For better or worse there is nothing better than a Conor McGregor fight. The structure, the media, the interviews – McGregor has the opportunity to raise the stakes of every single competition in which he participates to an absolute fever.
Love him or hate him, there is nothing better than a fight with Conor McGregor. This time he's testing his unique high-pressure / counter-strike style against Donald Cerrone, a fighter who is also known to be involved in entertaining fights. The turn? The fight is welterweight (170 pounds), not featherweight (145), where McGregor made his name, or lightweight (155), where McGregor was once a champion. The welterweight gives Cerrone, who was very successful at 170, a significant size advantage over McGregor.
In short, this is not a catch-up fight. It's a fascinating game that most expect McGregor to win, but this is MMA and anything can happen.
Here you will find all the details you need to know.
UFC 246 takes place on Saturday Jan. 18 in the USA.
Here are the start times by region.
The main map begins at 10 p.m. (ET)
The prelims start at 8 p.m. (ET)
The early prelims begin at 6:15 p.m. (ET)
(Note in UK UFC 246 runs until January 19).
The main map begins at 3 a.m. (GMT)
Preliminary rounds start at 1 a.m. ( GMT)
The early prelims begin at 11:15 p.m. (GMT)
(note in Australia UFC 246 starts on Sunday, January 19).
The main map begins at 2:00 p.m. , (AEDT)
The prelims start at 12 in the morning. (AEDT)
The early prelims begin at 10:15 a.m. (AEDT)
Conor McGregor fans know that the pre-fight press conference is as big as the fight itself. Who can forget when he stole Jose Aldo's belt from his table or when he "Red Panty Night "in the lexicon or threw monster energy cans at Nate Diaz.
Look, there was a single Conor McGregor press conference at almost every moment of wild and crazy moments, so you'd be insane if you skipped it.
You can see it below.
The press conference begins on Wednesday, January 15th at 5:00 PM (PT) . Expect McGregor to be at least 15 minutes late.
How it is done
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In the USA you can only see UFC 246 on PPV through ESPN +. If you already have an ESPN + subscription, you can buy the event for $ 60.
MMA fans in the UK can only see UFC 246 through BT Sport. There are more options if you live in Australia . You can see UFC 246 through the main event on Foxtel. You can also check out the UFC website or the app. You can even order using your PlayStation 4 or the UFC app on your Xbox One.
Who is fighting?
Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone
Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington
Maurice Greene vs. Aleksei Oleinik
Claudia Gadelha vs. Alexa Grasso
Diego Ferreira vs. Anthony Pettis
Maycee Barber vs. Roxanne Modafferi
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Grant Dawson vs. Chas Skelly
Aleksa Camur vs. Justin Ledet
Askar Askarov vs. Tim Elliott
Brian Kelleher vs. Ode Osbourne
JJ Aldrich vs. Sabina Mazo