TV sports fans who enjoy their action with even more of a rough-and-tumble will lap up both Mixed Martial Arts and bruising bouts from the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
The live action kicks off - quite literally - on Friday night (7.30pm) with a top-class Bundesliga clash between Hoffenheim and FC Schalke. Or, to put it another way, a team which were a non-League outfit a decade ago versus German football coaching's sharpest tactical mind; Schalke 'super-boss' Felix Magath. The remainder of Friday evening's schedule surrenders to the UFC; and gives UK fight fans the chance to see ESPN's new UFC: Best of British series.
Saturday sets the scene for a selection of sporting super-teams; with Glasgow Rangers, Leicester Tigers, AC Milan and Bayern Munich all engaged in top-flight action. Intriguingly, a trio of them face matches against unfancied underdogs.
Rangers start the ball rolling with a tricky SPL trip to Hamilton (KO 11.30am), before the Leicester Tigers later play host to the newly-promoted Exeter Chiefs at 4.45pm in a must-see Aviva Premiership match.
A double-bill of European football rounds out an exhilarating evening, firstly at AC Milan - where Robinho might just make his debut, against unpredictable Cesena - and then Bayern Munich, who face worthy Bundesliga opponents in Werder Bremen.
Sunday's busy schedule provides the ideal hangover cure for armchair sports fans, with further Serie A action at 11.30am - between Brescia and Palermo - followed by a must-see Aviva Premiership match which pits Saracens against Sale in a top-of-the-table crunch clash.
Tea-time takes ESPN viewers back to Germany for Cologne v St. Pauli, whilst, finally for football fans, Napoli complete Sunday's football schedule with an attractive Serie A home match against Bari.
The see-it-all-free-for-all free weekend schedule ends with an entirely appropriate bang, with three back-to-back episodes of the UFC's hugely popular 'Fight Of The Night' series.
Phew! So that, in short, is ESPN's free-to-view schedule for this weekend. Pretty generous, wouldn't you say? Enjoy.
Friday 10th September
7.30pm: 1899 Hoffenheim v FC Schalke - Bundesliga (Live)
10.00pm: UFC Unleashed
12.00am: MMA Live
12.45am: UFC Best of British, ep 1
1.45am: UFC Best of British, ep 2
2.45am: UFC Fight Of The Night, ep 3
Saturday 11th September
11.30am: Hamilton Accies v Glasgow Rangers - Clydesdale Bank Premier League (Live)
4.45pm: Leicester Tigers v Exeter Chiefs - Aviva Premiership Rugby (Live)
7.45pm: Cesena v AC Milan - Serie A (Live)
9.45pm: Bayern Munich v Werder Bremen - Bundesliga
Sunday 12th September
11.30am: Brescia v Palermo - Serie A (Live)
2.15pm: Saracens v Sale Sharks - Aviva Premiership Rugby (Live)
5.15pm: FC Koln v FC St. Pauli - Bundesliga (Live)
7.45pm: Napoli v Bari - Serie A (Live)
9.45pm: UFC Fight Of The Night, ep 4
10.45pm: UFC Fight Of The Night, ep 5
11.45pm: UFC Fight Of The Night, ep 6
There will be no discount in relation to the free weekend for existing subscribers to ESPN.