UFC 229: Khabib vs McGregor is set to begin later today at 9pm EST on Saturday, October 6, 2018, and if you're not attending the fights in person at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, you'll be joining the millions around the world watching to see McGregor's first fight since Mayweather - against a fighter he hated enough to attack a bus, risking his career.
Pay-per-view pricing seems reasonable in comparison to paying a door charge at a sports bar. And with MMAFighting reporting paydays of $3 million and $2 million for McGregor and Khabib, respectively, in anticipation of the pay-per-view numbers they'll bring in... it'll be packed everywhere tonight. So here are a few options to watch the big fight at home and/or with family and friends!
Where can I order and watch UFC 229 Fights Online?
On Cable TV you can order McGregor vs. Khabib from a range of providers, so head to that link to find your own and order ahead of time. If you prefer to watch the fight on your computer, you can order UFC 229 directly through the company's website, then choose to view it on a wide range of streaming devices - Xbox One, Apple TV, amazon Fire TV, iPod, iPod Touch, iPad, Roku, Android, Chromecast, and select Smart TVs. Check out UFC's website for a full guide to supported devices.
How much does the fight cost to watch?
Purchasing UFC 229 will cost $54.99 for SD, and $64.99 for HD in the United States, and as usual, buyers have the option to buy the pay-per-view with an added 6-month trial of the UFC Fight Pass for $91.96. The Fight Pass grants access to the preliminary fights throughout the day.
When does the McGregor-Khabib Fight Actually Start?
There's a full evening of fights in store for UFC fans, with the prelims beginning at 6:30pm EST through the Fight Pass, and local stations. With 7 fights planned in the prelims, followed by 5 more on the main card starting at 10pm EST, that puts the start of the Khabib-McGregor fight no earlier than 12am EST. Best get settled in to enjoy the other fights in store, which we'll list here for convenience.
Fight Pass Exclusive Prelims
- Ryan LaFlare vs Tony Martin (Welterweight)
- Gray Maynard vs Nik Lentz (Lightweight)
- Lina Lansberg vs Yana Kunitskaya (Women's Bantamweight)
Prelims (Local Broadcasts)
- Scott Holtzman vs Alan Patrick (Lightweight)
- Aspen Ladd vs Tonya Evinger (Women's Featherweight)
- Vicente Luque vs Jalin Turner (Welterweight)
- Sergio Pettis vs Jussier Formiga (Flyweight)
Main Card (PPV Only)
- Michelle Waterson vs Felice Herrig (Women's Strawweight)
- Derrick Lewis vs Alexander Volkov (Heavyweight)
- Ovince Saint Preux vs Dominick Reyes (Light Heavyweight)
- Tony Ferguson vs Anthony Pettis (Lightweight)
- ***Championship: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Conor McGregor***
Are there other ways to watch the Khabib v s McGregor fight?
Absolutely. Since McGregor's last fight against Floyd Mayweather racked up close to 3 million illegal viewers, searching social media for unauthorized livestreams will probably turn up a feed eventually. The other way is setting up a digital livestream through a program like Kodi, but that's for the advanced, risk-seeking UFC fan - and will take some time to set up if you're not familiar. Here are some tips to setting that up for online viewing. But remember: if you're not paying for it, what you're doing is probably illegal!