Polarizing UFC celebrity and former lightweight champ Conor McGregor makes his inaugural reunite to the Octagon when he chooses on reigning Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in what will definitely be the biggest MMA showdown of the 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 at the Octagon since beating Eddie Alvarez through 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 at UFC 202 at August of 2016 and that bout was a rematch later Diaz stunned McGregor using 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 profession and comes into this name fight off a unanimous decision win over Al Iaquinta in UFC 223 in April. I won’t spill the beans a lot by making a pick here, but I shall say, Conor McGregor is in trouble. He has been out of action for two years and he’s fighting arguably the best fighter on Earth. I smell a submission loss coming to the loud-mouthed former champ. Alright, so that I spilled the beans. So what!
The only way we’ll know is on October 6th. In summary, keep your mind open for anything since anything can happen in this mad world of sport. You might just get that winning ticket you have been looking for.