How to watch UFC 253 on Amazon Fire TV

ESPN+ on Amazon Fire TV
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UFC 253 Schedule and Fight Card

All times shown are Eastern time.

• Prelims: 7 p.m. ESPN+ / ESPN2

• Main Card: 10 p.m. PPV

• Post Show: 1 a.m. ESPN+

The full event fight card

• Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa

• Dominick Reyes vs. Jan Blachowicz

• Kai Kara-France vs. Brandon Royval

• Ketlen Vieira vs. Sijara Eubanks

• Hakeem Dawodu vs. Zubaira Tukhugov


• Brad Riddell vs. Alex Da Silva

• Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Matthews

• Shane Young vs. Ludovit Klien

• William Knight vs. Aleksa Camur

• Juan Espino vs. Jeff Hughes

• Khadis Ibragimov vs. Danilo Marques

MMA fans are excited for the two championship bouts this weekend, and those who also love Alexa need to figure out how to watch UFC 253 on Amazon Fire TV. Even though you can’t attend these fights in person, you still have the chance to stream all of UFC’s latest Pay-Per-View event. Don’t wait until the fights are starting to make sure you have a streaming device you can rely on. If you have a Fire TV device, you’ll find it simple to set everything up for the big fights.

On Sept. 26, UFC 253 is broadcasting eleven total bouts live from UFC Fight Island, also known as Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. The Pay-Per-View Main Event features two championship fights, including a face off between two premier unbeaten fighters.

Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya (19-0) is defending his middleweight title against Paulo “The Eraser” Costa (13-0). Adesanya has made it a point to take on the best challengers he can, and Costa may be this striker's most difficult opponent yet. In the co-main event, Dominick Reyes (12-1) and Jan Blachowicz (26-8) will face off for the vacant light heavyweight championship. 

Learn how to watch UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa on Pay-Per-View

Your key to seeing this night of fights is the ESPN app. Luckily, it's available on lots of streaming platforms, including the most popular devices and smart TVs.

Amazon Fire TV is one of the biggest streaming platforms, meaning you may have one in your home already. If not, they're easy and affordable to add to your streaming setup.

We're here to help you get the ESPN app installed on your Fire TV, and then get logged in with your ESPN+ account or Live TV streaming service credentials. Trust us; it's easier than you think.

How to get the ESPN app for Amazon Fire TV

You can easily install the ESPN app onto your Fire TV using the Amazon Appstore in your browser. You can sign into your Amazon account on the web and load the ESPN app for Fire TV remotely.

The app should automatically install itself on your Fire TV device. If you have more than one Fire TV device, the website will even let you choose which Fire TV to use for the ESPN app. Make sure you click the Deliver button when you're ready to make the magic happen.

If you prefer to use your remote, you can install the ESPN app directly on your Fire TV device.

  1. On the home screen, hold down the microphone button on your remote and say "ESPN app" .
  2. If you prefer to use an onscreen keyboard , you can go up to the Fire TV app menu. Select the magnifying glass icon to search.
  3. Use the on screen remote to type "ESPN" .
  4. The ESPN app will show up in your search results. Find the ESPN app and select Install to finish the process.

Once you've got the app installed, there is just one more thing you need to do. You should get your ESPN app logged in with your ESPN+ account and Live TV streaming service.

  1. Open the ESPN App .
  2. In the navigation bar at the top of the app, highlight the settings gear icon in the right hand corner of the screen.
  3. Click to enter settings.
  4. Select and click to open Account Information .
  5. Choose either to Login to ESPN Account or Login to TV Provider , and follow the prompts.

Now your Amazon Fire TV is ready for all the elbows, striking kicks and Superman-punches. Best of all, this setup will stay ready from Fight Night to Pay-Per-View events as the UFC rolls on.

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Roy Delgado is a freelance writer for WhatToWatch. His focus is streaming, specializing on sports. He binge-streams 32 games over the first two days of NCAA March Madness annually. He built his own DVR 15 years ago, and still tinkers to make his media setup its best.