UFC 229 - Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor takes place on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card airs live on pay-per-view starting 10 pm ET following the FS1 prelims.
Ready for the biggest fight in UFC history? After Twitter fingers, post-fight callouts, backstage confrontations and a dolly smashing the side of a bus, superstar Conor McGregor and undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov are gonna meet inside the octagon. Now, let’s just pray that nothing derails the superfight.
You gotta hand it to McGregor: the man is a born competitor. The Irishman could have easily taken the ludicrous amount of money he earned and ride off into the sunset. But he’s coming back for the belt that he never lost inside the cage, and he’ll have to take it from the hands of a terrifying Russian monster.
Nurmagomedov isn’t just 26-0, he’s never lost a round. Watching him toy with opponents is witnessing greatness. But the same can be said for Conor McGregor, who made Eddie Alvarez - one of the best 155-pounders in the world - look like an absolute chump when they squared off. This is a rare case of two future hall of famers in their primes squaring off at the height of their powers.
With a main event like this, the UFC doesn’t need to overplay its hand with a stacked card. But there are still some good appetizers here. A pair of undefeated prospects in Sean O’Malley and Dominic Reyes have a chance to shine, while heavyweight Derrick Lewis is usually entertaining, whether it’s during or after the fight.
Take a look at the scheduled lineup below, and make sure to check out our top-rated online sportsbooks for UFC odds to get the best betting lines. We’ll release in-depth betting guides during fight week to help you make some solid picks.
Main Event, Lightweight Championship - Khabib Nurmagomedov -180 vs. Conor McGregor +150
Preview: MMA fans have been robbed of so many amazing fights that we’ve been conditioned to hold our breath until both guys are standing inside a cage staring each other down. No other sport deals with so many injuries and bizarre accidents. So please excuse us if it’s still hard for us to believe Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor are for really real stepping into cage and beating each other up in Las Vegas in just a few days. Continue...
Heavyweight - Derrick Lewis vs. Alexander Volkov
Preview: Somehow, Derrick Lewis is the No. 2-ranked heavyweight in the UFC. It’s crazy how far knockout power and heart can carry a big man in the promotion, especially considering that Lewis doesn’t wrestle and has major cardio issues. But The Black Beast just keeps winning, whether he’s blasting yet another chin or gutting out a decision completely exhausted. Continue...
Flyweight - Sergio Pettis vs. Jussier Formiga
Preview: Y’all forgot about Tony Ferguson. The former interim champion was thrown aside after an injury took him out of a (fourth) scheduled matchup Khabib Nurmagomedov, and the Russian went on to win the undisputed title - setting up this Saturday’s headliner with superstar Conor McGregor. In case you forgot, Ferguson tripped on a camera wire and blew out his knee in one of the most bizarre freak accidents in professional sports. Continue...
Light Heavyweight - Ovince St. Preux vs. Dominick Reyes
Preview: In an aging light heavyweight division with few prospects, Dominick Reyes truly stands out. The 28-year old is undefeated at 9-0, with finishes of all three of his UFC opponents inside the first round. With an eye-opening knockout over Jared Cannonier in his last outing, the kid is obviously ready for a shot at a respected, ranked opponent. Continue...
Women’s Strawweight - Michelle Waterson vs. Felice Herrig
Lightweight - Sean O’Malley vs. Jose Quinonez
Women’s Bantamweight - Lina Lansberg vs. Yana Kunitskaya
Welterweight - Ryan LaFlare vs. Tony Martin
We understand why Khabib’s the clear favorite: wrestlers usually get the nod from oddsmakers, and the Russian is the best there is when it comes to grappling. He has the ruthless efficiency of a Terminator programmed to flatten opponents. But as special as he is in that area, McGregor is just as good when it comes to throwing hands.
It’s almost confusing how easily opponents drop when The Notorious touches them with his left, especially when he doesn’t appear to be throwing it that hard. Just as impressive is his body movement. Touchbutt and pool noodle jokes aside, McGregor’s ability to fluidly bob and weave is poetry in motion. Everybody always brings up how Michael Johnson was able to deck Khabib clean when they met, so if a guy like McGregor can do the same the Russian might not be able to get up.
Derrick Lewis is coming off possibly the most boring fight in UFC history, but fortunately for him the blame fell on his opponent, Francis Ngannou. Now, he’ll meet Alexander Volkov, who most recently took out former champion Fabricio Werdum. With champion Daniel Cormier waiting for Brock Lesnar, Volkov will need to pile up the wins in order to secure a challenge. Lewis is never an easy fight - he’s tough and has true one-hitter quitter power.
Fun fact: unbeaten Dominic Reyes is a former NFL hopeful meeting Ovince St. Preux, a former collegiate defensive lineman. Reyes has finished all three of his UFC opponents in the first round, and could become a legitimate contender should he beat the well-regarded OSP.
Sean O’Malley is a colorful personality who loves to smoke the ganja, but he’s also an undefeated young bantamweight with sky-high potential. He’ll be tested by Jose Quinonez, a Mexican fighter who will likely try and take him down.
Make sure to check the fight odds at BookMaker.eu for all your available betting options. For pay-per-view cards, odds usually release early for the bigger fights. In fact, you can bet on some fight odds right now. Odds for the entire card are generally available on Monday of fight week.
And during fight week, keep an eye out for our in-depth betting guides that we post during that time as well! You’ll find detailed analyses for fights, common sense betting picks and underdog specials to help you win some cash before the night’s over.
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