You’ve heard the news – sporting event after sporting event has been cancelled due to fear of spreading coronavirus. Leagues across the world are playing it as safe as possible in consideration of the safety of fans and athletes alike. With that in mind, what sports can you still watch online this week?
Saddened sports fans can take some comfort in the fact that there are a few events left that will still go on. Check out the info below to find streaming information for each.
Note: This information is current as of publishing time. We will continue to monitor the situation and make updates as they become available.
UFC Fight Night 170
According to Dana White, UFC Fight Night 170 will continue with no crowd in attendance. The event will take place on Saturday, March 14th, beginning at 8 pm ET. You can stream the preliminaries on ESPN+. ESPN+ is great way to watch UFC Fight Nights online, along with a lot of other UFC content like PPV preliminary cards. It’s only $4.99 a month, and new users can even try it free for 7 days, meaning you can watch the card for free!
Learn more about the service in our ESPN+ review here.
The main card airs on ESPN, which is traditionally a cable channel. However, there are now some great ways to watch ESPN without cable. For example, Hulu with Live TV offers live streams of ESPN and many more channels. Hulu Live even offers streaming of many local channels in most of the US. Try it out here!
You can also learn more about how to watch UFC online here.
As of time of writing, WWE Smackdown will be held with no audience in attendance. The weekly sports entertainment show airs on Friday at 8 pm ET on FOX. Want to watch Smackdown online free? fuboTV carries FOX in many areas and is currently offering a free 7 day trial. You can also use it to watch in Spanish on FOX Deportes. Try fuboTV free here.
To learn more about fuboTV, read our review here.
Boxing: Brundun Lee vs. Camilo Prieto
Championship Boxing will continue as well, also with no fans in attendance. Airing on Showtime, super lightweight contender Brundon Lee will square off against Camilo Prieto. The fun begins at 10 pm ET on Friday March 13th. The easiest way to watch the fight? Showtime has it’s own streaming service you can watch free here!
What about ESPN?
With so little sporting events going on, what does ESPN plan on doing? According to John Ourand, ESPN will make the following adjustments.
ESPN Programming plans:
ESPN: SportsCenter all day and night
ESPNEWS: video simulcasts of radio shows (First Take, Your Take Radio and The Will Cain Show) and taped programming
ESPN2: simulcast a combination of ESPN and ESPNEWS.
— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) March 12, 2020
There you have it. We will continue to monitor and let you know what sporting events are available to watch online. Oh, and if you’re bored, don’t forget you can always watch the Super Bowl replay online!