UFC 229: Khabib vs McGregor is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will be held on October 6, 2018 at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area
UFC 229: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor press conference set for Sept. 20
FIVE ADDED TO UFC 229 CARD
The highly-anticipated UFC 229 event on October 6 is starting to take shape, with five bouts announced Thursday for the card at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, which is headlined by the UFC lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor.
Tickets for UFC 229 go on sale on Friday, August 17.
In the flyweight division, two contenders will battle for position in the race to take on new champion Henry Cejudo, as No. 2-ranked Sergio Pettis faces No. 5-ranked Jussier Formiga.
There will be plenty on the line in the strawweight division as well on October 6, as No. 7-ranked Michelle Waterson squares off with No. 8-ranked Felice Herrig.
At 205 pounds, unbeaten Dominick Reyes will attempt to crash when the No. 12-ranked Californian takes on No. 7-ranked Ovince Saint Preux.
Plus, Ryan LaFlare meets Tony Martin in a clash of welterweight veterans, and Lina Lansberg battles Yana Kunitskaya in a women’s bantamweight bout.
The UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor press conference stream is set for 5 PM ET/2 PM PT. As for the actual fight itself, those two will compete for Khabib’s lightweight title on Saturday, October 6th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The biggest fight is set between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in Las Vegas
The event is expected to be headlined by a UFC Lightweight Championship bout between current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and former featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor. McGregor captured the lightweight title at UFC 205, when he was the reigning featherweight champion. The Irishman never defended the title, as he took some time off in 2017 due to the birth of his first son and later venturing himself in a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (in which he lost).The UFC originally planned an interim title bout between Nurmagomedov and The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos welterweight winner Tony Ferguson, but it was canceled due to the Russian having medical issues related to his weight cut on weigh-in day. Ferguson eventually won the interim title at UFC 216 against Kevin Lee. Ferguson was then expected to meet Nurmagomedov at UFC 223, with the winner being crowned the undisputed champion (as McGregor would be stripped of the title as soon as the bout took place). In turn, it was scrapped once again (fourth time) as Ferguson got injured, and after several possibilities for an opponent, Nurmagomedov eventually won the vacant title against Al Iaquinta. That card was also marked by an attack on a bus containing several fighters scheduled to compete at the event (including Nurmagomedov and two teammates), performed by McGregor and his crew.
Jussier Formiga was previously scheduled to face Sergio Pettis in January 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Penn. However, Formiga pulled out of the fight for undisclosed reasons. The pairing was rescheduled for this event.