Wednesday, September 27, 2023

TSN ramps up coverage of hot UFC ticket Khabib vs. McGregor

TSN will offer extensive pre- and post-fight coverage of Saturday night’s hotly-anticipated UFC match pitting Conor McGregor against Khabib Nurmagomedov.

More than two years in the making, and fueled by a personal feud in recent months, the event is proving to be one of the most-anticipated sporting events of the year.

Expected to be one of the most challenging matches of McGregor’s career, Nurmagomedov holds the active record for the longest undefeated streak in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

TSN UFC analysts Robin Black and Aaron Bonsteter, alongside SPORTCENTRE’s Darren Dutchyshen, will take MMA fans outside the Octagon with interviews and reporting from T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip. Coverage also includes features like McGregor: The Master of Mental Warfare, detailing how the larger-than-life Irishman gets into the heads of his opponents.

TSN will have coverage of the pre-fight press conference, morning weigh-ins, and commentary from UFC President Dana White, as well as fighters from the event with pre- and post-fight reaction.

Programming Details

The UFC® 229 Pre-Fight Show starts 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- and Post-Fight Shows is also available live and on demand for TSN and TSN Direct subscribers on and the TSN app.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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