Where to watch UFC 229 McGregor vs Khabib online in Australia
After some serious beef outside of the ring (and a healthy serve of poor sportsmanship), McGregor and Khabib will be mincing more than words this Sunday.
After months of heated anticipation since Conor McGregor's unhinged assault on a bus outside Brooklyn's Barclay Centre (that resulted in a US$50,000 bail bond), McGregor is finally stepping back into the octagon to either get his just desserts or feed his gluttonous ego with the lightweight title he was previously stripped of.
This Sunday, McGregor will come face to face with Khabib Nurmagomedov, one of the intended targets of his infamous trolley assault back in April. While the two have traded verbal blows in the lead up to the event, as is par for the course, April's violent and vitriolic run-in has made this one of the most anticipated UFC events in history.
The undefeated Russian, whose record stands at an incredible 26 wins and zero losses, had a dominant run to his first lightweight championship. With unrelenting wrestling skills and a near-unstoppable top game on the ground, he has decimated his competition thus far – but is yet to have faced "The Notorious" McGregor. The Irishman's strengths lie in his stand-up striking, recently underlined by his money-grabbing yet entertaining boxing bout with Floyd Mayweather, and his confidence both in and outside the octagon. It's sure to be a match-up of conflicting styles, with very few commentators seeing the fight going to a judge's decision.
Earlier today, the final press conference went ahead with the distinct lack of professionalism we've come to expect from McGregor. The Irish lad showed up incredibly late to the conference and Khabib was having none of it, leaving the scene after a 10-minute wait.
If nothing, this bad blood has the hearts of fans pumping with white-hot anticipation for Sunday's event.
UFC 229 McGregor vs Khabib Australian date and start time
- Weigh in: 10:00am
- Time: 1:00pm AEST
- Date: Sunday, 7 October 2018
- Venue: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada
- Cheapest price: PlayStation Store with PlayStation Plus subscription is $49.95.
- High definition option: PlayStation Store with PS Plus $49.95.
- Best deal: UFC229 and 6-month Fight Pass Bundle (50% off fight pass) is $98.46.
How to watch UFC 229 online in Australia
With PlayStation throwing its hat into the ring, there are now more options than ever to stream UFC fights.
Option 1: PlayStation Store
If you're planning on watching the stoush from the couch, the PlayStation has you covered. The usual asking price on PlayStation is roughly on par with the rest of the services on this list at $54.99 for the match. However, if you're a PlayStation Plus subscriber, you can score 10% off the event, knocking the once-off cost down to $49.95.
To order UFC 229 on your PlayStation 4 head to the TV and Movies section in the PlayStation Store or simply search "UFC 229".
It should be noted that UFC 229 can only be viewed through a connected PlayStation 4.
Option 2: Foxtel/Main Event
Ol' Foxtel has been the go-to destination for footy and fighting fans for an age now. UFC 229 will cost you full price at $54.95 so it's not the most desirable option. However, it is a good option if you're not going to make it to the couch by 1:00 pm. Main Event will replay the event at 6:30 pm (AEST) and then again every 6 hours from 6:00 am AEST 8 October.
If you want to order the fight on your Foxtel iQ box, you can do so via the MyFoxtel App, the official Foxtel website, via the box office menu on Foxtel iQ or by calling 131 999.
Option 3: UFC Fight Pass
Possibly the most tempting option for streaming this Sunday's match is the UFC's own Fight Pass.
While the single pay-per-view event will set you back $71.49 for an HD stream (much more expensive than the PlayStation Store), you can score 50% off the 6-month UFC Fight Pass if you bundle it with this weekend's pay-per-view. For UFC 229 and a 6-month subscription to Fight Pass, you will pay $98.46 in total. Not a bad deal at all.
If you're happy to settle for standard definition, you can chip $11 off the costs above, paying $60.49 for the standalone event and $87.46 for the bundle.
For regular UFC matches, the online service can be accessed with a free 7-day trial. After that, it will set you back $9.99 per month on a month-to-month basis, $8.99 per month with a 6-month commitment or $7.99 per month with a 12-month commitment.
Not only is UFC Fight Pass the cheapest way to live stream all the action from the octagon, but it also includes commentary, interviews and TV shows from the world of UFC.
UFC 229 Fight Preview
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