If you’re heading to “Sin City” to catch the return of the UFC’s biggest star against one of its most decorated and accomplished fighters ever, there are a couple events you can attend for free.
UFC 246 takes place Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+.
Prior to the event, fans can attend a pre-fight news conference featuring McGregor, Cerrone and UFC president Dana White. The event is free and open to the public at Pearl Theater at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Doors open to the public at 3:30 p.m. local time, and the press conference is scheduled to start at 5 p.m.
Friday, ceremonial weigh-ins for the fans take place at Park Theater, 3770 South Las Vegas Blvd. Doors open for the public at 2 p.m. local time. The ceremonial weigh-ins and faceoffs between the fighters go down at 3 p.m.
Of note, Saturday’s main card features two other former UFC champions. Former women’s bantamweight titleholder Holly Holm (12-5 MMA, 5-5 UFC) takes on Raquel Pennington (10-7 MMA, 7-4 UFC) in the co-main event. And former lightweight champ Anthony Pettis (22-9 MMA, 9-8 UFC) meets Diego Ferreira (16-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) to open the main card.
The UFC 246 lineup includes:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+, 6:15 p.m. ET)