Follow this article to know when and where is UFC 229. The fighting event holds a significant amount of public interest, you ask why? Gregor is coming back to the Octagon after 2 years! For McGregor’s fans, the match will be highly anticipated. The Irish player lost his UFC lightweight belt due to inactivity whereas Khabib Nurmagomedov won extending his winning to 26 straight fights.
Khabib stated in an interview that he has to lose 11 lbs. in order to make it to the ideal 155lbs weight. This weekend fans will see Khabib’s first defense of the title. Khabib was showered with boos by McGregor’s fans after he took the stage for open workouts at Park Theatre on Wednesday. He didn’t tolerate it for long and berated the fans, making fun of the fact that Ireland doesn’t have a language of its own. This also indirectly relates to Gregor’s statement that he was from the bloodline of warriors!
When and Where is UFC 229?
The immensely awaited match will take place on Saturday morning while the weigh-ins will start at 1:00 AM BST sharp. The match will be held at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, same place as the main event.
The event will be broadcasted on BT sport but if you don’t live in the UK, how will you watch it? Don’t worry as you can still watch Khabib vs Mc Gregor live online.
The weigh-in will also be available on UFC’s official YouTube channel. The event will lead up to the fight, so expect high intensity between the two fighters during the weigh-in event.
Will McGregor win his title back?
This weekend Gregor has a chance to win back his lost title, his coach Owen Roddy said in an interview that they choose to focus on things they can control instead of focusing on external issues.
He also stated, “We don’t know what could happen, anything could happen” Conor has also stayed away from mass promotions, which usually includes traveling to different destinations and having press conferences to promote the event but instead Conor decided to focus on his training.
Khabib, on the other hand, sounds more confident as he addressed his haters saying “in three days you’re gonna like me!” if confidence is the key then Khabib has already won.