This Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip, “The Notorious” Conor McGregor will return to the UFC after a 15-month absence to face challenger Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. This highly anticipated welterweight bout is the highlight of UFC 246, a pay-per-view event that will be broadcast exclusively on ESPN +, and if you haven’t registered yet, there is still time forand save some money Read on for more information on the main card fights in UFC 246 and how you can stream all the action online this weekend.
McGregor has had a successful (if undetected) career in the UFC, and quickly became the biggest pay-per-view draw in the world of mixed martial arts due to his skill, show talent and colorful personality. The 31-year-old Irish wrestler, with a record of 21 wins and 4 losses, has maintained the UFC lightweight and featherweight belts, but has not returned to the Octagon since his defeat in 2018 at the hands of Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 – Another payment per event such as UFC 246 and one that registered the highest ticket sales of any MMA event.
Cerrone is another star in the UFC and a worthy opponent to challenge McGregor on his return to the ring. With 36 years, the American mixed martial artist has enjoyed an extensive MMA career with 36 professional victories, the most victories in UFC history, and 13 defeats. Cerrone has swung between light weight and welterweight, returning to light weight in 2019, but will face McGregor as a welterweight again in UFC 246.
Both men are walking towards UFC 246 a little heavier, in fact. This will be McGregor’s third fight with this weight, and both fighters are expected to fight around 170 pounds. It has not yet been seen if this will make a big difference in the performance of any of them, but it is worth noting that Cerrone has much more experience fighting in this weight, while McGregor has gone 1-1 in his previous matches as welterweight (both against Nate Diaz)
The co-main event at UFC 246 is a female bantamweight competition between former two-time champion Holly Holm and former title challenger Raquel Pennington. You can, and also be sure to review our own choices and predictions about who we believe will claim victory in both main events at UFC 246.
UFC 246: McGregor vs. Cerrone is a pay-per-event event that will air this Saturday at 10 p.m. ET only on ESPN +, the network’s premium streaming service. If you already have ESPN +, now is a good time to come back and see some of McGregor’s best games; if not, then new members can sign up forand get a year of ESPN + along with the UFC 246 PPV package for only $ 85, saving more than 25%.