Hialeah airs McGregor MMA fight for $10

Hialeah Park’s new Champions Simulcast Center & Sports Bar is airing one of the top UFC  battles in a long time Saturday night: UFC196: McGregor Vs Diaz/Holm Vs Tate.

The MMA event takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, is scheduled for a 10 p.m. ET local start, but fans are encouraged to arrive early to watch the preliminary fights that begin at 8  p.m.

Admission to the pay-per-view telecast in the Champions Simulcast Center & Sports Bar, located on the second floor of the Clubhouse, is  $10 per person.

The headline event matches UFC Featherweight champion Connor McGregor (19-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) against Ultimate Fighter 5 winner and former Lightweight challenger Nate Diaz (18-10 MMA, 13-8 UFC) in a non-title Welterweight bout.

The semi-main event features Holly Holm (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC), fighting for the first time since winning the women’s Bantamweight crown with a second-round knockout of Ronda Rousey last November, against experienced contender Miesha Tate (17-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC).

Meanwhile, Hialeah Park has guest appreciation days on Thursdays, $10K giveaways on Saturday and a big poker tournament at the end of the month.

The details:

Guest Appreciation Day is from 9 a.m. to midnight on Thursdays. Players club members who earn one point are eligible to receive $5, $10, or $20 free play depending on their card level.

$10,000 in drawings is from 2-5 p.m. and 9 p.m. to midnight on Saturdays.

Players club members receive free entries and can earn more entries  with every 25 points earned.

The prizes are $1,000 in free play hourly from 2-4 p.m., $2,000 cash at 5 p.m. Then it’s $1,000 in free play hourly from 9-11 p.m., and $2,000 cash at 5 midnight.

March 13 is the casino’s Birthday Bash. Players club members who have a birthday in March receive a free cupcake and are entered to win their share of $1,000 in drawings at 8 p.m.

Meanwhile, Hialeah Park’s big March poker event is a $50,000 guarantee that players can enter for $100 at 11 a.m. or 7 p.m. March 21-25. Day 2 is March 26. There also are $25 satellites (one seat for every five entries) at noon and 7 p.m. Sundays March 6, 13 20 and Friday, March 28.

There also are $75 tournaments with $5,000 guarantees at 7 p.m. Monday, March 7, 14, 28 and  at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 12, 19. A $10K guarantee for $100 is at 6 p.m. Wednesdays, March 2, 9, 16 and 30. (Basically, these are regular tournaments, but they are paused for the $50K event.)

The casino is at Hialeah Park Casino, 2200 E. Fourth Ave., Hialeah. Go to HialeahPark.com or call 305-885-8000.