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After a sensational week in the sports world, we have an unrivaled schedule of live action on BT Sport this weekend.
Of a must premier league double header to UFC 261 and each Gallagher First Division championship match boxing, sit down for a great weekend of high-level sport.
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After a week where the very fabric of football was threatened by the proposed European Super League, the Premier League returns to BT Sport with that of Liverpool home game against Newcastle United.
Defending champions Liverpool have now pulled out of the competition after widespread condemnation of the proposal and they are returning to action as they seek to strengthen their first four references against Steve Bruce’s Newcastle.
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Liverpool, sixth, are two points behind Chelsea fourth and still have a real chance of qualifying for next season Champions League after recovering from a mid-season meltdown.
Successive victories against Burnley and Western ham have reinforced Newcastle’s hand in their battle to avoid falling and they are eight points ahead of the drop zone with six games to go.
The next day we have a huge West Midlands derby in between Aston Villa and West Brom. Villa, 11, struggled to replicate his early-season form without captain Jack Grealish and risk missing a top 10.
Sam Allardyce’s West Brom needs a little miracle to maintain his top-flight status despite a clear return to form under the former England boss.
A remarkable week in the history of sport ends with a tantalizing brace in the Premier League. How will clubs react to the botched European Super League? Watch all the action on BT Sport.
Three title fights. Full capacity. A revenge not to be missed. We have a successful UFC card this weekend, titled by Kamaru Usman vs Jorge masvidal 2.
15,000 fans will be in Jacksonville, Florida to witness Masvidal’s attempt to avenge his loss to welterweight king Usman at UFC 251, where “The Nigerian Nightmare” defended his title by unanimous decision.
Usman is leading a 17-game winning streak entering the fourth defense of his 170-pound title, while Masvidal’s meteoric rise is likely to fall apart after propelling himself into the title race after a hugely successful 2019.
The women’s strawweight title is also on the line when champion Zhang Weili and former champion Rose Namajunas meet in a stunning co-main event.
If that’s not enough, flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko defends her belt against Jessica Andrade.
Middleweights Uriah Hall and Chris Weidman also meet in a rematch and former light heavyweight challenger Anthony Smith takes on Australian contender Jimmy Crute.
Scenarios abound before a stacked UFC 261 card, don’t forget to set your alarms for what promises to be one of the most exciting fight cards of the year.
Gallagher First Division
Once again we have every minute of the Gallagher Premiership live exclusively on BT Sport this weekend, starting with a monster clash between the leaders. Bristol bears and reigning champions Chiefs of Exeter.
Pat Lam’s side bounced back from European defeat at Bordeaux with routine win Newcastle Falcons and will seek another victory against the charges of Rob Baxter. They’ll have to do it the hard way, with star trio Callum Sheedy, Semi Radradra and scrum half Harry Randall all sidelined.
The action continues with four games on Saturday, with our first offering coming from the fit Brentford Community Stadium Harlequins travel to Irish from London.
Play-off-chase Saints of Northampton visit Leicester Tigers in our star match on Saturday, featuring Gloucester v Newcastle and Worcester Warriors v Sharks Sale also live exclusively.
The rugby weekend ends on Sunday when wasps to entertain Bath at the Ricoh Arena.
In what is shaping up to be a dramatic conclusion to the national season, don’t miss any of the break-ins on BT Sport.
Large-scale boxing returns to BT Sport on Saturday night when Denzel Bentley makes the first defense of his British middleweight title against mandatory challenger and Commonwealth champion Felix Cash.
The undefeated pair will meet in the main event of a huge fight night which will also see the return of Callum Johnson and prospects David Adeleye, George Davey, Henry Turner, James Heneghan and Karol Itauma.
Bentley from Battersea took the title after an extremely impressive victory over Mark Heffron in November, while Cash won the Commonwealth bracelet in 2019 when he stopped Rasheed Abolaji in one lap.
He’s also stopped Jack Cullen and Jason Welborn in both his defenses and has a formidable knockout record.
“If we’re both at our best, it’s going to be a really good fight. There will be times when the fight is a two-way street, but I expect to win, ”said Bentley.
Cash added: “I want my name to appear in the British title holding history books. It’s time to show everyone in the division who the man is.
“There’s only one way to win in my eyes and I’m coming to bring it out.”
Women’s Champions League
The Women’s Champions League takes center stage on BT Sport on Sunday with a tantalizing double header.
Paris Saint-Germain face Barcelona, Bayern face off Chelsea, with all four clubs aiming for a first Champions League trophy after the Lyon holders were knocked out in the final round.
First of all, Paris Saint-Germain, who sensationally knocked out Lyon thanks to the away goals rule after a dramatic second leg, entertain Barcelona who reached the last four at the expense of City of man.
The Blaugrana lost their quarter-final return to Manchester but progressed quite comfortably after winning the opener in Spain 3-0.
The second part of our superb double title sees Chelsea, leaders of the Women’s Super League, continuing their quest for an unprecedented quadruple against Bayern Munich.
Emma Hayes’ side have smashed their European hoodoo against Wolfsburg to reach the bottom four, but face a severe test against Frauen-Bundesliga leaders Bayern.
They have taken another step towards securing another national title following Wednesday’s 2-2 draw against Man City and will look to cap an important week of their season with another positive away result.
After the Lyon stranglehold broke, the Women’s Champions League is wide open before the semi-finals. Don’t miss any of the action on BT Sport Sunday.
Finally, there is yet another huge weekend of Bundesliga and League 1 action on BT Sport in store as both leagues approach a dramatic final.
Lille, Paris Saint Germain, Monaco and Lyonnais are all real contenders for the title in France in what is shaping up to be the tightest run-in in Europe.
The four clubs are live and exclusive on the BT Sport weekend, Lyon and Lille facing each other in an unmissable match on Sunday evening.
PSG trip to Metz on Saturday and Monaco make the trip on Angers Sunday into another crucial weekend on the action.
In Germany, Bayern continue their inexorable march to another league title when they face Mainz Saturday.
Second place RB Leipzig are also in action when entertaining Stuttgart Sunday afternoon.