Even though Conor McGregor was supposed to fight Rafael dos Anjos for the lightweight championship tonight and Nate Diaz had to take the place of an injured dos Anjos, I still think this is a card worth ordering. I really don’t see Diaz getting the W, but the in cage shit-talking should be off the charts for this fight.
There’s also Holly Holm defending her belt against Miesha Tate for the first time, Ilir Latifi will meet Gian Villante in the Octagon, and Amanda Nunes fights Valentina Shevchenko on the main card. In the televised prelims, we have Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Brandon Thatch and Erick Silva vs. Nordine Taleb. Jim Miller vs. Diego Sanchez will headline the Fight Pass prelims. These aren’t all the UFC 196 fights, but rather the ones that interest me the most.
In total, there are three Fight Pass prelims (which begin at 6:30 PM EST), four televised prelims (starting at 8:00 PM EST), and five main card fights which begin at 10:00 PM EST.
If you don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, you can live stream the televised portion of this card by using Unlocator with your Fight Pass account.
In short, the UFC blocks Fight Pass viewers from live streaming televised prelims if they reside in a country where the UFC has a television deal. Unlocator makes it look like you live in a country where there are no television deals, opening up the ability to live stream tonight’s televised prelims (and ALL live UFC television content) through your Fight Pass account.
Unlocator is cheap and is available in one, six, and twelve-month subscriptions. If you’re new to Unlocator, you can even get a seven-day free trial. Unlocator works on a variety of things, from streaming devices, cell phones, tablets, computers, and even routers. It only takes a few minutes to configure and it can be used for other services as well, such as Netflix, Hulu, Sling TV, and more. Visit Unlocator for full details.
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Since Joe is working tonight’s event, there will be no UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz fight companion podcast.
Enjoy the fights!