The event, which sees the return of Conor McGregor, goes down at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV tonight. Greeting McGregor back to the cage is Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone.
UFC 246 sees Conor McGregor fight inside of an Octagon for the first time since he lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October, 2018. In the time he has been away McGregor has plead guilty to assault, settled a case of destruction of property, and been accused — by the New York Times — as being the subject of two separate sexual assault investigations.
McGregor, the UFC, and even his opponent, have expressed their desires to have these issues underplayed and ignored. However, that doesn’t mean these issues no longer exist. No matter what happens in the cage at UFC 246, questions will remain over McGregor’s recent conduct and the legal issues that have swirled around him in the past year.
Supporting the main card of UFC 246 is a rematch in the women’s bantamweight division; Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington. The last time these two met, in 2015, Holm took an uneasy split decision victory over Pennington. Rounding out the pay-per-view are matches between Alexey Oleinik and Maurice Greene (heavyweight), Anthony Pettis vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira (lightweight) and Brian Kelleher vs. Ode Osbourne (bantamweight). Alexa Grasso vs. Claudia Gadelha had been scheduled for the PPV, but that was called off yesterday after Grasso missed weight — badly.
The headline bout for the ESPN prelim card is Bloody Elbow’s Roxanne Modafferi versus Maycee Barber in the flyweight division. Before that duel Andre Fili will clash with Sodiq Yusuff at featherweight, Tim Eilliot will meet Askar Askarov at flyweight, and Drew Dober will engage Nasrat Haqparast in the lightweight division.
The early prelims, on ESPN+ (and Fight Pass outside the U.S.) offer two fights tonight. Those are Aleksa Camur vs. Justin Ledet (light heavyweight) and Sabina Mazo vs. J.J. Aldrich (flyweight).
Check out all the ways you can watch the action below:
- There’s still plenty of tickets left at the T-Mobile Arena, you can get them here.
- For U.S. residents you should know the drill by now, everything is on ESPN. The UFC 246 pay-per-view is exclusively available for purchase on the streaming service ESPN+ (for $64.99) . The PPV begins at 10:00PM ET/7:00PM PT.
- For international viewers the PPV card can be purchased online through UFC.tv or UFC Fight Pass.
- The early prelim card begins at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT. For U.S. residents, this content is only available on ESPN+. For the rest of the world it is available on UFC Fight Pass.
- The prelims will air on ESPN in the US (TSN 5 in Canada), beginning at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT.
- TV streaming services Apple TV, LG Smart Apps, Amazon FireTV, and Samsung Apps offer the UFC.TV app, will give you access to UFC.TV where you can order the PPV (if you are not in the U.S.).
- Outside the U.S. the PPV is also available for purchase through Xbox Live and PlayStation Events (through their dedicated gaming consoles).
- Non U.S. residents with Android or Apple devices can watch the UFC 246 PPV on apps available at the Google Play and iTunes stores (purchase of the PPV is required).
- U.S. residents can watch the fights on their devices using the ESPN App (and a valid ESPN+ subscription).
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