McGregor vs Khabib Odds Information, Expert Analyses and Statistics UFC 229 | October 6th, 2018
Polarizing UFC celebrity and former lightweight champ Conor McGregor makes his long-awaited return to the Octagon when he takes on reigning Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in what will definitely be the biggest MMA showdown of this year.
Khabib Nurmagomedov v Conor McGregor
When: Saturday, October 6th, 2018.
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Live Stream: UFC Fight Pass
UFC 229 — Lightweight Championship
Conor McGregor +135
Khabib Nurmagomedov -165
30-year-old Conor McGregor (21-3) stands 5’9″ with a 74-inch reach. The native of Ireland has not fought at the Octagon since beating Eddie Alvarez via TKO (punches) at the second round at UFC 205 way back in November of 2016. That win was preceded by a vast majority decision win over Nate Diaz at UFC 202 at August of 2016 and that bout was a rematch after Diaz stunned McGregor with a second round rear-naked choke at UFC 196 in March of 2016.
30-year-old Khabib Nurmagomedov (26-0) stands 5’10″ with a 70-inch reach. The Russian is unbeaten in his career and comes into this name fight off a unanimous decision win over Al Iaquinta in UFC 223 in April. I will not spill the beans too much by making a pick here, but I shall say, Conor McGregor is in trouble. He’s been out of action for a couple of decades and he’s fighting arguably the best fighter on the planet. I smell a entry loss coming to the loud-mouthed prior champ. Okay, so I spilled the beans. So what!
The only way we will know is on October 6th. In summary, keep your mind open for whatever since anything could happen in this mad world of sport. You could just get that winning ticket you’ve been looking for.