How can I watch the McGregor vs Khabib fight?

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I’ve been looking forward to the McGregor vs Khabib fight for weeks, but I don’t know how to watch it. Can you tell me what channel it is on, and if it’ll be expensive?

After an almost two-year hiatus, Conor McGregor returns to the octagon on October 6 to face the reigning UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, in a match that’s sure to keep UFC fans talking for years to come.

Read on, and we’ll tell you everything you need to know on how to watch UFC 229.

When is the McGregor vs Khabib fight?

The bout will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and will be broadcast live here in the UK during the early hours of Sunday morning - so we recommend getting some sleep in beforehand if you want to catch the fight as it happens!

How can I watch the fight?

All the action will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2. If you’re a BT Sport customer, you’ll also be able to watch the fight online if you’d prefer, just as soon as BT release a link on their website.

Also, BT customers should make the most of this fight - as of January 2019, the UFC’s new home will be online streaming service, Eleven Sports.

Can I watch the fight if I’m a UFC Fight Pass holder?

Unfortunately, even if you have a UFC Fight Pass, you won’t be able to watch the match live. According to the UFC tv website, this is due to restrictions in the UK. That said, you can still watch the prelims to the fight with your UFC Fight Pass.

How do I get BT Sport?

Luckily, BT Sports is available through several different providers, including:

BT TV
Sky TV
Virgin Media TV
TalkTalk TV
Plusnet

It’s also worth knowing that BT Sport shows a lot more than UFC - including MotoGP, rugby, and football. Plus, there are a number of ways to add it to your package.

If you’re ready to go, simply check out our handy guide on all things BT, including how to get the best deals, by clicking the button below.

That said, the number of channels you have access to and amount you’ll have to pay will differ depending on which provider you choose, so make sure you know what you’re looking for.

Can I watch the fight for free?

Unfortunately, no. Apart from decamping to a local sports bar, the only legal way to watch the fight in the comfort of your own home is via BT Sports.