Conor McGregor returns to action this Saturday night at UFC 246. The former two-division champion will compete against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in the main event of the UFC’s first event of the year.
McGregor has been out of action since losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018. Much has changed in the time that McGregor has been away from mixed martial arts. One of the most significant changes is how fans can watch live UFC fights.
In 2019, the UFC formed a significant partnership with ESPN that changed the way that fans view live UFC PPV events and UFC Fight Night events. Although McGregor’s last fight against Nurmagomedov was able to be ordered via a traditional cable or satellite provider, that’s no longer the case.
All UFC PPV events — including UFC 246 this Saturday — are only available on ESPN+.
That means fans now require an ESPN+ subscription if they plan on ordering UFC 246 and other UFC PPV events in 2020. ESPN+ is a subscription-based digital streaming service that allows fans to stream all of the action to their TV’s, computers, laptops, or phones.
How to order UFC 246 PPV
UFC 246 can only be ordered via the ESPN website.
- Visit the ESPN website
- Click Buy Now
- Create an account or sign into your existing account
- Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your order
After ordering the UFC 246 PPV, all of the fights can be streamed live to preferred devices.
Fans can stream UFC 246 via the web or using the ESPN App on connected devices. The fights can be streamed on a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, mobile device, or by using any of these convenient methods: Roku, Chromecast, Amazon FireTV, Apple tvOS, XBOX One, Playstation 4, and Samsung connected TVs.
How much does UFC 246 PPV cost?
ESPN+ subscribers can order UFC PPV events for $64.99.
If you don’t have a subscription, the best way to save money is by purchasing the special UFC 246 and ESPN+ Bundle. The bundle costs $84.99 and includes the UFC 246 PPV ($64.99) and one-year of ESPN+ access ($49.99).
With an ESPN+ subscription, fans can watch every UFC Fight Night event, Dana White’s Contender Series, and order other upcoming UFC PPV events such as UFC 247 which features Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes.
Subscribers can also watch Top Rank Boxing, college sports, soccer, cricket, rugby union, golf, tennis, as well as NHL, MLB, and other major leagues. ESPN+ is also the home of many original shows and the complete 30 for 30 library.
For more information regarding how to watch UFC fights on ESPN+, click here.
UFC 246 fight card and start time
Main Card (10 pm ET on ESPN+ PPV)
- Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone
- Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington
- Aleksei Oleinik vs. Maurice Greene
- Anthony Pettis vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira
Preliminary Card (8 pm ET on ESPN)
- Roxanne Modafferi vs. Maycee Barber
- Andre Fili vs. Sodiq Yusuff
- Tim Elliott vs. Askar Askarov
- Drew Dober vs. Nasrat Haqparast
Early Preliminary Card (6:30 pm on ESPN+)
- Aleksa Camur vs. Justin Ledet
- Brian Kelleher vs. Ode Osbourne
- Sabina Mazo vs. JJ Aldrich
Jake Nichols is The Body Lock's Editor in Chief. Previously, he was the MMA Editor at RealSport.