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Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC 229: Fight date, Fight Time, Where To Watch and Odds.

ByDave Stopher

Oct 25, 2018

What is happening?

Conor McGregor takes on Khabib Nurmagomedov in UFC 229. The is the first fight after his stoppage lose in the boxing ring to Floyd “Money” Mayweather in Las Vegas.

This will not be an easy encounter for Conor McGregor as he will potentially face one of his toughest opponents.

When is the fight?

UFC 229 will take place on 6th October 2018. On this night there will be 10 fights taking place in total. Conor McGregor’s fight will be seen as the main event for that evening.

What time will the McGregor fight be on?

As per usual when it comes to UFC most of the fights are based in the United States. This means that this fight will start during the middle of the night around about 3am. However this could be later if earlier fights on the night go the distance.

Which Venue is the Fight in?

Saturday’s fight will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. This is the very same arena that saw Conor McGregor lose to Floyd Mayweather last august. Could there be a repeat of the loss for Conor.

What TV Channel is the fight on?

In the UK the fight is on BT Sports. This is great news for everyone who subscribes to BT Sports Channels.

The exact channel has not been announced yet.

What are the fighter’s records?

Khabib Nurmagomedov: 26 fights, 26 wins, eight by KO and eight by submission

Conor McGregor: 24 fights, 21 wins (18 KO), three defeats

Khabib is the favourite with odds at -155 and not a lot of people think that Conor McGregor has enough to win this match. However you cannot right the Irishman off as this is not his first underdog fight.

Who is on the Fight Card?

Along With Conor Vs Khabib there are another nine fights taking place on the Saturday 6th October @ T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas,

  • Lightweight: Gray Maynard vs Nik Lentz
  • Women’s Bantamweight: Lina Lansberg vs Yana Kunitskaya
  • Welterweight: Ryan LaFlare vs Tony Martin
  • Lightweight: Scott Holtzman vs Alan Patrick
  • Flyweight: Sergio Pettis vs Jussier Formiga
  • Bantamweight: Sean O’Malley vs Jose Alberto Quinonez
  • Women’s Strawweight: Michelle Waterson vs Felice Herrig
  • Heavyweight: Derrick Lewis vs Alexander Volkov
  • Light Heavyweight: Ovince Saint Preux vs Dominick Reyes
  • Lightweight: Tony Ferguson vs Anthony Pettis

This night has some amazing fights on the cards. Will there be a night of upsets?

What is being said about the fight?

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov – father of Khabib:

“I think Conor understands that he wasn’t the real champion at 155 [pounds]. He only fought against two lightweights and one of them choked him out. When he took the belt, there were about six lightweights who were stronger than him.

“There are a lot of fighters who deserve a title shot more than Conor. For example, Poirier. He can keep a high pace, he tries to finish opponents. Poirier is the real contender.”