REMINDER: UFC 242 PPV With Khabib Nurmagomedov Starts Earlier Than Usual This Saturday

Dan Shapiro for BroBible

Presented in partnership with UFC 242 on ESPN+

UFC 242 is this weekend, and, if you’re a big-time sports fan, you’ve probably got the event already circled on your calendar, as it’s one of the most-anticipated pay-per-view events of the summer. With the undefeated Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov returning to the Octagon for the first time in nearly a year — since that post-match brawl with Conor McGregor — and going head-to-head with interim champion Dustin Poirier, we’ve got a feeling UFC 242 will be pretty darn good.

For those who might be wondering how to watch UFC 242 this Saturday, September 7th, here’s a friendly reminder: make sure you set a calendar reminder, because it’s an earlier start time than usual, with the main card starting at 2PM ET and 11:00 AM PT since the event’s being hosted over in Abu Dhabi. That’s pretty important info to know, ’cause you don’t want to miss out on all that streaming UFC 242 will bring.


Of course, the only place to take in all the UFC 242 action is on ESPN+, which is the exclusive home for all things UFC these days. That’s also pretty important info to know.

Yep, that means that while you’re watching college football action this weekend, you’ll need to swap channels — or stream both from multiple devices — in order to take in all the action. If you’re a sports junkie, that sounds just about perfect. Plus, the main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier isn’t the only fight you’ll want to watch, so don’t miss out on some of the other hard-hitting action at UFC 242, too.


Take a look at the UFC 242 Pay-Per-View Main Card on ESPN+*

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier
Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder
Islam Makhachev vs. Davi Ramos
Curtis Blaydes vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
Mairbek Taisumov vs. Diego Ferreira

UFC 242 Prelims*

Khalid Taha vs. Bruno Silva
Teemu Packalen vs. Ottman Azaitar
Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee
Sarah Moras vs. Liana Jojua
Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato
Nordine Taleb vs. Muslim Salikhov
Zak Cummings vs. Omari Akhmedov
Don Madge vs. Fares Ziam

*Bout order subject to change


Khabib Nurmagomedov is being dubbed “The Most Dominant Champion in the UFC,” so who in the heck would want to miss out on seeing his return to the Octagon after a year away? Uh, nobody, which is why streaming UFC 242 on ESPN+ should be the only thing you have on your must-do list this weekend — well, other than lounging around watching college football and the NFL between fights.

Remember that ESPN+ is the exclusive home for all sorts of epic content inside the Octagon. So, if you’re already planning on watching the UFC 242 stream, you might as well score yourself all the dope UFC content ESPN+ offers. Here’s a quick glimpse of the UFC shows that you’ll get to watch, in addition to the UFC 242 PPV:

  • 20 Live UFC Fight Nights Exclusively on ESPN+
  • 100+ total UFC fights, including early prelims, prelims and main-card events
  • Season 2 of Dana White’s Contender Series, which airs exclusively on ESPN+
  • ESPN+ members get Ariel & The Bad Guy, as well as award-winning editorial coverage
  • Classic Fights and Fight Replays
  • Streaming UFC (including pay-per-view fights) from any device through ESPN+

Plus, while you can pay $59.99 for UFC 242, you can get the event and a full year of ESPN+ by paying $79.98 – A TOTAL STEAL

If you’re a sports fan, ESPN+ is the one-stop shop to consume all sorts of your favorite content. From the entire catalogue of 30 for 30s, live events or original series’ like SneakerCenter or Peyton’s Places, among others, every single sports fan should include the streaming service into their monthly budget.

Remember, a yearly plan on ESPN+ is only $49.99, so now’s the time to get yours so you never miss top-notch UFC and sports content.


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