The first major fight on the 2020 UFC calendar sees the return of one of the sport’s most recognised fighters, Conor McGregor. It’s been 15 months since the Irishman last stepped in the Octagon, and MMA fans will be itching to see the mixed martial artist return to do what he does best.
His opponent is American veteran Donald ‘The Cowboy’ Cerrone, a specialist kickboxer with a history of brutal brawls within the UFC franchise, and you need not miss a minute when watching it live on TV using the available options listed below.
McGregor v Cerrone TV Preview
This fight could easily be considered the most important in Conor McGregor’s attempt to establish a legacy as one of UFC’s all time greats. Win and he is likely to be heading for a big money rematch with undefeated UFC Lightweight Champ Kabib Nurmagomedov, who made him tap out in 2018. Lose and you could argue that his career is over.
His opponent, Cerrone, has seen his fair share of big nights, and can proudly claim to have one more fights and produced more knockouts than any other fighter in UFC history. The American may be in the twilight of his career, but he will have experience and power on his side, with McGregor stepping up to welterweight, where he has only ever fought twice, a win and a loss against Nate Diaz. This bout promises to be a real tough test for both fighters and has the potential to be a fight of the year contender.
How to Watch UFC 246 in Australia
As well as the featured event, there is a wealth of talent on show on the under and preliminary cards. Female start Holly Holm takes on Raquel Pennington in a bantamweight clash, whilst Aleksei Oleinik Maurice Greene go head to head in the men’s heavyweight division. The main fight card (five fights) of UFC 246 can only be obtained via Main Event of Australia, where Foxtel customers can purchase the package for in-home viewing up to 24 hours in advance, for $54.95 AUD.
McGregor v Cerrone: Stream the Prelims Live and Free
While the fight itself is sure to be intense, the McGregor v Cerrone weigh in also promises to be must see TV, with McGregor expected to come in well underweight and also renowned for his trash talking. The previous occasions these two were in the same room the outcome was especially entertaining, and you can expect plenty more eyeballing and aggression throughout this pre-match event. To watch the weigh-in you will need access to ESPN (Kayo/Foxtel), as it won’t be on Free to air TV in Australia.
Fortunately, Foxtel Now has a 10 day free trial and the platform will be streaming both Sunday’s preliminary matches (12pm – 2pm) as well as Saturday’s Weigh in live online via ESPN. You can cancel at any time, and the trial offers access to the Foxtel Now Sports pack. Compatible devices include Telstra TV, Playstation 4, Chrome browsers on both PCs and Macs, and iOS or Android mobile devices.
You can likewise catch the very same UFC action with the Kayo streaming service, thanks to their broadcasting arrangement with the Fox Sports channel. Kayo also offers additional UFC programming, including Fight Night, Dana White’s Contenders series and a selection of undercard match-ups on PPV fights. Kayo currently has a 14 day free trial with no lock-in, which means you can stream the UFC live and in high definition using eligible mobile devices. Compatible devices include select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, or Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers.
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Preliminary Card (Foxtel and Kayo)
*Preliminary Card Fights will take place between 12pm – 2pm, Sunday 19 February.
*PPV Fights will take place from 2pm, with McGregor Cerrone expected to start close to 4pm, Sunday 19 February.