McGregor vs Cowboy Fight: Conor McGregor headlines UFC 246 as he makes his eagerly anticipated return to the octagon against American Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. McGregor vs Cowboy Fight Live Stream The official date is Saturday, January 18 at T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas strip but due to the time difference it could be the early hours of Sunday, January 19 before fight fans in the UK and Ireland see McGregor in action. There are 12 fights on the undercard so the main section of the evening may not start until 5am UK time.
The last time Conor McGregor returned to the Octagon following a long layoff, he was submitted in a one-sided bout that damaged his mystique and subdued his popularity. Even so, the “Notorious” fighter is still the biggest draw in all of MMA, and he will prove it again when he meets Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in the main event of UFC 246 in Las Vegas on Saturday. The main UFC 246 fight card starts at 10 p.m. ET, with the preliminary card set for 8 p.m. ET.
McGregor (21-4), a former two-division champion, was last seen in the Octagon in October 2018 taking a thrashing at the hands of lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov, triggering a skirmish in the camps that spilled into the crowd. This came after a nearly two-year layoff from the UFC. Cerrone (36-13-1) holds many UFC records, but has never held a UFC belt and lost his only title bout.
Marley won the first-ever “ToutMaster” UFC betting contest sponsored by MMAOddsBreaker and also appears regularly on multiple MMA betting and DFS shows. Over the past year, $100 bettors who have followed Marley’s picks are up more than $19,000.
At UFC Fight Night 165 in December, Marley told SportsLine members that Chan Sung Jung, aka “The Korean Zombie” (-185), would dominate veteran Frankie Edgar (+165) in the featherweight main event. He predicted a knockout finish for Jung, and the South Korean delivered with a flurry to stop Edgar in the first round.
Moreover, at UFC 245, Marley accurately predicted that welterweight champ Kamaru Usman (-175) would prevail in his title defense against challenger Colby Covington (+155). The result: Usman scored a fifth-round TKO to secure the victory. Anyone who has consistently followed Marley is way up.
Marley knows the main event will likely be a defining moment in the careers of both fighters. McGregor has seen his star power and popularity take a hit because of a series of negative incidents outside the octagon. The 31-year-old Irishman also saw his reputation take a blow following his lopsided loss to Nurmagomedov following a nearly two-year hiatus from the UFC, during which he lost a highly-publicized boxing match with Floyd Mayweather.
For all of his accolades, Cerrone, 36, has just one title bout in his UFC career, a loss to Rafael Dos Anjos in December 2015. The Denver native appeared perhaps headed toward another title run when he reeled off three straight victories, but was stopped by Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje in his last two bouts. A third consecutive loss would give his critics more fodder.