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Great News For Irish Fans About Conor McGregor's Dublin UFC Fight

Great News For Irish Fans About Conor McGregor's Dublin UFC Fight
By Ben Kiely Updated

3e have got the rights to broadcast UFC Fight Night 46 in Dublin. The event takes place on July 19 from Dublin's O2 Arena and will be headlined by a bout between Conor McGregor and Diego Brandao.

This will be the first time a UFC event will be broadcast to a terrestrial audience in Ireland.

TV3 Head of Sport, Kieran Holden said, "We are thrilled to be able to broadcast Conor McGregor's homecoming bout for UFC's Dublin event on 3e, on 19 July. Conor's progress through the MMA ranks has been phenomenal and we are delighted to be able to show this event to his growing fan base here live and for free on 3e."

McGregor was due to fight Cole Miller in the main event but the American was forced to withdraw with an injury. Brandao, who won The Ultimate Fighter season 14 was announced as his replacement.

Other Irish interest on the card includes Neil Seery,Paddy Holohan, Northern Ireland’s Norman Parke and Cathal Pendred, who was just added to the card after being knocked out of The Ultimate Fighter by Eddie Gordan last night. Gunnar Nelson, who trains with SBG in Dublin will face Zak Cummings in the co-main event.

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