While much of India is asleep, UFC announced the blockbuster matchup between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmangomedov, which will take place at UFC 229 on Oct. 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The event’s airs live on pay-per-view.
McGregor, 30, hasn’t set foot inside the Octagon since claiming the lightweight title 20 months ago in the main event of UFC 205, where he became the promotion’s first simultaneous two-weight world champion.
McGregor fought Floyd Mayweather last August, losing to the legendary world boxing champion via 10th-round TKO in the second highest grossing fight in the history of sports as the pay-per-view event drew a reported 4.3 million buys in North America and Conor McGregor banked a disclosed $30 million purse and was the listed #4 on highest paid athlete list.
Khabib Nurmagomedov last fought in UFC 223 in Brooklyn, New York winning his fight with relative ease against Iaquinta (13-4-1 MMA, 8-3 UFC) to become the UFC’s new lightweight champion.
This is the fight whole world wants to see and we can’t wait.