UFC 229 Schedule, Fight Card

UFC 229 takes place on Saturday, October 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

It is headlined by the return of former two-division UFC champion, Conor McGregor, who will be fighting the undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Nurmagomedov won the vacant lightweight title at UFC 223 in April with a unanimous decision win over late replacement, Al Iaquinta. Nurmagomedov was initially supposed to fight Tony Ferguson for the title on that card before a knee injury caused Ferguson to withdraw.

Prior to that, Nurmagomedov’s undefeated streak includes wins over Edson Barboza, Michael Johnson, and Rafael dos Anjos, to name a few. He made his UFC debut on January 20, 2012.

McGregor, on the other hand, makes his anticipated return to the octagon. His most recent fight in the UFC was winning the lightweight title by stopping former champion Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 on November 12, 2016. He won the featherweight title by knocking out former long-reigning champion Jose Aldo in 2015.

After defeating Alvarez, McGregor’s last fight was the historic boxing match against Floyd Mayweather on August 26, 2017.

In the co-main event, former interim UFC lightweight champion champion, Tony Ferguson, will fight former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.

 

MAIN EVENT TALE OF THE TAPE:

Khabib Nurmagomedov

Record: 26-0, 8 KO

Age: 30

Height: 5ft 10in

Weight: 155 lbs

Reach: 70in

Total Bouts: 26

SIGNIFICANT STRIKES

Accuracy: 48%

Defense: 70%

GRAPPLING

Takedown Avg: 5.44

Takedown Accuracy: 44%

Takedown Defense: 84%

 

Conor McGregor

Record: 21-3, 18 KO

Age: 30

Height: 5ft 9in

Weight: 155 lbs

Reach: 74in

Total Bouts: 24

SIGNIFICANT STRIKES

Accuracy: 47%

Defense: 57%

GRAPPLING

Takedown Avg: 0.92

Takedown Accuracy: 62%

Takedown Defense: 73%

 

UFC 229 OFFICIAL FIGHT CARD, START TIME

Main Card – PPV – 7 p.m. PT

-Lightweight: (c) Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor

-Lightweight: Tony Ferguson vs. Anthony Pettis

-Light heavyweight: Ovince Saint Preux vs. Dominick Reyes

-Heavyweight: Derrick Lewis vs. Alexander Volkov

-Women’s strawweight: Michelle Waterson vs. Felice Herrig

Preliminary Card – Fox Sports 1 – 5 p.m. PT

-Flyweight: Sergio Pettis vs. Jussier Formiga

-Welterweight: Jalin Turner vs. Vicente Luque

-Women’s bantamweight: Aspen Ladd vs. Tonya Evinger

-Lightweight: Alan Patrick vs. Scott Holtzman

Preliminary Card – UFC Fight Pass – 3:30 p.m. PT

-Women’s bantamweight: Yana Kunitskaya vs. Lina Lansberg

-Lightweight: Gray Maynard vs. Nik Lentz

-Welterweight: Ryan LaFlare vs. Tony Martin

 

MAIN CARD ODDS:

According to Oddsshark:

 

Khabib Nurmagomedov -160

Conor McGregor +130

 

Tony Ferguson -340

Anthony Pettis +260

 

Dominick Reyes -240

Ovince Saint Preux +190

 

Alexander Volkov -170

Derrick Lewis +140

 

Felice Herrig -125

Michelle Waterson -105

 

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