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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is gearing up to stage one of its most-anticipated championship fights ever later this evening (Sat., Oct. 6, 2018) as UFC 229 features a Lightweight title fight between division champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and former 145- and 155-pound kingpin, Conor McGregor, who is returning from a two-year mixed martial arts (MMA) layoff. In the co-main event, former 155-pound champion Anthony Pettis will face off against former interim Lightweight champion Tony Ferguson, for a chance to move up a spot in the championship race.
The return of McGregor to the MMA world in itself is huge. Doing it a against an undefeated (26-0, 10-0 UFC) wrecking ball and champion like Khabib elevates it that much more. This was the fight to make, and thankfully UFC gave fight fans what they wanted. It also sells itself after “Notorious” went on his Brooklyn rampage, tearing up a bus and hurting fighters in the process, all in his quest to avenge his friend, Artem Lobov, after the infamous “Eagle” slap.
And if you thought the promotion wasn’t going to use the “disgusting” images of shattered glass, destruction and blood, then you’ve never seen a Dana White-orchestrated promo. Indeed, during every commercial, video, countdown show, the images of McGregor throwing a metal dolly through the bus window trying to get at Khabib plays on loop, racking up the dollar signs for UFC in the process.
On to the fight itself. McGregor is as talented as they come, taking on any and all comers, regardless of weight class. His resume during his short time in UFC is unrivaled, becoming the promotion’s first two-weight world champion, breaking box office and payday records, as well as making history by crossing over into boxing for a Floyd Mayweather Jr. superfight. Perhaps what endears him even more to his fans is not the brash bravado, loudmouth sayings, suits or even his whiskey, it’s the fact that despite making more money in one fight than every fighter on UFC’s roster combined, perhaps in their careers, he still came back to the sport that gave him his big break and started his path to superstardom to face one of the most dangerous fighters in the game today. Love him or hate him, that has to be respected.
How The ‘Prelims’ Look:
The underbelly took a bit of a hit with the removal of O’Mally vs. Quinonez, but it still has some pretty good matchups to keep you entertained prior to the main course. Among them is Sergio Pettis vs Jussier Formiga. Big brother Anthony wasn’t too pleased to see his little brother relegated to the “Prelims” when he’s accustomed to headlining or getting main card exposure. But “The Phenom” can earn UFC’s respect if he can take out Formiga, the scrappy 125-pounder who is riding a two-fight win streak into “Sin City.” Both men love to stand-and-bang, though Jussier’s specialty lies in the submission game. If Sergio can score his second-straight win, it will get him out of preliminary purgatory. For Jussier, it’s his opportunity to pick up his biggest win to date.