Las Vegas: The UFC will kick off 2020 when former lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor takes on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.
UFC 246: McGregor vs. Cerrone will take place Saturday, Jan. 18 at T-Mobile Arena and the main event will stream live nationally on Pay-Per-View, exclusively through ESPN+ in the U.S. Preliminary fights will air nationally in English on ESPN and on ESPN Deportes (in Spanish) starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT with the early prelims simulcast on UFC Fight Pass and ESPN+ at 6:15 p.m. ET/3:15 p.m. PT.
The UFC is rolling out its Embedded Vlog series and FightBook MMA will have all the episodes as soon as the promotion makes them available. You can watch Episode #1 in the video above.
In the main event, Conor McGregor (21-4) fighting out of Dublin, Ireland will face Donald Cerrone (36-13 1NC) fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M. In the co-main event, Former women’s bantamweight champion and No. 3 ranked contender Holly Holm (12-5) fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M. will take on No. 6 Raquel Pennington (10-8) fighting out of Colorado Springs, Colo. in a highly anticipated rematch. To read more about this event you can go here.
Straight from the YouTube description:
On Episode 1 of UFC 246 Embedded, former two-division champ Conor McGregor pushes himself at UFC Performance Institute. Bantamweight Raquel Pennington and fiancee Tecia Torres prepare for “Rocky’s” rematch with Holly Holm… for a second time. After the long drive to Las Vegas, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone explores his digs then heads straight for the gym. And strawweight Claudia Gadelha arrives from a low-temperature, high-motivation training camp. UFC 246 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the return of Conor McGregor on Saturday, January 18th. Order the Pay-Per-View at ESPNPlus.com/PPV
UFC 246: McGregor vs. Cerrone fight card:
(Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone
Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington
Maurice Greene vs. Aleksei Oleinik
Claudia Gadelha vs. Alexa Grasso
Diego Ferreira vs. Anthony Pettis
PRELIMINARY CARD #2
(ESPN, 8 p.m. ET)
Maycee Barber vs. Roxanne Modafferi
Andre Fili vs. Sodiq Yusuff
Drew Dober vs. Nasrat Haqparast
Grant Dawson vs. Chas Skelly
PRELIMINARY CARD #1
(ESPN+, 6:15 p.m. ET)
Aleksa Camur vs. Justin Ledet
Askar Askarov vs. Tim Elliott
Brian Kelleher vs. Ode Osbourne
J.J. Aldrich vs. Sabina Mazo