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Confirmed: UFC Fight Night Dublin will be broadcast live on 3e

Now everyone can enjoy the sold-out O2 card on 19 July.

McGregor is set to return for his first fight since a serious cruciate injury last year.
McGregor is set to return for his first fight since a serious cruciate injury last year.
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IT’S ONE OF the hottest tickets in town — but fight fans who missed out in the scramble will be able to watch UFC Dublin from the comfort of their own living room.

TV3 have snapped up free-to-air broadcast rights for the sold-out card in The O2 on 19 July, it was confirmed today.

The main card, headlined by Irish star Conor McGregor against Diego Brandao, will be screened live on 3e with coverage beginning at 8pm.

It is the first time a UFC event will be broadcast to a terrestrial audience in Ireland.

“The popularity of the UFC in Ireland continues to grow at an enormous rate,” said Garry Cooke, the UFC’s executive vice president and managing director in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“With a number of talented Irish fighters on the card and the record breaking sell-out audience at the O2 Arena, it was only right that we also offered access to this incredible event to audiences in Ireland via a free-to-air TV agreement.”

Tickets for the event sold out in a matter of minutes when they went on sale earlier this month.

The 10-fight card will also be shown on BT Sport which is available to Irish subscribers.

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