This guide shows how you can watch UFC 282 Blachowicz vs Ankalaev for free via streaming apps and Kodi addons. The guide applies to Fire TV devices such as Firestick and other Android TV-based devices.
Two light heavyweight titans are set to clash this weekend at UFC 282, with the championship belt on the line. Jan Blachowicz has a chance to become a two-time champion as he faces rising Russian star Magomed Ankalaev, whose nine-fight win streak has made him the man to beat among the top dogs in the division. This title fight has been made possible at UFC 282 after Jiří Procházka was forced out of his scheduled rematch with Glover Teixeira due to injury.
UFC 282 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 10, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The co-main event will see British fan-favorite Paddy Pimblett (19-3) take on Jared Gordon (19-5) in a lightweight bout. Also on the card, Dricus du Plessis (17-2) meets Darren Till (18-4-1) in a middleweight bout, and Ilia Topuria (12-0) takes on Bryce Mitchell (15-0) in a featherweight bout.
Here’s everything you need to know about UFC 282, including how to watch the event live.
Main Event Preview
- Nationality: Polish
- Age: 39
- Height: 6′ 2″
- Reach: 78″
- Total Fights: 38
- Record: 29-9-0
Jan Blachowicz is currently ranked third in the light heavyweight division, just below immediate former champions Jiri Prochazka and Glover Teixeira. The Polish international became a UFC champion at UFC 253 in September 2020 after facing Dominick Reyes for the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. He then successfully defended his belt against Israel Adesanya at UFC 259 in March 2021, becoming the first person to defeat Adesanya in MMA.
Błachowicz then lost his title in the next fight via second-round rear-naked choke submission when he faced Glover Teixeira at UFC 266 on September 25, 2021. His only fight in 2022 has been an injury-based win over Aleksandar Rakić in March. Still, he has gotten yet another title chance thanks to Jiri Prochazka’s injury and Texeira’s unwillingness to face Ankalaev in the makeshift fight.
- Nationality: Russian
- Age: 30
- Height: 6′ 3″
- Reach: 75″
- Total Fights: 19
- Record: 18-1-0
Magomed Ankalaev made his UFC debut in March 2018 against Paul Craig, a match that handed him his only professional defeat. Currently, he stands at 18-1 and is ranked 4th in the UFC light heavyweight division, just below Blachowicz. Since his debut defeat, Ankalaev has won 9 fights in a row, bringing him into the title light.
Ankalaev was second-in-place to fight for the title going into UFC 282, and he was still scheduled to fight Blachowicz in the event. However, the fight was bumped up to a title fight after Texeira stated that he needed more time to prepare the Russian’s southpaw stance.
The winner of this light heavyweight bout will most likely face Glover Teixeira for the title.
UFC 282 Blachowicz vs Ankalaev: Where & When?
- Date: Saturday, December 10
- Prelims: 8 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. GMT
- Main card: 10 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. GMT
- Main event cagewalks (approx): 1 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. GMT
- Venue: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
UFC 282 Fight Card
- Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev – Vacant UFC light heavyweight title
- Paddy Pimblett vs. Jared Gordon – Lightweight
- Robbie Lawler vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio – Welterweight
- Darren Till vs. Dricus du Plessis – Middleweight
- Bryce Mitchell vs. Ilia Topuria – Featherweight
- Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Chris Daukaus – Heavyweight
- Raul Rosas Jr vs. Jay Perrin – Bantamweight
- Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Dalcha Lungiambula – Middleweight
- Chris Curtis vs. Joaquin Buckley – Middleweight
- Billy Quarantillo vs. Alexander Hernandez – Featherweight
- Ovince Saint Preux vs. Antonio Trocoli – Light heavyweight
- T.J. Brown vs. Erik Silva – Featherweight
- Vinicius Salvador vs. Daniel da Silva – Flyweight
- Cameron Saaiman vs. Steven Koslow – Bantamweight
How to watch Jan Blachowicz vs Magomed Ankalaev on Firestick
Method 1: Watch Blachowicz vs Ankalaev Using Official Apps
ESPN usually streams all UFC PPVs in the US, and UFC 282 won’t be any different. The event is being distributed as a PPV, and it’s going for $74.99. To pay for UFC 282, you will also need a monthly subscription for $9.99. You can also get a yearly subscription plus UFC 282 bundle at $124.98, which saves quite a lot considering yearly subscription costs $99.99.
However, note that ESPN+ is geo-restricted and only available in the US. If you have traveled outside the country, you will need to use a VPN and connect to a server in the region. Surfshark provides lots of servers in the US, and you can rely on it for the best speeds and performance.
BT Sport (UK)
BT Sport usually broadcasts UFC PPVs in the UK, often without needing users to purchase extra viewing rights. UFC 282 will be broadcast on BT Sport 1 HD and will also be available across all BT digital channels. This means that you can download the BT Sport app on Firestick or Android TV and watch UFC 282 with a monthly subscription. The network provides a contract-free plan that goes for £25 a month.
However, just like ESPN+, BT Sport is geo-restricted. This means that you will need to connect your Surfshark app to a server in the UK if you are not in the region.
WorldWide (Fight Pass/ Broadcasters)
You can also watch UFC 282 on Fight Pass, UFC’s official streaming platform. The service is available worldwide, and you can install the app from the Amazon and Google Play Store. The Ultimate plan provides live UFC PPVs and goes for $29.99 a month.
But besides UFC Fight Pass, the main card will also be broadcast worldwide by various TV networks. Below is a breakdown of the networks broadcasting/streaming UFC 282.
|United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland||BT Sport 1|
|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 Sports TEN 2|
Almost all these networks have streaming apps that you can use with your cable subscription.
Method 2: Watch Blachowicz vs Ankalaev Using Free Apks
Besides the official streaming channels, you can also watch the light heavyweight bout between Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev for free on Firestick using free streaming apks. These are third-party apps that do not own the content they provide access to but, rather, source links to various channels and sporting events from the internet.
As UFC PPVs are broadcast all over the world, you can use free streaming apks to watch UFC 282 through channels such as BT Sport 1, Super Sport Action, SONY TEN 2, RMC Sport 2, Eurosport, Viaplay, and Polsat Sport.
However, there are some precautions you need to take before you use free streaming options.
⚠ Free Streaming Precautions
For many years, free sports streaming has been a huge concern among broadcasters and content distributors. This is because, in many cases, these streams are pirated.
Broadcasters have collaborated with ISPs and governments to curb the practice, and the result has been blocking streams, sending copyright notices, and taking legal action.
👉 For these reasons, we highly advise that you use a VPN if you wish to watch Blachowicz vs Ankalaev for free on Firestick. This will help hide your activities and anonymize your connection to make you untraceable.
✋ However, you’ll also need to choose your VPN carefully, as some do not offer good privacy, and others are simply streaming nightmares.
Below are the best apks to watch Blachowicz vs Anakalaev.
1. Rapid Streamz
Rapid Streamz is the best free streaming sports app, and it tops our list of the best apks to watch UFC 282 Blachowicz vs Ankalaev for free. The app makes it easy to access various sports and competitions by providing direct links to various sports and competitions. You’ll find categories such as World Cup, Football, Cricket, Boxing, NFL, Rugby, Motorsport, WWE, and UFC on the main page. To UFC 282, head to the UFC, and you’ll get a link.
Alternatively, you can scroll down to the various live TV categories and select Sports TV. Here, you’ll find 170+ sports channels. Among them are BT Sport 1, Super Sport Action, and Sony Ten Sports 1, all of which will air the main card of UFC 282.
2. Live NetTV
As the name suggests, LiveNetTV is a live TV app, and you can use it to watch UFC 282 Blachowicz vs Ankalaev. The app is quite popular among cord-cutters as it has been consistent and reliable over several years and provides 800+ live TV channels. These are organized into various categories: Sports, News, Documentary, Kids, and Entertainment.
You can watch UFC 282 by going to the Sports section. In the channel list, scroll down, and you’ll find several of the channels broadcasting the event. Most Live NetTV channels have multiple streams, so you can always switch if one is not working well.
TVMob is a rebranded version of TVTap, a fork of the popular UKTV Now Apk. The app is known for its sleek interface, and it organizes channels in alphabetical order with a denotation of the channel’s country of origin. To make access even easier, you can sort these channels using various categories, including Entertainment, Movies, Music News, Sports, Documentary, kids, and Food.
In the sports section, you’ll find BT Sport 1 and Super Sport Action, which you can use to watch UFC 282 Blachowicz vs Ankalaev live and for free. The apk also provides lots of customization options and a schedule option you can use to know upcoming sports events.
Method 3: Watch UFC 282 Blachowicz vs Ankalaev Using Kodi Addons
Kodi is a free media organizer and streaming platform that is popular among cord-cutters. The platform lets users watch live sports as well as movies and TV shows for free via Kodi addons that can be added to the platform.
You will first need to install Kodi 19.4 Matrix on Firestick or Android TV to get started. From there, you can install a few Kodi addons (unofficial/third-party) that will provide streams to UFC 282. We’ll show you some of the best, and they are accompanied by guides on how to install them.
But before that, note that third-party Kodi Addons are infamous among ISPs, governments, and copyright agencies as it provides access to questionable sources. To stay safe, ensure your Surfshark VPN is up and running before you start Kodi.
1. The Loop
The Loop is a dedicated sports Kodi addon, and one of the best you can use to stream UFC 282. The Kodi addon provides multiple ways to watch the event, as it has direct links and live TV sections. You’ll find AutoZone, 24/7, Fight Zone, Football, NFL, NHL, MLB, and NBA on the main page.
To watch UFC 282 via direct links, you can go to Fight Zone, and you’ll find several links. Alternatively, you can use the addon’s 24/7 section. This section offers some of the best live TV scrapers, and you can use them to access various UFC broadcasters. The scrapers include LNTV, RBTV, and UKTVNOW.
2. Rising Tides
Rising Tides is a dedicated sport Kodi addon, and you can also use it to watch UFC 282 Blachowicz vs Ankalaev. The addon is quite popular among sports fans as it has been around for several years and is very reliable. There are a few categories the addon provides on the home page, one being Live PPV events.
To watch UFC 282, just open the Live PPV events section, and you’ll find links to the event. The addon arranges live events in the order they are taking place and usually provides multiple sources for each event. You can select a link based on your preferred video quality.
If you’d like a dedicated live TV Kodi addon, you can install LNTV. The addon is based on the Live NetTV apk we’ve already discussed and is quite reliable. LNTV provides access to 800+ live TV channels sourced from across the world, making it quite the destination for live TV channels.
LNTV channels are grouped into various categories, with the first being Sports. Others include Entertainment, News, Australian, Music, Canada, German, and Indian. To watch UFC 282 PPV, you can go to the sports section and select your preferred broadcaster.
Other Kodi addons you can use to watch UFC 282 Blachowicz vs Ankalaev for free are:
UFC 282 is the promotion’s last event of the year, and it features several exciting matches with a title on the line. If you’d like to catch the action, you can use the guide above to know how to watch Blachowicz vs Ankalaev as well as the entire UFC 282, either using official or third-party apps.
Enjoy the fight!