ESPN Plus to Hike Prices of UFC Pay-Per-View Events, Annual Subscription in 2021

As of Jan. 8, 2021, the price of UFC pay-per-view events on ESPN Plus — the exclusive home of the mixed martial arts fights in the U.S. — will increase by $5 apiece, from $64.99 to $69.99. In addition, the price of an annual ESPN Plus subscription for new subscribers will go up 20%, rising from $49.99 to $59.99 per year. According to ESPN, renewals of annual subscriptions for existing subscribers will remain at $49.99 until at least March 2, 2021.

The price hikes come after ESPN Plus’ monthly price plan increased to $5.99 (from $4.99 previously) this summer. (The annual plan, even at the higher $60 rate, represents a 17% savings vs. the monthly plan.) ESPN Plus will remain $5.99/month, and the price of Disney’s triple-play bundle of Disney Plus, ESPN Plus and Hulu will stay at $12.99/month for now. However, as of March 26, 2021, Disney Plus pricing in the U.S. will increase by a dollar to $7.99 per month, when the bundle will go up to $13.99 per month.

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