TSN Brings Fans Intimate Access to One of the Biggest Fights in UFC® History

— October 4, 2018

When Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov face off on Saturday, Oct. 6, fans are preparing for the biggest fight in UFC® history. The matchup is more than two years in the making, turning into a bitter personal feud in recent months. Their fans are passionate and loyal, adding fuel to a fire burning hot in both fighters. As both men prepare to enter the Octagon®, TSN brings fans into the middle of the madness for one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year. TALE OF THE TAPE: MATCH PREVIEW McGregor is one of the most polarizing figures to ever enter the Octagon. A transcendent athlete and skilled striker, the two-weight champion is about to face the toughest matchup of his career. Nurmagomedov is relentless, imposing, and dominating. Holding the active record for the longest undefeated streak in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), all of his challengers have met their demise at the mercy of his refined takedown and vicious ground and pound. Silent but deadly, Nurmagomedov lets his revered talent and merciless barbarity speak for itself. TSN TAKES YOU TO THE MIDDLE OF THE MADNESS Leading up to the highly anticipated UFC® 229: KHABIB vs. MCGREGOR, TSN UFC analysts Robin Black and Aaron Bronsteter, alongside SPORTCENTRE’s Darren Dutchyshen, take MMA fans outside the Octagon with exclusive interviews and in-depth reports from T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip. Coverage includes a knockout lineup of features airing each night on SPORTSCENTRE – including ‘McGregor: The Master of Mental Warfare’, which details how the larger-than-life Irishman gets into the heads of his opponents and then mentally tears them down. TSN has all of the action from Sin City with coverage of the pre-fight press conference, morning weigh-ins, as well as exclusive access. Dutchy and Bronsteter have commentary from UFC President Dana White, as well as fighters from the event for pre- and post-fight reactions. PROGRAMMING DETAILS When the beasts are ready to be unleashed on Saturday, Oct. 6, Canada’s Sports Leader delivers the UFC® 229 PRE-FIGHT SHOW at 7 p.m. ET on TSN5, followed by the UFC® 229 PRELIMS at 8 p.m. ET. Immediately following the main card (available on Bell pay-per-view), TSN has the UFC® 229 POST-FIGHT SHOW on TSN3. Coverage of the network’s UFC programming, as well as the UFC® 229 PRE-FIGHT SHOW and UFC® 229 POST-FIGHT SHOW, is also available live and on demand for TSN and TSN Direct subscribers on TSN.ca and the TSN app. Comprehensive news updates, highlights, interviews with preliminary bout competitors and special UFC® guests as well as event details are updated daily on TSN.ca/UFC, with social media coverage across TSN’s official Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.

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