Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor will have to settle their differences in the confines of a cage measuring 70 square meters in three weeks time. These two lightweight fighters may be contesting among the best fights of the year, as their match presents a champion with intimidating grappling, strength, and wrestling skills in Nurmagomedov, against an elite striker with violent power in McGregor.
When is UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor?
UFC 229 is being considered be a festival of fights, as the event features total of 12 bouts. Khabib and Conor are the main attraction and their UFC lightweight championship fight will take place on 6th October 2018. The show will start at 4.00 p.m. in Las Vegas. This means it will start at 7.oo p.m. in New York. However, the main event fight of Khabib vs. Conor fight will begin approximately three hours later.
The venue that will be hosting is the T-Mobile Arena located in Las Vegas, the same place that McGregor was last August defeated by Mayweather.
How To Watch The Event Live
US audiences can watch the UFC 229 on FX and UFC Fight Pass, which is the streaming official network of UFC. Part of this event could be streamed on FOX Sports GO app. Further details about this will be known a few days to the event night. The main pay-per-view event featuring Khabib vs. McGregor will be shown on several networks. This includes Prime Video pay-per-view, AT&T U-verse, and UFC TV. A full list of all the channels is available on UFC’s website.
More info: How to watch Khabib vs. McGregor live online
What Are the Fight Records of McGregor and Nurmagomedov?
Khabib Nurmagomedov: He has 26 wins in 26 fights, eight by submission
and eight by KO.
Conor McGregor: Out of 24 fights, he has recorded 21 wins (18 by KO), and three defeats.
Why This is a Must Watch Fight
To be quite clear on this, the fight involves Conor McGregor, featuring a comeback story. It also involves a champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who has remained undefeated.
Conor McGregor being well known, he has a flashy lifestyle, he is an individual who talks trash that is unrivaled and spares no one, including stars like Richard Branson. He is also known for his controversial antics which include a meltdown in the cage.
If it were not for the skills that in the first place made him famous, I bet none of you would be knowing Conor McGregor. His fists of fury and instinctive kicks have rendered most of his opponents to become unconscious. He is also among the most elite fighters that have been there in UFC. He now returns for the first time in October since almost two years ago.
On his comeback, he will face Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is a Russian wrestler. Khabib has risen to the top of the lightweight division and has been crowned champion during the absence of McGregor. He has elite grappling skills, strength, as well as ground-and-pound techniques that are horrific.
You should endeavor to watch this fight because this is a classic clash of two totally different styles. That is, the striker Conor, against the wrestler Khabib.