UFC 246: Live watch online takes place Saturday, January 18, 2020 Conor McGregor, the Ultimate Fighting UFC 246 main event Championship’s biggest star, is finally back in the octagon after a 15-month absence. T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. watch the main card on your TV or streaming device.
Conor McGregor, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s biggest star, is finally back in the octagon after a 15-month absence.
More than three years after losing to the boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a highly popular crossover bout, and after tapping out against Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018, McGregor is scheduled to headline U.F.C. 246 on Saturday night. The 31-year-old former champion in two weight classes will face Donald Cerrone, a kickboxing specialist from Albuquerque who is known professionally as Cowboy.
Leading up to the fight, McGregor has presented himself as mature and focused, still capable of spectacular violence in the octagon, but also promising that the numerous legal problems that derailed his 2019 are behind him.
Alexa Grasso’s hefty weight miss for UFC 246 has caused her to rethink what’s best for her career.
Grasso (11-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) weighed 121.5 pounds at Friday’s official weigh-ins, which is 5.5 pounds over the non-title strawweight limit. As a result, the Nevada Athletic Commission ruled her ineligible to compete, and her main-card bout with former title challenger Claudia Gadelha was canceled.
This was the second time that Grasso has missed weight in her UFC career. For the way everything turned out, Grasso (11-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) issued a statement later Friday on Instagram apologizing to Gadelha (17-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) and the UFC, as well as explaining what went wrong and what she plans to do about it.
The last time Conor McGregor fought in UFC, the ending hardly fit the script the brash Irishman had in mind. The former two-division champion instead tapped out in the fourth round against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 after getting caught in rear naked choke.
The humbling October 2018 result — overshadowed when Nurmagomedov started a post-match brawl when he went after a member of McGregor’s training team outside the ring — led the brash Irishman to reconsider how he would prepare for his next bout. The opportunity comes Saturday night at the same venue against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in the main event of UFC 246.