This guide will show you how to watch Covington vs Masvidal at UFC 272 using free and paid apps. The guide is also applicable to other streaming devices such as Android TV Boxes/Sticks, Chromecast, and Nvidia Shield.
UFC 272 features one of the most anticipated fights in the promotion: Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masvidal. This is a grudge match between two former title challengers, who were also best friends, and even “family,” as Masvidal put it in an Instagram post with Covington and Yoel Romero in 2015.
Since then, things have taken a dramatic turn that involves betrayal and even xenophobia and bigotry. This is now one of the biggest grudge matches in UFC history, and besides Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier, it is probably the biggest non-title fight over the last year, at least in terms of pre-fight promotion.
The match will be contested over five rounds despite being a non-title match, and it will take place Saturday, March 5, from inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
In this guide, we’ll show you how to watch Covington vs Masvidal for free on Firestick.
Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masvidal
Colby ‘Chaos’ Covington (16-3, 4 KOs) made his pro debut in 2012 and joined UFC in 2014. He won his first three fights, lost to Warlley Alves in Dec 2015, and then went on a remarkable 7-match winning run. His second-last fight in that period was against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 225. He won the Interim UFC Welterweight Championship via a unanimous decision but was later stripped. In December 2019, Covington faced Kamaru Usman at UFC 245 for the UFC Welterweight Championship, but he lost with a technical knockout. He then won against Tyron Woodley in September 2020 but lost in his last time out in the Octagon, which was at UFC 268 in November 2021, a rematch against Kamaru Usman.
On the other hand, Jorge ‘Gamebred’ Masvidal (35-15, 16 KOs) made his MMA debut in 2003, competing in promotions such as Strikeforce, AFC, and Belattor, before joining UFC in 2013. He is 12-8 for the promotion, with the most famous win being a 5-second knockout against Ben Askren, which earned him the fastest knockout in UFC history. Like Covington, Masvidal has faced Kamaru Usman twice in the last two years and lost both. He stepped in on less than a week’s notice in the first fight to challenge “The Nigerian Nightmare” for the UFC Welterweight Title but lost via a unanimous decision. The rematch is his last match, and it took place in April 2021 at UFC 261.
Now that both of them are done with Usman, they are ready to settle their grudge, and the fact that no one can imagine succumbing to their bitterest rival makes this a must-watch.
UFC 262 is quite stacked, and it features former UFC lightweight titleholder Rafael dos Anjos as he takes on submission specialist Renato Moicano. dos Anjos was initially meant to face Rafael Fiziev on February 19 at UFC Night 201, but the match was moved to UFC 272 due to Fiziev’s visa issues. Fiziev was later forced to withdraw after testing positive for COVID-19, and he was replaced by Renato Moicano on just a four days’ notice at a catchweight of 160 pounds. Other bouts include Edson Barboza vs. Bryce Mitchell and Kevin Holland vs. Alex Oliveira.
UFC 272 Covington vs Masvidal: Where & When?
Here’s a quick outline for UFC 272.
- Place: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
- Date: Saturday, March 5
- Start time: 6 pm ET, 11 pm GMT
- Prelims: 8pm ET, 1am GMT
- Main card (PPV): 10 pm ET, 3 am GMT
- Main event: 0:15 am ET, 5:15 am GMT (approximately)
Who’s fighting at UFC 272?
- Main Event: Colby Covington vs Jorge Masvidal
- Rafael dos Anjos vs Renato Moicano
- Edson Barboza vs Bryce Mitchell
- Kevin Holland vs Alex Oliveira
- Serghei Spivac vs Greg Hardy
- Jalin Turner vs Jamie Mullarkey
- Marina Rodriguez vs Yan Xiaonan
- Nicolae Negumereanu vs Kennedy Nzechukwu
- Maryna Moroz vs Mariya Agapova
- Brian Kelleher vs Umar Nurmagomedov
- Tim Elliot vs Tagir Ulanbekov
- Jessica Eye vs Manon Fiorot
- Devonte Smith vs Erick Gonzalez
- Dustin Jacoby vs Michal Oleksiejczuk
How to Watch UFC 272: Covington vs. Masvidal
You can use three methods to watch Colby Covington vs Jorge Masvidal easily on Firestick and other streaming devices:
- Stream UFC 272 using official apps.
- Watch Covington vs Masvidal using free Firestick apps.
- Watch Covington vs Masvidal for free on Firestick using Kodi.
Method 1: How to Watch Covington vs Masvidal Using Official Apps
ESPN+ is the current owner of UFC rights in the US. The streaming service is available for $6.99, and the subscription will let you watch UFC 272 prelims and early prelims. However, you will need to buy the main card as a PPV for $74.99.
Note that you will need to use a VPN if you are not in the US as the service is geo-blocked. IPVanish provides lots of servers in the US, so you can rely on it for the best speeds.
BT Sportzs (UK)
BT Sport will be broadcasting the Covington vs Masvidal main card on BT Sport 2 to all subscribers; this means that you won’t need to budget for a PPV, and you can get the BT Sport app from the Firestick store and subscribe for £25 a month.
Note that just like ESPN+, BT Sport is geo-restricted. As a result, you will need to connect your IPVanish app to a server in the UK if you are not in the region.
UFC 272 is only available as PPV-only in the US. In most other countries, you have the option of relying on your cable provider for UFC 272 besides buying the PPV for a subsidized fee on UFC Fight Pass.
Below is a breakdown of the services broadcasting/streaming Covington vs Masvidal around the world.
|The United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland||BT Sport 2|
|Asia||Fox Sports, Fox+|
|Canada||BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass|
|Africa||Super Sport Action, UFC PPV on Fight Pass.|
|Central Europe||RMC Sport 2 (France) DAZN (Germany, Italy) Discovery+ (Netherlands) Eurosport (Spain) Polsat Sport (Poland) Viaplay (Denmark, Norway, and Sweden) XYZ Sports (Switzerland)|
|Australia||Main Event, Fetch TV, Kayo, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass|
|India||Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 3, and Sony LIV|
Method 2: How to watch Covington vs Masvidal for free on Firestick Using Free Apks
The fact that Colby Covington vs Jorge Masvidal will be broadcast live on TV across the world means that you can use free live TV streaming apks to access channels broadcasting the event.
We’ll show you the best apks you can use to watch the fight, but here are some precautions you need to take.
⚠ Free Streaming Precautions
Free sports streaming has been a huge source of concern for many years among broadcasters and content distributors; this is because, in many cases, these streams are pirated.
To curb the practice, broadcasters have collaborated with ISPs and governments, and the result has been blocking streams, sending copyright notices, and taking legal actions.
👉 For these reasons, we highly advise that you use a VPN if you wish to watch Covington vs Masvidal for free on Firestick. A reliable VPN will help hide your activities and anonymize your connection to make you untraceable.
✋ However, you need to choose your VPN carefully as some do not offer good privacy, and others are a streaming nightmare.
Below are the best apks to watch Covington vs Masvidal.
1. Live NetTV
Live NetTV is arguably the most popular live TV streaming app, and it is a superb option for watching Covington vs Masvidal for free on Firestick. The app provides 800+ channels organized into categories such as Entertainment, News, Sports, Documentary, Kids, etc. The sports section has channels airing Covington vs Masvidal, including BT Sport 2.
Besides the channel list, Live NetTV also has a Live Events section that provides all important sporting events. When you open Covington vs Masvidal, you’ll be able to select the channel you want to stream with. Live NetTV comes with an ad-supported mobile version and a free pro version for Firestick that you can use ad-free by sharing idle resources.
2. HD Streamz
HD Streamz is another great live TV app, and it provides 1000+ live TV channels free of charge. The app comes with a unique and user-friendly interface that gives it a great look. You can sort channels according to Live Events, Sports, Entertainment, Music, Movies, Kids, Infotainment, and more on the homepage.
HD Streamz has several channels you can use to watch Covington vs Masvidal for free on Firestick. These include Sony Ten, BT Sport 2, and RMC 2 Sports. The app offers multiple streams to ensure a smooth streaming experience.
Rokkr is an all-in-one app that provides movies, series, and live TV. The live TV section is super rich in channels, and you will have multiple options for watching UFC 262. Some of the channels you can use to watch the event are RMC Sport 2, Polsat Sport, DAZN, and Eurosport.
The best thing about Rokkr is that the app has a premium interface, and it also comes with lots of features and functionalities that you won’t find in most free apps.
How to Watch Covington vs Masvidal for free Using Kodi
Kodi is a popular media organizer and streaming platform, and you can also use it to watch Covington vs Masvidal for free on Firestick. Unlike the apps above, the platform doesn’t provide any streaming links, but you can configure addons to let you watch anything you’d like.
We usually review the latest and best working Kodi addons, and we’ll give you some recommendations you can use to watch UFC 272 free.
However, it’s important to note that Kodi addons operate in the same way as free streaming apps, so you need to ensure that you turn on IPVanish to hide your IP address and make your online activities private.
Here are the best addons for UFC 272.
1. TV Tap (Kodi 18 Leia and Kodi 19 Matrix)
TV Tap is an excellent Kodi addon for watching Colby Covington vs Jorge Masvidal live and free. As the name suggests, it is a dedicated Live TV addon based on the TV Tap apk (now TVMob), and it provides 1000+ channels. These are organized into several categories: Music, Sports, News, Entertainment, and Movies.
In the sports section, you’ll find BT Sport 2, RMC 2, DAZN, and several other channels you can use to stream UFC 262 for free. The app’s channels are organized alphabetically and marked according to their country, so choosing channels is super easy.
2. Asgard (Kodi 18 Leia and Kodi 19 Matrix)
Asgard is an all-in-one sports Kodi addon that provides movies, series, documentaries, sports, live TV, and so much more. The addon’s Live TV section sources its channels from TV Tap, so you’ll find just as many channels.
However, it does TV Tap one better in that it also has a sports section that you can use to watch Covington vs Masvidal as a replay. To do that, head to the Sports section and select UFC/MMA Replays. There, you will find a section dedicated to UFC PPVs, and you can use it to access UFC 272 after it has aired or pretty much any other PPV up to UFC 01.
3. Mad Titan Sports (Kodi 19 Matrix)
Mad Titan Sports is one of the best working, dedicated sports Kodi addons.
The addon has two main categories: Live Sports and Live TV. The Live TV section provides lots of options that include USTV, UKTVNow, and US Cable. These provide lots of sports channels you can use to watch UFC 262 Covington vs Masvidal for free.
The sports section ensures that you can watch pretty much every popular sport by providing direct links for 15+ sports. Among these is a PPV section that you can use to watch UFC 262. There’s also a replay section where you can check out the match after it has aired.
UFC 272 is shaping up to be one of the best PPVs in the recent past, despite being a non-championship event. The PPV has one of just a handful UFC PPV headliners that have not been a title fight, and that should tell you that it’s not one to miss. The guide above shows multiple ways you can watch Covington vs Masvidal for free on Firestick. But, before you start streaming,