The Fight MMA Fans Have Been Waiting For Comes To Fruition

Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov slated for UFC 229 in Las Vegas

The Super-fight the MMA world has been waiting for is official. Former lightweight Conor McGregor will challenge the current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title. Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov will take place Saturday, October 6th inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Fight fans remember a few months back when Conor was caught on video attacking a bus occupied by Khabib among other notable UFC names. Since that time McGregor has gone through the legal process and received five days of community service to accompany his required anger management course.

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For a while now we’ve heard Dana White state this was the fight to make, and after nearly blowing that chance, “The Notorious” finally gets his shot at “The Eagle”. Although this won’t be a WWE style match-up where McGregor has access to any dollies, folding chairs, or ladders which may be laying around.

From now until October 6th we’re sure to hear massive amounts of trash talk from the fighters themselves, and fans alike. It’s hard to think of a more sought after match-up in recent UFC history. Combine that with the fact that these two men clearly do not have each other’s posters hanging in their respective bedrooms should mean one hell of a battle between the former lightweight champ, and the current one.

Khabib is undefeated while McGregor is coming off a loss to Floyd Mayweather (for whatever that’s worth). McGregor also hasn’t fought since knocking out Eddie Alvarez in a title defense match back in November of 2016. McGregor has retired some great fighters during his UFC tenure and will have a four-inch reach advantage over the champ. On the other side, Khabib shows off a great wrestling skill set, securing take-downs at 45 percent rate, and showcasing five wins via submission.