The UFC’s first offering of 2020 takes place early on Sunday morning, and the promotion have brought out the big guns for their inaugural show of the year. Topping the UFC 246 bill at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas is ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor.
The promotion’s first simultaneous two-weight world champion will be welcomed back to the Octagon by fellow fan favourite Donald Cerrone, whom he’ll throw down with in a welterweight match-up.
McGregor’s 12th UFC outing will be his first in over 15 months, his last coming against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in October 2018.
In action in the co-main event of the evening, former bantamweight queen Holly Holm will bid to get herself back in 135lb title contention against Raquel Pennington.
Former lightweight and fan favourite Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis also features on the card, in which he’ll lock horns with Brazil’s Diego Ferreira.
What time does UFC 246 start in the UK?
The prelims will get underway at 11:30pm BST on Saturday, January 18.
What time will UFC 246’s main card get underway in the UK?
The main card will commence at 3:00am BST.
What time will UFC 246’s main event start?
McGregor and Cerrone are expected to make their respective walks to the Octagon at around 5:30am BST (12:30am ET and 9:30pm PT).
The Octagon walks could be later or earlier than 5:30am depending on whether the preceding fights go the distance or finish early.
Can I watch UFC 246 online?
Those wanting to watch McGregor vs Cerrone through their laptop or mobile device will be able to do so, but only if they’ve purchased the pay-per-view through BT Sport Office.
The preliminary fights will be available to watch on the UFC’s Fight Pass service.
Fight Pass is available to download or to stream at www.ufcfightpass.com
UFC 246: McGregor vs Cerrone fight card
Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone – welterweight bout
Holly Holm vs Raquel Pennington – men’s bantamweight bout
Maurice Greene vs Aleksei Oleinik – heavyweight bout
Claudia Gadelha vs Alexa Grasso – women’s strawweight bout
Diego Ferreira vs Anthony Pettis – lightweight bout
Maycee Barber vs Roxanne Modafferi – women’s flyweight bout
Andre Fili vs Sodiq Yusuff – men’s featherweight bout
Drew Dober vs Nasrat Haqparast – lightweight bout
Fight Pass Prelims
Grant Dawson vs Chas Skelly – men’s featherweight bout – FIGHT OFF
JJ Aldrich vs Sabina Mazo – women’s flyweight bout
Askar Askarov vs Tim Elliott – men’s flyweight bout
Brian Kelleher vs Ode Osbourne – men’s bantamweight bout