What's on BT Sport this weekend? Your armchair guide to the very best live action including MotoGP Grand Prix of Valencia, UFC Fight Night and a mouth-watering double header in the WSL

It's another don't miss weekend on BT Sport with coverage of a WSL double bill plus another thrilling night of UFC action

By Callum Davis Published: 22 August 2021 - 12.37am

Strap yourself in for another unmissable weekend of action on BT Sport

The Premier League may be taking an unwelcome two-week hiatus for the international break but there's no shortage of drama on BT Sport this weekend. 

From the latest instalment in one of the most unpredictable MotoGP seasons in years to a mouth-watering double header in the Women's Super League, there's plenty to keep you entertained as we approach the halfway mark of lockdown II. 

Man Utd Women v Man City Women

Saturday, 12pm (12.30pm KO)

FREE TO AIR: BT Sport 1

Live stream: btsport.com and BT Sport app

Women's football takes centre on BT Sport this weekend with two huge games at the top of the WSL.

The first half of an unmissable double bill of top-flight action begins on Saturday with one of the biggest games in English football as United take on City in the Manchester derby - and it's free for all to enjoy.

Having formed in 2018, Manchester United have flown out of the blocks with renewed hope that they can challenge the traditional top three this season. 

Last weekend the Red Devils leapfrogged Arsenal to take top spot in the WSL thanks to a 1-0 away win which was secured by Ella Toone’s 83rd-minute strike.  

The victory represented a huge statement from a United side that finished fourth in their maiden WSL season, 13 points behind Arsenal in third.

This season they have already taken a point off Chelsea but the morale-building win against a WSL giant like Arsenal shows the club has begun to bridge the gap to the league's big-hitters.

United boss Casey Stoney said her side's monumental first win against one of the traditional top three has given her players the “belief that they can compete at the top level”.  

“We now believe that we can go toe-to-toe and beat the best teams in the league and that’s important,” she added.

“I’m really pleased, but I’ve just said to them that it's only one game. As important a victory as it is, it’s just one victory in a long season. We now need to prepare for next weekend.”  

Next up for United is a true test of their title credentials as they face arch rivals and back-to-back FA Cup winners Man City.

Can United sustain their remarkable unbeaten start to the season to remain clear at the summit or will local rivals City bring them crashing back down to earth?

UFC Fight Night: Felder vs Dos Anjos

Saturday, 10pm (Main card begins at midnight)

TV: BT Sport 1 HD

Live stream: btsport.com and BT Sport app

Former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos takes on one of the most exciting fighters in the division Paul Felder after his original opponent withdrew through injury.

Felder (17-5) has not fought since a split-decision loss to Dan Hooker in February but he remains the No. 6 MMA lightweight fighter in the world.

Despite nine months away from the octagon, the 35-year-old has stepped in to face Dos Anjos with just five days notice, insisting it was impossible to turn down the chance to fight a UFC legend.

He said: "With everything going on in the world, the sad things going on in people's lives, losing their jobs and suffering...I was like, 'Man, you're still 35. You're young, you're in shape. Save the day. Let's go get paid, let's have fun. You're fighting a legend.' What do I have to lose?"

Dos Anjos (29-13) is dropping back down to lightweight after an unsuccessful stint at welterweight. 

The Brazilian, who held the UFC lightweight belt in 2015 and 2016, has lost four of his last five bouts, all against top welterweight fighters. 

Don Anjos has claimed the scalps of fighters like Nate Diaz and Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone in his storied career and there's sure to be fireworks when he goes toe-to-toe with Felder.

MotoGP: Grand Prix of Valencia

Sunday, 8am (12.30pm MotoGP race) 

TV: BT Sport 2 HD

Live stream: btsport.com and BT Sport app

A breathless season of MotoGP action continues on Sunday morning with the Valencia GP.

Last weeked saw the ninth different winner of the season as Joan Mir stormed to his maiden Grand Prix victory to take a commanding lead at the top of the championship standings.

Mir was yet to win a race this season but has been racking up podium finish after podium finish to put himself in pole position to secure a first world title but the 23-year-old finally got his first race victory of 2020 as Fabio Quartararo crashed out in the European GP.

The victory puts him 37 points clear at the top of the drivers' standings and on the cusp of a first world title as we head to Valencia.

If he does, he will become the first Suzuki rider to do so in the premier class since Kenny Roberts Jr back in 2000, and the first in the MotoGP era.

He would also become the first former Moto3 champion to win the premier class title.

Can the young Spaniard clinch the title in his home country to create MotoGP history?

Catch all the action, from all three classes, from FP1 right through to qualifying on BT Sport 2 HD on Friday and Saturday.

Then we'll have all the build-up, including the warm-ups at 8am, on Sunday morning on BT Sport 2 HD before the races begin later that morning.

Arsenal Women v Chelsea Women

Sunday, 2pm (2.30pm KO)

TV: BT Sport 1

Live stream: btsport.com and BT Sport app

Our double bill of WSL action concludes on Sunday afternoon as three-time winners Arsenal welcome defending champions Chelsea to Meadow Park.

It will be second against third when the two London teams lock horns and Chelsea could leapfrog Arsenal into second with a victory.

The Gunners will be desperate to return to winning ways after going down 1-0 to surprise league leaders Manchester United last time out.

Joe Montemurro's side have designs on scooping a first league title since 2019 after winning all of their opening five fixtures before the reversal at Man Utd and sit one point adrift of top spot going into Sunday's London derby.

Their opponents at the weekend Chelsea are on a high after avenging their FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Everton with a win over the Toffees at Kingsmeadow last weekend.

Two goals in three second-half minutes from Bethany England put the game to bed for the Blues and enabled them to leapfrog Everton into third place in the table.

Emma Hayes' side are bidding to defend their title having been crowned champions last season on a points-per-game system after the coronavirus pandemic forced the league's suspension. 

If the Blues are to gazump Arsenal they will need to tame star striker Vivianne Miedema.

The Dutch striker was named player of the month for October after becoming the highest WSL scorer of all time and, aged just 24, she will have her sights set on collecting more individual and team accolades in the coming months.