September on BT Sport: Premier League, UFC, rugby, boxing and MotoGP feature in an unmissable month

BT Sport will show the return of the Premier League, every Gallagher Premiership match, UFC 253, big-time boxing and three MotoGP races as well as a whole lot more in September.

Published: 3 September 2020 - 11.20am

There’s a feast of elite sport on BT Sport in September. From Premier League to UFC and MotoGP to rugby union, strap yourselves in for another rollercoaster of emotions.

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

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Premier League - Saturday 12 onwards

Only 48 days after the disrupted 2019/20 season’s dramatic finale, the Premier League returns in September and this campaign we’ll be showing 58 games exclusively live right here on BT Sport - including the season 2020/21 season opener!

Newly-promoted Fulham take on Arsenal in a London derby at 12.30pm on Saturday 12 September across the BT Sport network, pitting Scott Parker's Championship play-off winners against Mikel Arteta's FA Cup and Community Shield champions. 

Elsewhere, title holders Liverpool begin their defence of the Premier League throne against returning giants Leeds while Tottenham face Everton. Click here for more information on BT Sport's Premier League picks in September.

Add that to our Champions League and Europa League coverage - as well as plenty more - your home of live football has got you covered as the most exciting league in the world returns for yet another season of unparalleled drama.

The 2020/21 campaign was initially set to start on Saturday 8 August but it was delayed until Saturday 12 September due to the coronavirus pandemic. The new season is now scheduled to finish on Sunday 23 May, 2021 - just 19 days before the rescheduled Euro 2020 tournament kicks off.

All 58 of the matches will be available in stunning ultra-high definition on 4K UHD on TV and via the revolutionary enhanced video player on either BTSport.com or the BT Sport app – with interactive timelines and multi-camera replay functionality.

BT Sport will also continue to offer 360° live streaming and highlights for a selection of Premier League fixtures on the app next season.

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

UFC 253 - Saturday 26

September promises to be an epic month for fight fans, with four huge cards culminating with the blockbuster showdown between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa at UFC 253.

Expect fireworks when two undefeated superstars of the middleweight division finally face off inside the Octagon on Saturday 26 August after exchanging a bitter war of words.

To whet the appetite ahead of UFC 253, the long-awaited showdown between former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and ex-interim champion Colby Covington is set to go down on Saturday 19 September.

Covington is coming off a loss against Kamaru Usman for the welterweight championship, while Woodley is also looking to bounce back after defeats to Usman and Gilbert Burns.

Hard-hitting Brazilian Thiago Santos also returns in September after his narrow defeat to Jon Jones in July 2019, taking on Glover Teixeira - on Saturday 12 September - who has rebuilt his career after a number of high-profile defeats.

And if that’s not enough, heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Augusto Sakai meet on Saturday 5 September. Seasoned campaigner Overeem takes unbeaten prospect Sakai in an intriguing battle between two fighters at different stages of their careers.

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

Champions Cup and Gallagher Premiership

Domestic and European rugby union takes centre stage on BT Sport in September.

In a ground-breaking agreement between Premiership Rugby and BT Sport, subscribers can watch every single match from the remainder of the 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership season live - with 24 games coming up in September.

Every single match will be available to live stream via the BT Sport app and BTSport.com, or watch on TV - with some matches shown on the Extra channels.

Exeter are in imperious form after picking up where they left off before the break and are intent on securing a first Premiership title since 2017. Can the Chiefs continue their march towards glory? Or will one of the chasing pack usurp the favourites at the top of the table?  

And that’s not all! The Champions Cup returns in September with four mouth-watering quarter final matches - all exclusively live on BT Sport. In the pick of the games, defending champions Saracens meet Leinster in a repeat of last season’s final. Exeter also host Northampton in a must-watch all-English clash.

Bristol Bears, Dragons, Edinburgh, Scarlets and Leicester Tigers are all also in action in the Challenge Cup.

View our packed rugby union schedule on our What’s On page.

Josh Taylor's return to the ring - Saturday 26

Big-time boxing continues in September with an unmissable fight night headlined by one of Britain’s brightest stars.

Unified world super lightweight champion Josh Taylor make his return to the ring for a mandatory defence of his IBF title against the unbeaten Thai Apinun Khongsong on Saturday 26 September.

The Tartan Tornado makes his first appearance since his triumph in the World Boxing Super Series in London, where he defeated the previously unbeaten Regis Prograis in a fight of the year contender.

“We have successfully played our part in bringing boxing back for the fans on TV and I said all along that we would be upping the levels as we go along and that is what we are doing here. I am thrilled we have secured Josh to perform on the BT Sport platform,” said promoter Frank Warren.

Legendary promoter Bob Arum added: “Taylor is on a collision course to a fight for the undisputed title, but he must first get past a very tough Thai fighter in Khongsong.

“We are delighted that Josh’s talents will be shown live to BT Sport viewers, and I expect a spectacular performance.”

With further shows set to be announced for September featuring some of the hottest prospects in British boxing, September promises to be yet another unmissable month for fight fans on BT Sport.

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

MotoGP - Three more races

An astonishing MotoGP season is set for even more twists and turns in September, with three more races live and exclusive on BT Sport.

Injury to Marc Marquez has blown the championship wide open and we’re witnessing some of the most fiercely-contested racing in years.

We’ve already seen debut winners, horrifying crashes and stunning drama - and we’ve got races from San Marino (Sunday 13 September), Italy (Sunday 20 September) and Spain (Sunday 27 September) for your delectation as the competition continues to hot up.

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo narrowly leads the championship standings with 70 points after two wins and two podiums, with Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso trailing by only three points after one win and two podiums of his own.

The fastest show on two wheels is set for another thrilling act in September so strap yourselves in as the high-octane action continues on your home of MotoGP.

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

More on BT Sport in September:

Champions League: Europe’s premier club competition returns weeks after the dramatic conclusion of Club 2020. Watch the playoffs throughout September on BT Sport.

UEFA Super Cup: Champions League winners Bayern Munich meet Europa League champions Sevilla for the European season’s annual curtain-raiser on Thursday 24 September.

Women’s Super League: The WSL returns with three live games across the opening two weekends of the 2020/21 season. 

German Super Cup: Bayern Munich take on Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena in Munich on Wednesday 30 September.

Bundesliga: The 2020/21 season commences on Friday 18 September. Can anyone stop Bayern from running away with yet another league title?

Ligue 1: The French top flight is up and running after the curtailment of the 2019/20 season. Will Paris Saint-Germain bounce back from European disappointment?

WWE: Raw, SmackDown and NXT continue from the WWE Performance Centre in Orlando, Florida.

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

AFL: An incredibly tight AFL season continues, with teams jostling for position ahead of October’s grand final.

Motorsport: The 2020 World Rally Championship heads to Estonia and Turkey in September. We have German Touring Car Championship and V8 supercars action, too.

Hockey: The men’s and women’s FIH Hockey Pro League resumes.

Squash: The PSA World Tour heads to Manchester on Monday 21 September and Tuesday 22 September.