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Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor PPV price will cost $99.95 in HD, prelims will air on FOX

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Here’s how much it’ll cost you to watch Floyd Mayweather fight Conor McGregor on pay-per-view.

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When Floyd Mayweather fought Manny Pacquiao in May 2015, the pay-per-view pricing was $89.95 for standard definition (SD) and $99.95 for high definition (HD). According to Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times, it’ll be the same pricing system for Mayweather’s August 26th showdown with Conor McGregor.

Showtime spokesperson Madelyn Flax later confirmed the numbers to USA Today Sports.

Also of note is the programming provided by FOX Sports. There will be a two-hour preliminary card special airing prior to the Showtime PPV broadcast, and while UFC cards typically air prelims on FS1, Mayweather vs. McGregor boxing prelims are set to be televised on FOX.

Per the official press release:

Fight day coverage begins Saturday, August 26 on the FOX broadcast network and FOX Deportes at 6:00 PM ET with a one-hour PREFIGHT SHOW. Then, at 7:00 PM ET action moves into the ring with two hours of preliminary boxing bouts live on FOX and FOX Deportes, with the SHOWTIME PPV telecast commencing at 9:00 PM ET. The evening wraps up immediately following the main event with the FS1 and FOX Deportes POSTFIGHT SHOW. Coverage kicks off on Friday, Aug. 25 with the WEIGH-IN SHOW live on FS1 and FOX Deportes at 7:00 PM ET.

Helping build anticipation for the fight, FOX Sports presents the UFC TONIGHT Special: Mayweather vs. McGregor Press Tour live on FS2, with re-airs later each evening on FS1. The World Tour kicks off Tuesday, July 11 (5:30 PM ET) from Los Angeles; followed by Wednesday, July 12 (6:00 PM ET) from Toronto; Thursday, July 13 (7:00 PM ET) in New York; and wraps on Friday, July 14 (2:00 PM ET) from London’s Wembley Arena.

No undercard fights have been announced for either the PPV or the FOX broadcast. The event is less than two months away so presumably they’ll be revealed fairly soon.

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao did 4.4 million buys and satisfied few of the customers with the quality of their fight. With the same pricing structure in place for Mayweather vs. McGregor, will the buyrate exceed the seemingly unexceedable (this isn’t a word, but it should be) record-shattering numbers from two years ago? We’ll soon find out.