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The last time we saw Conor McGregor inside a UFC Octagon, he was making history by capturing the lightweight title and becoming a two-division champion. Saturday night at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, McGregor will aim to get that title back that he was eventually stripped of due to inactivity as he challenges the undefeated current champion: Khabib Nurmagomedov. This main event on Saturday has the potential to be one for the ages.
These two men are certainly no fans of one another, making this one of the more personal rivalries the sport has ever seen. All of that bad blood will boil over, though, when the cage door closes and the brawl begins.
Saturday night also sees the return of another competitor that was never defeated for the 155-pound title championship, while also giving the UFC some insurance in case the highly-publicized main event should be put into any jeopardy. Tony Ferguson, who was slated to face Nurmagomedov back in April in Brooklyn before a freak knee injury sidelined him, begins his rise back to the top when he takes on Anthony Pettis in the co-main event of the night.
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UFC 229 fight information
Date: Saturday, Oct. 6 | Time: 10 p.m. ET (main card)
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Saturday night brings us the final pay-per-view event for the UFC this summer as UFC 229 takes place live in Dallas, Texas. In the main event of the evening, we’ll see the return of the welterweight king to make yet another defense of his crown.
Tyron Woodley makes his return to action after successfully recovering from shoulder surgery. He’ll be taking on brash young Englishman Darren Till, someone who many believe could offer the toughest test for the champion to date.
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The scheduled co-main event was to see women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano defending her title against Valentina Shevchenko. Unfortunately, the champion Montano was rushed to the hospital on Friday and the title bout was subsequently canceled. UFC made the decision shortly thereafter to strip Montano off the belt for inactivity. Jimmie Rivera vs. John Dodson was subsequently bumped up to the main card.That and so much more is expected on Saturday in Dallas, and below is all the information you need to catch the UFC 229 action on Saturday night.