One of the biggest weeks in MMA history is upon us. UFC 229 features a highly anticipated main event between lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor, who is returning to the Octagon for the first time in nearly two years. The co-main event sees Tony Ferguson take on Anthony Pettis, and both men are effectively backup plans in case something happens to one of the main event fighters.
Rounding out the main card are light heavyweights Ovince Saint Preux and Dominick Reyes, as Reyes continues to climb up the ladder of 205. Heavyweight knockout artist Derrick Lewis returns against the dangerous and highly technical Alexander Volkov. Opening the PPV is an intriguing strawweight battle between Felice Herrig and Michelle Waterson.
Here’s the full lineup for Saturday, October 6th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Keep in mind that we don’t know if there will be a replacement for Sean O’Malley, who is off the card due to a USADA violation.
Main Card (PPV, 10 PM ET)
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor
Tony Ferguson vs. Anthony Pettis
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Dominick Reyes
Derrick Lewis vs. Alexander Volkov
Michelle Waterson vs. Felice Herrig
Preliminary Card (FS1, 8 PM ET)
TBD vs. Jose Alberto Quinonez
Sergio Pettis vs. Jussier Formiga
Vicente Luque vs. Jalin Turner
Aspen Ladd vs. Tonya Evinger
Preliminary Card (Fight Pass, 6 PM ET)
Scott Holtzman vs. Alan Patrick
Ryan LaFlare vs. Tony Martin
Lina Lansberg vs. Yana Kunitskaya
Gray Maynard vs. Nik Lentz