It’s arguably the biggest fight in UFC history and it will all come to a head on Sunday at UFC 229 in Las Vegas when Khabib Nurmagomedov takes on Conor McGregor.
The anger and hatred between these two men is on a level of its own. UFC President Dana White says the animosity and the bad blood between the two fighters is like nothing he has ever seen before.
While it is clearly the main event on the card, the other fight between Tony Ferguson and Anthony Pettis gives us something to bet on prior to the big one.
- Of McGregor’s 21 MMA victories, 18 of those have come by way of Knockout
- Nurmagomedov is ranked 3rd for Takedowns Landed in the Lightweight division (47)
- Of McGregor’s nine victories in the UFC, only two of those have gone the distance
Although Nurmagomedov is yet to be defeated, he has never come up against someone like Conor McGregor.
The Irishman is one of the most accurate and creative strikers in the sport and his knockout power is undeniable. McGregor has KO victories over long-standing Featherweight Champion, Jose Aldo, Diego Brandao, Dustin Poirier, Dennis Siver Chad Mendes and Eddie Alvarez. McGregor will be hoping to add Nurmagomedov to that impressive list come Sunday.
McGregor is one of the best-known fighters on the planet and although Khabib has the gold around his waist, we think it will be the Irishman that will retain the title in a points decision.
Tip: Conor McGregor by decision
In what should be an epic fight, we’re going Ferguson to outlast Pettis at the end of the five rounds.
Tip: Ferguson by decision