We’re now just days out from UFC 229 and its headline-dominating Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor. As this epic card draws ever closer, the UFC is continuing to churn out awesome promotional material for it. Check out the latest of these UFC 229 promos in the video at the top of this post.
Conor McGregor will enter the UFC 229 main event having not competed since August of 2017, when he lost a blockbuster boxing match to undefeated legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. His most recent MMA bout occurred all the way back in November of 2016, when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez to capture the UFC lightweight title. Because he still held the UFC featherweight title at the time, this made him the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes concurrently. He’s 21-3 overall.
Khabib Nurmagomedov, on the other hand, last fought in April, when he captured the UFC lightweight title with a decision defeat of last-minute replacement opponent Al Iaquinta. The title was quietly stripped from the long absent Conor McGregor on the same night. With this title win over Al Iaquinta, Nurmagomedov improved to a flawless 26-0 in sum, which is easily one of the most impressive records in MMA.
UFC 229 will be co-headlined by a lightweight contender bout between former champion Anthony Pettis and former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson. The pair are expected to serve as understudies should Nurmagomedov or McGregor not make it to the main event.
Other highlights of the card include a heavyweight contender bout between Alexander Volkov and Derrick Lewis, a women’s strawweight bout between Michelle Waterson and Felice Herrig, and a light heavyweight bout between Dominick Reyes and Ovince Saint Preux.
What do you think of this new UFC 229 promo? Who do you think wins the main event?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 10/2/2018.