The Best Bars in Britain for Watching UFC (2022)

The UltimateFighting Championship (or UFC) is having a bit of a hay dayin the UK. But as a spectaclethat's about as American as apple pie and using a completely incomprehensible system of measurement, the airing times aren't exactly optimal for us viewers across the pond.

For any real UFC fan, nothing can beat the atmosphere of watching the fight in a dingy bar, surrounded by equally well-hydrated fans in the wee hours of the morning.Not to mention the once monthly pay-per-view flight the UFC puts on. These PPV fights will typically run you about fifty quid-- so it’s probably worth the effort to watch at a bar anyway.

So we’ve all agreed, bar it is.

What you need is a plan, a go-to spot, your late-night UFC-friendly local if you will. But as anyone who has ever tried to find a decent spot that's open when the fighters even enter the ring, it’s no small feat.

After many hours of fruitless searching, we took to phones, forums, and everything in between to track down the best bars to watch UFC in Britain. So, wonder no more “where to watch the next UFC fight” we’ve done the hard research for you and identified the best spots around this landmass we call home.

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Where to Watch UFC

Because most fights don’t end until about 5 am, the bars showing UFC probably aren’t your typical watering holes. Chances are your usual table at the pub probably has two chairs on top and smells of bleach before the fighters even enter the ring. So, we have to get creative about where we watch fights. Casinos are usually a good bet, and some after-hours clubs show the big matches.

Broken down by area, here are the best bars in Britain for watching UFC. While we did our very best to verify that every location included on this list regularly shows fights, you should always call ahead to avoid disappointment.

** All prices are listed as averages.

London Bars Showing UFC

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In the capital watching opportunities are almost endless, you just have to know where to look. Whether you’re in the North, South, East or West there’s no excuse not to get down to your closest gin joint to watch some fights.

Genting Casino Chinatown ~ W1

Pint = £5** Wine = £9 Cocktails = £11

Open 24 hours, the Genting Casino Chinatown is a great go-to for catching fights at all hours of the day and night. As it’s a casino, be sure to check the dress code, age requirements, etc. before turning up.

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Number 1 London ~ SE1

Pint = £5 Wine = £4.90 Cocktails = £8.25

With 12 screens, table football and ping-pong Number 1 London is one of the best sports bars in central London. Open until 6 am Thursday-Saturday, this is a really great option for catching the late night fights.

The Victoria ~ SW8

Pint = £5 Wine = £6 Cocktails = £5.95

Open until 2 am at the weekend, The Victoria is a great option for some of the earlier fights. They also occasionally stay open later for big events.

Belushi’s Camden ~ NW1

Pint = £5 Wine = £6.25 Cocktails = £7.25

Any sports fan has probably been to one of Belushi’s many locations. With multiple screens, happy hour specials, and opening times that stretch into the wee hours, the Camden location is a great choice for catching UFC fights.

Nordic Bar ~ W1

Pint = £4.5 Wine = £4.85 Cocktails = £9.45

Open ‘til 4 am at the weekend, Nordic Bar is a great watching spot in Soho. With Scandinavian-inspired decor and a large cocktail list, it feels a bit more like a casual drinking spot than a sports bar but they’ve got 3 large screens and great drink specials so it’s a solid choice in central London.

Brown Bear ~ E1

Pint = £5 Wine = £6 Cocktails = £9.45

Brown Bear is a traditional pub in the heart of Whitechapel. Known to stay open later for big events, Brown Bear does respect typical pub hours so be sure to call ahead. The food is an interesting mix of Thai and traditional English, and the atmosphere is comfortable and welcoming-- everything you’d want from a great pub.

Greenwood ~ SW1

Pint = £5 Wine = £9 Cocktails = £11

Greenwood is open all day, seven days a week. They’ve got rotating taps of craft beer and ale, as well as cocktails and wine. The upstairs is everything you’d expect from one of the best bars in London to watch UFC. Their premium sports lounge features 5 screens-- including two mega screens and a projector. This place actually closes down at midnight so you’re out of luck for fight nights, but they do regularly show Cage Warriors.


South West England

Yates ~ Torquay, TQ1

Pint = £5 Wine = £3 Cocktails = £10

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Bosting multiple screens, a great buy-one-get-one cocktail special, and late weekend hours, Yates Torquay is easily the best bar to watch UFC in all of Devon.

The Midlands

Shooters Bar ~ Birmingham, B15

Pint = £5 Wine = £9 Cocktails = £11

Another UK institution, Shooters Bar Birmingham is open until 3 am Friday and Saturday, making it a great option for weekend fights. They have quite a few screens and great happy hour prices if you get there well early.

The Ropewalk Nottingham ~ Nottingham, N1

Pint = £5 Wine = £9 Cocktails = £11

Open late Monday-Saturday, the Ropewalk is easily the best bar to watch UFC in Nottingham.

North West England

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The Brotherhood Of Pursuits And Pastimes ~ Manchester, M2

Pint = £5 Wine = £4.75 Cocktails = £8.5

With 13 screens and a central location, Brotherhood attracts fans far and wide, so you’re guaranteed a lively atmosphere on fight night.

The Bierkeller/Shooters Bar ~ Manchester, M4

Pint = £4.5 Wine = £14.45* Cocktails = £8.5

*Price is per bottle

If it’s a lively atmosphere you’re after, this kitschy Bavarian beer bar is the place for you. The Bierkeller website lists their weekend closing time as “late” which is probably a good sign for watching UFC. Note: The Bierkeller is located within Shooters Bar.

Seven Oaks ~ Manchester, M1

Pint = £4.5 Wine = £4.75 Cocktails = £8.5

Seven Oaks regularly shows UFC fights in a friendly traditional pub atmosphere. With a wide selection of cask ales, beer, wine, and spirits, Seven Oaks is a solid choice for catching the fights.

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McCooley’s ~ Liverpool, L1

Pint = £5 Wine = £9 Cocktails = £11

Wondering where to watch UFC in Liverpool, look no further. McCooley’s two Liverpool locations are both open until 4 am Thursday-Saturday. The Mathew Street location is spread over 4 floors and features no fewer than thirty large screen TVs. The Concert Square location is no less impressive with multiple large screens and LED televisions.

The Bierkeller/Shooters Bar ~ Liverpool, L1

Pint = £4.5 Wine = £14.45* Cocktails = £8.5

*Price is per bottle

The Liverpool location of Bierkeller regularly hosts UFC viewing events. With similar amenities as their other UK locations, Bierkeller/Shooters Bar is a great option if you’re based in the Northwest.

Firepit ~ Southport, PR8

Pint = £4.5 Wine = £4.25 Cocktails = £7.50

Open until 2 am at the weekends, the Firepit in Southport is a great place in Merseyside to catch some of the rare early fights as well as Cage Warriors. They’ve got a huge cocktail list as well as some cheap pints and wine by the glass.

Yorkshire

Live Bar, Victoria Gate Casino ~ Leeds, LS2

Pint = £5 Wine = £6.5 Cocktails = £10.25

Open 24/7 the Live Bar at Victoria Gate Casino is one of the best viewing options in Yorkshire. If you’re watching with the lads you can even pre-order drinks and food before the fight. They also offer beer buckets for 18 quid so you can enjoy the fight properly hydrated.

The Brotherhood of Pursuits & Pastimes ~ Leeds, LS1

Pint = £5 Wine = £4.75 Cocktails = £8.5

Similar to the location in Manchester, we have it on good authority that the Brotherhood in Leeds regularly shows the big UFC fights.

Firepit Beverley ~ Beverley, HU17

Pint = £4.5 Wine = £4.25 Cocktails = £7.50

What it lacks in late-night hours, Firepit Beverley makes up for in cheap beer prices. There’s also a location in Bingley and one coming soon in Halifax.

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Wales

Walkabout ~ Cardiff, CF10

Pint = £5 Wine = £6.5 Cocktails = £8

The Australian club chain, Walkabout is always a good time. While they’re located throughout the UK, we only got confirmation from the Cardiff location that they regularly show UFC fights.

Grosvenor Casino Cardiff ~ Cardiff, CF10

Pint = £5 Wine = £6.5 Cocktails = £8

Open until 7 am, Grosvenor Casino is a solid choice for watching UFC in Cardiff.

Yates ~ Cardiff, CF10

Pint = £5 Wine = £6 Cocktails = £10

Like the Torquay location, late weekend hours and drink specials, make Yates Cardiff a great bar to watch UFC in Cardiff.

Scotland

Genting Casino Leith ~ Edinburgh, EH6

Pint = £5 Wine = £9 Cocktails = £11

Open 24 hours, the Genting Casino is your best bet for watching UFC in Edinburgh. The drink prices, atmosphere, and late hours make it one of the best spots in all of Scotland. The Fountain Park location also regularly shows fights.

Belushi’s Edinburgh ~ Edinburgh, EH1

Pint = £5 Wine = £6.25 Cocktails = £7.25

Like the London location, Belushi’s Edinburgh is an excellent option if the fight is on the earlier side. Although they do occasionally stay open later, regular closing time is at 1 AM.

Alea Casino Glasgow ~ Glasgow, G5

Pint = £5 Wine = £6.50 Cocktails = £10

The sports bar at the Alea Casino is likely the best choice for catching UFC fights in Glasgow. They hold events for the big fights, complete with free entry and the option to reserve a table, booth, or VIP area. Unlike most places, bar food is available until 3 am, and there’s a huge riverfront terrace for barbecues and a smoking balcony.

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FAQs

Where can I watch UFC in the UK? ›

UFC Schedule 2022 - When is the next fight? Watch BT Sport's unbeatable line-up of world-class live sport for just £25 per month.

Where can I watch MMA fights in the UK? ›

MMATV.co.uk | MMA TV – Live Stream Sports Network.

Are there any UFC fights in the UK? ›

UFC®, the world's premier mixed martial arts organisation, today announced that it will be returning to The O2 on Saturday 23 July 2022. UFC returned to the UK for the first time in three years in March for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: VOLKOV vs. ASPINALL at The O2, welcoming a sell-out crowd of over 17,000.

Where is UFC showing in London? ›

  • All London.
  • Shoreditch.
  • Bank.
  • Barbican.
  • Barnet.
  • Bayswater.
  • Beckenham.
  • Belsize Park.

Where can I watch UFC fight night? ›

ESPN+ is the home for UFC Pay-Per-Views and live events. Stream the best fights in mma on your Roku, Fire Tv, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Android devices, Xbox One, and various smart tv platforms.

Where can I watch UFC 271 in London? ›

How can I watch UFC 271 in the UK? BT Sport will be showing all the action from the event on BT Sport 1. In the United States, viewers will have to pay up to $70 (£52.99) for the event.

Where can I watch UFC live? ›

UFC Fight Night: Grasso vs. Araujo will be available for live stream on ESPN+. If you want to watch, you'll need to purchase a subscription. If you purchase ESPN+ separately, it costs $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year.

Where is showing the UFC in Liverpool? ›

Venues in Liverpool to watch UFC London 2022
  • Scruffy Murphy's. 25 Harrington Street, Liverpool.
  • Harrison's Bar & Kitchen. 23 North John Street, Liverpool L2 5QU.
  • The Mermaid Tavern. 21 Market Place, Prescot, Liverpool L34 5SB.
  • Abbey Road Bar & Kitchen. 11-17 Harrington Street, Liverpool L2 9QA.
22 Jul 2022

How much are UK UFC tickets? ›

UFC Fight Night London tickets can start around $40 and go up to the $2500 range.

Where can I watch UFC London 2022? ›

The greatest show in MMA returns for another unforgettable night in London with Tom Aspinall, Paddy Pimblett and Molly McCann leading the Brits into battle at the O2 Arena, exclusively live on BT Sport.

How much does it cost to go to UFC fight? ›

How much are UFC tickets? UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship ticket prices for currently scheduled events are starting as low as $396.00 with the most expensive prices ranging up to $11235.00. The average price to attend a UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship event is around $1894.67.

Is UFC Fight Night free? ›

One significant draw with UFC Fight Night events is that they're streaming for free, and not on a pay-per-view system. Read on for all the details of the fighting series, including how to watch UFC Fight Night online and when to catch the next event.

Where can I watch the MMA fight? ›

ESPN+ delivers a cornucopia of sports content, including MMA and boxing, to almost any modern streaming device.

How can I watch UFC 278 in the UK? ›

What channel/stream is UFC 278 on tonight? ESPN PPV will broadcast the fight in the U.S., while UK fans can watch the event on BT Sport.

What time is UFC in London? ›

UFC London is scheduled to begin at 5pm BST with the prelims, followed by the main card at 8pm. Ring walks for the main event are expected to take place at around 10pm.

What time is the UFC in the UK? ›

The main card is set to get underway at 10 p.m. ET/ 3 a.m. BST with the main event cagewalks set for 12:30 a.m. ET/ 5:30 a.m. BST. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.

What time is main event UFC UK? ›

The prelim action will start at 3pm for UK fans with the main card getting underway from 7pm. Oliveira vs Makhachev can then be expected at around 10:15pm. The main card action will be pay-per-view in the UK and will be shown on BT Sport Box Office.

How can I watch UFC in the UK for free? ›

5 Best Websites to Stream UFC Events for Free
  1. BT Sport 1 (CricFree) If you want to watch UFC free online, you can do this on BT Sport 1. ...
  2. UFC Channel on YouTube. If you are already a big fan of YouTube, here is yet another reason to love this free streaming paradise. ...
  3. Crackstreams. ...
  4. First Row Sports. ...
  5. UFC Streams.
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How long is a UFC fight? ›

A non-championship UFC fight can last three rounds, while a championship and main event fight is limited to five rounds. Each round is five minutes long, with a one-minute break in between. Therefore, five-round fights can last up to 29 minutes, while three-round fights can last up to 17 minutes.

How can I watch UFC 279 in the UK? ›

How to watch UFC 279: Diaz vs Ferguson on TV. If you prefer watching all the action on the big screen, just head to BT Sport 1HD in time for the beginning of the event. BT TV customers can find us on channel 430, while Sky customers can head to channel 413 and Virgin Media viewers to channel 527.

How can I watch UFC 276 in the UK? ›

UFC 276 – featuring Adesanya vs Cannonier – will be live on BT Sport 1 HD in the UK. Those with a BT Sport subscription are in luck. The fight is included as part of their plan.

What time is UFC 273 on in the UK? ›

The prelim action will start at 1am on Sunday morning with the main card kicking off at 3am. Volkanovski vs The Korean Zombie can then be expected at around 6am. The action will be shown on BT Sport 1 and their coverage will start at 1am.

Where can I watch UFC 270? ›

The UFC 270 early prelims kickoff Saturday, January 22 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT in the United States on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass. The feature prelims air at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on ESPN and ESPN+ and the Main Card will air exclusively on ESPN+ in the U.S. at 10pm ET / 7pm PT.

Where can I watch the fight tonight? ›

Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+

What channel is UFC on tonight UK? ›

From Las Vegas and beyond, browse the list of upcoming UFC events exclusively live on BT Sport.

How to Watch UFC today? ›

All UFC programming airs on the ESPN family of networks. The linear channels (ESPN, ESPN2) are available through each of the major streaming providers — YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling, Fubo TV and DirecTV Stream.

Where can I watch UFC in Cardiff? ›

If you find yourselves in the Welsh capital but you're stuck for somewhere to watch live sports, then these amazing sports bars in Cardiff will be sure to do the trick.
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The Best Live Sport Pubs in Cardiff
  • Elevens Bar & Grill Cardiff. ...
  • Walkabout Cardiff. ...
  • Gassy's Cardiff. ...
  • Boom: Battle Bar Cardiff. ...
  • O'Neill's Cardiff.
17 Feb 2022

Does Bdubs play UFC? ›

Fans can simply show up at the local sports bar, grab a beer and some food, and enjoy the biggest and best UFC fights on the big screen. Buffalo Wild Wings is another popular option for UFC fight fans. Here you can order some wings, sit down, and watch the UFC action.

How can I watch UFC in the UK for free? ›

5 Best Websites to Stream UFC Events for Free
  1. BT Sport 1 (CricFree) If you want to watch UFC free online, you can do this on BT Sport 1. ...
  2. UFC Channel on YouTube. If you are already a big fan of YouTube, here is yet another reason to love this free streaming paradise. ...
  3. Crackstreams. ...
  4. First Row Sports. ...
  5. UFC Streams.
19 Aug 2022

How can I watch UFC 273 in the UK? ›

UFC 273's Main Card is currently scheduled to begin at 3:00 am BST on Sunday 10th April 2022, and will be available for fans to watch in its entirety on BT Sport. BT Sport is the official home of the UFC in the UK, and they show all UFC PPV events.

Can I get UFC on Sky? ›

Watch UFC, Boxing, WWE & More on Sky Arena | Sky - Sky

Sky Box customers can book via My Account using the 'Book on Sky' button below.

How can I watch UFC 279 in the UK? ›

How to watch UFC 279: Diaz vs Ferguson on TV. If you prefer watching all the action on the big screen, just head to BT Sport 1HD in time for the beginning of the event. BT TV customers can find us on channel 430, while Sky customers can head to channel 413 and Virgin Media viewers to channel 527.

How much is UFC app UK? ›

ESPN+ 🤼 When you sign up for an account with ESPN+, you get full access to all the UFC's content. Each subscription comes with UFC Fight Night, exclusive content, and pay-per-view fights. The subscription costs £5 per month or £50 for a year when you pay upfront.

How can I watch UFC in the UK without BT Sport? ›

To watch UFC in the UK without BT Sport, all you need is a reliable VPN. We recommend ExpressVPN ($6.67/month) or Private Internet Access ($2.03/month). Once you've downloaded the VPN app, connect to a US server.

Is UFC PPV in UK? ›

Pay-TV broadcaster will continue to air MMA promotion's live events and provide PPV service. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has announced a new, multi-year extension of its UK and Ireland broadcast partnership with pay-TV network BT Sport.

Where can I watch UFC 276 UK? ›

UFC 276 – featuring Adesanya vs Cannonier – will be live on BT Sport 1 HD in the UK.

Where can I watch UFC 275 in the UK? ›

UFC 275 – featuring Glover Teixeira vs Jiri Procházka – will be live on BT Sport 1 HD in the UK. Those with a BT Sport subscription are in luck.

How much does UFC 273 cost? ›

UFC fans will be able to watch the main card of UFC 273 in the U.S. on ESPN+ for the new price of $74.99 or $99.98. Those fights are scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. ET.
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Can you get pay-per-view on Sky Go? ›

Sky Sports Box Office is your home of pay-per-view sporting events. Can I watch Sky Sports Box Office on Sky Go? Yes, Sky Q customers can watch these events on the Sky Go app when connected to their home broadband network.

Is UFC on Now TV? ›

UFC Live Stream - Watch Live Sports Online with NOW.

How do I book pay-per-view on Sky? ›

To book an event:
  1. Log in or register for My Account if you haven't already.
  2. From the My Account Dashboard, scroll down to the Pay Per View section.
  3. Find your event and click Book Now.
  4. Review the event info, then click Review Booking to complete your purchase.
23 Mar 2021

Where can I watch UFC live? ›

UFC Fight Night: Grasso vs. Araujo will be available for live stream on ESPN+. If you want to watch, you'll need to purchase a subscription. If you purchase ESPN+ separately, it costs $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year.

What time does the UFC start UK? ›

The prelim action will start at 3pm for UK fans with the main card getting underway from 7pm. Oliveira vs Makhachev can then be expected at around 10:15pm. The main card action will be pay-per-view in the UK and will be shown on BT Sport Box Office.

How can I watch UFC for free? ›

YouTube UFC Channel

You not only get to view tons of user-generated content for free, but some of it is of remarkable quality. For a quick fix of UFC bouts you can visit the official UFC channel on YouTube. They show entire fights there, not just short clips.

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