Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is gearing up to stage its first event of the new year, as UFC 246 is set to go down this Saturday night (Jan. 18, 2020) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The event — which is available for purchase only through ESPN+ — will feature the long-awaited return of Conor McGregor, who will compete for the first time in 15 months when he faces Donald Cerrone in a Welterweight match up.
McGregor is looking to score his first win in mixed marital arts (MMA) in more than three years — his last victory came against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 back in 2016. For Cerrone, meanwhile, it’s his chance to get back in the win column after suffering two straight losses. Plus, a win over “Notorious” gives him one of the biggest wins of his career ... not to mention he’ll be collecting his biggest payday to date, as well.
Before all of the action goes down, check out the behind-the-scenes action of fight week thanks to the ever-present cameras of “Embedded,” which captures the key combatants putting in their final preparations.
From the official 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.
In the co-main event, Holly Holm will rematch Raquel Pennington after initially defeating her at UFC 184 five years ago, while Anthony Pettis drops back down to Lightweight to face Carlos Diego Ferreira.
Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 246 fight card this weekend RIGHT HERE, starting with the Fight Pass/ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+.