The prelims are underway at UFC 258 as the evening builds to Kamaru Usman's 2021 octagon debut against Gilbert Burns at the UFC APEX Center, Las Vegas. Can the Nigerian Nightmare triumph over number two-ranked Burns to retain his welterweight belt? Here's how to watch an Usman vs Burns live stream tonight and the rest of the UFC 258 card for free, wherever you are in the world.
UFC 258 returns to Sin City tonight. The main event sees former team mates Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns go head-to-head in what could swiftly become a Valentine's Day massacre. The pair were originally due to face off last July, but Burns was forced to withdraw out following a positive Covid-19 test.
Usman (17-1) will be chasing his third defence of his welterweight title, which he won by ripping through Tyron Woodley back in 2019. If he defeats Burns, he'll break the record for the most consecutive victories in the UFC welterweight division.
Brazilian hardman Gilbert Burns is no pushover. "Durinho" ("little tough one" in Portuguese) crushed former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley himself last May and is considered one of the best ju-jistu artists in the UFC.
The early prelims are set to get underway at 11.30pm GMT, followed by the prelims at 1am and the main event at 3am. Anyone in the UK with a BT Sport subscription can watch all of action for free including the main card. Otherwise, here's how to find a UFC 258 live stream for free from anywhere in the world.
Usman vs Gilbert live stream: watch UFC 258 for free
If you're lucky enough to live in Italy, Spain or Germany, you can watch UFC 258 for free.
How? DAZN has the rights to broadcast UFC 258 live in Italy, Germany and Spain. Subscription to the global sports streaming service costs around $20 per month but new users enjoy a FREE 14-day trial. Good to know, right?
DAZN doesn't have the rights to stream UFC 258 – Usman vs Gilbert – outside of Italy, Spain and Germany. So, if yo're going to be abroad this weekend? You'll need to use a VPN to access the DAZN free trial from anywhere. That way, you can access your DAZN account and watch UFC 258 as if you were back in your home country.
Usman vs Gilbert live stream anywhere in the world using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant UFC rights holders, you won't be able to access these streaming services when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN.
US: UFC 258 live stream – Usman vs. Gilbert
ESPN+ has the exclusive rights to broadcast UFC 258 in the States. Existing subscribers can watch the prelims for free but the main card will be a pay-per-view affair. It's a one-off fee of $64.99 – ouch!
New subscribers to ESPN+ get a far better deal. They can get a discount bundle that includes a year's ESPN+ subscription (worth $49.99) plus this weekend's main card for a total of only $84.99.
UK: UFC 258 live stream – Usman vs. Gilbert
Good news: UFC 258 is NOT a pay-per-view event in the UK. That means you won't have to shell out any extra cash.
BT Sport customers can download the BT Sport app on PS4, Xbox, Apple TV, NOW TV and Samsung Smart TVs (2015 models onwards).
Coverage of the prelims starts at 1am on the morning of Sunday 14th February. What better way to kick off Valentines, right? The big fight – Usman vs. Gilbert – is due around 3am Sunday.
Don't fancy staying up? The entire card will be available, spoiler-free, right after the event on the BT Sport app.
Existing BT customers can upgrade to the sport channels for as little as £15 per month. Non-BT customers can buy a no-commitment BT Sport Monthly Pass for £25 and enjoy all four BT Sports channels for 30 days.
EE mobile customers can get a free 3-month trial of BT Sport by texting SPORT to 150. You can cancel the trial at any time.
Sky TV users can also add BT Sport to their existing package from £30 a month, but that will not include any 4K viewing. It's also worth looking out for bundled Sky Sports and BT Sport deals.
The other option is to buy a UFC Fight Pass. If you want to stream the main card live, you'll need the annual pass, which costs £72 and includes over 1,000 hours of live combat sports.
Prefer to listen to the commentary? Full radio commentary for the event will be live on talkSPORT 2.
Australia: UFC 258 live stream – Usman vs. Gilbert
If you want to watch UFC 258 in Australia, you'll need to pay-per-view via Foxtel Main Event.
It'll cost AU$54.95. Live coverage of the main event starts around 2pm AEST on Sunday 14th February 2021, or you can watch the replay whenever suits.
UFC 258 fight card
Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns
Maycee Barber vs. Alexa Grasso
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Ian Heinisch
Pedro Munhoz vs. Jimmie Rivera
Maki Pitolo vs. Julian Marquez
Jim Miller vs. Bobby Green
Rudolfo Vieira vs. Anthony Hernandez
Belal Muhammad vs. Dhiego Lima
Polyana Viana vs. Mallory Martin
Ricky Simon vs. Brian Kelleher
Gabriel Green vs. Philip Rowe
Gillian Robertson vs. Miranda Maverick
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