Tonight, live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Nate Diaz will take on UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor for the second time this year. The slow burn of anticipation caught flames for many this week after a typical verbal spat between Diaz and McGregor boiled over into a bizarre scene that left officials and media members dodging water bottles, energy can drinks, and at least one Starbucks cup.
Though many will be tuning in just to see Diaz vs. McGregor 2 in the main-event, the pay-per-view card is stacked with four other contests that, based on the men involved, promise high-action. The co-main sees Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson clash with Glover Teixeira with a shot at UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier likely on the line. Before that, Rick Story takes on Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone, crowd-pleaser Hyun Gyu Lim welcomes Mike Perry, and Tim Means returns to the cage to face Sabah Homasi.
The four-fight preliminary card on Fox Sports 1 begins at 8:00PM ET. The FS1 featured prelim will see Cody Garbrandt looking to take the step from elite prospect to bona fide title-contender, when he takes on Japanese veteran Takeya Mizugaki. The FS1 card also includes Raquel Pennington vs. Elizabeth Phillips, Artem Lobov vs. Chris Avila, and Randa Markos vs. Cortney Casey.
As per usual the event kicks off with a trio of UFC Fight Pass early prelims. Tonight's offerings begin at 6:30PM ET. The Fight Pass featured prelim is an intriguing welterweight bout between Neil Magny and Lorenz Larkin. Before those men square off, Colby Covington will face Max Griffin, and Alberto Uda will fight Marvin Vettori.
- The first three fights of the night are available on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT.
- The UFC 202 pay-per-view card can be purchased online through UFC.tv. It begins at 10:00PM ET/7:00PM PT.
- The pay-per-view can also be purchased and viewed on the UFC's official YouTube channel.
- The four preliminary bouts (shown between the Fight Pass and PPV portions of the event) will air on Fox Sports 1 (FS1) beginning at 8:00PM ET/5:00PM PT.
- Almost every major cable or satellite provider offers the PPV in either standard or high definitions. A list of carriers is available here.
- TV streaming services Apple TV, Samsung Apps, and LG Smart TV will all carry the UFC Fight Pass prelim bouts.
- The PPV is also available on the TV streaming services Roku and Amazon FireTV, as well as Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network (through their respective games consoles).
- Those with Android or Apple devices can watch UFC 202 on apps available at the Google Play and iTunes stores.
- If you're feeling social, you might visit one of the many restaurants and bars confirmed to be showing UFC 202. If you do this, don't forget to bookmark BloodyElbow.com on your phone for up-to-the-minute analysis and breaking news.
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