The Octagon returns with an exciting bout, watch all the action live on STARZPLAY


14th Feb: UFC 258 USMAN vs BURNS at 3:30 AM GST

Dubai, UAE: 2021 kicked off with a smashing start with the much-awaited bout between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier, where the former suffered defeat at UFC 257. The action however continues and there is plenty more.

Action thirsty UFC fans who have been enjoying the fights, gear up for more sizzling MMA action with more fights in the pipeline. Coming up is UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman who will finally lock horns with No. 1 ranked welterweight Gilbert ‘Durinho’ Burns at UFC 258 on February 14. The event will be live streamed on STARZPLAY starting from 3:30  AM GST. 

Dominant UFC welterweight champion Usman will face his former teammate Burns in the main event of UFC 258. Both Usman and Burns were teammates at Sanford MMA and have trained with each other on many occasions.

UFC enthusiasts in the MENA region can watch all the action on STARZPLAY, the region’s fastest-growing subscription video on-demand service, as the platform will be airing these live events. Sit back and enjoy all the action at the comfort and safety of your homes anytime, anywhere and from any device.  

Early this year, STARZPLAY announced a strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi Media that enables MENA subscribers access to all UFC Live events as well as an extensive VOD content library of previous fights, shows, interviews, and special content such as Dana White’s Contender Series.

Fans can enjoy the thrilling battles via UFC Arabia on STARZPLAY for just AED/SAR 18.99, in addition to existing subscription packages. Download STARZPLAY via respective iOS and Android app stores.

With more than 10,000 hours of premium content including blockbuster movies,  exclusive TV shows, kids content and Arabic series, STARZPLAY is today the number one player in the MENA region. The service is available in 20 countries across the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan for fans to enjoy quality content anytime, anywhere and from any device.


STARZPLAY is a subscription video on demand service that streams Hollywood and Arabic movies, TV shows, documentaries, kids’ entertainment and STARZPLAY original content – to 20 countries across MENA and Pakistan.  

STARZPLAY has seen phenomenal year-on-year growth since its launch in 2015, reaching over a million paying subscribers and installed on more than six million devices. STARZPLAY has secured US$125 million in equity funding through STARZ, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A), State Street Global Advisors (NYSE: STT), and technology investment firms SEQ Capital Partners and Delta Partners.

The service carries thousands of premium titles including original hit shows like Baghdad Central, Power, Outlander, and Spartacus. STARZPLAY has long term licensing partnerships with a host of leading, global studios including Disney, Warner Bros, CBS, Showtime, Sony, Universal, MGM, and Fremantle. 

STARZPLAY allows subscribers to watch its full HD and 4K content via a range of internet-enabled devices, smart TVs and game consoles, and is widely available on regional IPTV services. Its iOS and Android apps – installed on more than six million devices – also allow downloads for offline playback.