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Where can you watch Conor McGregor's fight this weekend?

We’re planning to stay up extra late on Saturday. Will you be doing the same?

A LITTLE OVER two months ago, nearly 10,000 people were jammed into the then O2 Arena (it has since been renamed by Three) to watch the greatest night in the history of Irish MMA, which climaxed with Conor McGregor’s win over Diego Brandao by TKO.

Tomorrow night, the featherweight will be 4,5000 thousand miles from home when he steps into the Octagon with American opponent Dustin Poirier.

The main card doesn’t kick off until 3am Irish time, and his bout is three fights in meaning it could be an hour later before it begins. With that in mind, here’s where you can view what is bound to be an enthralling match-up.

That is unless you’ve managed to blag your way to Las Vegas. Lucky sod.

McGregor Poirier UFC Source: UFC.com

BT Sport

Those who subscribe to BT Sport as part of the Setanta Sports package will be able to watch the the full card live from the comfort of your home. As mentioned, the prelims begin at 1am Irish time while coverage of the main card starts at 3am.

UFC TV

The UFC offers a subscription channel which you can stream live for a fee, which varies depending on whether you want to pay for the individual event, or a six-month or 12-month membership. Click here for more information.

3e

Last month, 3e announced that it will broadcast more than 100 hours of UFC content per year thanks to their new partnership with the UFC. However, much of that will be delayed coverage and the McGregor v Poirier bout won’t be available on the free-to-air channel until 9.30pm on Monday night when it follows UFC 178 Countdown.

Pubs

Considering how late it will be by the time McGregor and Poirier get started, it’s not surprising that many pubs will chose not to show the fight. However, thanks to the help of Publin.ie we have found a number of spots in Dublin who will be keeping their doors open.

If there is anywhere else around the country that is opening late so fans can view UFC 178, email ben@thescore.ie or leave a comment below and we will include them in the piece. 

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