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UFC 246: Save 25% on ESPN+ while watching Conor McGregor battle Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone

Updated Sep 22nd, 2021 8:05AM EDT

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The biggest name in the sport is back and ready to dominate once again. Conor McGregor makes his long-awaited UFC return after a 14-month hiatus this Saturday when he headlines a star-studded UFC 246 event. The notorious fighter is ready to battle Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in a welterweight bout in the desert at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

You’ll only be able to see the latest “fight of the decade” when you purchase it with ESPN+. This UFC PPV gives you not only the first ever Irish UFC champion taking on a formidable foe in his first PPV main event, but also a ton of other compelling clashes. Also on the main card is former Women’s Bantamweight champion Holly Holm battling Raquel Pennington and a bout between former Men’s Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and challenger Carlos Diego Ferreira. You’ll also see Aleksei Olenik and Maurice Greene in a Heavyweight clash and Brian Kelleher taking on Ode Osbourne in a Men’s Bantamweight showdown.

In order to make sure you aren’t missing McGregor’s much talked about return to fighting, make sure you have your ESPN+ account ready to go. But for those who know they don’t want to miss a minute of UFC action this year, purchasing UFC 246 plus a year subscription to ESPN+ will save you over 25% on the costs. You’ll only have to pay $84.98 to secure this stellar card plus all of the unmatched coverage ESPN+ has to offer.

To complete this, first visit ESPN+. You’ll start by clicking the Buy Now button on the page. You will then be asked to log in to your ESPN account. If you don’t have one, you’ll just need to register for one quickly. After you’re logged in, all you’ll have to do is input your payment information and you’re set. That’s all it will take to get you UFC 246 as well as exclusive UFC Fight Nights, exclusive replay windows, HD streaming on your big screen, UFC originals and studio shows. You’ll also be able to enjoy hours of other content, ranging from Top Rank boxing to MLB, MLS, NHL, Serie A, FA Cup, EFL, PFL and tennis coverage.

But first, on Saturday night, you’ll be reveling in the latest star-studded UFC event. In his first fight since losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018, McGregor is looking to return to the ring with a vengeance. His record speaks for itself, as he is the first UFC fighter in history to hold two different titles at the same time and the first to receive a $1 million fight purse. People want to see “The Notorious MMA” as he holds the UFC PPV record for most buys, thanks in large part to his brash personality and skills to back it up. He’s also not afraid to fight anyone, as he famously took on Floyd Mayweather in 2017 in a boxing match, the second most watched PPV match ever.

His opponent, Cowboy Cerrone, is a decorated fighter on his own who is going to give McGregor everything he can handle. Cowboy holds the record for most UFC wins, most UFC finishes and the most post fight performance bonuses. He is a BJJ blackbelt and a former Muay Thai champion who has become one of UFC’s most popular fighters. Six of his welterweight victories have been by TKO or submission, so he’s looking to end this fight quickly.

You can get the party started by checking out the early preliminary events starting at 6:15 PM ET on ESPN+ and then, at 8 PM ET, the prelims start on ESPN. The early prelims feature Camur/Ledet and Mazo/Aldrich, while the prelims have bouts featuring Modafferi/Barber, Fili/Yusuff, Dober/Haqparast and Elliott/Askarov. All of this is getting you ready for the UFC PPV main card beginning at 10 PM ET only on ESPN+.

So, if you don’t want to miss any of McGregor’s possibly triumphant return to the Octagon or maybe Cowboy Cerrone’s biggest win to date, make sure you have your ESPN+ account ready for UFC 246.


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