Tonight is the night fight fans have been waiting for as Conor McGregor will make his highly anticipated return to the octagon against undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event of UFC 229.
The fight is expected to produce record numbers for the promotion, as UFC President Dana White announced that he expects UFC 229 will do over three million pay-per-view buys.
While the undefeated Russian, Khabib Nurmagomedov (26-0 MMA), currently sits as the slight betting favorite. Fight fans are not counting out former “champ champ” Conor McGregor to once again defy the odds at UFC 229.
The bitter rivals, Conor and Khabib, have exchanged shots on social media, traded barbs at press conferences but tonight will finally settle the score under the bright lights of T-Mobile Arena.
They say to save the best for last, which is exactly what the promotion did with this final preview for Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov narrated by the legend John Malkovich (via Jed I. Goodman).
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— Jed I. Goodman (@jedigoodman) October 6, 2018
“The most anticipated fight in UFC history. The mega star, a two-division champion who personifies the heart of fighting is back to confront the greatest juggernaut the lightweight division has ever known, who has never lost a fight period! This is how it should be, the best against the best. Everything right there for the taking. Legacy, greatness, destiny. Will it be Dagestan or Dublin? The wrestler or the sublime striker? A dream restored or hell unleashed? Will it be what is, or will it be what has always been? There is a simple way to find out who truly belongs on the throne. Lock the door behind them and let them fight! For there can only be one king! It’s UFC 229, Khabib vs. McGregor and it starts right now!”
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