How to watch UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs. Holland this Saturday on ESPN+

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Marvin Vettori and Kevin Holland face off at the weigh-in for their UFC Fight Night main event.

  • UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs. Holland will be broadcast live on ESPN+ and ABC on April 10.
  • The early prelims start at 11:30 a.m. ET, and the main card is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. ET.
  • Every UFC Fight Night is included with ESPN+, which costs $6 a month or $60 per year.

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This Saturday’s UFC Fight Night will feature middleweight fighters Marvin Vettori and Kevin Holland in the main event, just three weeks after Holland’s loss at the last UFC Fight Night event.

Vettori was originally scheduled to fight Darren Till, who withdrew from the fight with a broken collarbone. Replacing Till gives Holland an opportunity for redemption after he suffered a decision loss to Derek Brunson in March. The 21-day gap between that loss and this weekend’s UFC Fight Night will tie a record for the shortest turnaround time between main event matches, according to ESPN.

The fight will be broadcast from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on April 10, starting at 11:30 a.m. ET. All of UFC Fight Night will stream on ESPN+ as part of a subscription for $6 a month or $60 a year. You can also watch the prelims live on ESPN and the main event on ABC.

UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs. Holland will be held without fans in attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic. UFC has consistently implemented safety precautions for fighters and staff during the pandemic, including advanced medical screenings, regular testing, temperature checks, and social distancing guidelines. UFC President Dana White announced that UFC 261 will be held with a full crowd in Jacksonville, Florida, on April 24.

Here’s the match schedule for UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs. Holland

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Early prelims – 11:30 a.m. ET, 8:30 a.m. PT on ESPN+

  • Impa Kasanganay versus Sasha Palatnikov [Welterweight]

Prelims – 12 p.m. ET, 9 a.m. PT on ESPN and ESPN+

  • Jim Miller versus Joe Solecki [Lightweight]
  • Scott Holtzman versus Mateusz Gamrot [Lightweight]
  • John Makdessi versus Ignacio Bahamondes [Lightweight]
  • Da-un Jung versus William Knight [Light Heavyweight]
  • Luis Saldana versus Jordan Griffin [Featherweight]
  • Hunter Azure versus Jack Shore [Bantamweight]
  • Yorgan De Castro versus Jarjis Danho [Heavyweight]

Main card – 3 p.m. ET, 12 p.m. PT on ABC and ESPN+

  • Mike Perry versus Daniel Rodriguez [Welterweight]
  • Nina Nunes versus Mackenzie Dern [Women’s Strawweight]
  • Sam Alvey versus Julian Marquez [Middleweight]
  • Arnold Allen versus Sodiq Yusuff [Featherweight]
  • Marvin Vettori versus Kevin Holland [Middleweight]

How to watch UFC Fight Night matches

UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs. Holland is separated into three parts: the early prelims, prelims, and the main card. The entire event will be streamed live on ESPN+ starting with the early prelims at 11:30 a.m. ET. The prelims will then air at 12 p.m. ET on ESPN+ and ESPN, while the main card will be broadcast on ABC and ESPN+ starting at 3 p.m. ET.

ESPN+ subscribers can watch every UFC Fight Night event live and also gain access to a huge catalog of classic UFC matches and recent highlights. ESPN+ costs $6 a month or $60 for a full year, and it’s available as an app on most mobile and streaming devices. You can also bundle ESPN+ with Disney Plus and Hulu for $14 a month.

Here’s a full breakdown of additional features and details for ESPN+.

Portions of some UFC Fight Night events, like Vettori vs. Holland, are also broadcast on cable networks like ABC and ESPN. These channels are available through several live TV streaming services, including Hulu + Live TV, AT&T TV, and Youtube TV. If you have cable, you can stream ABC live online too.

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How to get the Disney Plus bundle with ESPN+ and the different versions of Hulu

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How to combine Disney Plus, ESPN+ and ad-free Hulu

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At just $8 a month, Disney Plus is one of the most affordable streaming services you can sign up for. The platform features a large collection of movies and shows from Disney’s various brands and franchises, including Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic.

As extensive as the Disney Plus library is, however, the platform does have some weak spots. Most notably, Disney Plus doesn’t offer sports or any currently airing seasons of network shows. The service’s family-friendly library also lacks any R-rated content. Thankfully, Disney Plus offers a discounted bundle with ESPN+ and Hulu to give subscribers those options.

The bundle costs $14 a month, which is about $6 less per month than you’d pay if you subscribed to all three services separately. Though the deal includes the version of Hulu with ads by default, you can pay more to get the bundle with ad-free Hulu or Hulu + Live TV.

How much does the Disney Plus, ESPN+, and Hulu bundle cost?

The bundle with Disney Plus, ESPN+, and Hulu is available in a variety of packages, with prices starting at $14 a month. Here’s a full breakdown of bundle options:

Bundle plan Price
Disney Plus, Hulu Basic, and ESPN+ bundle: $14 a month
Disney Plus, Hulu (ad-free), and ESPN+ bundle: $20 a month
Disney Plus, Hulu Basic + Live TV, and ESPN+ bundle: $73 a month
Disney Plus, Hulu (ad-free) + Live TV, and ESPN+ bundle: $79 a month

How to sign up for the Disney Plus, ESPN+, and Hulu bundle

If you live in the US, signing up for the Disney Plus bundle with Hulu Basic and ESPN+ is as simple as visiting the Disney Plus website and selecting the bundle option. The base package costs $14 a month. If you’re a current subscriber to one of the services, you can upgrade to the discounted bundle here.

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After entering in your email address and payment information you’ll be able to activate your account on each service. You can use the same account information across each platform, but you will need to access each service’s app separately.

This default bundle only includes the ad-supported version of Hulu, but you can get the ad-free or live TV plans if you sign up directly through Hulu. We’ve broken down the process below to make things easy.

How to combine Disney Plus, ESPN+, and ad-free Hulu or Hulu + Live TV

  1. If you’re a new subscriber to these services, visit the Hulu bundle page here to sign up.
  2. You can then select which version of Hulu you’d like with the bundle: Hulu with ads ($14/month), Hulu without ads ($20/month), or Hulu + Live TV ($73/month).
  3. Enter in the required account information and payment details to continue.
  4. Once you finish the sign up process, you’ll be able to access Hulu, Disney Plus, and ESPN+ through their respective apps.
  5. If you’d like to switch Hulu plans or cancel at a later date, you can adjust your subscription through the “Manage Your Account” section of the Hulu website.

Can I upgrade to ad-free Hulu or Hulu + Live TV if I already have the bundle?

If you subscribed to the bundle through Hulu, you can easily upgrade your Hulu plan through the “Manage Your Account” section of the Hulu website.

However, if you originally subscribed to the bundle through Disney, you’ll need to cancel your existing bundle subscription first if you want to upgrade your Hulu plan. After you cancel your bundle subscription, you can sign up for a bundle with Hulu Premium or Hulu + Live TV here.

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How to watch UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Holland this Saturday on ESPN+

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Kevin Holland tied a UFC record with five victories during the 2020 calendar year.

  • UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Holland will be broadcast live on ESPN+ and ESPN on March 20.
  • The prelims start at 7:30 p.m. ET, and the main card is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. ET.
  • Every UFC Fight Night is included with ESPN+, which costs $6 a month or $60 per year.

This Saturday’s UFC Fight Night event will feature Kevin Holland, one of UFC’s hottest rising stars, against Derek Brunson, a longtime veteran of the middleweight division.

Holland tied a UFC record for most wins in a calendar year with five victories in 2020, including four knockout finishes. While Holland is ranked at 10th in the middleweight division, a win in the UFC Fight Night main event could vault him into title contention. The same goes for Brunson, who has posted three consecutive victories since losing to eventual middleweight champion Israel Adesanya in 2018.

The fight will be broadcast from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on March 20, starting at 7:30 p.m. ET. All of UFC Fight Night will stream on ESPN+ as part of a subscription for $6 a month or $60 a year. You can also watch the prelims live on ESPN2 and the main event on ESPN.

UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Holland will be held without fans in attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic. UFC has consistently implemented safety precautions for fighters and staff during the pandemic, including advanced medical screenings, regular testing, temperature checks, and social distancing guidelines. UFC President Dana White recently announced that UFC 261 will be held with a full crowd in Jacksonville Florida on April 24.

Here’s the match schedule for UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Holland

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Prelims – 7:30 p.m. ET, 4:30 p.m. PT on ESPN2 and ESPN+

  • Bruno Silva versus JP Buys [Flyweight]
  • Montel Jackson versus Jesse Strader [Bantamweight]
  • Trevin Giles versus Roman Dolidze [Middleweight]
  • Leonardo Santos versus Grant Dawson [Lightweight]
  • Marion Reneau versus Macy Chiasson [Women’s Bantamweight]

Main Card – 10 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. PT on ESPN and ESPN+

  • Tai Tuivasa versus Harry Hensucker [Heavyweight]
  • Song Kenan versus Max Griffin [Welterweight]
  • Adrian Yanez versus Gustavo Lopez [Bantamweight]
  • Cheyanne Buys versus Montserrat Ruiz [Women’s Strawweight]
  • Gregor Gillespie versus Brad Riddell [Lightweight]
  • Derek Brunson versus Kevin Holland [Middleweight]

How to watch UFC Fight Night matches

UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Holland is separated into two parts: the prelims and the main card. The entire event will be streamed live on ESPN+ starting with the prelims at 7:30 p.m. ET. The prelims will also air on ESPN2, while the main card will be broadcast on ESPN and ESPN+ starting at 10 p.m. ET.

ESPN+ subscribers can watch every UFC Fight Night event live and also gain access to a huge catalog of classic UFC matches and recent highlights. ESPN+ costs $6 per month or $60 for a full year, and it’s available as an app on most mobile and streaming devices. You can also bundle ESPN+ with Disney Plus and Hulu for $13 a month.

Here’s a full breakdown of additional features and details for ESPN+.

Leading up to major PPV events, ESPN+ typically offers a special deal that bundles one UFC PPV fight and an annual ESPN+ subscription for a total of $89.98. This bundle deal gives you an overall discount of over 30% if you plan on following the UFC closely for the rest of the year.

This match and select UFC Fight Night events are also broadcast on ESPN’s cable networks. ESPN channels are available through several live TV streaming services, including Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV, and Youtube TV.

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Apple sells several different iPad models – here’s how much they all cost

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The 2020 iPad Pro is pictured above using an AR app.

  • Apple iPad lineup consists of the iPad, iPad Mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro models.
  • The newest iPads are the standard 10.2-inch iPad and the 10.9-inch iPad Air.
  • Apple’s standard 10.2-inch iPad is the cheapest, while the priciest is the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Although they’re not for everyone, the enduring popularity of tablets stands as a testament to their appeal. Tablets inhabit a middle zone between a smartphone and a laptop, giving you more computer-like capabilities for work and entertainment without the bulk.

Apple’s tablet family runs the gamut in pricing from as low as $329 for a standard iPad to around $1,649 for the latest iPad Pro with all the bells and whistles. So, whatever you’re looking to spend, there’s probably an iPad out there for you.

Below, we’ve rounded up all of the current iPad models available online right now so you can find the right Apple tablet for your needs and budget.

For more shopping advice, check out our full buying guide to the best iPads.

How much does the iPad cost?

10.2-inch iPad (8th-gen, 2020)

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Apple announced a new 8th-generation 10.2-inch iPad during its launch event in September  2020. 

It’s powered by Apple’s A12 chip, the same chip that powers the iPhone XS from 2018, which means it’s powerful enough for basic tasks like watching Netflix, checking email, and browsing the web. It’ll easily run advanced power-hungry games now, but this older chip will become outdated and slow over the years. 

The 8th-generation iPad supports Apple Pencil and Apple’s Smart Keyboard, which connects to the iPad through a specific port and doesn’t require Bluetooth. 

We’ve called the 10.2-inch iPad  the best iPad for most people because of its excellent balance of performance and value, at least compared to its more expensive counterparts. In our full review, we praised the tablet for its long battery life, affordable price, and solid performance given the specifications. 

On the flip side, buyers should be aware that the base model only comes with 32GB of storage, which is half the amount of space you get with the cheapest iPhone configuration. The 1.2-megapixel camera also isn’t very sharp, which may be important if you spend a lot of time on FaceTime or Zoom.

It starts at $329 from Apple for the 32GB Wi-Fi model. You can get the 128GB Wi-Fi model for $429, the 32GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model for $459, and the 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model for $559. These are the prices on Apple’s website; keep an eye on third-party sellers for deals and discounts.

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iPad Mini (5th-gen, 2019)

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The current iPad Mini is in its 5th generation, and was released in March 2019.

Running on the A12 Bionic processor, it shares many qualities with the eighth-generation iPad that was released in September 2020. Other than its more compact size, the biggest differences between the two iPads are that the Mini has a sharper 7-megapixel selfie camera, a more advanced screen with Apple’s True Tone tech and support for the P3 wide color gamut, and more storage at the high end. 

However, the iPad Mini isn’t compatible with Apple’s Smart Keyboard, so you’ll have to use a Bluetooth keyboard if you want to get some work done on the Mini. But it is compatible with the first-generation Apple Pencil, which as we wrote in our full review is particularly great for the iPad Mini since its size makes it feel similar to scribbling in a notebook.

Unless you want a smaller tablet with a better camera for video chatting, it’s not the best deal at $399 considering the standard iPad starts at $329. Still, it’s the best option for a small tablet, if that’s what you’re after. 

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iPad Air (4th-gen, 2020)

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Apple announced the 4th generation of its iPad Air with a 10.9-inch display during its launch event in September 2020. 

It runs on Apple’s A14 chip, which powers the iPhone 12 series. The new iPad Air also comes with an updated look that more closely resembles the iPad Pro, namely with the all-screen design and sharper squared-off edges. It was also updated to include USB-C instead of Apple’s proprietary Lighting ports and cables for charging and connecting to computers. The Touch ID fingerprint sensor has moved to the top button.  

It supports Apple Pencil and Apple’s new Magic Keyboard that comes with a trackpad. 

The iPad Air’s main allure has always been its light weight, but at 1-pound, the latest 4th-gen isn’t much lighter than other iPads. Still, we love the iPad Air’s larger display, sleeker design, long battery life, and Touch ID support. The biggest downside is that it only comes with 64GB of storage, which is low for a premium tablet. 

With a starting price of $599, it’s an ideal iPad if you want current powerful specs for performance and longevity, but don’t want to spend as much as the iPad Pro.

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iPad Pro (2020)

The current and latest iPad Pro is in its 4th generation and was launched on March 18, 2020

The iPad Pro is the most high-end tablet in Apple’s iPad lineup. Because it has more advanced hardware such as Apple’s A12Z processor — which has more cores for computing and graphics processing — the iPad Pro is best-suited for those who intend to use their tablet primarily for work.

The iPad Pro really shines when paired with peripherals like the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard Folio, although the cost of Apple’s peripherals do drive up the overall price significantly.

The iPad Pro also comes with an enhanced rear camera with LiDAR depth sensing and a dual-lens system, making it more ideal for creative professionals than everyday users.  

The 11-inch model starts at $799, while the 12.9-inch version calls for $999 to start. 

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We also recommend the Apple Pencil Stylus

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The first-generation Apple Pencil is pictured above with the 2019 iPad Mini.

The Apple Pencil officially works with every iPad Apple currently sells. The first-generation Apple Pencil works with the new iPad Mini and iPad Air, as well as the older 10.5-inch iPad Pro and the 2018 and 2019 standard iPads.

If you buy the new 11- or 12.5-inch iPad Pros, you should buy the second-generation stylus, which was made for those tablets and is even better than the original.

Over the years, we’ve tested a lot of styluses from companies like Adonit, 53, Wacom, and more. None of those styluses can hold a candle to the Apple Pencil. Whether you buy the first-generation Pencil or the second, you’re getting a stylus that was made by Apple in tandem with the iPad.

As such, the Pencil works with the iPads’ screens in special ways that no other stylus can. The result is improved pressure sensitivity and an impressively low level of latency. When you use an Apple Pencil, you actually feel like you’re using a normal graphite pencil.

There are a few differences between the first and second-generation Pencils: The newer model has wireless charging and magnetically attaches to the side of the iPad. It was made for the new 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pros, while the first-generation Pencil is for the older 9.7-inch iPad and the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. The older Pencil charges with a Lightning port on the end and doesn’t attach to your iPad. It’s also a bit cheaper.

Choose whichever works for the iPad you buy.

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How to watch ‘Coming 2 America,’ the Amazon-exclusive sequel to the iconic Black comedy starring Eddie Murphy

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Arsenio Hall and Eddie Murphy as Semmi and Akeem in “Coming 2 America.”

  • Coming 2 America,” a sequel to the 1988 comedy, will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on March 5.
  • Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall reprise their roles from the original film.
  • The movie is exclusive to Prime Video, which is included with an Amazon Prime membership.

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Coming 2 America” will continue the story of Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall’s classic 1988 comedy when it debuts on Amazon Prime Video on March 5. 

The movie features a star-studded cast of Black actors with new characters played by Wesley Snipes, Tracy Morgan, and Leslie Jones joining familiar faces, like James Earl Jones, John Amos, and Shari Headley.

In “Coming 2 America,” Akeem Joffer (Eddie Murphy), the king of the African nation of Zamunda, returns to New York City to find his estranged adult son and raise him as an heir. Just like in the original, Murphy and Hall will play multiple characters.

The original ” Coming to America” isn’t one of Murphy’s most celebrated comedies among critics, but it’s well remembered for its predominantly Black cast, which included one of Samuel L. Jackson’s first film appearances. The movie was one of the highest box office earners of 1988, earning more than $350 million.

Coming 2 America” was originally planned for a theatrical release in December 2020, but Prime Video purchased the distribution rights to make it a streaming exclusive.

How to watch ‘Coming 2 America’

Coming 2 America” will debut on Amazon Prime Video on March 5. New Prime Video shows and movies usually start streaming at midnight GMT on release day, which would be 7 p.m. ET on March 4 for “Coming 2 America.” 

The original “Coming to America” is also available for Prime Video subscribers to stream.

Prime Video is included with the standard Amazon Prime subscription for $13 a month or $119 per year, but you can also subscribe to just Prime Video for $9 a month. New Amazon Prime subscribers get a free 30-day trial, so you can watch “Coming 2 America” and then cancel the service if you don’t want to keep it.

You can find the Prime Video app on Roku, Fire TV, iOS, Android, Xbox, PlayStation, and most smart TVs. Prime Video supports up to 4K resolution with HDR for select titles, though it’s not clear if “Coming 2 America” will support those features.

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How to watch UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane this Saturday on ESPN+

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  • UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane will stream live via ESPN+ on February 27.
  • Prelims start at 5 p.m. ET, and the main card is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET.
  • Every UFC Fight Night is included with ESPN+, which costs $6 a month or $60 per year.

UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane will feature two of UFC’s best up-and-coming heavyweights in the main event.

Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Ciryl Gane both debuted in UFC in 2019; Rozenstruik won 10 straight matches and was on the path to a heavyweight title fight before suffering a stunning first round knockout to Francis Ngannou. Gane remains undefeated through seven career matches, and a victory over Rozenstruik would solidify his place as one of the division’s top contenders.

The event will be broadcast from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on February 27, starting at 5 p.m. ET. Both the prelims and main event will stream exclusively on the ESPN+ streaming service, with the main card scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET.

UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane will be held without fans in attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic. UFC has consistently implemented safety precautions for fighters and staff during the pandemic, including advanced medical screenings, regular testing, temperature checks, and social distancing guidelines.

Here’s the match schedule for UFC Fight Night: UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane

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Prelims – 5 p.m. ET, 2 p.m. PT on ESPN+

  • Dustin Jacoby versus Maxim Grishin [Light Heavyweight]
  • Vince Cachero versus Ronnie Lawrence [Bantamweight]
  • Alexis Davis versus Sabina Mazo [Women’s bantamweight]
  • Alexander Hernandez versus Thiago Moises [Lightweight]

Main Card  – 8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT on ESPN+

  • Alex Caceres versus Kevin Croom [Featherweight]
  • Angela Hill versus Ashley Yoder [Women’s Strawweight]
  • Pedro Munhoz versus Jimmie Rivera [Bantamweight]
  • Montana De La Rosa versus Mayra Bueno Silva [Women’s flyweight]
  • Nikita Krylov versus Magomed Ankalaev [Light heavyweight]
  • Jairzinho Rozenstruik versus Ciryl Gane [Heavyweight]

How to watch UFC Fight Night matches

The prelims and main event of UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane will be streamed live on ESPN+. The prelims are set for 5 p.m. ET, and the main card will start at 8 p.m. ET.

ESPN+ subscribers can watch every UFC Fight Night event live and also gain access to a huge catalog of classic UFC matches and recent highlights. ESPN+ costs $6 per month or $60 for a full year, and it’s available as an app on most mobile and streaming devices. You can also bundle ESPN+ with Disney Plus and Hulu for $13 a month.

Here’s a full breakdown of additional features and details for ESPN+.

Leading up to major PPV events, ESPN+ typically offers a special deal that bundles one UFC PPV fight and an annual ESPN+ subscription for a total of $89.98. This bundle deal gives you an overall discount of over 30% if you plan on following the UFC closely for the rest of the year.

Select UFC Fight Night events are also broadcast on ESPN’s cable networks. ESPN channels are available through several live TV streaming services, including Hulu + Live TVSling TVAT&T TV, and Youtube TV

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How to care for your dog’s cracked or dry paw pads step by step and the supplies you need to do it

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Dry and cracked paw pads are especially common in fall and winter months.

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  • An injured paw pad can really dampen the spirit of an active dog.
  • My dog has had multiple cuts and cracks on his pads, so I’ve learned how to tend to injured and cracked pads at home.
  • Further injuries can be prevented by investing in a nice pair of dog boots and washing your dog’s paws after walks.
  • Before administering any treatment to your dog, it’s important to consult your veterinarian.
  • This article was medically reviewed by Dr. Karie Johnson, veterinarian and co-founder of VIP Vet Visit, a mobile vet service in the south suburbs of Chicago.

Picture this: It’s a cold November day. The sun is reflecting off a fresh layer of snow, and the family is gathered together for Thanksgiving. Everyone is watching the dogs play outside before heading in for dinner. It’s a beautiful fall scene – until someone notices bloody paw prints in the snow. Leave it to my German Shepherd Silas to slice open the pad on the bottom of his paw on Thanksgiving Day. 

So what did I do? What any self-respecting dog mom would do in this situation: freak out. After I calmed down, we corralled Silas into the bathroom to assess the damage and contain the blood. Then we called the vet and got the lowdown on what to do for an injured paw pad. Unfortunately for Silas but fortunately for you, this wasn’t the last time he cut or cracked his pads, so I’m now an expert in injured dog pads. Below, I’ll walk you through the steps to take care of your dog’s pad and get it back to playing fetch in no time.

Call the vet

Every situation and every dog is different, so the first thing you should do is call your dog’s vet. If bleeding is severe or the pad is completely cut off, you might need to take your dog to its vet or to the nearest emergency vet if it’s after-hours. Taking Silas to the vet usually causes him more anxiety and trauma than whatever is bothering him in the first place. Luckily, we were able to save a trip, and his vet talked us through what to do over the phone. 

Clean the injured paw pad

Run your dog’s pad under warm water or use a saline solution to clean out any dirt or debris. (Note: The American Kennel Club advises against using hydrogen peroxide because it can be damaging to healthy tissue.)

Superglue the cut

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Apply superglue to larger cuts.

You read that correctly. It seems strange, but this is what our vet advised us to do, and it worked perfectly. For smaller cuts or cracks, you can skip this step, but for a larger cut, manually hold the cut together and apply superglue. Hold the cut together until the glue dries. This acts in the same way a surgical glue would to hold a cut together. 

Apply a balm

A pet balm or dog paw cream like Vermont’s Original Bag Balm can help the cut heal and soften its dry pads. Make sure the superglue is dry before this step. 

Bandage the paw

In a pinch when this first happened to Silas, we used a paper towel and a clean sock, but once we were able to get the proper materials (gauze and self-adhering tape), we found they worked much better. Securely wrap the gauze around the cut and the dog’s entire foot. Then wrap the tape around the foot and partially up the leg. Self-adhering tape works well because it won’t pull your dog’s fur. Make the wrap tight enough that it won’t slip off, but not so tight that it cuts off circulation. If you notice that your dog’s leg or paw looks swollen, the bandage is too tight and should be loosened or removed.

Optional: If your dog is biting at the dressing, you can cover it with a sock or buy your dog a dreaded cone of shame

Change the dressing

At least once a day, change the dressing and clean the injury again until the wound is healed. If you stop wrapping it too soon, it could reopen or get infected. 

Try to keep your dog off the injured paw pad

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Wrap your dog’s injured paw in surgical gauze. Or in a pinch, use a paper towel and clean sock.

For an active dog like Silas, this is the hardest step. One of the most effective ways to do this is to work on mentally stimulating activities to tire your dog out. 

How to prevent this from happening in the future

  • Keep your yard free of sticks and other sharp objects.
  • Use dog boots if walking in hot weather or on salted surfaces in the winter.
  • Rinse your dog’s feet regularly in the winter. Cleaning Silas’ paws is so easy with our MudBuster.
  • Use a paw protection wax on your dog’s pads before taking it out in the elements. 

Products that can help you take care of your dog’s paw pad

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The 14 best online courses and apps to learn and speak Japanese, according to a fluent speaker

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Whether you love Japanese literature and cinema or hope to travel to Japan someday, learning the language can be a great way to feel more connected to the culture (and spend any free time at home right now). Japanese has also seen a steady uptick in learners, reaching close to 4 million, according to a 2018 survey from the Japan Foundation, making it potentially easier to find fellow Japanese language students to practice with online.

Learning Japanese can be daunting – it’s ranked as one of the hardest languages to learn by the US Foreign Service Institute. It has a lot of moving parts, from mastering the three different writing systems (hiragana, katakana, and kanji) to learning grammar that’s structured differently than English. 

Luckily, tools and apps for learning Japanese abound, from robust online courses to quick kanji flashcards. Many of these options are free or have free trials; others offer certification to add to your LinkedIn or resume. Whether you’re interested in casual self-study or intensive, university-style cramming, there’s a platform for you. 

14 online courses, apps, and resources to learn Japanese:

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Steps in Japanese for Beginners (edX)

edX offers a beginner program through Waseda University, perhaps Japan’s most famous private university. The three self-paced courses included in the series introduce practical Japanese, everyday expressions, and phrases for building relationships with others. All of the courses are free to audit, though paid completion certificates are available for each course ($49-$99) and the full, 4-5 month certificate program costs $222.30.

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Japanese for Beginners (Coursera)

Coursera’s free Japanese for Beginners course is great for those who want a college class-type experience, online. This 20-hour course is taught over a series of videos, exercises, and quizzes and covers basic grammar, vocabulary, and writing skills. Learners who like this course can proceed to Japanese for Beginners 2.

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Online Japanese Beginner Course (Udemy)

Udemy has a number of Japanese classes for a fee (and often on sale), but something that stands out is their targeted classes for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) across all five test levels. Additionally, they offer specialized classes like business Japanese or kanji mastery. In particular, the Online Japanese Beginner Course is one of the top-rated intro Japanese courses on the platform.

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Japanese Course for Absolute Beginners (Skillshare)

At Skillshare, a wide variety of instructors offer Japanese courses on a number of topics, such as travel Japanese, writing hiragana, and beginner Japanese. There are both free and paid classes, with paid classes available under a free trial for seven days. The quality varies widely, but you can see an introductory video and read a description to get a feeling for the teacher’s style. 

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Platforms and websites

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Tofugu

The popular Tofugu website and blog about learning Japanese spawned WaniKani, a web-based application for learning kanji and vocabulary. The WaniKani system uses repetition and mnemonics along with digital flashcards. The funny mnemonics and cute illustrations will make you chuckle — but will also help you to remember tricky characters. The first three levels are free, then there’s a choice of a monthly ($9), yearly ($89), or lifetime ($299) subscription.

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Duolingo (Japanese)

The popular language app Duolingo offers gamified learning with a cute owl mascot to cheer you along. Since the courses are crowdsourced, some of the translations can be strange (and often hilarious). One nice feature that many other platforms don’t offer is that you can test out of lower levels so that you don’t spend time going through material you already know. The app is totally free and can be used on iOS, Android, or desktop. An ad-free version is available for $6.99/month after a free 14-day trial.

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Rosetta Stone (Japanese)

Rosetta Stone is the original name in computer-based language learning, and you can use their app on both desktop and handheld devices. Lessons are chunked in 5-30 minute spurts, so it’s easy to do a little at a time. Prices start at $7.99/month, and there’s a free seven-day trial. The software offers support for vocabulary, grammar, writing, pronunciation, and listening, and is good for beginner through intermediate learners. 

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Mango

The Mango platform offers dozens of language courses, including Japanese. A single language subscription is $7.99/month, and there’s a free trial lesson so you can get a feel for the interface. The site also points out that many organizations such as libraries offer access to Mango for free, and provides a search engine to look for nearby access. The interactive course offers spoken English explanations, with native speaker pronunciation examples. The application is available on web browsers, iOS, and Android.

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Online tutors

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italki (Japanese)

The platform italki matches students with teachers for live one-on-one lessons. Prices vary greatly, but many fall between $10-20 an hour. With almost six hundred Japanese tutors on the site, you should be able to find someone who suits your learning goals, interests, and skill level. The site differentiates between community tutors who teach informally and professional tutors with official teaching qualifications. After choosing your tutor, you can book a lesson and pay, then meet over the video chat software (such as Zoom, Hangouts, or FaceTime) of your choice.

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Cafe Talk

Cafe Talk also offers various languages and skills, but as it originates in Japan, the site has a large number of Japanese tutors and lessons, offered live. You can set search parameters around the tutor’s qualifications, country of origin, residence, gender, and whether or not they offer a free trial lesson. After settling on a tutor, you book and pay for the lesson, then meet via Skype. Registration is free, and you only pay for the lessons you reserve.

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Other resources

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Japanese dictionaries such as Imiwa?, Jisho, and WWWJDIC

When built-in catch-all translation apps just won’t cut it, turn to a Japanese-specific online dictionary. Both Jisho and Jim Breen’s WWWJDIC are powerful web-based dictionaries with an impressive depth and breadth of entries considering their simple interfaces. The WWWJDIC offers numerous specialist dictionaries and a name database, while Jisho allows you to hand draw characters and search. If you’re looking for an iOS app, turn to Imiwa?, a free dictionary that has definitions in not only English, but also French, German, and Russian. 

Akiko Suzuki’s Twitter

Japanese teacher Akiko Kitamura offers Japanese lessons for a fee, but she also regularly posts vocabulary words and phrases on her Twitter account that reflect the issues of the day. She’s a fun follow for bite-sized vocabulary lessons.

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How to watch UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Vettori live on ESPN+

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Jack Hermansson and Marvin Vettori at the weigh-in before their December 5 fight.

  • UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Vettori will be broadcast live on ESPN+ and ESPN2 from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on December 5.
  • Italian middleweight Marvin Vettori will challenge fourth-ranked Jack Hermansson in the main event match.
  • UFC Fight Night prelims will start at 7 p.m. ET, and the main card is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. ET.
  • Every UFC Fight Night event is included with an ESPN+ subscription, which costs $5.99 per month or $49.99 per year.

 UFC’s fourth-ranked middleweight Jack Hermansson will face off against Marvin Vettori in the main event of this weekend’s UFC Fight Night, streaming live from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on December 5 via ESPN+ and ESPN2.

UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Vettori will be held without fans in attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic. UFC has implemented at least 18 different safety precautions for fighters and staff during the pandemic, including advanced medical screenings, regular testing, temperature checks, and social distancing guidelines.

Updated on 12/4/2020 by Kevin Webb: This article has been revised to include details for the UFC Fight Night event scheduled for December 5.

Here’s the match schedule for UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Vettori

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Prelims – 7 p.m. ET, 4 p.m. PT on ESPN+, ESPN2

  • Gian Villante versus Jake Collier [Heavyweight]
  • Ilia Topuria versus Damon Jackson [Featherweight]
  • Jimmy Flick versus Cody Durden [Flyweight]
  • Matt Wiman versus Jordan Leavitt [Lightweight]
  • Louis Smolka versus Jose Quinonez [Bantamweight]
  • Gabriel Benitez versus Justin Jaynes [Lightweight]

Main Card  – 10 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. PT on ESPN+, ESPN2

  • Nate Landwehr versus Movsar Evloev [Featherweight]
  • Roman Dolidze versus John Allan [Light Heavyweight]
  • Montana De La Rosa versus Taila Santos [Women’s Flyweight]
  • Ovince Saint Preux versus Jamahal Hill [Light Heavyweight]
  • Jack Hermansson versus Marvin Vettori [Middleweight]

How to watch UFC Fight Night matches on ESPN+

UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Vettori will be streamed live on ESPN+ and broadcast on the ESPN2 cable channel.

ESPN+ subscribers can watch every UFC Fight Night event live and also gain access to a huge catalog of classic UFC matches and recent highlights. ESPN+ costs $5.99 per month or $49.99 for a full year, and it’s available as an app on most mobile and streaming devices. You can also bundle ESPN+ with Disney Plus and Hulu for $12.99 a month.

Here’s a full breakdown of additional features and details for ESPN+.

Leading up to major PPV events, ESPN+ typically offers a special deal that bundles one UFC PPV fight and an annual ESPN+ subscription for a total of $84.98. This bundle deal gives you an overall discount of $30 if you plan on following the UFC closely for the rest of the year.

This match and some other UFC Fight Night events are also broadcast on ESPN’s cable networks. ESPN channels are available through several live TV streaming services, including Hulu + Live TVSling TVAT&T TV, and Youtube TV

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