Polarizing UFC celebrity and former lightweight champ Conor McGregor makes his long-awaited return to the Octagon when he chooses on reigning Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in what will undoubtedly be the largest MMA showdown of this year.
Khabib Nurmagomedov v Conor McGregor
When: Saturday, October 6th, 2018.
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Live Stream: UFC Fight Pass
UFC 229 — Lightweight Championship
Conor McGregor +135
Khabib Nurmagomedov -165
30-year-old Conor McGregor (21-3) stands 5’9″ with a 74-inch reach. The native of Ireland hasn’t fought in the Octagon since beating Eddie Alvarez via TKO (punches) at the second round at UFC 205 way back in November of 2016. That triumph was preceded by a vast majority decision win over Nate Diaz in UFC 202 in August of 2016 and that bout was a rematch after Diaz stunned McGregor using another round rear-naked choke at UFC 196 at March of 2016.
30-year-old Khabib Nurmagomedov (26-0) stands 5’10” with a 70-inch reach. The Russian is unbeaten in his career and comes in to this title fight off a unanimous decision win over Al Iaquinta in UFC 223 in April. I won’t spill the beans too much by creating a pick , but I shall say, Conor McGregor is in trouble. He has been out of action for a couple of decades and he is fighting arguably the best fighter on the planet. I smell a submission loss coming to the loud-mouthed prior champ. Okay, so I spilled the beans. So what!
The only way we’ll know is on October 6th. In conclusion, keep in mind open for whatever because anything can happen in this crazy world of sports. You might just get that winning ticket you have been looking for.
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