Mayweather vs McGregor Live fight PPV: Time, how to stream, odds and much more
When does it start? How can you watch it? We have everything you need to know right here.
Mayweather vs McGregor is almost here. After several weeks and months of negotiating, trash talking, posturing, training and more, we’re less than a day away can say, some hours from the main event itself.
What time does the fight start?
Quintuple champion boxer Floyd Mayweather and UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor are set to enter the ring on Saturday, August 26, at 6 p.m. PT (9 p.m. ET, 2 a.m. Sunday UK) in Las Vegas for what’s expected to be the most watched fight… ever.
How much is it?
The fight is only available in the US to those who pay the nearly $100 pay-per-view fee. But there are a bunch of ways to do that.
On Saturday the once-retired all-time great boxer Mayweather will take on UFC’s biggest star McGregor in Las Vegas with thousands watching at the T-Mobile arena and millions more watching around the world.
After all the speculation about whether we would have the fight, the last few months have seen much name-calling and animosity on both sides, as the rivalry intensifies ahead of the big day.
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Depending on your point of view, it will either be boxing match of the millennium or a cross-code money-spinning abomination. Whichever camp you’re in, here’s everything you need to know about the fight between a boxer with a 49-0 record facing a man who has never taken part in a professional boxing fight.
What date is the fight and at what time?
The fight is happening on Saturday 26 August. While the times haven’t been announced, it will certainly be a late night or very early start for viewers in the UK, so expect to be up well into Sunday 27 August, and possibly calling in sick on Monday 28. The main event begins at 4am BST, but the fight itself may start closer to 5am.
Hype for the one-of-a-kind superfight between former pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather and UFC champion Conor McGregor is ramping up by the day, and we here at CBS Sports are a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about the event, which will take place Saturday live on Showtime PPV.
Hit the links below to check out our full slate of Mayweather-McGregor coverage, including a tale of the tape for the two fighters and how you can watch it live Saturday, Aug. 26. We will be here the entire way with full live coverage on fight night.
What have people in the industry said about the PPV cost?
UFC president Dana White has already defended the decision to charge viewers nearly $100 to watch the fight.
“When you talk about superfights, this is a superfight. Two different guys from two different sports going in and putting it on the line. You can’t charge what you normally charge for a pay-per-view, I get it.
“There was pushback on the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao superfight and it ended up being the biggest fight ever in the history of PPV,” he added.
Fox Sports will stream the weigh-in on Friday, Aug. 25, at 4 p.m. PT (7 p.m. ET, midnight UK), as well as an hour-long show prior to the fights starting on Saturday night. The first two hours of early boxing bouts will also be streamed by Fox Sports. All of which is free.
To watch the Fox live stream, you’ll need to install the Fox Sports Go app on an Android or iOS device, or on an Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Xbox One and Roku. Additionally, FoxSportsGo.com will stream the prefight festivities.
How to stream the main event with pay-per-view
You don’t have to have cable to stream the fight. Two options — CBS and UFC — will let you stream the fight on any device, including your computer, phone, tablet, TV or streaming box.
One option for streaming the fight is to purchase it directly from the UFC. This lets you stream the fight through your computer, phone, Apple TV and many more streaming devices, including the Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV, Android phones or Roku.
Via Sling TV
Sling TV subscribers can purchase the fight from within the app under the Rentals tab, or by visiting your Sling account page. Sling notes the fight cannot be purchased on an Apple device, but can be viewed on any device after it’s purchased.
Via PlayStation 4
The PlayStation Store will stream the fight directly to your PlayStation 4. You can purchase the fight on your console through the store, or by visiting this page.
Via Showtime PPV
Breaking from the traditional means of purchasing directly from a cable or satellite provider, CBS will also make the fight available to stream on the Showtime PPV website as well as its iOS and Apple TV apps. (Disclaimer: CBS is CNET’s parent company.)
For those who want to stream the fight on a computer, you can visit ShowtimePPV.com and purchase access for $99.95. Keep in mind, if you purchase through the website you will only have access to the fight on a computer — and not on your mobile device or Apple TV, unless you use AirPlay or another mirroring option.
Showtime PPV is also available through the Apple TV, iPhone and iPad. Just be sure to purchase the fight on the device you plan to watch it on.
- Reference: Cnet
As an added bonus for those who pay to stream the fight, you will also have access to a free trial of Showtime and CBS All Access.
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How to stream the fight in the UK
Viewers in Great Britain also have a streaming option: The fight will cost £19.95 through Sky Sports.