Tonight, Kamaru Usman is putting his championship belt on the line in a contentious matchup at UFC 258, the second big MMA pay-per-view of the year, where the Nigerian fighter will face top-ranked welterweight Gilbert Burns at the UFC Apex arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This explosive star-studded fight card is a PPV event, but there’s still time toso you can watch the UFC 258: Usman vs Burns 2 live stream online. Read on to find out everything you need to know about this event and how you can stream UFC 258 online with ESPN+.
How to Watch UFC 258: Usman vs Burns Online in the U.S.
UFC 258 is the second major pay-per-view of the year following UFC 257 last month, where Conor McGregor stepped back into the Octagon only to lose in an upset to underdog Dustin Poirier. The main event this time around is a championship bout, where reigning welterweight champ Kamaru Usman (17-1) will defend his belt against challenger Gilbert Burns (19-3). This will be Usman’s third title defense. With Usman holding the championship and Burns sitting at the number one spot in the UFC welterweight rankings (which does not include the champ, obviously), it goes without saying that these men are two of the most impressive and dangerous fighters in the league and are poised for an explosive confrontation tonight.
Both Usman and Burns are walking into the Octagon on a string of wins, but only one of them will emerge victorious — and he’ll be the one holding the UFC Welterweight Championship when all is said and done. The second headliner on the UFC 258 main card is a women’s flyweight matchup between Maycee Barber (8-1) and Alexa Grasso (12-3), with the third main fight being a middleweight contest between Kelvin Gastelum (16-6) and Ian Heinisch (14-3). There are 12 fights planned in total across the early prelims, prelims, and main card. You can check out the whole lineup here.
ESPN holds exclusive broadcasting rights to UFC pay-per-view events, which means that if you want to watch UFC 258: Usman vs. Burns online tonight, then you’ll need to sign up for ESPN+ so you can stream it all live. The main card fights are scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET. ESPN+ costs $60 per year while the UFC 258 pay-per-view rings in at $70 ($130 total), but new members can sign up now and grab a one-year ESPN+ subscription along with the pay-per-view package for just $90, saving 40 bucks. If you want to sign up for ESPN+ separately or if you already have a subscription, then another option is to upgrade towhich includes ESPN+, Hulu (ad-supported), and Disney+ for just $13 per month.