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Where to watch the UFC in Sydney

For those of us without pricey cable subscriptions, these are the bars and pubs who show UFC fights

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There are two good reasons to go out to watch the UFC: pay TV is expensive and you can't get that electric crowd energy at home. That's why you should make tracks for these Sydney bars and pubs for the UFC 196, where American Nate Diaz is pitted against the crowd favourite, Irishman Conor McGregor.

Following an injury to Rafael dos Anjos, Diaz will step in as a replacement against McGregor for the Lightweight Championship. UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm (yep, the one who kicked Ronda Rousey in the neck) will also be headlining the event and defending her title against Miesha Tate. Grab a beer and watch the big fight at these bars showing the UFC live and loud from the MGM Grand:

Where to watch the UFC in Sydney

24/7 Sports Bar
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24/7 Sports Bar

Bankstown Sports Club
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Bankstown Sports Club

Churchills Sports Bar
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Churchills Sports Bar

Users say
  • 3 out of 5 stars
The Forresters
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The Forresters

The Light Brigade Hotel
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The Light Brigade Hotel

The Norfolk
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The Norfolk

The Oxford Tavern
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The Oxford Tavern

Users say
  • 1 out of 5 stars
The Stuffed Beaver
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The Stuffed Beaver

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The Lady Hampshire
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The Lady Hampshire

The Lady Hampshire's had some work done, but still retains the bones of the original and the feel of a neighbourhood pub. Here you'll also find major games screened on the projector out the back (cheer, cheer!) and most other big games (and even some surfing) on the screens inside. Keep a watch on the Lady Hamp's Facebook where they regularly post screen details. 

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Harlequin Inn
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Harlequin Inn

If the large rugby ball on top of the roof doesn't give it away, you'll realise as soon as you step inside the Harlequin Inn that it's a sports skewed pub. The four projector screens here attract big crowds for everything from big ticket boxing matches to weekly footy games, alongside American basketball and football matches throughout the day. If it's a really big game you may even see folks gathered on the footpaths peering into the large windows to catch some of the action. 

Public House Petersham
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Public House Petersham

At this gussied up Petersham pub you'll find a huge HD projector screen and good sound, both for sport as well as film screenings. They’ve also added a whole lot more furniture so everyone can bung in together for a pub dinner; replaced the gambling facilities with a dedicated games corner (the fooshockey is still there); and strung the upstairs verandah with festoon lights so that smokers have a nice spot to sit and muse on the state of the nation. 

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Courthouse Hotel
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Courthouse Hotel

When there’s a bite in the air that makes sitting in the garden a little too chilly for comfort, there’s no better way to spend an afternoon that posting up on one of the bar stools and watching the footy over a jug of beer and a Courty burger. They only have the commentary on for Swans games, but they screen most big games on the four large screens. 

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