How to avoid UFC Blackout in less than 5 minutes



Chris, a UK-born media connoisseur, is an expert in watching international TV. Known as "The Global Screen Wanderer", he has travelled extensively across the globe with long stints away from home. With over 10 years of experience he has become the go-to guru for streaming content from home and abroad.

In this guide you’ll learn how to avoid UFC Blackout restrictions allowing you to watch any UFC event in any country. Best of all is it will take less than 5 minutes of your time.

UFC is one of the most popular combat sports these days and with plenty of events to watch it’s no wonder UFC PPV events and the UFC Fight Pass have sold so well.

One of the less pleasing aspects of watching UFC is depending on what country you’re in or even sometimes what state, depends on what access you’ll get to watching UFC even if you’ve got a paid account on a site like

Blackouts are common and in this guide I’m going to show you how you can avoid them, letting you watch more UFC action with your account without needing to pay any more for your subscription.

Avoid UFC Blackout in less than 5 minutes

Big UFC events are often blacked out and this can happen anywhere in the world.

To avoid UFC blackouts you’ll need to get yourself an additional app called a VPN. VPN apps are available for computers, tablets and phones. They’re 100% legal and will let you watch any UFC blacked out event.

A VPN works by disguising your location. If for example a UFC fight is blacked out in the USA you can connect to Mexico or the UK and vice versa. They work anywhere in the world.

A VPN good enough for streaming video will set you back around US$5 – $10 which really isn’t bad because you’ll get to access some of the more premium events that are blacked out in your area.

Just follow the 6 steps below and you’ll be avoiding UFC blackouts in no time.

How to avoid UFC Blackout Step-by-Step:

  1. Visit the VPN provider IPVanish by clicking here and sign-up for their service – It’s nearly 50% cheaper if you take a yearly package.
  2. Go to the Apps section of the website and download and install the correct app for your type of device.
  3. Open the app and login with the account details you created when you signed up for the service.
  4. On the app select a country other than your own (1.) – For example, if you’re in the USA, select Mexico, if you’re in the UK then select the USA etc. You may need to check the UFC site to see where the event is blacked out and choose a country that it isn’t blacked out.
  5. Press Connect (2.) and wait for the app to make connection.
  6. Once the IPVanish VPN app has connected visit the UFC website or open your UFC app and watch as normal.

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You’re now able to watch any UFC PPV or Fight Pass shows that are blacked out in your area.

When you’ve finished watching just disconnect from the IPVanish VPN app.

Now you’ve got a subscription to IPVanish (even if you signed up for just 1-month) you can use the service at any time. There are no limitations on how many times you can connect or when you can connect.

If you want to watch other blacked out UFC fights then this is entirely possible. You can even watch other content from other countries so it’s worth taking a look around our website to find out what else you can use the service for.

Why do UFC Blackouts exist

UFC allows you to watch the majority of content on their website which includes their fight pass option and the pay-per-view feature.

When big fights take place that have a lot of interest UFC sell the broadcasting rights to local broadcasters in the USA, UK and elsewhere around the world.

For those fights you’ll usually need a cable subscription to access the service that the event is being shown on. However, the rights won’t have been sold in every country so in some countries, the event will only be available on

If the fight or event is being shown on a cable network in your country or area the website will black you out to stop you watching online.

However, the fight will be available on the website in other regions. By using a VPN you can change your region so you appear in another country. This allows you to avoid UFC blackouts.

Are VPN services legal

Yes, in nearly every country in the world VPN apps are completely legal.

Their main purpose is to protect your privacy online to stop companies and hackers from tracking what you’re doing online. Originally they were used by business to allow remote workers to connect to their office securely.

For this reason they are completely legitimate and legal tools.

Recap: Avoid UFC Blackout

To avoid UFC blackouts you’ll need to get yourself a VPN app.

A VPN allows you to change your city or country so you can appear in another location where the event you’re trying to watch isn’t part of a UFC blackout.

This will let you watch all UFC events no matter where you are in the world. You can get a VPN by clicking the orange button below and the following the step-by-step instructions earlier in this guide.


2 Responses

  1. Ray says:

    I noticed when using a vpn thus using a different country the ppv is a heck of a lot cheaper. What would that mean if I purchased that ppv? Would they be able to know this? by my fight pass account info to my CC info?

    • Chris says:

      You may not be able to make payment this way. You would need to try. If it accepts your payment then you should be OK. Let us know how you get on.

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