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Here’s a breakdown of the new UFC PPV price increase, ESPN+ subscription rates for 2021

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UFC Star Conor McGregor Community Event Photo by Billie Weiss/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

As we mentioned late last week, Disney is rolling out new subscription rates for ESPN+ beginning Jan. 8, just in time for the return of MMA cash cow Conor McGregor. “Notorious” headlines the UFC 257 pay-per-view (PPV) event later this month in Abu Dhabi.

So what does that mean for new subscribers?

An increase in the annual price for ESPN+, as well as the UFC package and UFC standalone purchases. Remember, ordering a UFC PPV is a separate, additional cost to the ESPN+ subscription but also comes with a discount on bundles.

See below:

UFC PPV, ESPN+ Subscription Increases | 2021

2020 PRICE 2021 PRICE CHANGE
2020 PRICE 2021 PRICE CHANGE
Annual Price - $49.99 Annual Price $59.99
PPV Package - $84.98 PPV Package - $89.98
PPV Standalone - $64.99 PPV Standalone - $69.99
PPV Package Savings - 25%+ PPV Package Savings - 35%+

You can subscribe HERE to beat the upcoming price increase.

The UFC 257 PPV, however, will not be available to purchase until Jan. 8, so there is no way around the $5 price hike. That said, there will be no changes to the monthly or Disney Bundle prices if you opted for the package offering Disney+ and Hulu.

Annual renewals for existing subscribers will remain $49.99 until at least March 2, 2021.

McGregor remains the promotion’s biggest draw despite his inactivity. The Poirier bout, a rematch from their UFC 178 showdown that ended in favor of “Notorious,” will mark just the second time the whiskey mogul has competed over the last two years.

To see who else is fighting at UFC 257 click here. For the latest “McGregor vs. Poirier” news and notes click here.