Get ready MMA fans! UFC 196 is on its way and is set to take place on March 5th 2016 at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight is set to take place between the UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor, who will trade blows with Nate Diaz.

Previously, a super fight was scheduled between UFC Lightweight Champion, Rafael dos Anjos and UFC Featherweight Champion, Conor McGregor at the UFC 196. However, due to an injury to Rafael dos Anjos in training (broken leg) head of UFC 196, Nate Diaz got the nod as his replacement and is a fitting opponent to McGregor.

If that’s not enough, then here is the cherry on top of the cake. UFC 196 will be co-headlined by the fight between UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm and Miesha Tate. Holly Holm will defend her title for the very first time since she stunned the world after knocking out Ronda Rousey at UFC 193.

How to Watch UFC 196 Live Online

There are two ways through which you can watch UFC 196 live online. First, purchase UFC pay-per-view (PPV) and watch the fight live online. Second, live stream the fight between all the fighters on different channels that will broadcast UFC 196 event.

Watch UFC 196 Live Online at Cheap Prices

Among the various ways to watch UFC 196 online, the easiest way is to purchase the UFC pay-per-view. However, the prices of UFC 196 PPV vary according to different locations. You can change your IP address using a VPN and get the pay-per-view at extremely low prices.

To test this theory out, we conducted a little research. By changing our IP to different regions and converting the price of UFC 196 pay-per-view to USD, we found that in Brazil you get the cheapest option. So get a VPN and change your IP to Brazil, and watch UFC 196 online at cheap prices.

RegionUFC 194 PPV PriceChange your IP/Location with VPN
USA$59.99  PureVPN ($4.16/month)
UK$18.73 IPVanish ($4.87/month) 
Brazil$15.90 (Cheapest Option)  PureVPN ($4.16/month)
Netherlands$27.80 IPVanish ($4.87/month) 
Australia$42.53  HideMyAss (4.99/month)
Hong Kong$24.99 ExpressVPN (8.32/month)

*Note that these prices may vary based on the current currency exchange rate. We converted these prices into USD as of February 8th 2016.   

Head to Head Stats for UFC 196

Now that you know how to watch UFC 196 live online and get the pay-per-view at cheap prices, here is a head to head comparison of both the fighters.

Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz

On paper, Conor McGregor has a better overall record than Nate Diaz. Conor has won 19 fights and lost 2 while Nate has also won 19 fights but has lost 10. Conor McGregor has a better KO percentage (89%) compared to Nate Diaz’s KO percentage (26%).

On the other hand, what Nate Diaz loses in terms of TKO ratio, he makes it up in his submissions. Having a 58 percentage submission rate, Conor McGregor has to watch out for those vicious moves. While both the fighters weigh the same (170 lbs) and have almost the same height, odds might favor Conor McGregor more.


Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate

Holly Holm will enter this fight undefeated as she has a perfect 10-0-0 record. On the other hand, Miesha Tate has a 17-5-0 record and was former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion. Holly Holm will make her first title defense and will be looking to knockout Miesha Tate. Her TKO record is one of the best as she has a 70% KO rate as compared to Miesha’s 18% KO rate.

Miesha Tate has a slight advantage in submission rate at 47% as compared to 30% of Holly Holm. One thing Miesha Tate would have to beware of is Holm’s takedowns and also guard against the vicious kicks; remember what happened to Ronda Rousey.

UFC 196 online

Final Verdict

The main card for UFC 196 will showcase various other fights as well but the ones to watch out for are Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz and Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate. Both are mouth watering fights and we are expecting high pumping MMA action.

If you call for predictions for these fights, it is really hard to pick a winner from either bout. Our expectations are that Conor McGregor would win against Nate Diaz via TKO while Holly Holm will continue her undefeated streak against Miesha Tate (perhaps win in the first round only).

You can watch UFC 196 online from anywhere using a VPN. It can unblock the channels that will broadcast the fight and allow you to purchase UFC 196 pay-per-view at cheap prices. For more updates regarding UFC 196, watch this space.


Ameer Abbas

Ameer Abbas is a senior editor and a most viewed writer on Quora in Internet Privacy, Cyber Security, VPN and Torrents. He has continued work as a privacy advocate with Best VPN Provider and is working towards becoming an established privacy & security author online. Ameer takes a keen interest in technology, geo-political affairs and international cyber laws. Ameer loves outdoor sports including cricket, swimming, athletics, and football.
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