July on BT Sport: Premier League, FA Cup, UFC, MotoGP and boxing feature in an unmissable month

BT Sport will show the Premier League, FA Cup, UFC Fight Island and the long-awaited return of big-time boxing and MotoGP as the resumption of world-class live sport continues in July.

Published: 1 July 2020 - 9.53pm

An unmissable month awaits on BT Sport

From Premier League and FA Cup to UFC Fight Island and the return of boxing and MotoGP, buckle up for a summertime feast of elite-level action on BT Sport as the resumption of world-class live sport continues.

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

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

Premier League

Liverpool’s 30-year wait for a top-flight title finally ended last week – but there’s still plenty to play for as the Premier League comes to a conclusion in July.

BT Sport were with you every step of the way as the Reds stormed to a historic league win and we’ve got 13 more games for your delectation in July which have huge ramifications at both ends of the table.

Rock-bottom Norwich City kick things off in a must-win game against Brighton on Saturday 4 July. Red-hot Manchester United then round off a huge double header against struggling Bournemouth at Old Trafford.

Four days later on Wednesday 8 July, Manchester City entertain Newcastle in a repeat of their FA Cup quarter final and relegation-threatened West Ham host Burnley.

The Canaries are in action again when they welcome West Ham and champions Liverpool play Burnley on Saturday 11 July.

Details of BT Sport’s remaining Premier League fixtures will be released soon.

Tune in to our weekly build-up show Early Kick-Off to whet your appetite for BT Sport’s Premier League action.

Jake Humphrey and big name guests bring you debate, laughs and all the news ahead of the weekend’s action every Saturday we have Premier League action between 11am and midday.

With the race for Europe and the battle to avoid the drop set to go down to the wire, don’t miss BT Sport’s Premier League coverage in July.

And don’t forget, you watch every remaining Premier League fixture until the end of the season on BT TV.

FA Cup

Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and holders Manchester City are set to battle it out for the FA Cup

The world’s oldest cup competition continues on BT Sport in July with a tantalising semi-final.

BT Sport will broadcast one of the two FA Cup semi-finals exclusively live with details set to be released soon.

Manchester United will face Chelsea and Arsenal will play holders Manchester City in what’s set to be an unmissable weekend of action.

The last four features three of the cup’s most successful sides, with Arsenal the record 13-time winners.

United, who beat Norwich after extra time to reach the last four, have won it 12 times, while Chelsea have eight wins. Pep Guardiola’s City are five-time champions.

Both ties will be played at Wembley on the weekend of 18 and 19 July and the final, which will also be broadcast on BT Sport, is scheduled for Saturday 1 August at the same venue.

The FA Cup returned to BT Sport with two blockbuster quarter-final ties in June as Dani Ceballos scored a dramatic injury-time winner against Sheffield United to keep the Gunners in the hunt for silverware.

A sub-par Chelsea then scraped past an out-of-form Leicester side courtesy of a second-half goal from midfielder Ross Barkley.

July is all set to be a veritable feast of football and a blockbuster FA Cup semi-final between two of the competition’s most successful teams is not one to be missed.

UFC

The UFC returned in May and has continued to stage captivating events throughout the pandemic. But this time it’s different.

The world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion will be heading to Abu Dhabi in July with four events planned in a spectacular new location – complete with an Octagon on the beach!

Fight Island will take place on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island with a bumper UFC 251 featuring three title fights on the opening night.

UFC 251 on Saturday 11 July is headlined by welterweight Kamaru Usman’s defence against Gilbert Burns and also features featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski’s rematch against Max Holloway and Petr Yan vs Jose Aldo for the vacant bantamweight title.

All-action featherweights Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige headline the next card on Thursday 16 July alongside a strong co-main event between Frankie Edgar and Pedro Munhoz.

The flyweight championship clash between Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez heads up the third card from Fight Island on Saturday 19 July before Darren Till makes his long-awaited return against Robert Whittaker.

‘The Gorilla’ will take on the former middleweight champion in the last event to be staged at Fight Island.

As usual, every UFC event will be available via the enhanced video player on BT.com/sport and the BT Sport app so you can catch up with all the action if you can’t watch live.

What’s more, Dan Hardy, Adam Catterall and Nick Peet will be with you every step of the way with all the fallout and reaction on BT Sport’s Open Mat.

July is set to be a historic juncture in the storied history of the UFC. Sign up to watch all the action.

View the full UFC schedule here.

MotoGP

Strap yourselves in because MotoGP is back on BT Sport in July – and we cannot wait for the full throttle action to return.

Racing is set to resume on Sunday 19 July, with Jerez in Spain hosting two races over two weekends to begin the 2020 season.

A revised calendar of 13 European races has been confirmed, with four potential flyaways to be added at the end of the year.

BT Sport will broadcast the Grand Prix of Spain and Andalucia – both from Jerez – in July on Sunday 19 July and Sunday 26 July, respectively.

Honda’s Marc Marquez has set his sights on a seventh world championships in eight attempts in 2020 after another record-breaking season last year.

With Marquez coming off shoulder surgery, contenders Fabio Quartararo, Andrea Dovizioso and Maverick Viñales will all be vying to claim the Spaniard’s crown.

Keep an eye on the prodigious crop of young riders coming through the ranks including Alex Rins, Joan Mir and Jack Miller, too.

BT Sport will continue to build up to the races with full and uninterrupted coverage of the Free Practice and Warm Up sessions. We’ll also, of course, be showing every Moto2 and Moto3 race.

And after you catch your breath, Chequered Flag will round up the weekend's talking points with the very best analysis featuring BT Sport pundits and exclusive interviews.

It’s time for another awe-inspiring campaign as the fastest show on two wheels returns on the undisputed home of MotoGP.

Boxing

Lyon Woodstock celebrates his win against Sergio Gonzalez of Mexico during the International Super-Featherweight Contest fight in March 2019

Big-time boxing is back and BT Sport is the only place to watch the first live televised show in the UK since the coronavirus lockdown.

Frank Warren and Queensberry Promotions have announced three British title fights with boxing set to return on Friday 10 July.

Brad Foster takes on James Beech in a super-bantamweight British Commonwealth title fight in the headline slot when boxing returns at BT Sport’s studio.

Also on the card WBO European super welterweight champion Hamzah Sheeraz will defend his belt against Scot Paul Kean and heavyweight David Adeleye will be hoping for another stoppage victory in his second professional fight and Lightweight Mark ‘Da Bomb’ Chamberlain.

Warren intends to stage more shows which could see Anthony Cacace face Lyon Woodstock and Lerrone Richards square off against Umar Sadiq.

Every show will be available on the enhanced player on our digital platforms which allows users to scroll between fights and re-watch all the big moments.

Warren said: “Our opening show on July 10 is just for starters and we will be looking to go bigger and better as we move along in our summer season that will see us deliver at least five TV shows.

“This is just the beginning. It’s going to be a magnificent summer of Great British boxing, so sit back and enjoy every round live on BT Sport.”

Also on BT Sport in July:

Champions League and Europa League: The draws for the 2019/20 Champions League and Europa League quarter-finals and semi-finals take place on Friday 10 July. Who will the British teams face?

WWE: Raw, SmackDown, NXT and NXT UK continue from the WWE Performance Centre in Orlando, Florida. Watch the biggest names and new breed of superstars every week on BT Sport.

DFB-Pokal: Bayern Munich are on course to complete a domestic double. Can Bayer Leverkusen spoil the party in the German Cup final on Saturday 4 July.

Turkish Super Lig: The Turkish top flight continues on BT Sport in July. Can Istanbul Basaksehir hold on and claim the league title or will Trabzonspor, Sivasspor or Galatasaray chase them down?

AFL: Aussie Rules or “the world’s best-kept sporting secret”, according to the new host of BT Sport’s live AFL coverage Ollie Geale continues into July.

Motorsport: Action from the Repsol FIM CEV resumes in July. We’re also showing V8 Supercars racing from Victoria, Australia.