One of the biggest names among UFC Champions is preparing for a rematch of the fight that won him the Heavyweight title. Will the former champ get revenge and reclaim the title? Can the current champion cement his legacy as one of the all time greats of MMA? You can see it play out live by streaming UFC 241 Pay Per View featuring Cormier vs. Miocic 2 on ESPN+.
What is UFC 241?
UFC 241 is an MMA Pay Per View (PPV) event broadcasting live on Saturday, July 21 from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. This is a split broadcast event, so the ESPN app will be the best way to easily watch the entire event. The Early Prelims kick things off at 6:15 p.m. Eastern on ESPN+. At 8 p.m., the Prelims move to ESPN. At 10 p.m., the Main Card takes over on PPV via ESPN+, finishing up with the rematch between Cormier and Miocic.
ESPN+ is the exclusive home for UFC pay-per-view events. ESPN+ also has many of the UFC Fight Night events, along with exclusive UFC shows like Ariel and the Bad Guy. If you aren't sure what you need to watch UFC 241 PPV on ESPN+, here's a quick explanation
How much will UFC 241 Pay Per View cost?
If you are new to ESPN+, you can get a special offer of UFC 241 PPV and a full year subscription to ESPN+ for only $79.98.
If you already have an ESPN+ subscription, you can order UFC 241 PPV for only $59.99.
New subscribers can get UFC 241 PPV and save over 25% on one year of ESPN+
For new subscribers, this special offer includes plenty to watch beyond this one event. It includes a subscription to ESPN+, which usually costs $4.99 a month, or $49.99 a year. With the combination of UFC 241 PPV and a year of ESPN+ for $79.98, new subscribers get a big discount on this sports streaming service. That subscription gives you a full year of live UFC Fight Nights, Top Rank Boxing cards, MLB, NHL, MLS, College Sports, and so much more. Also, for the next year you will already have everything you need to buy other UFC PPV events.
How to order UFC 241
If you already subscribe to ESPN+, you can buy UFC 241 PPV Main Event on the streaming devices you use to watch all the action. too. This feature is available on the ESPN app for TV platforms, and only takes a few taps on your remote.
For new subscribers, ESPN makes it easy to buy UFC 241 PPV on the event page of ESPN+. Just create an account and purchase this event on your computer. Then login with that account on a streaming device to activate the PPV in the ESPN app.
Both new and existing subscribers should buy UFC 241 early if they can. ESPN+ has shown that they can handle a rush of late orders, but you don't want to miss part of the event waiting for your purchase to go through, It won't take you long to get signed up now and then get signed in on your devices. Take care of it before Saturday night, and then you can just focus on the fights!
UFC 241: The Main Event
Daniel "DC" Cormier (22-1) may be the best competitor in the sport of MMA, but with a big performance at UFC 241 he could crossover to mainstream stardom. Cormier is the #1 ranked pound for pound fighter in the UFC, and the current UFC Heavyweight champion. In his past, he has also been an All-American collegiate wrestler, medal-winner in amaetur wrestling, and MMA Heavyweight Champ in both Strikeforce and King of the Cage promotions.
Cormier won the UFC Heavyweight title from Stipe Miocic in July 2018, placing him in the elite two-division champion club with some of the all time greats, including current two-division champ Amanda Nunes. Cormier's only career loss has been to Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones in a 2015 decision. Since that fight, Jones has had multiple suspensions, including one for doping that wiped out a fight with Cormier. Meanwhile "DC" defeated all other challengers, including big names like Anderson Silva and Derrick Lewis. Cormier is ready for his close up.
Stipe Miocic (18-3) has spent a lot of time out of the ring, presumably thinking about his loss to Cormier and planning his revenge. Miocic hasn't fought since losing the belt to "DC" over a year ago. He told ESPN's Mike Greenberg on "Get Up!" that he's been finding and fixing his flaws that Cormier exploited in the last fight.
Miocic held the Heavyweight belt for over two years before losing to Cormier in 2018. One of the reasons he was so hard to defeat is his unique frame as a heavyweight. Miocic is 6' 4", so he is much taller than the 5' 11" Cormier, and he has a much longer reach than most of his foes. To use that advantage, he will have to avoid the clinches and grapples of wrestlers like Cormier.
Watch the first super-fight between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic from UFC 226 just over one year ago.
How to watch UFC 241
You will need to use the ESPN app to watch UFC 241, so it's a good idea to get it on your streaming device before the action begins. It is available on the major streaming platforms and game consoles including iOS and Android devices, Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The ESPN app features sports and shows from ESPN+ as well as the ESPN cable networks. In fact, the UFC 241 Prelims are only available through ESPN, so make sure you sign up then sign in with a live TV streaming service login and password too. Then you can watch the entire UFC 241, including the PPV Main Card, Prelims, and Early Prelims all in one app.
UFC 241 Schedule
- Early Prelims: 6:15 p.m. Eastern on ESPN+
- Prelims: 8 p.m. Eastern on ESPN
- Main Card: 10 p.m. Eastern on PPV
- Post Show: 1 a.m. on ESPN+
UFC 241 Fight Card
UFC 241 also features an intriguing Welterweight fight between Anthony "Showtime" Pettis (22-8) and Nate Diaz (20-11). It has been three years since Nate Diaz stepped into the octagon to fight, when in August of 2016 he lost a rematch to legend Conor McGregor by majority decision. That fight was the headline match of UFC 202, and since then Diaz has been offered fights but none have made it onto a fight card. Now he faces Anthony Pettis, a former Lightweight champion who has fallen far. Over the last three years, Pettis is 3-3, alternating wins and losses, making it hard for him to climb back into a title shot. Will a win against Diaz be enough to push him back up?
The rest of the card, subject to change as always, is as follows:
Main Card Pay Per View
- Daniel Cormier (22-1) vs. Stipe Miocic (18-3)
- Anthony Pettis (22-8) vs. Nate Diaz (20-11)
- Yoel Romero (13-3) vs. Paulo Costa (12-0)
- Gabriel Benítez (21-7) vs. Sodiq Yusuff (9-1)
- Derek Brunson (19-7) vs. Ian Heinisch (13-1)
- Devonte Smith (10-1) vs. Clay Collard (17-8)
- Cory Sandhagen (27-6) vs. Raphael Assunção (11-1)
- Drakkar Klose (10-1-1) vs. Christos Giagos (17-7)
- Manny Bermudez (14-0) vs. Casey Kenney (12-1-2)
- Hannah Cifers (9-3) vs. Jodie Esquibel (6-5)
- Kyung Ho Kang (15-8) vs. Brandon Davis (10-5)
- Sabina Mazo (6-1) vs. Shana Dobson (3-2)
You can order UFC 241 Pay Per View today. New ESPN+ subscribers pay $79.99 for this pay-per-view and 1 year of ESPN+. Existing subscribers pay just $59.99. Either way, you will get an exciting night of top fights including Cormier vs. Miocic 2.
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