UFC 229 – Best Bets
Onor’The Notorious’ McGregor will make his Octagon return Saturday night to face undefeated lightweight champion Khabib’The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov in the UFC 229 main event at T-Mobile Center at Las Vegas.
This is the fight mixed-martial arts lovers are waiting for, one which pits two savages at the top of their game and at the prime of their careers. Toss in a ton of bad blood, a crazy bus attack that resulted in McGregor’s arrest in New York City earlier this season, and you receive a fantasy matchup that’s most likely only the first chapter of the bitter rivalry.
McGregor has only lost once during his 10-fight UFC tenure, falling into Nate Diaz via second-round entry at UFC 194 at a welterweight contest that was assembled on less than two weeks of note if then-lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos was forced off the card because of a foot injury.
The Dubliner avenged that defeat with a majority-decision victory in their rematch at UFC 202. Over three months after in the UFC’s debut in NYC at Madison Square Garden, McGregor scored a second-round knockout win over Eddie Alvarez to catch the promotion’s 155-pound strap.
Since the Nov. 12 of 2016 victory over Alvarez, however, McGregor hasn’t stepped foot in the Octagon. He wisely cashed in on a opportunity to fight Floyd Mayweather on Aug. 26 of 2017. McGregor dropped by 10th-round KO into the undefeated Mayweather, but he set himself up for life using a money back that has been reportedly in the $100 million community.
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