UFC 281 will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday, November 12. Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya are the main event fighters. They have previously fought in kickboxing tournaments and fans are eager to see their fight in an MMA octagon. The event will be a pay-per view exclusive to ESPN+. Unfortunately, PPVs can be expensive. ESPN+ has a special deal for new subscribers that will save $50 on their ESPN+ subscription. Here’s the breakdown.
You’ll need an ESPN+ subscription to watch UFC 281 — there’s no getting around it. On top of that, you’ll need to pay for the PPV itself. A subscription to ESPN+ is $100 per year. ESPN recently raised the price of PPVs to $75, so at full price you’re looking at $175. However, if you’re a new subscriber to ESPN+, you can get the full year and UFC 281 for only $125, saving you $50 off the normal combined price. Note that this is a one-time offer, so it will only work if you’re making a new ESPN+ account, and your next PPV will be full price. Alternativly, you can purchase the Disney Bundle with UFC 281 to get one month of Disney+ and Hulu (with ads), ESPN+ and UFC 281 for $89 each.
Once you sign up, you’re ready to check out the fight. Alex Pereira (6-1) is taking on Israel Adesanya (23-1). They have fought twice in kickboxing rings before, with Pereira winning both of them. Adesanya has been embracing his MMA talents, while Pereira has remained in kickboxing for a longer time. Adesanya will defend his middleweight belt. We also have a title fight with Carla Esparza (20-6), who will defend her strawweight belt against Zhang Weili (22-2). PPV purchasers also get a lightweight matchup with Dustin Poirier (28-7), and Michael Chandler (23-7), as well as a bantamweight matchup featuring Frankie Edgar (23/10) and Chris Gutierrez (18/3)
There are also 10 additional undercards to support the four bouts. Madison Square Garden is packed for this event. Saturday, November 12th will be the fight. The prelims begin at 6 p.m. ET and the main card begins at 10 p.m. ET. Save $50 by purchasing the ESPN+ bundle.