Are you ready? And, more importantly, is Donald Cerrone? Conor McGregor – the Notorious one – is approaching the Octagon at UFC 246 tonight and will be desperate to make a point. Over a year since his last appearance, we can see why you’d be desperate to find out how to get a UFC 246 live stream for McGregor vs Cerrone today. We’ll show you the best way to get it done, regardless of where in the world you are.
UFC 246 – where and when?
UFC 246 is happening at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
For tonight’s main card, the time to tune in is 10pm ET, 7pm PT and 3am GMT.
ESPN+ is your place to watch in the US and we have further details below.
And with a history like McGregor’s – UFC’s fastest knockout, first fighter to hold two simultaneous belts and a 21-4 record – he would need a pretty big name to make his triumphant return. Enter, Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone
Cerrone is a fighter sitting comfortably with a 36-13 win ratio, making him the record holder for both the most UFC wins and most finishes. In other words, a UFC 246 live stream will see two record-holding fighters go head-to-head.
But it is not all about the title fight. Holly Holm is facing Raquel Pennington. After defeating Ronda Rousey to take the Bantamweight women’s title, Holm seemed on top of the world. Now she’s clawing her way back up after a number of big losses. Can she defeat Pennington and regain her fearsome reputation?
No matter which fight you’re tuning in to see, we’re here to help you find a UFC 246 live stream. Scroll down to find out details for watching it live from the US, UK, Canada and pretty much anywhere else in the world.
Live stream UFC 246 from outside your country
Worry not if you’re a huge UFC fan but aren’t in the country to watch UFC 246 when it happens. If you find the coverage is geo-blocked, you can try using a VPN to change your IP address to a country where the fights are airing and watch this main card just as if you were back at home.
Virtual Private Networks are also handy if you’re concerned about streaming safely on the web, thanks to the encryption they use to hide your details. And the best won’t log your personal information, either. We’ve tested hundreds of VPNs and can recommend ExpressVPN as the very best VPN in the world.
That’s because ExpressVPN (which also comes with a 30 day money back guarantee) has proved itself as giving super fast connections, watertight security and is just really, really easy to download and use. You can watch on many devices at once including Smart TVs, Fire TV Stick, PC, Mac, iPhone, Android phone, iPads, tablets etc, too.
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How to watch UFC 246 online in the US exclusively on ESPN
In the States trying to watch UFC 246? ESPN+ has had the exclusive rights for the past year meaning it is the one place to watch it.
How much that costs depends on whether or not you already subscribe to the service. If you don’t, then the best way to go is with a UFC Bundle, costing you $84.98. That won’t just buy you the UFC 246 PPV, but you’ll get a year-long subscription to ESPN+ (that would normally cost $50 alone). A subscription to ESPN+ also opens up access to over 20 exclusive live UFC Fight Nights, alongside original content including Dana White’s Contender Series, UFC Destined, and Ariel & The Bad Guy, plus classic fights, replays, and there’s also the perk of fewer adverts.
For those that already have an ESPN+ subscription, you can still buy access to UFC 246 for $64.99. A price that recently increased, not that the biggest PPV fighter returning has anything to do with that!
You can tune in to watch all of the action including preliminary fights on Saturday, January 18 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.
And don’t worry if you want to grab the pay-per-view but are going to be outside the US when it’s on. Just scroll down the page a little to discover how to use a VPN to watch a UFC 246 live stream from abroad.
Live stream UFC 246 in the UK
UK fans trying to watch McGregor score another win? Luckily, it is easy to watch, simply head on over to BT Sport to catch all of the action.
The bad news is that this is a pay-per-view event only, meaning you will have to pay £19.95 to live stream UFC 246. You can catch the full coverage of all the preliminary cards shown from 1am in the early hours of Sunday on BT Sport.
Don’t feel like staying up that late? BT also shows spoiler-free replays of the fight so you can catch all of the action the next day.
You’ll need to head to BT Sport Box Office to buy the pay-per-view. The coverage is available on services and devices like Sky, Virgin TV, Google Chromecast and Apple Airplay.
If you’re a BT Sport subscriber but find yourself outside the UK and want to tune in, it’s simple to do with a handy tool – simply grab a VPN and follow the instructions above to live stream the action.
Watch a UFC 246 stream in Australia
Anyone in Australia trying to watch UFC 246 will find Main Event will be the place to go. As a pay-per-view over in Australia, It will cost you $54.95 to catch the event.
The event will be airing Down Under on the Sunday, January 19 at 2pm and then will be replaying at 8pm and then every 6 hours from 6am.
Stream UFC 246: McGregor vs Cerrone in New Zealand
Fans based in New Zealand can catch this major MMA brawl over on Sky Arena. Similar to most other streaming platforms, you will have to pay for the PPV, costing $39.95.
The main card will kick off at 4pm but if you want to catch all of the action, early prelims start at 12.30pm.
UFC 246 FAQ: all the info on McGregor’s comeback
The UFC 246 card in full:
Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone (Welterweight)
Holly Holm vs Raquel Pennington (Woman’s Bantamweight)
Aleksei Oleinik vs Maurice Greene (Heavyweight)
Claudia Gadelha vs Alexa Grasso (Woman’s Strawweight)
Anthony Pettis vs Diego Ferreira (Lightweight)
Roxanne Modafferi vs Maycee Barber (Women’s Flyweight)
Andre Fili vs Sodiq Yusuff (Featherweight)
Drew Dober vs Nasrat Haqparast (Lightweight)
Chas Skelly vs Grant Dawson (Featherweight)
Aleksa Camur vs Justin Ledet (Light Heavyweight)
Tim Elliott vs Askar Askarov (Flyweight)
Brian Kelleher vs Ode Osbourne (Bantamweight)
Sabina Mazo vs JJ Aldrich (Women’s Flyweight)
Why is there so much hype around UFC 246?
While the event boasts a strong undercard, including the lightweight clash between Anthony Pettis vs Carlos Diego Ferreira, the main interest surrounding UFC 246 is undoubtedly the return from retirement of the sport’s biggest star, Conor McGregor.
The Irish fighter will be getting back in the Octagon for the first time in 15 months to face Donald Cerrone.
Who is the favorite to win the McGregor vs Cerrone fight?
McGregor is currently hot favorite to make it a perfect comeback, with odds around 3/1 for his victory.
How much will Conor McGregor get paid for UFC 246?
McGregor is widely rumored to be earning a $5 million purse for his return to the Octagon. However the 31-year-old has stated that that figure is less than 10 percent of what he’ll actually make after predicting he’ll enjoy a staggering $80 million payday thanks to his Reebok sponsorship, pay-per-view points and other endorsement deals.
When was McGregor’s last fight in the UFC?
His last appearance in the ring was in Las Vegas back in October 2018 when he suffered a fourth round defeat by submission to Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov.
What has Conor McGregor being doing since the Khabib defeat?
Despite his absence from the ring, McGregor has continued to remain in the headlines for mainly all the wrong reasons.
He was arrested last March for robbery after slapping a phone out of a fan’s hand in Las Vegas and walking away with it. While just five months later he was charged with assault after throwing a punch at a senior citizen in a Dublin pub.
On a more positive note, McGregor successfully launched Proper No. Twelve – his own brand of whiskey – around the world during his downtime
Twitter and Facebook accounts for 15 NFL teams hacked – BBC News
More than a dozen teams in the US National Football League have had their social media accounts hacked.
The teams included the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, who will compete in the Super Bowl Championship on 2 February.
The hacking group OurMine took responsibility for the attack, which said it was to show internet security was “still low” and had to be improved.
The NFL did not respond to a request for comment about the attack.
The Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts for 15 teams were compromised.
Twitter confirmed the accounts were hacked by a third-party platform.
“As soon as we were made aware of the issue, we locked the compromised accounts and are working closely with our partners at the NFL to restore them.”
Many accounts had the same message posted: “Hi, we’re back. We are here to show people that everything is hackable.”
Some of the accounts had their profile pictures or headers changed or deleted.
The OurMine Twitter account was taken down on Monday.
OurMine told the BBC it reached out to the NFL ahead of the attack to offer its services in improving the league’s security but received no response.
OurMine says it is currently based in Dubai.
In the past, the group has hacked companies and well-known individuals to offer its private cyber security services.
It has hacked the Twitter accounts of Netflix, Marvel, Google’s chief executive Sundar Pichai, and Twitter’s founder Jack Dorsey. It has also hacked Buzzfeed’s website and multiple Facebook and YouTube accounts.
The first attack occurred early on Sunday morning with a tweet on the Chicago football team the Bears. A post on the team’s Twitter account said it had been sold to a Saudi Arabian official. Later a tweet said the team was trading a prized player for just $1 (£0.76).
Throughout Monday the hacking group targeted the NFL’s own Twitter account along with the accounts of the Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals and Chicago Bears.
The Instagram pages of the Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys were also compromised.
Kobe Bryant was 'ultimate competitor,' Carl English remembers – CBC.ca
Newfoundland and Labrador basketball player Carl English says NBA legend Kobe Bryant was a fierce competitor that he was “blessed” to play against.
Bryant, his daughter and seven other people were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif., on Sunday. He retired in 2016 as the third-leading scorer in NBA history after a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers.
English says he was devastated and shocked when he heard the news of Bryant’s death but has fond memories of challenging him on the court.
“It was definitely a highlight of my career.… The man’s a legend, just so special to the game of basketball,” he said.
“When something like this happens, it hits home. It hits home as a father. I mean, how many times do you travel to practice with your child? And it can happen so easy.”
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English said he trained with Bryant and the Lakers while playing at the University of Hawaii and played against him and a star-studded American team in international competition in 2007 and 2008.
He said he even wore No. 8 with Team Canada because of Bryant’s influence.
Bryant would often be matched up against the other team’s top players to shut them down, English said, something he did to him in 2007 — in an unusual fashion.
“He was like a choo-choo train in my ear, so everywhere I moved, he’d grab my arm and he’d be like a train, and as I’d run faster, he’d make the sound faster,” he said.
“[He was an] ultimate competitor, a force to be reckoned with.”
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English said he was more confident when the two faced each other again the following year before the Beijing Olympics, really challenging Bryant and shaking off his defence.
“Both of us were going at each other pretty good.… There was a play on the left side of the floor, I cross him over, I bring him back and the crowd made a crazy noise,” he said.
“I crossed him two times in the same play, but something snapped and next time he ripped me at half court … then we trapped him at half court, he stepped through it and hit a bank shot and he’s like, ‘You’ve gone and woke up Mamba.'”
English said it was an “amazing experience” to guard and be guarded by Bryant, “hands down” the best player he’s ever played against.
The Mamba mentality
But the influence of Bryant’s intense work ethic and drive to get better — what he called the Mamba mentality — was felt beyond the basketball court, English said.
“When people talk about his mentality, the Mamba mentality, it transcends through all sports,” he said.
“A generation of people have been inspired by his mentality and what he’s done as a basketball player.”
English said it was a relentless pursuit of greatness that made Kobe Bryant the player he was.
“I think that’s what set him apart. He didn’t start off as a star; he was highly talented, but he worked his way to the top and became one of the greatest of all time.”
LeBron James pens note to Kobe Bryant: 'I'm heartbroken and devastated' – Yahoo Canada Sports
<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="A day after Kobe Bryant’s death, LeBron James made his first public statement with an Instagram note penned to his fallen friend and former rival.” data-reactid=”15″>A day after Kobe Bryant’s death, LeBron James made his first public statement with an Instagram note penned to his fallen friend and former rival.
<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="James posted the message Monday evening, two days after he passed Bryant on the NBA’s all-time scoring list in a game against the Philadelphia 76ers.” data-reactid=”16″>James posted the message Monday evening, two days after he passed Bryant on the NBA’s all-time scoring list in a game against the Philadelphia 76ers.
James wrote that he spoke with Bryant on Sunday morning after he achieved the milestone.
‘I love you big bro’
“I’m heartbroken and devastated my brother,” James wrote. “Man I love you big bro. My heart goes to Vanessa and the kids. I promise you I’ll continue your legacy man! You mean so much to us all here especially #LakerNation.”
<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="James and Bryant spoke late after James achieved the milestone, a conversation that his Lakers teammates listened in on, according to The Athletic.” data-reactid=”23″>James and Bryant spoke late after James achieved the milestone, a conversation that his Lakers teammates listened in on, according to The Athletic.
That conversation is presumably the one James refers to in his message.
LeBron’s Sunday reaction caught on camera
<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The Lakers flew back to Los Angeles from Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon. By the time their plane landed, the news of the fatal helicopter crash that also claimed the lives of Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others had broken.” data-reactid=”26″>The Lakers flew back to Los Angeles from Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon. By the time their plane landed, the news of the fatal helicopter crash that also claimed the lives of Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others had broken.
James and his Lakers teammates were seen reacting to the news on the tarmac.
Lakers in a period of mourning
<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Earlier Monday, the NBA announced that Tuesday’s game between the Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center will be postponed to allow the Lakers time to mourn.” data-reactid=”31″>Earlier Monday, the NBA announced that Tuesday’s game between the Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center will be postponed to allow the Lakers time to mourn.
The Athletic’s Sham’s Charania reported that the team was not in a place to take the court.
<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="“These guys are not ready to play basketball right now,” a source told Charania.” data-reactid=”33″>“These guys are not ready to play basketball right now,” a source told Charania.
<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="ESPN’s Dave McMenamin reports that the Lakers have hired grief counselors for team employees, many of whom had a relationship with Bryant from his 20-year career with the team.” data-reactid=”34″>ESPN’s Dave McMenamin reports that the Lakers have hired grief counselors for team employees, many of whom had a relationship with Bryant from his 20-year career with the team.
Rivals and friends
James and Bryant were fierce rivals during their time together in the league, but also became friends as many of the game’s top players do. When James entered the league in 2003, Bryant was a three-time champion intent on surpassing Michael Jordan as the best to ever play the game, a status he never quite achieved as he carved out his own path as one of the game’s greatest players.
James has inherited that mantle as Jordan’s greatest historical rival in addition to filling Bryant’s role as the superstar leader of the Lakers.
While he may surpass Jordan in the minds of some, he’ll never succeed Bryant in the hearts and minds of Lakers fans.
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