Kodi addons that help you find MMA content are out there. But unless you do your homework, you’re going to have to wade through a lot of bad quality addons to find what you’re looking for.
If you’re interested in trying out an MMA addon for Kodi, you’ll save yourself a lot of time and frustration if you read this guide first. In it, we break down how to watch UFC on Kodi into five addons. None of the 4 listed below are perfect, but each one has something unique to offer.
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Before we Proceed
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How to Tell a Good Kodi Sports Addon From a Crappy One
Poor quality sports addons typically have:
- Misspellings all over the place
- Tons of dead links
- Out-of-date content
- Confusing menus
The number one best way to spot a quality MMA addon is by checking to see if the developer is active on Twitter and other social networks. If the developer doesn’t care about supporting the addon and updating its content on a regular basis, don’t even bother using it.
Reviews of 4 Popular UFC/MMA Kodi Addons
After doing some research to find out how MMA fans are using Kodi to view live streams of fights, I came up with a list of 4 popular UFC/MMA Kodi addons: Planet MMA (formerly UFC Finest), SportsDevil, UFC Fight Pass, and Made in Canada IPTV.
1. Planet MMA (Formerly UFC Finest)
Planet MMA is my personal favorite MMA addon. It has an incredible amount of new and old UFC content.
My favorite thing about this addon is its well organized, intuitive menu system. Many sports addons are filled with hundreds of dead links and aren’t very well laid out. Planet MMA, however, doesn’t have that problem. As you can see, its menu actually looks pretty clean.
Just pick which UFC show you want to watch, and enjoy. It’s that simple. There are no dead links to click through and no ugly menus to tolerate.
All the UFC Content You Could Ever Dream of (Well, Almost)
The good thing about Planet MMA is that it has literally hundreds of hours of up-to-date content. But unfortunately, there are no new numbered fights in the UFC catalogue.
Numbered fights (UFC 200: Tate vs Nunes, for example) are usually only available on pay-per-view. Some MMA addons have them, but Planet MMA does not.
No Live Feeds, Either
If you’re looking to watch live fights, you’ll probably want to go with one of the other addons listed below.
Why UFC Finest Is #1
Planet MMA’s lack of live feeds and pay-per-view games are two major downsides. But I still think Planet MMA is the best overall MMA addon.
The best thing about Planet MMA is the fact that it has a massive catalogue. Every single episode of UFC Fight Night and Ultimate Fighter can be found on this addon.
The other thing I like about Planet MMA is its developer, DetectiveKodi. DetectiveKodi is very active on Twitter. He has posted a lot of tweets about UFC Finest, which is a good sign that he’ll continue to update and maintain its catalogue.
To learn more about this addon, check out our step-by-step installation guide / in-depth review of UFC Finest.
When it comes to streaming live MMA fights, SportsDevil is still a very viable option for Kodi users. Like Sam mentioned in his review of SportsDevil, it really does have a ridiculous amount of links to sports related TV streams. SportsDevil is used as a dependency for a large number of other addons, meaning they utilize SportsDevil to offer up their own content.
The only problem, of course, is finding links that actually work.
One interesting thing about SportsDevil is that there is an option called *schedule* that allows you to see what’s currently playing on TV. It’s a great idea to have a schedule embedded in the addon, but what time zone is set to? There’s no way to know for sure.
Half of the Menu Options Are Pretty Much Useless
When you get to the main menu of SportsDevil, you might as well ignore Favourites, Blogs, Highlights and Live TV. The only menu options worth checking out are Live Sports and Sports TV.
More Working Links Than Most Sports Addons
I had better luck finding a working stream with SportsDevil than any other Kodi addon I’ve tried so far, which seems to indicate that whoever created it updates the streams lists on a regular basis.
To learn more about this addon, check out our step-by-step installation guide / in-depth review of SportsDevil.
3. UFC Fight Pass
If you have a UFC Fight Pass subscription, Kodi is going to be where you can go to watch it. Alongside some of the other options, UFC Fight Pass serves as a perfect gateway to most of the UFC content you’re looking for. Particularly given UFC Fight Pass will get some exclusive content thanks to broadcasting rights, you may have a hard time finding UFC matches anywhere else.
You can’t find the UFC Fight Pass addon anywhere but through the Portse repository, which is available on Github here: https://github.com/portse/repo.addons/tree/master/addons/plugin.video.ufcfightpass.
Download the latest version of the zip file, then locate it through your Kodi addon in Install from zip, which you can get to from going to Addons > Package Symbol (top left).
4. Made in Canada IPTV
Sometimes, what it really comes down to for UFC is just finding the right channels. That’s where Made in Canada IPTV comes in. Although this addon doesn’t specifically specify “UFC” anywhere, it does scrape the right channels to get you the content you’re looking for. Ultimately, that’s going to be the most important thing to making sure you don’t miss any events.
Made in Canada IPTV lists streams that come in at stunningly good quality. They also load up extremely fast. You’ll need to make sure you’re up on the schedule for matches so you can tune in at the right time using Made in Canada IPTV, but as long as you know where to look, you’ll find the streams there waiting for you.
To learn more about this addon, check out our step-by-step installation guide / in-depth review of Made in Canada IPTV.