Watch Conor McGregor’s UFC comeback on Kayo Sports for the first time
Superstar Conor McGregor is making his long-awaited return to the Octagon in UFC 257 and you have a new option for catching the action.
Conor McGregor, one of the most popular and polarising figures in UFC history, is returning to the Octagon on 24 January AEDT for a rematch with Dustin Poirier. And for the first time, you can order a major UFC event through Kayo Sports on top of Main Event via Foxtel.
The 32-year-old McGregor hasn't fought since he stopped Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone just 40 seconds into the first round back on 18 January 2020. He is taking on highly credentialed American Poirier, who McGregor beat in a first-round TKO way back in 2014.
On a huge day of mixed martial arts, New Zealand's Dan Hooker is also taking on American Michael Chandler. Considering McGregor's following and his long absence from the Octagon, this is likely to be among the biggest events in the sport's history.
It is scheduled to get underway at 2pm AEDT at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. More details are yet to be revealed.
Watching UFC 257 McGregor vs Poirier 2 in Australia
Foxtel's pay-per-view channel Main Event is the host broadcaster of UFC 257. You can access it via Foxtel or, for the first time, through Kayo Sports. Both options will set you back $54.95. You can also stream it on UFC Fight Pass.
Live stream UFC 257 McGregor vs Poirier on Kayo: Order the PPV now
You don't have to be a Kayo Sports customer to access UFC 257 that way. This option is open to new, returning or existing Kayo subscribers.
Ordering via Main Event on Kayo will give customers access to the event live and on demand for 48 hours. As an additional bonus, non-Kayo customers will get complimentary access to the service until 4 February as part of their purchase.
Using this link mainevent.kayosports.com.au, you can sign up online. You can also download the Kayo Sports app and access the fights that way.
How does Main Event on Kayo compare to Foxtel and UFC Fight Pass?
If you already have a Foxtel subscription, you can order the fight directly on the Main Event website, using the My Foxtel app, via your remote control or by phone. If not you need to sign up to Foxtel. It is much simpler and more cost-effective to access Kayo Sports for UFC 257.
For UFC Fight Pass, you can sign up for $10.99 a month or $104.99 for an annual pass. You get access to the prelims of big events, but still need to pay for UFC 257 on top of your subscription, it is not included.
You get access to Kayo Sports through 4 February if you only pay for Poirier vs McGregor 2. Or if you decide to sign up, there is no contract and the prices are either $25 or $35 a month, depending on if you choose the Basic or Premium option.
Kayo also has a range of special features unmatched by other providers. It offers more than 50 sports for you to choose from and a user-friendly interface. If you miss the start of the event, you can also choose to watch from the start or jump into the live broadcast.
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