UFC announced today that the highly anticipated UFC FIGHT NIGHT: POIRIER vs. DUFFY, which sold out in a record breaking 60 seconds, will be broadcast in its entirety live on UFC FIGHT PASS to audiences in the UK & Ireland.
In addition, fans in Ireland can catch action from the main card live on free to air channels Setanta Ireland and 3e, while in the UK the event will be broadcast on a delay on Pick.
“The demand for the UFC’s return to the 3Arena in Dublin has been unprecedented and we wanted to ensure all our fans would have the opportunity to see the action live,” UFC Vice President and General Manager of EMEA James Elliot said: “By providing access across three fantastic platforms, Setanta Sports, 3e and UFC FIGHT PASS, we are ensuring maximum exposure of what will be an unmissable event for fight fans.”
UFC FIGHT NIGHT: POIRIER vs. DUFFY will be headlined by Ireland’s own “Irish” Joe Duffy (13-1, fighting out of Donegal, Ireland), who faces the biggest challenge of his professional career as he takes on top 15 ranked lightweight, Dustin Poirier (18-4, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.). The co-main event will see an explosive clash between Stipe Miocic (12-2, fighting out of Euclid, Ohio) and Ben Rothwell (35-9, fighting out of Kenosha, Wis.), the No.3 and No.7 ranked heavyweights respectively, which will undoubtedly have huge implications for the UFC heavyweight division’s title picture. In total five Irish athletes will feature on this impressive line up.
Programming will start at 8:00 p.m. on 3e with UFC Breakdown followed by all of the action live from 9:00 p.m. on Setanta Ireland and 3e in Ireland and on a delay at 11:00 p.m. on Pick in the UK.
UFC Fight Night Dublin Lineup:
UFC Dublin Main card (9pm)
Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier
Stipe Miocic vs. Ben Rothwell
Nicolas Dalby vs. Darren Till
Paddy Holohan vs. Louis Smolka
UFC Dublin Prelims (5.45pm)
Norman Parke vs. Reza Madadi
Stevie Ray vs. Mickael Lebout
Neil Seery vs. Jon Delos Reyes
Scott Askham vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Aisling Daly vs. Ericka Almeida
Cathal Pendred vs. Tom Breese
Darren Elkins vs. Robert Whiteford
Bubba Bush vs. Garreth McLellan
3e is available on 5 on Saorview, Sky 105 and UPC 106
Setanta Ireland is available on Sky 423 and Virgin 401