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Where to watch the UFC in Sydney

For those of us without pricey cable subscriptions, these bars and pubs will sort you out

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There are two good reasons to go out to watch the big fight: 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 to see boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs UFC heavyweight Conor McGregor, in what's pitted to be the money fight of 2017.

Want more of Sydney's best pubs? Check out the winners from the Time Out Sydney 2017 Pub Awards

Where to watch the UFC in Sydney

The Lady Hampshire

3 out of 5 stars
Bars Pubs Camperdown

The Lady will be opening early to get you warmed up for the big match with $15 smoked meat plates and $6 Young Henrys tinnies all day. The match will be played outdoors on the big screen, plus the Sydney Blues Society Inc will also play a live post-fight set. 

Event Cinemas - George Street

Film Sydney

Enjoy a virtual ringside seat when Event Cinemas screen the big match. The exclusive partnership between Event Cinemas, Foxtel and Fox Sports will see the fight screened in cinemas across the state, with ticket options starting at $28 per person. So grab your popcorn and get ready for the biggest screening of the biggest money game in country. 

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Surly's

4 out of 5 stars
Bars Darlinghurst

This red neon lit bar will be screening the big fight. With Coors and PBRs to accompany your barbecue platter and chilli cheese fries, Surly's will be sure to keep you fed and watered throughout the fight. Also try the Bloody Caesar here – after a big night out, this cocktail is the drink equivalent of a sympathetic pat on the back followed by some stirring words about glory lasting forever. 

The Oxford Tavern

3 out of 5 stars
Bars Petersham
This Petersham boozer will be open from 10am, slinging $12 Bloody Marys and cut price hot dogs and wings. The match will be screen live and loud across multiple screens. 
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Keg and Brew

3 out of 5 stars
Bars Surry Hills

This Americana pub will be open from 11am. There will be pints at schnooner prices, plus a $17 lamb shoulder roast to keep you entertained after the game. 

Four in Hand Hotel

4 out of 5 stars
Bars Paddington

This Paddo pub will be showing the big game across multiple screens. Snag a seat, grab a beer and order up a plate of pork ribs for the white knuckle match. 

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The Norfolk

3 out of 5 stars
Bars Redfern
This Surry Hills mainstay will be furnishing you with $5 tinnies and $12 Jugs of Hawthorn all day. Keep the nerves at bay with 
$5 hot dogs, $22 sizzle plates and $3 tacos during the fight.
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Royal Hotel - Paddington

Bars Paddington

Step up your game for the big game and lash out on a VIP affair at the Royal's Elephant Room. You'll enjoy three hours of unlimited canapés and beverages. Tickets are $120 pp and the festivities will kick off at 11am. 

The Forresters

3 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Surry Hills
The Forries will be flinging open the doors a little earlier than usual and serving breakfast pizzas and sliders to suit the one-off 10am opening time. Add in $20 cocktail jugs and $15 jugs of Hawthorn Brewing Co and Tooheys New and you've got a suitable way to catch the action. 
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