On Saturday at UFC 202 in Las Vegas, Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor step into the cage for their rematch, nearly five months after Diaz upset the featherweight champion with a rear naked choke in their first meeting to shock everyone but himself.
The tension between these two is palpable, only adding to the marketability of the fight, and it is a must-watch event for all MMA fans.
The event itself is broken into three portions, two preliminary cards and a main card. The first prelim card is aired exclusively on UFC Fight Pass and begins at 6:30 p.m. ET. Fight Pass is a subscription-based service that requires a monthly fee, and Saturday's offering is anchored by a welterweight showdown between Neil Magny and Lorenz Larkin.
At 8 p.m. ET the event moves to Fox Sports 1 for the second preliminary card, and can be streamed for free on Fox Sports Go. The featured fight of this portion of the card is a bantamweight showdown between Cody Garbrandt, a hot contender rising the rankings, and Takeya Mizugaki.
At 10 p.m. the card moves to pay-per-view. It can be ordered through television providers, ordered on Fight Pass or YouTube for streaming. UFC 202 costs $59.99 to order on Fight Pass. There are five bouts on the main card, and if one allots 30 minutes for each, expect the main event between Diaz and McGregor to start around midnight.
Here is the full fight card, including the weight for each bout:
UFC 202 PPV Main Event:
170 pounds: UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz
UFC 202 PPV Co-Main Event:
205 pounds: Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira
UFC 202 PPV Main Card (10 p.m. ET):
170 pounds: Donald Cerrone vs. Rick Story
170 pounds: Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Mike Perry
170 pounds: Tim Means vs. Sabah Homasi
UFC 202 Prelims On FOX Sports 2 (8 p.m. ET):
135 pounds: Cody Garbrandt vs. Takeya Mizugaki
135 pounds: Raquel Pennington vs. Elizabeth Phillips
145 pounds: Artem Lobov vs. Chris Avila
135 pounds: Randa Markos vs. Cortney Casey
UFC 202 Prelims On Fight Pass (6:30 p.m. ET):
170 pounds: Neil Magny vs. Lorenz Larkin
170pounds: Colby Covington vs. Max Griffin
185pounds: Alberto Uda vs. Marvin Vettori