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How To Watch the McGregor/Mayweather Fight

It's expected to be one of the most-watched matches ever.

Floyd Mayweather Conor McGregor

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Even if you know nothing about boxing, you’ve surely heard by now that there’s a high-profile fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor tonight. The bout is unusual in that McGregor isn’t, strictly speaking, a boxer — the swaggering Irishman is an MMA fighter and the current UFC Lightweight Champion — as well as the fact that it’s expected to be among the biggest pay-per-view events of all time.

Even bigger than WrestleMania X-Seven, you say, when The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin faced off in front of 68,000 screaming fans in the Astrodome? We know that sounds hard to believe — who among us can forget that classic Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match for the Tag Team Championship? — but it’s true, dear reader, it’s damn true.

Here’s what you need to know about how, when, and where to watch the most anticipated fight this side of Cleganebowl:

Mayweather and McGregor face off on Saturday, August 26, at 6 p.m. PT (9 p.m. ET) in Las Vegas and will set you back $100. Their bout can be watched without cable, including by buying it directly from the UFC, Showtime PPV, Sling TV, and PlayStation 4. Most of those are available on several different devices, so choose whichever works best for you and enjoy the spectacle — and if you feel like something more cinematic, you can even see it in a movie theater via Fathom Events.

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