UFC 232 has got fans across the world excited. Not least because it features the huge match up between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson.
If you’re looking for somewhere to watch the fight then your options can be limited depending what country you’re in. You could find no official stream of the fight available where you are and while it may be tempting to turn to one of those sketchy streams they’re really not recommended.
There is however a better way and that involves watching an official stream from another country.
For this you’ll need to get yourself an app to unlock that official stream. The best thing about this is the stream is completely free because in some countries the UFC is broadcast on free-to-air networks meaning you don’t need an expensive cable subscription to watch.
What you’ll need to watch UFC 232
If you’re interested in watching the Jones v Gustafsson fight, Cyborg v Nunes or some of the other bouts then you’re not alone.
These are all being streamed for free online but for this you’ll need to get yourself a ‘VPN‘ app. A VPN will allow you to unblock an official overseas stream and watch UFC 232 in your country free.
A VPN will cost you a couple of dollars (or pounds) but you don’t need to pay to watch UFC 232 itself.
For this, I recommend signing up to ExpressVPN. They’re super simple to use plus they’ve got a reassuring 30-day money back guarantee just in case it doesn’t work for you.
There are a few other good options so just choose one of these three:
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How to watch UFC 232 online
To watch UFC 232 you’ll need to sign up for one of the VPN apps above.
My recommendation is to use ExpressVPN because they’re slightly easier than the competition and they also have the 30-day money back guarantee.
Follow the steps below to get signed up and watching UFC 232 in your country.
Watch UFC 232 Jones vs Gustafsson 2 online:
- Head over to the ExpressVPN website and sign up for their service. You can get 3-months free on the 12-month package making it 49% cheaper than paying on a month-by-month basis.
- When you’ve finished signing up download their app from the ‘Products’ area of their website.
- Open the app and login with the account username and password you created.
- Select the ‘Choose Location‘ option.
- Then select ‘All‘, ‘Europe‘ and finally ‘Russia‘.
- Select ‘Connect‘ or wait for the app to automatically connect for you.
- Once the app has connected visit the UFC 232 Live Stream page.
You can now watch the entire UFC 232 including the Jones vs Gustafsson 2 fight which you’re most likely interested in, the Cyborg v Nunes fight which promises to be a massive one and most of the other undercard fights.
When is UFC 232 being shown
UFC 232: Jones vs Gustafsson 2 takes place on Saturday, 29th December 2018 and is one of the final huge MMA fights of the year.
Live coverage will start from 7 pm local time in California, United States.
That’s 3 am in the United Kingdom on the 30th, 4 am in central Europe and 2 pm on Sunday 30th in Syndey, Australia.
To work out the correct time in your timezone use a website such as The Time Zone Converter by entering 19:00 and choosing California, then enter your local city.
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Who’s on the Fight Card
The draw of UFC 232 is definitely the Jones vs Gustafsson bout but there are some other interesting match-ups. Here’s the full fight card:
|Light Heavyweight||Jon Jones||vs.||Alexander Gustafsson|
|Women’s Featherweight||Cris Cyborg (c)||vs.||Amanda Nunes|
|Welterweight||Carlos Condit||vs.||Michael Chiesa|
|Light Heavyweight||Ilir Latifi||vs.||Corey Anderson|
|Featherweight||Chad Mendes||vs.||Alexander Volkanovski|
|Heavyweight||Andrei Arlovski||vs.||Walt Harris|
|Women’s Featherweight||Cat Zingano||vs.||Megan Anderson|
|Bantamweight||Douglas Silva de Andrade||vs.||Petr Yan|
|Lightweight||B.J. Penn||vs.||Ryan Hall|
|Early Preliminary Card|
|Bantamweight||Andre Ewell||vs.||Nathaniel Wood|
|Middleweight||Uriah Hall||vs.||Bevon Lewis|
|Welterweight||Curtis Millender||vs.||Siyar Bahadurzada|
|Bantamweight||Brian Kelleher||vs.||Montel Jackson|
How does the VPN actually work
A VPN app is basically a legal privacy app that disguises what you do on the internet.
The purpose of this is to protect you from companies and hackers snooping and tracking what you do on the internet.
They’re completely legal to use. The way they let you watch UFC 232 is by helping you disguise your real location. UFC 232 is being shown for free officially in some countries such as Russia and a VPN allows you to watch these live streams by pretending you are in Russia.
Is the Live Stream legit
In Russia UFC is shown mostly for free on public broadcasters. The UFC 232: Jones vs Gustafsson event is being shown by MatchTV which is an official TV network in Russia.
It’s restricted to viewing within Russia only but a VPN allows you to avoid those restrictions and watch for free anywhere in the world.
Can’t I just watch a sketchy website
There are loads of dodgy websites showing sport including the likes of Kodi.
I highly recommend against using these. Firstly, they’re completely illegal which means the person broadcasting it and you viewing it are breaking the law.
I’m sure you’re not a criminal so why not be safe and stay on the right side of the law?
Secondly and more worrying is how these sketchy websites and apps fund their streams.
They don’t show premium sporting events out the goodness of their heart and often bombard you with dangerous pop-up adverts for porn and other questionable stuff.
Often these can leave viruses and trojans on your device which could compromise your security in future.
Recap: How to watch UFC 232 online
If you want to watch UFC 232 online for free then you’ll need to get yourself a VPN app.
This will allow you to watch an overseas stream of the event on an official site. No sketchy websites or apps needed!
Sign up for and download the ExpressVPN app and then connect to Russia.
Once connected you’ll be able to watch the fight on the MatchTV website which is the official stream for Russia. As you’re using a VPN app you can now watch anywhere in the world.