UFC 229 – Best Bets
Onor’The Notorious’ McGregor will create his Octagon return Saturday night to face undefeated lightweight winner Khabib’The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov in the UFC 229 main event at T-Mobile Center at Las Vegas.
This is the battle mixed-martial arts fans have been waiting for, one which pits two savages on top of the game and in the prime of their livelihood. Toss in a great deal of terrible blood, a crazy bus assault that led to McGregor’s arrest in New York City earlier this season, and you receive a dream matchup that is probably only the first chapter of this bitter rivalry.
McGregor has just lost once through his 10-fight UFC tenure, falling into Nate Diaz through second-round submission at UFC 194 at a welterweight contest that has been 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. Less than three months later in the UFC’s introduction 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 at the Octagon. He wisely cashed in on a opportunity to fight Floyd Mayweather on Aug. 26 of 2017. McGregor lost by 10th-round KO to the undefeated Mayweather, but he put up himself for life using a money back that was reportedly in the $100 million neighborhood.
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