Conor McGregor’s return to the UFC Octagon takes place in the early hours of Sunday morning as he takes on one of the UFC’s most popular figures in Donald Cerrone
The Mac is back as Conor McGregor returns to the UFC Octagon in Las Vegas.
After an 18 month spell out of action, McGregor faces his first fight since he tapped out against Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Since then, McGregor’s life has been full of controversy – but now he returns to what he does best as he looks to sink one of the UFC’s most trusted operators.
Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone has 23 wins in the UFC – more than any other fighter in history – and has double the amount of fights than McGregor has under his belt.
So can Cerrone spoil the party?
Here is all the key information you need to know ahead of the fight…
For those in the UK, the fight will be taking place in the early hours of Sunday morning, January 19.
It has been confirmed that the scheduled start time for the fight will be 6am.
The main card for UFC 246 will begin at 3am, with McGregor headlining the event.
The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas will be hosting UFC 246.
It is the same venue where McGregor last fought, as he suffered defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov.
McGregor’s fight with Cowboy is being shown on BT Sport Box Office for those in the UK.
The action will cost £19.95 for those wanting to watch.
Once purchased, you can find the fight on Sky channel 490, BT channel 494 and in the live events section on Virgin Media.
If you purchase the fight for the £19.95 price, you will also be able to watch in on the BT Sport website and on the BT Sport app.
Do note that you have to be in the UK for the live streaming service to work.
Conor McGregor is a huge favourite with the bookies to win this one – thepools.com make Notorious 2/7 to win outright.
But if you fancy the upset, Cowboy Cerrone is 5/2 to win, or 6/1 to win by submission, the manner in which McGregor lost to Nurmagomedov in his last bout.
However, 18 of McGregor’s 21 victories have come via knockout and he is 1/2 to win via that method again.
Main card (from 3am, available on BT Sport Box Office)
Prelims (from 1am, available on BT Sport)
Early prelims (from 11am, only available on UFC Fight Pass)