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Free UFC on ABC Live Stream: Watch Ortega vs. Rodriguez Online

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Saturday’s UFC Fight Night airing live on ABC could go a long way in deciding the future of the featherweight division.

Brian Ortega will take on Yair Rodriguez in the main event of the night. The winner of the fight could see a shot at the UFC featherweight championship, currently held by Alexander Volkanovski, down the road. Saturday’s main card begins at 2 p.m. on ABC and ESPN+.

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How to watch for free

UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez will air on ABC, giving MMA fans plenty of options to watch Saturday’s main fight card for free. Your best bet is DirecTV Stream, which offers a FREE TRIAL (Sign Up HERE). Not only do you get UFC Fight Night, but you also get access to HBO Max, SHOWTIME, STARZ, EPIX, and Cinemax, among other channels, for your first 3 months depending on the plan you choose. DirecTV is also offering $30 off its streaming service for your first 2 months without a contract.

Another option is FUBO TV, which offers a 7-day FREE TRIAL (Sign Up HERE). FUBO offers over 250 channels depending on your plan, including ABC, ESPN, AMC, FX, NFL Network and many more.

What TV channel is UFC Fight Night on?

Saturday’s preliminary card will air on ESPN and ESPN+. A free trial of DirecTV Stream will give you access to ESPN. Sports fans may want to sign up for ESPN+ which offers a bundle price that includes ESPN+, Hulu and Disney+ (Choose ESPN+ or the bundle HERE).

The main card will air on ESPN+ and ABC. Again, viewers can stream the UFC Fight Night main card via free trials on DirecTV Stream or FUBO TV.

What time does it start?

Preliminaries begin at 11 a.m. EST. The main card begins at 2:00 PM EST and features six fights. When Ortega and Rodriguez head to the UFC octagon will depend on how long the undercard bouts last.


Ortega and Rodriguez are the No. 2 and No. 3 ranked featherweights in the UFC, respectively. As you would expect, Saturday’s fight is a close call. In the co-main event, Michelle Waterson, aka “The Karate Hottie”, returns but is an underdog against Amanda Lemos. Elsewhere, Miesha Tate continues her UFC comeback as a favorite against Lauren Murphy.

fight card

  • Brian Ortega (-160) vs. Yair Rodriguez (+140)
  • Amanda Lemos (-335) vs. Michelle Waterson (+275)
  • Muslim Salikhov (-165) against Li Jingliang (+145)
  • Su Mudaerji (-255) vs. Matt Schnell (+215)
  • Shane Burgos (-160) against Charles Jourdain (+140)
  • Miesha Tate (-210) vs. Lauren Murphy (+180)
  • Jack Shore (-170) vs. Ricky Simon (+150)
  • Punahele Soriano (-240) against Dalcha Lungiambula (+200)
  • Bill Algeo (-185) vs. Herbert Burns (+165)
  • Dustin Jacoby (-120) vs. Da Un Jung (+100)
  • Dwight Grant (-140) vs Dustin Stoltzfus (+120)
  • Abubakar Nurmagomedov (-150) vs. Phil Rowe (+130)
  • Emily Ducote (-140) vs. Jessica Penne (+120)

UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez

When: Saturday July 16

Where: USB Arena – Elmont, NY

Start time: 2 p.m. EST

Preliminaries: 11 a.m. EST

Main board: 2 p.m. EST

How to watch: ABC through DirecTV or FUBO TV