The Ultimate Fighting Championship caps off an action-packed month of April with UFC on ESPN+ 8 on Saturday, April 27 live from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. The event was originally set to take place at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, but shifted to Sunrise, Florida in February. It marks the second event to be held at BB&T Center.
In the main event of the night, top middleweight contender takes on Jack Hermansson. Yoel Romero was the original opponent for Jacare, but he was forced to withdraw from the bout due to pneumonia.
In the co-main event, former NFL star Greg Hardy makes his sophomore UFC appearance in a heavyweight contest against Dmitrii Smoliakov.
How can you tune in to catch the action?
All of the information you need to catch Saturday’s event can be seen below.
UFC on ESPN+ 8 Viewing Information
Event: UFC on ESPN+ 8: Jacare vs. Hermansson
Date: Saturday, April 27
Location: Sunrise, Florida
Venue: BB&T Center
Main Card Time: 5:30 p.m. ET
Broadcast: ESPN+, ESPN, ESPN 2
UFC on ESPN+ 8 Fight Card
MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 9:00 p.m. ET)
- Ronaldo Souza (185.5) vs. Jack Hermansson (185)
- Greg Hardy (264.5) vs. Dmitrii Smoliakov (262)
- Alex Oliveira (171) vs. Mike Perry (171)
- Ion Cutelaba (205) vs. Glover Teixeira (205.5)
- John Lineker (135) vs. Cory Sandhagen (135)
- Thomas Gifford (156) vs. Roosevelt Roberts (155)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN, 7:00 p.m. ET)
- Takashi Sato (170.5) vs. Ben Saunders (170.5)
- Andrei Arlovski (247) vs. Augusto Sakai (264)
- Carla Esparza (115) vs. Virna Jandiroba (115.5)
- Gilbert Burns () vs. Mike Davis (155)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN2, 5:30 p.m. ET)
- Jason Gonzalez (156) vs. Jim Miller (155.5)
- Jodie Esquibel (116) vs. Angela Hill (115.5)
- Dhiego Lima (171) vs. Court McGee (170.5)
How To Live Stream UFC on ESPN+ 8 Online
Your best bet for watching UFC on ESPN+ via a live stream is WatchESPN. You will need your log-in and password information for your cable or satellite provider and you’re good to go. ESPN+ is a service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand content on TVs, computer or mobile device. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial. Like UFC Fight Pass, if you cancel your subscription within seven days, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the Watch ESPN for your computer, phone or mobile device to start streaming.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the game through Sling TV. Sling TV is service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computer or mobile device for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Orange package includes ESPN and costs $20 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
You can also live stream the event online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV also offers a free seven-day trial, so you will receive a full week free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the seven day period, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
Watch UFC on ESPN+ 8 On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
If you can’t watch today’s fights on your TV or computer, the Worldwide Leader has you covered with the WatchESPN app. As long as you have a cable or satellite provider, you can download the app for free in the App Store, the Google Play store, the Amazon App store or the Windows Store.
You can also watch the game on the Sling app. Sign up for a free Sling trial and download their app from the App store or Google Play store. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Xbox One, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.
DIRECTV has a DIRECTV NOW app on App Store and Google Play store where you can watch the fight for free, using your seven-day trial. You must cancel it before the trial period ends.