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UFC 246: Referee, judging assignments set for Conor McGregor vs Cowboy Cerrone main event

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We’re just a few days out from the UFC 246: “McGregor vs. Cowboy” mixed martial arts (MMA) event, taking place this Sat. night (Jan. 18, 2020) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Featured in the five-round pay-per-view (PPV) headliner is the welterweight showdown between lightweight imports Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone.

The third man in the cage will be longtime referee Herb Dean, according to a report from MMA Fighting, with veteran judges Sal D’Amato, Chris Lee, and Derek Cleary drawing their judging assignments from Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

Dean has officiated six of McGregor’s UFC fights (11 for Cerrone).

Remember that 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 6:30 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+.

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