Here's where you can go in Dublin to watch Conor McGregor v Chad Mendes on Saturday night 5 years ago

Here's where you can go in Dublin to watch Conor McGregor v Chad Mendes on Saturday night

You'll have to be prepared to stay up very late or get up very early.

After months and months of waiting, UFC 189 finally takes place this weekend as Conor McGregor steps into the Octagon in the MGM Grand for the biggest fight of his career.

Although it's Chad Mendes and not Jose Aldo providing the opposition and although there's only an Interim title at stake, there will be still be loads of Irish people staying awake through the night on Saturday to witness what will hopefully be an emphatic McGregor victory.

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The main card will be screened live on BT Sport 2 from 3am on Sunday morning, with McGregor and Mendes set to get underway anytime from 5am onwards.

Of course, you'll want to tune in to see how Cathal Pendred gets on against John Howard in the prelims, which start on BT Sport 2 from 1am and how Neil Seery fares in an early preliminary bout which can be accessed on UFC Fight Pass.

If you want to go out to watch it, venues showing the fight are few and far between.

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After putting a shout out to our readers earlier, however and with some help from the folks at publin.ie, we have stumbled upon a few places where you can go if you just have to watch it and can't access it under your own roof.

We should point out that we didn't receive word of any venues elsewhere in Ireland showing the fight, but if you know of any that are, feel free to let us know on Twitter, Facebook or editorial@joe.ie.

Pavilion at the Red Cow, Naas Road

The Pavilion are not just showing the fight but they're having a full-on party to go with it, with a full bar and top DJ all night long.

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Tickets are available for €20 and you can get them here.

Sin Nightclub, Temple Bar

Having hosted the official after party following UFC Dublin last year, Sin Nightclub have been staging live screenings of McGregor's fights since, all of which have met with a huge response.

Those who want to see it this weekend can get Early Bird tickets for €10 or General Admission tickets for €15 and can do so here.

Krystle Nightclub, Harcourt Street

The Harcourt Street nightspot say that they won't close until the fighting's over on Saturday night and will show the action on big screens in the function room and the suite.

More details here.

Harry's on the Green, South King Street (you're already too late)

The popular central Dublin venue will be showing the fight, but, alas, they are already fully booked.

Canal Club, Ranelagh (maybe)

This venue is very much in the maybe pile for now as they have merely solicited opinions on their Facebook page to determine whether or not it would be a good idea to open for the fight on Saturday night.

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The response to the Facebook post has been positive so far and it's worth keeping an eye on the Facebook page to see if they do decide to go ahead and screen it or not.

Main image via Twitter/Dana White