It’s formally struggle week within the UFC, because the a lot anticipated UFC 229 PPV occasion is scheduled for this Saturday, October sixth. UFC 229 will function a co-main occasion, together with Conor McGregor’s return to the octagon the place he’ll problem Khabib Nurmagomedov for the light-weight championship he by no means misplaced.
According to Bovada, the undefeated Russian champ remains to be favored towards the 30-year outdated Irish famous person. When the bout was introduced again in August, Khabib opened as a -200 favourite, whereas McGregor was listed at +160. With the championship struggle now simply days away, Khabib remains to be predicted to retain however his odds have dropped to -155, whereas Conor is now a +125 underdog.
According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Khabib had this to say relating to his first face-to-face with McGregor at their press convention in New York City. “At [the] press convention, he appeared like [a] drunk man. … It’s very attention-grabbing how he needs to struggle whenever you use numerous medication, whenever you use whiskey … How [do] you need to struggle 25 minutes? This just isn’t boxing, bro.”
The two fighters might be in the identical constructing once more on Thursday, October four on the Park Theater inside MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The pre-fight presser and weigh-in is reportedly set to kickoff at 3pm native time, although it would not come as a shock if somebody reveals up fashionably late.
In addition to McGregor vs Khabib, the UFC 229 co-main occasion will even function former interim light-weight champion Tony Ferguson (-360) towards Anthony Pettis, who’s listed as a +270 underdog.