Polarizing UFC celebrity and former lightweight champ Conor McGregor makes his inaugural reunite to the Octagon when he takes 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) in the second round at UFC 205 way back in November of 2016. That triumph has been preceded by a vast majority decision win over Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in August of 2016 and that bout was a rematch later Diaz stunned McGregor with a second round rear-naked choke at UFC 196 in 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 at UFC 223 in April. I will not spill the beans a lot by creating a pick here, but I will say, Conor McGregor is in trouble. He’s been out of action for two years and he is fighting arguably the best fighter on Earth. I smell a submission loss coming to the loud-mouthed former champ. Okay, so that I spilled the beans. So what!
The only way we’ll know is on October 6th. In summary, keep in mind open for anything since anything could happen in this mad world of sport. You might just get that winning ticket you have been looking for.
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