On Saturday, Oct. 6, the wait is lastly over. The biggest battle in UFC background drops inside the T-Mobile Field in Las Vegas.
Current lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov takes on previous featherweight as well as lightweight kingpin Conor McGregor at night’s headliner. McGregor returns after a two-year discharge from Mixed Martial Arts. The Irishman’s last combat-sports venture was a shedding initiative in an August 2017 boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. In the meantime, Nurmagomedov asserted the lightweight belt that was stripped from McGregor by beating final replacement Al Iaquinta in Brooklyn, N.Y., at UFC 223.
In the co-main event, former acting light-weight champ Tony Ferguson goes back to activity after a fanatic knee injury took him out of his champion contest with the Dagestani juggernaut Nurmagomedov. Ferguson’s challenger is an additional previous titleholder, Anthony Pettis. “Outset” hit a rocky slide after shedding his title to Rafael dos Anjos, yet he obtained Michael Chiesa with a triangle-armbar submission to restore his momentum. The champion of this fight will be in the running for one more crack at the belt quickly.
The fight card begins on UFC Fight Pass with the early prelims at 6:15 p.m. ET. The action moves over to Fox Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET for the televised section of the prelims. Finally, at 10 p.m. ET, the major card drops on pay-per-view, with 5 spells, finishing in the light-weight title fight in between Nurmagomedov as well as McGregor.
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor Full Fight
ony Ferguson vs. Anthony Pettis Full Fight
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Dominick Reyes Full Fight
Derrick Lewis vs. Alexander Volkov Full Fight
Michelle Waterson vs. Felice Herrig Full Fight