for $7 a month or $70 a year. ESPN is also offering a deal price of $89.98 for UFC 266 and one year of ESPN+; a 30% discount.
UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega fight card
Early Prelims – 6 p.m. ET, 3 p.m. PT on UFC Fight Pass
- Jonathan Pearce versus Omar Antonio Morales Ferrer [Featherweight]
- Matthew Semelsberger versus Martin Sano [Welterweight]
- Cody Brundage versus Nick Maximov [Middleweight]
- Uros Medic versus Jalin Turner [Lightweight]
Prelims – 8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT on ESPN+ and ESPN News
- Roxanne Modafferi versus Taila Santos [Women’s flyweight]
- Shamil Abdurakhimov versus Chris Daukaus [Heavyweight]
- Dan Hooker versus Nasrat Haqparast [Lightweight]
- Marlon Moraes versus Merab Dvalishvili [Bantamweight]
Main Card – 10 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. PT on ESPN+ for $70
- Jessica Andrade versus Cynthia Calvillo [Women’s flyweight]
- Curtis Blaydes versus Jairzinho Rozenstruik [Heavyweight]
- Nick Diaz versus Robbie Lawler [Middleweight]
- Valentina Shevchenko versus Lauren Murphy [Women’s flyweight title match]
- Alexander Volkanovski versus Brian Ortega [Featherweight title match]
How to watch UFC 266
You can watch the main event of UFC 266 live on ESPN+ at 10 p.m. ET on September 25. The event is separated into three portions: the early prelims, the prelims, and the main card.
The early prelims start at 6 p.m. ET and are only available to UFC Fight Pass subscribers. The prelims begin at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN+ and the ESPNews cable channel. The main card is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET and is an ESPN+ exclusive PPV event.
This means you have to subscribe to the ESPN+ streaming service before you’re able to purchase UFC 266. An ESPN+ membership costs $7 a month or $70 a year. The UFC 266 PPV event requires a one-time fee of $70 on top of your ESPN+ subscription.
You can access the ESPN+ app on all major mobile and streaming devices, including Amazon Fire, Apple, Android, Chromecast, PS4, Xbox One, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, and more.
Ways to save on UFC 266
New subscribers can purchase a year-long ESPN+ membership with access to UFC 266 included for a total of $89.98. That’s about 35% off the regular combined price of an annual plan and a PPV match. Following your first year of service, ESPN+ will then renew for the regular annual price of $70.