Fans can watch UFC 202 live online and see all the action leading up to the much-hyped rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz.
Saturday’s rematch will give McGregor a chance to avenge his shocking second-round submission at UFC 196 earlier in the year and Diaz the chance to show that his win wasn’t a fluke. Their rematch came with a number of twists and turns — including a brief retirement for McGregor and some pre-fight scrapping at Friday’s weigh-in — that have made UFC 202 into one of the most anticipated events in UFC history.
As Fox News noted, fans who watch UFC 202 are likely to see a classic.
“Diaz is one of the greatest grapplers in UFC history and can hit bona-fide legend status if he can secure another win over McGregor. The Irishman, on the other hand, is eager to get even with Diaz and has sunk an exorbitant amount of money in preparing for the rematch. This is anticipated to one of the biggest fights of the year and a sure can’t-miss.”
That “exorbitant amount of money” was actually $300,000, which McGregor spent in relocating his entire training crew from his native Ireland to Las Vegas, where Saturday’s bout will take place.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 20, 2016
“With gyms, cars, transport, flights, accommodations — I’d estimate we’re talking a $300,000 camp here,” McGregor told ESPN.“This is a big, big expense — but what I make is big. So, in the bigger picture, it’s rather small.”
It may be McGregor’s career — or at least his reputation — on the line in UFC 202. His sheen of invincibility was shattered in the first loss to Diaz, and many critics believe another loss could knock him off his UFC pedestal entirely.
McGregor seems to grasp the importance of the match and appears to be hinging his career on going for the win.
“This is most certainly not another fight,” McGregor told ESPN. “I have done things differently this fight. We have been going to war every single day in the gym in preparation for this. So, this is a war to me.”
— #UFC202 (@ufc) August 20, 2016
But those who watch UFC 202 live online will see plenty of action beyond the highly anticipated rematch. The other main event features Glover Teixeira and Anthony Johnson slugging it out for a chance at the 205-pound title, Fox Sports noted.
Full UFC 202 Fight Card
Fans who want to watch UFC 202 live online will actually have a chance to catch a large chunk of the action for free. Before the pay-per-view main event begins, the preliminary fights can be seen on UFC Fight Pass, which first-time users can see at no cost with the UFC’s free trial.
The preliminary matches will then turn to Fox Sports 1 for the subsequent preliminary bouts, with live streaming video available through Fox Sports GO. Users will be able to download the app for free to be used on Apple, Android, or Google devices, Amazon devices, and Windows devices.
There is still another way for people who don’t want to watch UFC 202 live online but also want to avoid the pay-per-view fees. The UFC publishes a full list of bars that will be showing Saturday’s event.
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