Here’s how ESPN's announcement will affect UFC fans

ESPN+ is about to get more expensive.
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It's never been more expensive to be a fight fan. If you want to watch Bellator, you need Showtime, PFL Challenger Series is on FUBO, boxing is on DAZN and UFC is on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass. And that's just the basics. You might also need FITE TV, Amazon Prime or other devices if you are a die-hard.

And now, ESPN+ prices are going up.

How much is the ESPN price increase?

According to ESPN, the digital streaming platform ESPN+ monthly subscription will increase from $9.99 to $10.99 ($99.99 to $109.99 for the annual option). The good news is the UFC PPV price of $79.99 isn't changing. Not right now anyway.

This price increase also affects those with the ESPN+, Hulu, and Disney+ bundle and goes from $12.99 per month to $14.99 per month.

These price increases come just weeks after a letter was sent by attorneys for UFC, NBA and NFL to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office asking for quicker removal of illegal streams of their events.

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