There isn't long to wait now to sit down and enjoy a UFC 246 live stream. And it's got all the potential to be a huge one thanks to the return of the infamous (some may even say Notorious) Conor McGregor. After an unstoppable period, McGregor faced multiple losses and an eventual disgraced exit from UFC. But now he is back well over a year since his last appearance in the Octagon.
And with a history like McGregor's - UFC's fastest knockout, first fighter to hold two simultaneous belts and a 21-4 record - he would need a pretty big name to make his triumphant return. Enter, Donald Cerrone.
Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone is a fighter sitting comfortably with a 36-13 win ratio, making him the record holder for both the most UFC wins and most finishes. In other words, a UFC 246 live stream will see two record-holding fighters go head-to-head.
But it is not all about the title fight. Holly Holm will be facing Raquel Pennington. After defeating Ronda Rousey to take the Bantamweight women's title, Holm seemed on top of the world. Now she's clawing her way back up after a number of big losses. Can she defeat Pennington and regain her fearsome reputation?
No matter which fight you're tuning in to see, we're here to help you find a UFC 246 live stream. Scroll down to find out details for watching it live and/or online from the US ( where ESPN+ is your go-to service ), UK, Australia and pretty much anywhere else in the world.
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Worry not if you're a huge UFC fan but aren't in the country to watch UFC 246 when it happens. If you find the coverage is geo-blocked, you can try using a VPN to change your IP address to a country where the fights are airing and watch this main card just as if you were back at home.
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The UFC 246 card in full:
Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone (Welterweight)
Holly Holm vs Raquel Pennington (Woman's Bantamweight)
Aleksei Oleinik vs Maurice Greene (Heavyweight)
Claudia Gadelha vs Alexa Grasso (Woman's Strawweight)
Anthony Pettis vs Diego Ferreira (Lightweight)
Roxanne Modafferi vs Maycee Barber (Women's Flyweight)
Andre Fili vs Sodiq Yusuff (Featherweight)
Drew Dober vs Nasrat Haqparast (Lightweight)
Chas Skelly vs Grant Dawson (Featherweight)
Aleksa Camur vs Justin Ledet (Light Heavyweight)
Tim Elliott vs Askar Askarov (Flyweight)
Brian Kelleher vs Ode Osbourne (Bantamweight)
Sabina Mazo vs JJ Aldrich (Women's Flyweight)
Why is there so much hype around UFC 246?
While the event boasts a strong undercard, including the lightweight clash between Anthony Pettis vs Carlos Diego Ferreira, the main interest surrounding UFC 246 is undoubtedly the return from retirement of the sport’s biggest star, Conor McGregor.
The Irish fighter will be getting back in the Octagon for the first time in 15 months to face Donald Cerrone.
So...who's Conor McGregor again?
The Dublin-born mixed martial fighter is arguably the biggest name currently in combat sports. The former featherweight and lightweight champion is the biggest pay-per-view (PPV) draw in UFC history, having headlined five out of the six highest-selling UFC pay-per-view events. Nicknamed Notorious, the 31-year cuts a controversial figure, thanks to his outspoken displays at weigh-ins along with his numerous run-ins with the police.
Who is the favorite to win the McGregor vs Cerrone fight?
McGregor is currently hot favorite to make it a perfect comeback, with odds around 3/1 for his victory.
How much will Conor McGregor get paid for UFC 246?
McGregor is widely rumored to be earning a $5 million purse for his return to the Octagon. However the 31-year-old has stated that that figure is less than 10 percent of what he’ll actually make after predicting he’ll enjoy a staggering $80 million payday thanks to his Reebok sponsorship, pay-per-view points and other endorsement deals.
When was McGregor's last fight in the UFC?
His last appearance in the ring was in Las Vegas back in October 2018 when he suffered a fourth round defeat by submission to Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov.
What has Conor McGregor being doing since the Khabib defeat?
Despite his absence from the ring, McGregor has continued to remain in the headlines for mainly all the wrong reasons.
He was arrested last March for robbery after slapping a phone out of a fan's hand in Las Vegas and walking away with it. While just five months later he was charged with assault after throwing a punch at a senior citizen in a Dublin pub.
On a more positive note, McGregor successfully launched Proper No. Twelve - his own brand of whiskey - around the world during his downtime
What does a UFC fan receive with their ESPN+ subscription?
Quite a lot as it happens - a subscription to ESPN+ opens up access to over 20 exclusive live UFC Fight Nights, alongside original content including Dana White’s Contender Series, UFC Destined, and Ariel & The Bad Guy, plus classic fights, replays, and there’s also the perk of fewer adverts.