UFC 202 McGregor v Diaz

 Conor McGregor of Ireland punches Nate Diaz

Conor McGregor of Ireland punches Nate Diaz

One of the most hotly-anticipated rematches in UFC this year is almost upon us.

Conor McGregor will be facing off against Nate Diaz as the main event of UFC 202.

The ‘Notorious’ McGregor will be attempting to avenge his loss suffered from Diaz at UFC 196 in March.

Diaz, a former lightweight championship contender, filled in for the injured Rafael Dos Anjos and fought the featherweight champion Mcgregor to a submission win.

The Dublin-born MMA star had been described as ‘obsessed’ with the idea of a rematch with Diaz which nearly came into fruition at UFC 200.

Unfortunately the fight was cancelled due to a PR dispute between McGregor and the UFC but relations has since been smoothed out, with the mooted rematch to take place at UFC 202.

Diaz and McGregor will be facing off in a five-round welterweight bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 20. Live on BT SPORT 2 from 1 AM

New football package

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From Saturday 13th of August we will add the new BeIN Sports package from Thailand.

Thai cable satellite television operator TrueVisions has secured sub-licensing agreements with Qatar-based BeIN Sports and US-based Fox International Channel, which will see it carry coverage of a range of elite European soccer competitions.

The deal with BeIN Sports will include England’s Premier League, Spain’s La Liga, Germany’s Bundesliga, Series A from Italy, France’s Ligue 1, Major League Soccer (MLS) in the US and the Uefa Champions League, Europa League and Super Cup.

As a result of its deal with Fox International Channel, it will broadcast the Dutch Premier League and Asian soccer’s AFC Champions League and AFC Cup.

 

Bi-weekly match previews – Jason Pettigrove

So, here we are then, at the end of another season. And what a season it’s been!
Who would’ve really had any clue as to how 2015/16 was going to unfold. Not just the total collapse of Chelsea but the rise of Leicester’s rag tag army.

There has been more narrative this season than most, what a shame it has to end.

10 fixtures close out the campaign, all of which can be seen via IPTVKing.com.

Let’s take a look at four of them in a little more detail. See you next season….!

Chelsea v Leicester City

The irony won’t be lost on anyone at Stamford Bridge.

Claudio Ranieri, the former Chelsea manager who Jose Mourinho said would never win a title, will stride out on the pitch to a guide of honour from the Blues players, and a standing ovation from the supporters.

Regardless of the result, there’ll be a part atmosphere in west London.

The cheer that enveloped the ground once Chelsea had held Spurs to a 2-2 draw, thus confirming Leicester as champions, tells you all you need to know as to the esteem that Ranieri is still held in, in these parts.

Robert Huth is suspended for the final game of the season so the Foxes will be light at the back, but whether the hosts are able to raise themselves from their season-long malaise is open to debate.

With nothing at all to play for, it will be interesting to see how much genuine effort is put in. Antonio Conte might also be a keen observer.

John Terry’s final game will be littered with emotion as he bids farewell not just to his club, but to the league.

China or America and one final payday beckon.

Don’t expect too much from this 90 minutes, but frankly who cares?!

Swansea City v Manchester City

Depending on how well Manuel Pellegrini’s side played against Arsenal in the previous league game, their entire season could hinge on this fixture.

And the Liberty Stadium isn’t an easy place to go at the best of times.

Manchester City can’t afford to not be in the Champions League next season. Pep Guardiola would never have countenanced the same before agreeing to sign for the club.

Indeed, the incoming manager may find it extra hard to motivate an overpaid group of players if they’re playing their trade in European football’s second-tier competition. He may find it hard to motivate himself.

Vincent Kompany is likely to be out, again, and David Silva is already missing. Any more injuries in the lead up to this one could seriously hamper City’s effectiveness against a team with little to concern themselves with on the final day.

It’s been a strange season for Swansea. Three managers, and another one lined up for the start of next season…is it any wonder most of the players have underperformed.

Personal pride should ensure that the Welshmen are at least competitive. West Ham and Manchester United will be counting on it.

Andrew Ayew could do with a final day flourish to give himself some much needed confidence. He’s looked far from the prospect that Swansea thought they were buying.

Goals are virtually guaranteed, but which end will they come at….?

Arsenal v Aston Villa

As the Villains prepare for life in the Championship, they’ll want to go out with a bang, and where better than at a ground where the manager is already under severe pressure from the locals.

Arsene Wenger hasn’t known anything like this in the two decades he’s been at the club but as far as the Emirates faithful are concerned, enough is enough.

Aside from a couple of FA Cup triumphs, there’s been nothing to write home about for the Gunners.

Not good enough for a team with such an abundance of talent.

Something has got to give, and unless things change quickly, Wenger will find it difficult to hold on to his position.

Villa’s players have been a disgrace to the division and to their club and whomever comes in to take over has the biggest of jobs on their hands.

Unfit and not bothered, their record this season makes grim reading. Even though it’s wholly deserved.

Can they produce their best performance of the season in their last game, to give their long-suffering fans something to write home about?
Joleon Lescott, Alan Hutton, Gabby Agbonlahor et al, need to take a long, hard look at themselves.

Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur

This could be one of the games of the season if the Magpies are still fighting for their Premier League survival.

In the short space of time that Rafael Benitez has been in the north east, he’s worked wonders, but Newcastle are still not out of the woods yet.

That they’re still fighting is testament to the great job the Spaniard has done after replacing Steve McClaren.

Tottenham arrive in great shape despite the obvious disappointment of losing out on the title.

Ultimately, they were just a little short but Mauricio Pochettino probably wasn’t expecting his young side to be in this position for another year or two.

It’s been fairly clear that Spurs have played some of the best football seen this season and if the Argentinian can supplement his squad with one or two big money signings, the north Londoners will certainly be there or thereabouts again next season.

Harry Kane will seek to add to his tally at a ground where he loves to score, and although Dele Alli isn’t there to supply the bullets., Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela will deputise with ease.

Newcastle’s fighting spirit needs to come to the fore, and Jonjo Shelvey in the centre of midfield is a must.

55,000 Geordies will be willing the ball over the line! What a way to end the season.

Other games available for you to watch on what is sure to be an epic final day in the Premier League are: Everton v Norwich, Manchester United v Bournemouth, Southampton v Crystal Palace, Watford v Sunderland, Stoke v West Ham and West Brom v Liverpool.

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Bi-weekly match previews – Jason Pettigrove

Not too long now until we wind up the Premier League for another season.

Every game has something riding on it and you can watch them all on IPTVKing.com. Here we look at six games in more detail:

Everton v Southampton

This game should be an absolute cracker for the neutral, if not for the two managers.

Both teams love to play an expansive and attacking brand of football that’s very easy on the eye.

The visitor’s have fared better during the campaign and still have European football in their sights.

Roberto Martinez’s side should be pushing for a Champions League spot with the quality of personnel he has in situ and it’s hard to put a finger on exactly where the Toffee’s have gone wrong in the campaign.

A long journey north could benefit the hosts but only if their defence is on point on the day.

For Romelu Lukaku, read Graziano Pelle. For Ross Barkley, read Saido Mane.

The Saints have as good a squad as any in the division and in Ronald Koeman, a manager that knows only how to play one way.

John Stones was once a nailed on England regular but on current form it’s doubtful he’ll make the Euros. Another poor showing here might well hand the win to the away side.

Newcastle v Swansea

Rafael Benitez showed his desperation last week when the Magpies were toothless in their defeat to Southampton.

The Spaniard is a great manager but he isn’t a miracle worker. Well, perhaps he was in Athens in 2005 but this is a wholly different scenario.

In a sign of what modern football has achieved, there are barely any players at the club who genuinely give two hoots whether they stay up or not.

As long as they’re getting their inflated wages at the end of each week, they’re happy.

But Newcastle have always been about much more than that and 55,000 proud Geordies at St. James’ Park will put them right on that score.

It’s a must win game for Benitez and Co. as Norwich start to disappear over the horizon and with the games running out for the north east club to make a late surge for safety.

Swansea were, at one stage, staring into the abyss and although they haven’t had the best of seasons, far from it, they’ve managed to claw themselves out of the dogfight in good time, and can relax going into this one.

The frustration from the home support will only grow as the pressure gets too much for some.

Chelsea v Man City

There was a time when the games between these two heavyweights would be gold standard Premier League fare.

Not anymore.

Both have fallen from grace significantly this season, and both new incoming managers have a job on their hands to get either club back to where they belong.

By the time this game comes around, City will know whether they’ve entered the semi final stages of the Champions League for the first time or not.

They’re just about clinging onto the qualifying place for next season’s competition at this stage and arguably Pep Guardiola wouldn’t have countenanced a Europa League tilt when agreeing to take over.

The Blues aren’t even in the spots for European football’s ‘other’ competition, so a win here is imperative for Guus Hiddink.

Antonio Conte won’t enjoy managing a club out of Europe but given that they are in a transistional period, a 12-month hiatus might not be such a bad thing.

Bournemouth v Liverpool

Liverpool are finally beginning to get back to somewhere near their swashbuckling best.

Jurgen Klopp always said to judge him at the end of his contract, or at the very least, the end of the current campaign.

There’s enough in the current set-up to see that the German is taking the Reds in the right direction.

Superb showings against both Spurs and Dortmund, despite not winning either game, gave the locals something to chew over, and getting over the line in games will be Klopp’s immediate focus.
With some studious transfer activity over the summer, there’s no reason why Liverpool won’t be challenging come this time next season.

A Europa League spot beckons at this point as they fight it out with a handful of clubs in these next few weeks.

Eddie Howe will be delighted how this debut Premier League season has gone.

At one time, Bournemouth were looking every inch the club that all supporters loved because of their philosophy but they just weren’t good enough for the top flight and would go back down to the Championship with their heads high.

To Howe’s credit, nothing of the sort has happened and the Cherries have rallied to the extent that they now sit in 11th in the table and well clear of relegation.

They’ll give the visitors a game at the Vitality Stadium too.

Leicester v West Ham

Who’d have thought at the beginning of this season that a fixture between these two sides would take top billing, with respect?

The Hammers are just starting to rock on their heels a little and although Slaven Bilic’s focus remains heavily on the FA Cup, should his side get knocked out or not win the trophy outright, it’s beginning to look less and less likely that West Ham could enjoy a Europa League campaign in their debut season at the Olympic Stadium.

Leicester by contrast will be mixing it with the big boys in the Champions League unless we say a collapse of truly epic proportions.

Another victory against Sunderland, more importantly another shut out, saw that the Foxes could relax for another week in their lofty perch.

This could be one of the games of the season between two very evenly matched sides and it’s not far off the mark to describe the hosts as the irresistible force, their visitors the immovable object.

West Ham have some superb physical specimens in their ranks who’ll ensure that Leicester have to work for a result.

Stoke v Tottenham

The Potters were well beaten at Anfield last time out and Mark Hughes will be looking for a reaction from his staff.

It would be a little unfair to suggest that his team have over performed this season but they have surprised many by the culture of their football.

Smooth transitions, quick and accurate passing, a more continental style of play….all a far cry from the days of lumping it forward to Peter Crouch.

It’s that kind of change that has given Stoke hopes of getting into Europe but they have to pick up as many points as possible between now and then and hope their closest rivals – Liverpool, West Ham, Southampton – all slip up.

It’s a big ask and they certainly wouldn’t want high-flying Tottenham up next on the calendar.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been the best team to watch in the division this year. Their vibrant football has harked back to yesteryear when the likes of Hoddle and Ardiles were in their pomp.

In Harry Kane they have a marksman supreme and as we head into the European Championships, he’ll be keen to show Roy Hodgson that he has to be a starter.

Other live games available on IPTVKING.com are: Manchester United v Aston Villa, West Brom v Watford, Arsenal v Crystal Palace and Norwich v Sunderland.

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Bi-weekly match previews – Jason Pettigrove

I find it astonishing that people are still questioning whether Leicester have what it takes to win the Premier League.

The Foxes have won at least two games more than anyone else, have lost just three times all season and are just two goals shy of top-scorers Tottenham. Oh yeah, and they just happen to be five points clear with seven games left to play.

About time to give Claudio Ranieri and his players a little more respect don’t you think?

There are some intriguing games in this round of fixtures, none more so than a classic top flight match up at Anfield.

Let’s take a look at four of the games on offer, all of which can be watched via our friends at IPTVKing.com:

Manchester United v Everton

This could be the first of two fixtures between the sides in April.

If United manage to overcome West Ham in the last ever cup tie to be played at Upton Park, then they’ll face the Toffees for the right to meet Crystal Palace or Watford in the final.

Looking that far ahead will be a mistake of course.

Louis Van Gaal hasn’t been sacked yet, nor will the United board commit to announcing Jose Mourinho as his replacement. But the Dutchman is a dead man walking.

If anything, it’s Everton that are playing the swashbuckling style of football that the Old Trafford faithful crave.

Unfortunately for Roberto Martinez, for all of their attacking verve and spirit, and despite having some of the best young players in their ranks, Everton just aren’t good enough in defence.

John Stones was once touted as the replacement for John Terry at Chelsea. Barcelona were even said to be interested in his services. But the 21-year-old clearly has a lot of maturing to do as a player.

His battle with Anthony Martial could author the outcome to this one.

At this point it’s arguable that the Red Devils are in greater need of the points than their visitors.

Currently out of the Champions League places, they could fall out of European contention altogether with a couple of poor results.

The two clubs immediately below them, Southampton and Stoke City, are just three and four points behind and playing well.

Mourinho’s tenure could therefore end up starting on the worst possible footing. What big names would want to go to the Theatre of Dreams knowing that they can’t showcase their talents on the biggest stage?

West Ham v Crystal Palace

Nothing would give Alan Pardew greater pleasure than putting one over his old employers, especially when they’re enjoying arguably their most successful period since Pardew himself was in charge at Upton Park.

Slaven Bilic has transformed essentially the same crop of players, with one or two expert additions. Also rans to European contenders in the space of 12 months, and one game away from the FA Cup semi finals.

Not bad. Not bad at all.

The Eagles were flying high at one stage and were as high as sixth position. However, they’ve fallen way down the pecking order over the last couple of months and whilst they’ll not go down, the lack of fight will concern the manager.

We can expect the south Londoners to rough their east London brethren up a little and do their utmost to knock them out of their stride.

That won’t sit well with a capacity Boleyn crowd who are praying that Bilic can squeeze every last ounce of commitment out of his players and make Champions League football a reality for the first season at the Olympic Stadium.

Emanuel Adebayor will prove, as always, to be a tricky customer, and Yohan Cabaye has the skills to mirror Dimitri Payet’s influence for the Hammers.

Arsenal v Watford

Can lightning strike twice at the Emirates Stadium? Gunners fans will hope not because another surprising win for the Hornets will severely dent their hopes of a top four finish.

At present Arsene Wenger’s side have a healthy four-point gap over Manchester City but they play a Watford side who need just one more win to hit the safety mark of 40 points for the season.

Given the limited funds available to Quique Sanchez Flores, some Premier League stability will be the best indicator of his acumen in the role.

Arsenal haven’t been used to looking upwards and finding arch rivals and near neighbours Tottenham above them, and as things stand at the moment there are six points between the pair.

Spurs have a tricky away fixture to overcome so this represents a perfect opportunity for the likes of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud et al, to fire the Gunners to something approaching where they should realistically be in the table, given the quality of their exponents.

The ‘Wenger Out’ brigade have been in full voice since their last humbling at the hands of this opponent. The noise will become a cacophony of sound if the Frenchman is unable to inspire yet again.

Liverpool v Tottenham

The quality of Jurgen Klopp’s starting line up will be an indicator of how seriously he takes the Europa League.

A date at this former club Borussia Dortmund follows this clash just four days later and whilst most are expecting the Germans to dump the Reds out over two legs, if anyone has the keys to that particular lock it would be Klopp.

Injuries have played the fullest part in Liverpool’s team selections to this point and although managers never like to use excuses, it’s reasonable to infer that the club would be placed higher if Daniel Sturridge and others weren’t in and out of the side so frequently.

Spurs arrive on Merseyside as one of the favourites for the title and in Harry Kane have one of the form strikers in the division.

Any Leicester slip up at this stage gives Mauricio Pochettino and co. more than a sniff of silverware, given that it would bring the Lilywhites to within two points of the leaders.

Man for man, Tottenham arguably have the best young side in the division and their football isn’t too different to the ‘rock and roll’ high octane gegenpressing that Klopp enjoys.

It promises to be a fantastic game of football and one that could have a huge impact on the destination of the title this season.

Other games available on IPTVKing.com (please check our listings for channel details) are: Aston Villa v Chelsea, Sunderland v West Brom, Stoke v Swansea, Norwich v Newcastle, Bournemouth v Man City and Leicester v Southampton.

Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz UFC

You’re going to have to stay up very late, or get up very early, if you want to watch the Notorious Conor McGregor take on Brazilian jiu-jitsu teacher Nate Diaz. The fight will take place in the early hours of Sunday morning, at around 3am. Live on BT SPORT

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UFC welterweight Conor McGregor shadow boxes for the fans during the UFC 196 weigh ins at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Friday, March 4, 2016.

Frampton v Quigg 27th March

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Live on the Boxing channel from 18:00 UK

 

Carl Frampton v Scott Quigg : IBF and WBA Super-Bantamweight Titles
Gavin McDonnell v Jorge Sanchez : WBC Super-Bantamweight Title Eliminator
Ryan Burnett v Anthony Settoul: 10 Rounds Bantamweight
Hosea Burton v Miles Shinkwin : British Light-Heavyweight Title
Marco McCullough v Isaac Lowe : Commonwealth Featherweight Title
Josh Taylor v Lyes Chaibi : 6 Rnds Super-Lightweight

2015-16 FA Cup Quarter-Final Fixtures

The draw for the next stage of the FA Cup took place last night, Sunday 21st February.

 

Holders Arsenal will face Watford in the last eight if they beat Hull City in their fifth round replay.

 

Here’s the quarter-final fixture list in full:

 

Reading v Crystal Palace

Everton v Chelsea

Arsenal/Hull City v Watford

Shrewsbury/Manchester United v West Ham United

 

Fixtures will be played across the weekend of March 12.

 

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