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 at the Octagon since beating Eddie Alvarez via TKO (punches) at the second round at UFC 205 way back in November of 2016. That win has been preceded by a vast majority decision win over Nate Diaz in 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 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 name fight off a unanimous decision win over Al Iaquinta at UFC 223 in April. I won’t spill the beans too much by creating a pick here, but I will 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 for the loud-mouthed prior champ. Alright, so that I spilled the beans. So what!
The only way we will know is on October 6th. In summary, keep your mind open for whatever because anything could happen in this crazy world of sports. You might just get that winning ticket you’ve been looking for.