The UFC 196 is one of the most talked about cards of the year with Conor McGregor headlining another massive show as he takes on Nate Diaz in the main event. The upcoming mixed martial arts event will be held on March 5, 2016, Saturday, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card gets underway at 10 p.m. ET and is available on pay-per-view at $50 for standard-definition and $60 in high-definition through major cable and satellite providers or via the UFC.tv.
Here is how to watch the fight on Xbox One:
Xbox One owners can catch all that?s taking place inside the Octagon with the arrival of the UFC.TV app for the popular gaming console. The latest update now allows Pay-Per-View events to be seen outside of the United States and Canada, making all the live events just a click away.
With UFC FIGHT PASS on Xbox One, one can get access to the biggest library of fights and original programming.
To get access and start your Free Trial of the UFC FIGHT PASS within the UFC.TV app, visit UFC.tv/Xbox to subscribe to UFC’s streaming service and then input your log-in information on Xbox One, opening up a world of fights from the UFC, PRIDE, WEC, STRIKEFORCE, INVICTA FC, and much, much more.
You can download the app from the Xbox Store and then sit back and watch the best fights and fighters of the Octagon from the comfort of your home.
In the UFC 196 main event, McGregor is moving two weight divisions up to face Diaz on Saturday after his original foe, lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, injured his foot in training and withdrew from the contest.
McGregor has been virtually unstoppable since joining the UFC including a 13-second knockout of former featherweight champion Jose Aldo. It will be an interesting match to watch given that Diaz (19-10-0) has accused McGregor (19-2-0) of using steroids, a claim McGregor denied last week with one of several expletive-filled lines at a news conference.
Also exciting will be the co-main event bout between women?s welterweight champ Holly Holm and Miesha Tate. This will be Holm?s first title defense since her stunning knockout victory over Ronda Rousey in November.
Holm (10-0-0), is a former champion pro boxer who made her UFC debut a year ago and winning her first three bouts. Tate (17-5-0) has won four consecutive fights since her loss to Rousey in December 2013. Tate has more than double the number of MMA matches to her credit, more experience on the mat and is expected to end the reign of Holm.
Rest of bouts on the match cards:
Ilir Latifi vs. Gian Villante
Corey Anderson vs. Tom Lawlor
Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko