Chances are you were already happy it’s Friday, but, after reading the headline above, your day probably got that much better….
Yes, during a press conference today in Los Angeles, the UFC announced that Khabib Nurmagomedov will battle Conor McGregor on October 6th. The lightweight championship fight will headline UFC 229 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
News of the much discussed, highly anticipated bout has surfaced not long after it was revealed that Conor McGregor’s legal issues in New York have been resolved.
McGregor (21-3) will be returning to the Octagon for the first time since 2016, when he stopped Eddie Alvarez to become the lightweight champ.
Nurmagomedov (26-0), meanwhile, secured the lightweight title by defeating Al Iaquinta this past April at UFC 223. The 155 crown went up for grabs as soon the bout started.
So, it will be interesting to see if this goes on to become the biggest bout in MMA history, as many have predicted will be the case.
— #UFC227 (@ufc) August 3, 2018