So, you love watching UFC fights, you live in or are visiting Tampa where you anxiously await all the big matches, follow the news religiously, but don't enjoy forking over the cash for the pay-per-view? We don't blame you, especially considering the many sports bars and restaurants in Tampa where you can go to watch UFC fights.  

Here are some of the best places in Tampa to watch UFC matches.

Peabody's - Located a stone's throw from the University of South Florida, Peabody's is a fun and friendly destination for drinks, great food, pool, games, and more.  They broadcast all the UFC matches and, we can vouch, provide an excellent time while doing it. Expect drink specials at this huge bar and pool hall in the University of South Florida area.

GameTime - Where there is never a cover, and you don't need a reservation to watch UFC fights in the sports bar and restaurant. The only rule, your entire party must be present at seating. You cannot save seats. Expect special deals on GameTime arcade passes and more.

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MacDinton's - A mainstay in the Tampa SoHo area-- everyone heads to MacDinton's at some point on fight night. It's a fun atmosphere and attracts an impressive UFC crowd. Incredible food and strong drinks, you can't ask for more during UFC fight nights from this Tampa Irish pub.

Duffy's Sports Grill Catch all the UFC fight night action at your favorite Duffy's. No cover, plenty of TV's and always a fun crowd. Find Duffy's Tampa on North Dale Mabry near I-275 where you can dive into massive plates of wings and fries; wash it all down with your favorite suds as you cheer on your fave UFC fighters at Duffy's.

Yard of Ale SoHo - is a top bar and restaurant in the Tampa Bay area perfect for adults and kids of all ages.  This Tampa bar and restaurant boasts everything from pool tables to video games and, of course, plenty of TV screens to watch all the best UFC matches.  Stop by for an assortment of menu items including wings, burgers, seafood, and more.

Press Box - The Press Box is a longstanding Tampa sports bar that knows what it takes to provide an excellent sports-watching experience.   Head out to enjoy a menu full of bar food classics including their famous buffalo wings and great drinks while you watch one of 23 screens.

Hammered Harrys - One of Tampa's newest chill spots, this little sports bar on Adamo drive between Tampa and Brandon offers $1.75 longneck beers, pub food via food trucks, a pool, beachy patio and UFC fights.

Miller's Ale House | Tampa USF Miller's also has other locations in Tampa: Miller's Brandon Ale House and Miller's Ale House - Tampa International.  All three of the sports bar/restaurants are great places to enjoy a UFC match in Tampa. Conveniently located they serve quickly, are friendly and offer lots of local craft beers on tap and in bottles as well as domestics. Their bartenders are creative and fun; you will love watching the fight at Miller's

Prime Time Sports Grill in the Carrollwood neighborhood of North Tampa, Prime Time is a great place to grab great food and drinks at reasonable prices while watching sports. Popular for college games they also air UFC fights.

We are a sports minded town here in Tampa, and love gathering in local restaurants and bars to take in a UFC fight. You will find the crowds at all of these places fun, respectful and informed; we invite you to try them all! Like UFC fighters each place has its own personality, something unique, be it their surroundings, staff, bartenders, prices, history or food. You are sure to enjoy each of these restaurants and bars in Tampa. Register to stay connected to great things to do in Tampa, events in Tampa and great places to go in Tampa to catch a UFC fight!.