November on BT Sport and BT Sport Box Office: UFC 268, Premier League, Champions League, Gallagher Premiership and Canelo vs Plant headline unmissable month

BT Sport have a veritable feast of football from the Premier League to two full rounds of Champions League - plus fight action with UFC 268 and Canelo vs Plant on BT Sport Box Office

Published: 29 October 2021 - 9.35am

Have we got a month in store for you! The penultimate month of the year promises to be a bonanza of sensational live action on BT Sport as we bring you some gigantic events across the next 30 days.

November has just about everything for the sports fan - from the Champions League and Europa League to Serie A and Ligue 1, to a mouth-watering middleweight bout between Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant live on BT Sport Box Office.

Read on for btsport.com’s summary of our unrivalled live schedule this month.

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Canelo vs Plant on BT Sport Box Office

The month kicks off with a fight for the ages on BT Sport Box Office on Saturday 6 November.

Two of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world will go toe-to-toe when Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez takes on the unbeaten American Caleb Plant for the undisputed super middleweight title.

Mexican Alvarez holds the WBC, WBA and WBO titles while Plant owns the IBF belt.

"This Nov 6th we'll put Mexican boxing on top," Alvarez recently wrote on Twitter. "Going for the missing belt!" he added.

Alvarez, who has lost just once in 59 fights, claimed his third title when he beat Britain's Billy Joe Saunders in May, while Plant defended his title with a unanimous decision win over Caleb Truax in January.

Sparks are set to fly in Las Vegas with plenty of bad blood between the pair in the build up.

In the first press conference to promote their world super-middleweight unification fight, Alvarez shoved Plant in the chest, sending the unbeaten American staggering across the stage.

Alvarez then evaded a punch from Plant before landing two of his own to cut the 29-year-old under his right eye.

It all makes for an unmissable evening of entertainment - live on BT Sport Box Office.

Premier League

BT Sport will show three Premier League games throughout November including a rerun of last season's thrilling FA Cup final between Leicester City and Chelsea.

We'll also bring you exclusive coverage of two games featuring Newcastle United as the newly-monied Magpies face difficult away days at Arsenal and Brighton & Hove Albion.

Our November Premier League coverage kicks off with managerless Newcastle's trip to the south coast as they face high-flying Brighton on Saturday 6 November in a slightly later kick-off time than normal, at 5.30pm.

After spending the majority of last season looking nervously over their shoulder at the drop zone, both Brighton and Newcastle will have been desperate to avoid a similarly nerve-wracking campaign this time around.

But while the Seagulls have kicked on under Graham Potter to make a stunning start to the new campaign, Newcastle once again find themselves in the Premier League duldrums.

The long-awaited takeover of the club by a Saudi-backed consortium has brought a refreshing air of optimism to St James' Park, but the club's new owners will be aware of the task ahead with the Tynsesiders 19th in the table and winless from their opening nine games.

The following weekend, our Saturday lunchtime kick-off sees Arsenal host Newcastle in a battle between two of the league's most talked-about teams this season.

Mikel Arteta looks to have slowly wrestled some momentum back in a positive direction after a troubling start to the campaign and will be keen to see his side go on an extended run to put themselves amongst the top six.

To do so, they'll have to navigate what would be a tricky afternoon against a Newcastle team set up to do damage on the counter-attack.

We're also likely to see a homecoming for £25m Newcastle signing Joe Willock, who departed from his boyhood club in north London over the summer following a goal-laden loan spell in the north east.

Will he come back to haunt his former employers or will Willock's fellow Hale End graduate, Emile Smith-Rowe, grab the headlines once again?

View our Premier League schedule in November here

Champions League

The Champions League continues in the first week of November with Matchday 4 as we near the business end of the group stages.

In a reversal of the fixtures from Matchday 3, defending champions Chelsea take on Malmo in Sweden on Tuesday night, while last season's beaten finalists Man City welcome Club Brugge to the Etihad. 

All eyes will be on Anfield on Wednesday, November 3, as Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool play host to Atletico Madrid in a repeat of last season's quarter-final second leg.

The Reds will be out to complete the double over the Spanish league champions after picking up a stunning 3-2 victory at the Wanda Metropilatano a fortnight ago.

Arguably the most intriguing tie of the round sees Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's under-seige Manchester United travel to Italy to face Atalanta, two weeks on from their dramatic comeback win at Old Trafford.

Since then the Red Devils suffered a humiliating 5-0 defeat in the Premier League at the hands of bitter rivals Liverpool and a morale-boosting victory in Bergamo is essential if Ole is to extend his stay of execution. 

After a three-week hiatus for the international break, the Champions League returns for a second November installment in the final week of the month.

Tuesday night kicks off with Manchester United away at Villarreal before Chelsea play host to Juventus.

The stars will be out on Wednesday night as Lionel Messi's PSG face Man City at the Etihad is the standout tie of Matchday 5, while Liverpool welcome Porto on the evening.

The Europa League - featuring Leicester, West Ham, Celtic and Rangers - and the Europa Conference League - with Tottenham England's sole representative - also continue in November. All three competitions are live and exclusive only on BT Sport.

Don’t forget, BT Sport subscribers can enjoy the Champions League via the revolutionary enhanced player on btsport.com and the award-winning BT Sport app.

If that’s not enough, you can enjoy all the action with friends in a split screen view on the app on our Watch Together feature.

View our Champions League schedule in November here

UFC 268: Usman vs Covington 2

There's plenty for fight fans to get their teeth into this month, including a blockbuster rematch between Kamaru "The Nigerian Nightmare" Usman and Colby "Chaos" Covington.

In the main event of stacked UFC 268 card, bitter rivals Usman and Covington will battle for Usman's welterweight championship for a second time. 

The duo produced an all-out war in their first fight back in December 2019, with Usman scoring a late TKO victory after breaking Covington's jaw.

Since then a war of words has raged between the pair, with Covington suggesting there was a conspiracy against him in the first meeting.

While Usman has gone on to score wins over Jorge Masvidal (twice) and Gilbert Burns, Covington has only picked up one win since losing to the Nigerian Nightmare, stopping former champion Tyron Woodley. 

UFC 268: Usman vs Covington 2

Date

Sunday 6 November

Time

Midnight

Channel

BT Sport 1HD

UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Rodriguez

Date

Saturday 12 November

Time

7pm

Channel

BT Sport 2HD

UFC Fight Night: Vieira vs Tate

Date

Saturday 20 November

Time

11pm

Channel

BT Sport 2HD

Event

Date

Time

Channel

UFC 268: Usman vs Covington 2

Sunday 6 November

Midnight

BT Sport 1HD

UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Rodriguez

Saturday 12 November

7pm

BT Sport 2HD

UFC Fight Night: Vieira vs Tate

Saturday 20 November

11pm

BT Sport 2HD

Gallagher Premiership

There's a tonne of rugby action on BT Sport in November, with no fewer than 12 top flight matches on offer over the next 30 days.

In a season that has begun with upset after upset, the unpredictable Premiership continues with round eight on Friday as league leaders Leicester Tigers face rock-bottom Bath.

Later on that weekend Bristol Bears will be desperate to turn their season around at home to Worcester Warriors, while Wasps and Harlequins bring our round eight coverage to a close on Sunday afternoon.

A week later our round nine coverage begins with Bath vs Exeter Chiefs in the pick of four live matches on Friday night.

The headline match of round nine sees newly-promoted Saracens, flying high since returning to the big time, play host to last season's beaten semi-finalists Sale Sharks in a true clash of the titans.

Every game shown on BT Sport will also be available to watch online on our enhanced player. With in-built try alerts, it allows you to re-watch key moments with our interactive timeline, meaning you need not miss a single try from what is expected to be an enthralling season.

Our live coverage will come from the grounds, led by our team of experts and commentators including Ugo MonyeBen KayLawrence Dallaglio and Austin Healey.

For insight, news and analysis from BT Sport’s expert rugby pundits, Rugby Tonight will round up all of the action from the Premiership and beyond.

View our Gallagher Premiership schedule in October here

MotoGP

The fastest show on two wheels continues in November with two more MotoGP races as the season hurtles towards its conclusion.

The action begins with the Portuguese Grand Prix where newly-crowned champion of the world Fabio Quartararo will be looking to claim the chequered flag for the second year running.

The Yamaha rider became the first Frenchman to win the MotoGP title after finishing fourth in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

"It's amazing, right now I'm living the dream," said Quartararo who started the race 15th on the grid.

"It feels good to have my family with me and we will enjoy tonight and until the end of the season."

Another dramatic season comes to a close in Valencia a week later as MotoGP bids farewell to one of the icons of the sport. 

Valentino Rossi will finally hang up his helmet after a glittering 26-year career that included over 400 races and nine world titles.

With only two races remaining in another captivating season, don’t miss any of the action on BT Sport this month.

We’ll build up to every race with full and uninterrupted coverage of every Free Practice and Warm Up session. We’ll also, of course, be showing every Moto2 and Moto3 session - including the races - in full.

And after you catch your breath, Chequered Flag will round up the weekend’s talking points with the very best analysis from our pundits and high-profile guests.

View our MotoGP schedule in November here

More on BT Sport in November

There’s also plenty, plenty more for BT Sport subscribers to enjoy in November.

We’re the exclusive home of Serie A and Ligue 1 football in the UK and we’ll be showing action from both leagues throughout the month as Lionel Messi's search for a first goal in French football goes on.

As usual, we’ll also be showing the WWE from America with Raw, SmackDown, NXT and NXT UK all available for subscribers.

View our full live schedule in November here