Saturday, October 6, 2018,
Las Vegas Nevada
UFC 229 will blow the roof off the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, October 6th with an 11 fight main card. The headliner features Conor McGregor's return to the octagon after two years to face lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for the title.
The Irishman is a slight underdog at +150 while the undefeated champion is the favorite at -170.
UFC 229 odds- Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov: Preview, date, news.
UFC 229 is a packed fight card but it's the main event that has gripped the sports world since April when McGregor threw guard rails at a bus carrying UFC fighters including Nurmagomedov. The attack was retaliation for Nurmagomedov slapping McGregor's close friend Artem Lobov.
Moreover, McGregor was the lightweight champion before his two-year UFC hiatus for his boxing fight against Floyd Mayweather last August. That is a title he never lost and now wants back.
The champion is a Russian wrestler who has risen to the ultimate peak in the lightweight division. Nurmagomedov was crowned champion during McGregor's absence mentioned above. He has power, elite grappling skills, and career-ending ground-and-pound techniques. The challenger is one of the top prizefighters in the world known for his flashy style, instinctive kicks, and fists of fury.
Now the two can settle their differences within the confines of a 750-square-foot cage come October 6th.
What are the fight records of McGregor and Nurmagomedov?
- Khabib Nurmagomedov: 26 fights, 26 wins, eight by KO and eight by submission
- Conor McGregor: 24 fights, 21 wins (18 KO), three defeats
The co-main event features a bout between former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson and former champion Anthony Pettis.
For American audiences, UFC 229 prelims will be on FX and UFC Fight Pass. The main card is available worldwide via pay-per-view that can be purchased on UFC TV, Prime Video pay-per-view, AT&T U-verse, and others.
Complete UFC 229 Odds
|Conor McGregor +150
Khabib Nurmagomedov -170
|Anthony Pettis +245
Tony Ferguson -290
|Gray Maynard +175
Nik Lentz -225
|Lina Lansberg +130
Yana Kunitskaya -160
|Tony Martin +170
Ryan LaFlare -215
|Scott Holtzman +185
Alan Patrick -245
|Jussier Formiga +130
Sergio Pettis -160
|Jose A. Quinones +235
Sean O'Malley -295
|Felice Herrig -135
|Derrick Lewis +175
Alexander Volkov -210
|Ovince St. Preux +170
Dominick Reyes -200
When: October 6, 2018
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor
Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor in the fourth round of their UFC lightweight title fight, but the stunning result was immediately overshadowed by a post-fight brawl which culminated in three arrests.
Khabib immediately jumped over the Octagon after McGregor tapped out, hurtling towards the Irishman’s corner and attacking his training partner, Bellator welterweight Dillon Danis.
McGregor was meanwhile attacked by at least two members of Nurmagomedov’s team, who took advantage of the chaos by vaulting their way into the Octagon.
Here is everything we know so far about the developing situation.
Tony Ferguson vs. Anthony Pettis
Tony Ferguson def. Anthony Pettis via TKO (corner stoppage) at 5:00 of R2.
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Dominick Reyes
Official result: Dominick Reyes def. Ovince Saint Preux via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Derrick Lewis vs. Alexander Volkov
Derrick Lewis def. Alexander Volkov via TKO (punches) at 4:49 of R3
Michelle Waterson vs. Felice Herrig
Michelle Waterson def. Felice Herrig via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 30-27).
The rest of the card
Sean O'Malley vs. Jose Quinonez
Sergio Pettis vs. Jussier Formiga
Aspen Ladd vs. Tonya Evinger
Lina Lansberg vs. Yana Kunitskaya
Scott Holtzman vs. Alan Patrick
Gray Maynard vs. Nik Lentz
Ryan LaFlare vs. Tony Martin
*Fights labeled as "may not be broadcast" are scheduled to take place before the live broadcast begins. These pre-recorded fights are inserted into the broadcast if time permits. However, due to broadcast time constraints some of these undercard bouts may not be seen on a broadcast. These additional bout can be found as bonus footage on the event DVD.