August on BT Sport: Champions League, Europa League, UFC, Gallagher Premiership, boxing and MotoGP headline your summer staycation

BT Sport will show the long-awaited return of European football as Club 2020 headlines a blockbuster month of live sport coming your way!

Published: 19 May 2021 - 4.30pm

Think you’re missing out this summer? Think again!

Your summer staycation awaits on BT Sport and we’ve got an unrivalled line up of elite-level action coming your way in August.

From Champions League and Europa League to UFC and the return of Premiership Rugby, we’re taking you away this summer and it promises to be a scorcher.

The 2020 sporting calendar has been transformed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic but this month promises to be a celebration of world-class action as the world learns to live with the pandemic. 

Here are the events that you simply can’t afford to miss.

Champions League and Europa League

The domestic season may be over, but the action continues on BT Sport with the highly-anticipated return of the Champions League and Europa League.

Europe’s premier club competitions will be unlike anything we’ve seen before, with a World-Cup style finals tournament sweeping across the continent.

And with BT Sport Club 2020, your football summer staycation is upon you! Over the course of 18 unmissable days, we have 26 live matches starring the biggest names in Europe for you to enjoy.

The Champions League returns with the second-legs of the remaining last 16 games on Friday 7 August and Saturday 8 August.

Manchester City host Real Madrid, Chelsea are away at Bayern Munich, Juventus are home to Lyon and Napoli visit Barcelona.

The Europa League – featuring Manchester United, Wolves and Rangers – restarts on Wednesday 5 August with the remaining last 16 games.

Both competitions will conclude with single-leg matches based in one country. The Champions League takes place in Lisbon, Portugal, with the final scheduled to take place on Sunday 23 August.

While the Europa League will be played in four venues in Germany with the final on Friday 21 August.

Check out our full football listings on our What's On page.


The Fight Island adventure in Abu Dhabi has come to a close after a four-event run and now the promotion returns to Las Vegas with more unmissable cards.

Edmen Shabazyan will look to continue his quick rise in the middleweight division when he meets Derek Brunson in Sin City on Saturday 1 August.

Shahbazyan is being hailed as the UFC’s next big thing after a perfect start to his career. The 22-year-old prospect from California – nicknamed ‘The Golden Boy’ – won his last bout against Brad Tavares via a first-round head kick KO at UFC 244.

Brunson is coming off two straight wins over Elias Theodorou and Ian Heinisch after losing to Israel Adesanya in November 2018.

Two weeks later, the long awaited trilogy between UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier is finally on.

Cormier won the first fight in 2018 with a stunning first-round KO but Miocic avenged the humiliating defeat in 2019 with a dramatic fourth-round TKO.

Miocic v Cormier 3 will headline UFC 252 on Saturday 15 August. The trilogy will settle the score once and for all and with the heavyweight title up for grabs, BT Sport is the only place to watch one of the most hotly-anticipated fights of the year.

See all of our upcoming UFC cards on our What's On page.

Gallagher Premiership

Domestic rugby finally returns to our screens when the Gallagher Premiership resumes after a 159-day hiatus.

Premiership Rugby is targeting a return date of Friday 14 August, with nine rounds of the regular campaign left to play.

There have been no matches played since Saturday 8 March because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the English top-flight is finally ready to return.

All eyes will be on Twickenham Stoop when Harlequins host Sale – who announced the signing of England centre Manu Tuilagi during lockdown.

Exeter are five points clear of Sale at the top of the table, with Bristol and Northampton Saints third and fourth.

Gallagher Premiership Tonight, BT Sport’s weekly debate show will dissect the world of rugby’s most important talking points and reflect on all the weekend’s action.

Excitement is building ahead of the long awaited return of domestic rugby on the undisputed home of rugby. Don’t miss any of the action in August on BT Sport!


BT Sport was the first UK broadcaster to televise the return of big-time boxing in July and you can continue to satisfy your fight-night fix in August with the return of two of the biggest names in British boxing.

The fourth show of our exciting summer schedule on Saturday 15 August is headlined by Belfast stars Carl Frampton and Michael Conlan.

Frampton, 33, who is awaiting confirmation of his challenge to WBO world super featherweight champion Jamel Herring, will take on the Armenian Vahram Vardanyan.

The Jackal last fought in November in Las Vegas when he outpointed Tyler McCreary over 10 rounds.

Conlan, 28, who holds both the WBA and WBO Intercontinental titles, goes up against the experienced Frenchman Sofiane Takoucht.

The first run of Frank Warren’s huge summer boxing series concludes with the blockbuster return of the hottest prospect in world boxing, heavyweight Daniel ‘Dynamite’ Dubois.

Dubois will take on Russian-born Erik Pfeifer on Saturday 29 August as the prodigious talent looks to claim another scalp ahead of his blockbuster fight with domestic rival Joe Joyce in October.

Find out more about our coverage on our What's On page.


Strap yourselves in because MotoGP continues with three more race weekends roaring your way!

The fastest show on two wheels departs Spain after two races in Jerez and heads to Czech Republic on Sunday 9 August before back-to-back meets at the Red Bull Ring in Austria on Sunday 16 August and Sunday 23 August.

Fabio Quartararo followed up his maiden MotoGP win with another victory just a week later in Jerez to extend his advantage in the championship standings.

The Frenchman’s second win was considerably more comfortable than his first which saw world champion Marc Marquez suffer a broken arm after recovering from earlier sliding into the sand.

He held off the challenge from Spain’s Maverick Vinales and Andrea Dovizioso of Italy to become the first Frenchman to win a premier class race for more than 20 years.

The Yamaha satellite rider was on form again a week later when he won again in Jerez, extending his lead over Marquez to 50 points.

Marquez’s injury has blown the MotoGP championship wide open so make sure you don’t miss any of the high-octane action as what is set to be one of the most fiercely contested season in history continues.

Full details of how to watch every second of every session on BT Sport.

More on BT Sport in August...

WWE: We’re weeks away from SummerSlam, the biggest party of the summer. Raw, SmackDown and NXT continue from the WWE Performance Centre in Orlando, Florida.

A-League: The season concludes in August. Sydney FC have claimed a fourth Premiers Plate but can they win back-to-back grand finals? Watch all the action from Down Under.

Baseball: BT Sport is showing more baseball games than ever before as MLB 2020 continues.

Aussie Rules: There’s even more live sport from Australia as an incredibly tight AFL season continues to thrill.

Ice Hockey: Chicago Blackhawks @ Edmonton Oilers kicks off a huge month of NHL coverage.

Motorsport: We have V8 Supercars and German Touring Car Championship action.

Our What's On page has details of all our upcoming live events in August in one handy place!