Amazon to offer UFC pay-per-views

Prime membership not required to purchase

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Amazon has signed a deal with Ultimate Fighting Championship to sell its pay-per-view events on its Prime Video service beginning with this weekend's UFC 222 in Las Vegas, ESPN reported.

CNBC reported it's the first time Amazon has sold a pay-per-view package for live sports.

The event costs $64.99, and a Prime membership is not required to purchase the event, according to ESPN. The price is the same as it is on other platforms, such as cable or satellite providers. The matches can be watched on the same devices that you can watch Prime Video.

According to Sports Business Daily, Amazon will allow buyers access to a replay of the matches for 24 hours after the event is over.

Amazon streamed the NFL's Thursday Night Football games in 2017 for Prime members. The tech giant is bidding for future rights to NFL games, CNBC reported. Amazon reportedly paid $50 million for the 2017 rights.

UFC 222 takes place Saturday at 10 p.m. Eastern time with women's featherweight champion Cris Cyborg squaring off against Yana Kunitskaya in the main event.

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