Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov: How to Watch The Event Live Online?

By Novak Bozovic / October 7, 2018

The world of mixed martial arts is in for a thrilling event. We are sure that you already know about the highly publicized Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov fight that will take place on October 6th. The two stars will finally meet under the spotlights but only one of them will cement their place as a true champion.

We’re sure you’re more than excited and can’t wait to watch this fight. So, let’s talk about the Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov fight and how to watch it online. Continue reading this article to learn the latest details but don’t forget to visit us before the big fight as we’ll make sure to keep this article updated at all times.

When is UFC 229: McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov?

UFC 229 will take place on October 6, 2018, in Las Vegas. Aside from the well-publicized fight, the event card features 12 bouts in total. However, without a single doubt, the highlight of the event is the fight between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov who will fight for the UFC lightweight championship belt.

Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov Press Conference
Image Courtesy of Sports Illustrated

What Time Does the Fight Start?

The main show begins at 4 p.m. (October 6, 2018). However, you must know that the McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov fight is scheduled to start approximately three hours later. To help navigate through different time zones, here’s a list of major cities along with the times when the fight is scheduled to take place.

City Time Zone When to Watch? Date
London BST 3 AM October 7
New York ET 10 AM October 6
Chicago CT 9 PM October 6
Denver MT 8 PM October 6
Las Vegas PT 7 PM October 6
Los Angeles PT 7 PM October 6
Honolulu HAST 4 PM October 6
Sydney AET 1 PM October 7
Tokyo JST 11 AM October 7
Moscow MSK 5 AM October 7
Paris CEST 4 AM October 7

Which Venue is Hosting?

The McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov fight will take place in the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas. Interestingly enough, this is where McGregor was defeated by Mayweather in August 2017. The T-Mobile Area opened to the public in 2016 and can accommodate up to 20,000 visitors.

T-Mobile Arena

Who Else is on the UFC 229 Fight Card?

As we told you earlier, the McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov fight isn’t the only fight that night. There’s plenty to look forward to.

What Are the Latest Betting Odds?

At the moment, it looks like the majority believes that McGregor will take the championship belt home. However, this doesn’t mean that Khabib Nurmagomedov is out of the picture. Here’s the breakdown:

How to Live Stream McGregor vs Khabib UFC 229 Online?

Finally, let’s take a look at the media streaming services that will offer a chance to watch this fight live, over the Web.

How to Watch McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov in the USA?

In case you’re in the US, you will be able to watch the UFC 229 prelims on FX and UFC Fight Pass – using the UFC’s official media streaming service. There were some reports that the FOX Sports GO would also live-stream the event but we’ll know more as we get closer to fight night.

When it comes to UFC's official streaming service, we have a handy trick for you to cut down your costs and save quite a bit of money. If you didn't know, the US version of UFC TV is priced at $65 USD. However, the version available in the Philippines is priced at 920 pesos ($17). This can be done by buying a UFC TV Pass via ExpressVPN, so here's what you need to know:

It’s also important to note that the main pay-per-view event will be available on a wide range of services including UFC TV, Prime Video, AT&T U-verse, Sling TV, and more. Head over to UFC’s official website for the full list. However, don't forget that with the help of ExpressVPN, you can save quite a lot on these services.

How to Watch McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov in the UK?

If you’re in the United Kingdom, you will be able to watch the event on BT Sport. However, please note that this event will be possible until the end of the year, which is when Eleven Sports takes over the licensing rights. As we get closer to the big date, we expect from BT Sport to announce full broadcast details.

Of course, users from the UK can also rely on VPN applications to watch the McGregor vs Khabib fight live. The trick is to change your IP address to an American IP - and then you get to access previously blocked services. Here's how to subscribe to UFC TV via ExpressVPN at lower rates than usual.

How to Watch McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov Online (International)?

Those who live in countries other than the US and UK still have different ways to live-stream the McGregor vs Nurmagomedov fight. However, you must know that due to licensing rights, you don’t have many options in your country, which is why accessing services from the US is the best way to get this done.

As noted earlier, you will get to rely on the UFC Fight Pass and FOX Sports GO, in addition to a number of pay-per-view services. To access these, you will need a reliable VPN application and a valid subscription to these services. Don’t worry, we got you covered. First and foremost, check our article on how to watch UFC online without cable. Then, you can check our article on how to use Sling TV as well as FOX Sports GO outside the United States.

No matter which streaming service you pick, you will need a VPN to get an American IP address and access that service. So, here's what you must do:

Final Thoughts

Dear MMA fans, this is where we conclude our article on how to watch Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov on October 6th. Please feel free to share this article online and let us know your thoughts about the upcoming match.

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