It’s finally happening. McGregor will fight the current title-holder Nurmagomedov, with the UFC announcing today that at UFC 229 on Oct. 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, this long-awaited showdown will take place.
The event airs live on pay-per-view for those of us who want to view at home. Just when you thought the sporting world had calmed down. We’ve had a breath-taking World Cup in Russia, while brilliant Formula One, Golf, Tennis and more recently, cricket has been on display. Now we’re lucky enough to get this. A press conference was held in conjunction for the promotion’s 25th anniversary and this is were Dana White unveiled that the fight would be taking place. McGregor will be making a return to the Octagon just months after he was arrested for his role in a bus attack earlier in New York City. It will be a return for the star who lost to Floyd Mayweather in the Money Fight, one of the biggest spectacles in modern sports history.
Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov has just been announced for Oct. 6 in Las Vegas.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 3, 2018
And plenty have had their say. -UFC adds last-minute press conference for future big cards-McGregor posts
Honey I’m home pic.twitter.com/Mx1fJLKLmX
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 2, 2018
AND ITS OFFICIAL
McGregor Vs Khabib UFC 229
LAS VEGAS https://t.co/S8tVJAae0Z
— Joe McDonagh (@Joe_mcdonagh6) August 3, 2018
Khabib stops McGregor in the 2nd.
— Episcurrilous (@JomaTheElder) August 3, 2018
McGregor knocks out Khabib in 2 rounds. 👍🏻
— Sean Baillie (@seanbaillie91) August 3, 2018
Who do you think will win the fight?