UFC 246 Conor Mcgregor vs Donald Cerrone
UFC 246: Conor Mcgregor face off Donald Cerrone at the weigh-ins | Pic: Facebook/UFCAUS

UFC 246 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on January 19 (AEDT). The first pay-per-view fight card for 2020 is headline by Conor McGregor making his return against Donald Cerrone. The pair squares off in a five-round bout at welterweight.

In the co-main event Holly Holm and Raquel Pennington meet in the rematch. The women’s MMA bout at bantamweight is scheduled for three-rounds.

Stay tuned with UFC 246 live updates and results below.

How to watch UFC 246 live in Australia (AEDT / AWST)

The Australian MMA fans can watch UFC 246 main card headlined by Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone live on Main Event, Fetch TV and FightPass.com. The start time in Australia is scheduled for 2 pm AEDT / 11 am AWST on Sunday, January 19.

Replay on Main Event is at 8 pm AEDT / 5 pm AWST on Sunday, January 19, and then every 6 hours from 6 am AEDT / 3 am AWST on Monday, January 20.

Live blog and updates

Conor McGregor faced Donald Cerrone in the scheduled for five rounds welterweight bout. The contest ended early.

“The Notorious” stormed “Cowboy” declaring the win by TKO 40 seconds into the first round.

In the co-main event Holly Holm and Raquel Pennington met for the second time. Their first fight in 2015 ended in favor of Holm, who took a split decision. Their second battle also ended in favor of “The Preacher’s Daughter”, who scored a unanimous decision.

The last fight prior to the co-main and main events saw a heavyweight encounter between Aleksei Oleinik and Maurice Greene. Oleinik submitted Greene in the second round, declaring the 59th career victory.

Brian Kelleher submitted Ode’ Osbourne in the first round of their bantamweight matchup.

Lightweights Anthony Pettis and Diego Ferreira kicked off UFC 246 main card live on pay-per-view. The contest ended in favor of the latter who claimed the win by submission in Round 2.

The final bout on UFC 246 preliminary card featured Roxanne Modafferi up against Maycee Barber at women’s flyweight. On the way to a unanimous decision Modafferi dropped Maycee in Round 2.

A three-round featherweight bout between Andre Fili and Sodiq Yusuff went a full distance. The latter earned the win by unanimous decision.

Tim Elliott and Askar Askarov also went a full three-round distance at flyweight. Askarov came out victorious taking a unanimous decision.

Drew Dober scored a quick first-round knockout win against Nasrat Haqparast at lightweight with a devastating left hand followed by a series of shots on the ground.

Aleksa Camur made victorious UFC debut against Justin Ledet. The newcomer remained undefeated, earning a unanimous decision after three rounds of light heavyweight clash.

Launching UFC 246 on Fight Pass Sabina Mazo and JJ Aldrich squared off at flyweight. The women’s MMA bout went a full three-round distance. The verdict heard Mazo taking the win by split decision.

The kick off is in less than 30 minutes. A total of eleven bouts for the first fight card for 2020.

UFC 246 McGregor vs Cerrone results

Main Card

Conor McGregor def. Donald Cerrone by TKO (head kick and punches, R1 at 0:40)

Holly Holm def. Raquel Pennington by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Aleksei Oleinik def. Maurice Greene by submission (R2 at 4:38)

Brian Kelleher def. Ode’ Osbourne by submission (guillotine choke, R1 at 2:49)

Diego Ferreira def. Anthony Pettis by submission (neck crack, R2 at 1:46)

Preliminary Card

Roxanne Modafferi def. Maycee Barber (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Sodiq Yusuff def. Andre Fili by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Askar Askarov def. Tim Elliott by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Drew Dober def. Nasrat Haqparast by KO (punch, R1 at 1:10)

Early Preliminary Card

Aleksa Camur def. Justin Ledet by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Sabina Mazo def. JJ Aldrich by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)