- Main Card features Conor McGregor Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington 2
- Exclusively on ESPN+ PPV: Main Card starts at 10 p.m. ET
- Early Prelims at 6:15 p.m. ET on ESPN+, Prelims at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN Deportes (in Spanish)
- Extensive week-long coverage highlighted by a live one-hour UFC 246 Pre-Show on ABC at 2 p.m. ET
- ESPN+ available on the ESPN App, ESPN.com and connected TV devices. To subscribe, visit espnplus.com/ufc
UFC 246: McGregor vs. Cowboy streams exclusively on ESPN+ PPV on Sat., Jan. 18, at 10 p.m. ET from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, marking the one-year anniversary of UFC on ESPN+ and ESPN. UFC’s first card of the year features its biggest star, two-division champion Conor McGregor (21-4), making his long-awaited and highly-anticipated return to the Octagon in a marquee welterweight main event against UFC’s all-time leader in wins and finishes, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (36-13,NC). In the co-main event, former champion and current No. 3-ranked bantamweight Holly Holm (12-5) will face No. 5-ranked Raquel Pennington (10-7) in a rematch of Holm’s 2015 UFC debut.
UFC 246 weigh-in results
|FIGHT (OFFICIAL WEIGHTS IN PARENTHESES)||WEIGHTCLASS|
|Donald Cerrone (170) vs. Conor McGregor (170)||Welterweight|
|Holly Holm (135.5) vs. Raquel Pennington (136)||Women’s bantamweight|
|Maurice Greene (243) vs. Aleksei Oleinik (238)||Heavyweight|
|Claudia Gadelha (115.5) vs. Alexa Grasso (121.5)||Women’s strawweight|
|Diego Ferreira (155.5) vs. Anthony Pettis (155.5)||Lightweight|
Arguably the biggest star in mixed martial arts’ history, McGregor returns to the Octagon after a 15-month layoff. The former UFC Featherweight and Lightweight champion, he enters the Octagon with a record of 21 wins and 4 losses. The first simultaneous two-belt champion in UFC history, McGregor has had spectacular wins over Nate Diaz, Chad Mendes, Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier in addition to championship victories over Jose Aldo and Eddie Alvarez.
A perennial fan favorite, and one of the most exciting fighters in mixed martial arts, Cowboy Cerrone enters the biggest fight of his career with the record for most wins and finishes in UFC’s history, with 23 and 16, respectively. A former lightweight title challenger, Cerrone has delivered thrilling victories over former UFC champions Benson Henderson and Eddie Alvarez as well as Al Iaquinta, Edson Barboza, Mike Perry and Matt Brown.
In the co-main, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holm, returns for a rematch of her UFC debut and victory, in 2015, against Pennington. Holm looks for a win following a title-challenge TKO loss against current bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 239 (July 2019). Pennington, who has won five out of her last seven fights, looks for a second-straight victory following a split decision win against Irene Aldana during UFC San Antonio (July 2019).
UFC 246: McGregor vs. Cowboy Original Content:
- UFC 246 Countdown: McGregor vs Cowboy, giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at the training camps for McGregor, Cerrone, and former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis.
- Unlocking Victory: UFC 246 the latest episode of Unlocking Victory airing Tue., Jan. 14 at 2:30 a.m. ET on ESPN2.
- UFC 246 Embedded: an all access, behind-the-scenes, six-episode docuseries that follows McGregor, Cerrone and more, as UFC 246 fight night nears – weigh-ins, run-ins, downtime and all.
- Exclusive long-form interviews with McGregor in Las Vegas by Ariel Helwani, and Cerrone by Brett Okamoto (out today).
UFC 246: McGregor vs. Cowboy Fight week News and Information Shows
- Ariel & the Bad Guy (Wed. exclusively on ESPN+, from Caesars Palace): Ariel Helwani and Chael Sonnen, break down UFC 246.
- SportsCenter (Wed-Fri, from Caesars Palace and Beer Park): ESPN’s flagship news and information program will feature live segments with contributions from Michael Eaves and Chael Sonnen.
- Daily Wager (Wed-Fri., 6 p.m. ET on ESPNEWS, Caesars Palace and Beer Park): ESPN’s sports betting news and information program, will air feature live segments by Sonnen and Michael Bisping.
- UFC Live(Fri., 5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2, from Pearl Theater at Palms Casino): The weekly 30-minute show will present fans with exclusive takes on the biggest news, stars and stories tailored to UFC 246.
- UFC 246 Pre-Show (Fri., 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+, from Pearl Theater at Palms Casino)
- Other programming: Get Up! and First Take will air live segments from Las Vegas starting Thu., Jan. 16.
UFC 246: McGregor vs. Cowboy
Programming (All times ET)
|Tue., 01/14||1:00 a.m.||UFC 246 Countdown: McGregor vs. Cowboy||ESPN2|
|2:30 a.m.||Unlocking Victory: UFC 246||ESPN2|
|8:30 p.m.||UFC 246 Embedded (Ep. 2)||ESPN+|
|Wed., 01/15||12:00 a.m.||Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show||ESPNEWS|
|2:30 a.m.||Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show||ESPN2|
|6:45 p.m.||Ariel & the Bad Guy||ESPN+|
|8:00 p.m.||UFC 246 Press Conference: McGregor vs. Cowboy||ESPN+|
|8:30 p.m.||UFC 246 Embedded (Ep. 3)||ESPN+|
|Thu., 01/16||8:30 p.m.||UFC 246 Embedded (Ep. 4)||ESPN+|
|Fri., 01/17||12:00 p.m.||Ariel & The Bad Guy (UFC 246 Official Weigh-in)||ESPN+|
|6:00 p.m.||SportsCenter (UFC 246 Ceremonial Weigh-in)||ESPN|
|5:30 p.m.||UFC Live: UFC 246 Preview||ESPN2|
|7:30 p.m.||UFC 246 Pre-Show: McGregor vs Cowboy||ESPN+|
|8:30 p.m.||UFC 246 Embedded (Ep. 5)||ESPN+|
|Sat., 01/18||10:00 a.m.||UFC 246 Embedded (Ep. 6)||ESPN+|
|2:00 p.m.||UFC Live: McGregor vs. Cowboy Pre-Show||ABC|
|6:15 p.m.||UFC 246: Early Prelims||ESPN+ (English and Spanish)|
|8:00 p.m.||UFC 246: Prelims||ESPN, ESPN Deportes|
|10:00 p.m.||UFC 246: Main Card||ESPN+ PPV (English and Spanish)|
|Sun., 01/19||1:00 a.m.||UFC 246 Post Show||ESPN+|
Main Card and Prelims (All times ET):
|10:00 p.m.||Main||Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone||ESPN+ PPV (English and Spanish)|
|Co-Main||Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington|
|Undercard||Aleksei Oleinik vs. Maurice Greene|
|Undercard||Claudia Gadelha vs. Alexa Grasso|
|Undercard||Anthony Pettis vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira|
|8:00 p.m.||Feature||Roxanne Modafferi vs. Maycee Barber||ESPN, ESPN Deportes|
|Undercard||Andre Fili vs. Sodiq Yusuff|
|Undercard||Drew Dober vs. Nasrat Haqparast|
|Undercard||Chas Skelly vs. Grant Dawson|
|6:15 p.m.||Feature||Aleksa Camur vs. Justin Ledet||ESPN+ (English and Spanish)|
|Undercard||Tim Elliott vs. Askar Askarov|
|Undercard||Brian Kelleher vs. Ode Osbourne|
|Undercard||Sabina Mazo vs. JJ Aldrich|