eir broadband customers can watch McGregor's fight for free this weekend

The fight will be broadcast on BT Sport 2.

Maeve McLaughlin
by Maeve McLaughlin on 9th November, 2016

Any UFC fans out there are probably already counting down to UFC 205, which is taking place in Madison Square Garden this Saturday, 12 November.

The main event will see Conor McGregor face off against Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight belt.

If the Irishman wins, he’ll be the first fighter to ever simultaneously hold two titles, having beaten Jose Aldo to take the featherweight title earlier this year.

Also on the main card, Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson will battle it out for the welterweight title, while Joanna Jedrzejczyk will take on Karolina Kowalkiewicz for the strawweight title.

eir broadband customers can catch all this for free

If you’re not one of the lucky few travelling to New York for the fight, you’ll need to find another way to keep up with all of the action.

There’ll undoubtedly be a number of venues across the country broadcasting the event, which kicks off at 1am on Saturday night/Sunday morning.

However, lucky eir broadband customers won’t have to worry about any of that - they won’t even have to leave the comfort of their own home to tune in, as the event is being broadcast live on the eir Sport pack.

Broadband customers who also have eir Vision or Sky TV can watch live on BT Sport 2, while broadband only customers can tune in via the eir Sport app.

What time does the McGregor fight start at UFC 205?

McGregor’s is the main event on Saturday night in New York, so it’s a late one, starting at 10pm Eastern Time. This means it’ll be hitting Irish screens at 3am - so be prepared for a long night!

Sign up for eir broadband now

Since the launch of eir Sport this summer, we’ve seen a number of exclusive fixtures being broadcast via the eir Sport pack, most recently Ireland’s victory over the All Blacks on 5 November.

If you don’t want to miss free access to Barclays Premier League games, all Formula 1 races, live Allianz League GAA games and The Masters, it would be worth taking a look at eir’s broadband plans to see if there are any that suit you.

And don’t forget, eir Sport has also secured all the Republic of Ireland rights to the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which is sure to be a cracker!

12-month contracts

eir recently reduced the term of its broadband and phone contracts from 18 months to 12 months, so you don’t need to worry about being tied into a really long-term contract any more.

Broadband and phone plans start plan at €45 per month for the first 3 months, and €62 per month thereafter. All of the broadband plans offer unlimited 100Mb broadband, with a variety of phone plans available depending on whether you want national, international or mobile minutes.

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