This is it. We’ve reached fight day. It’s October 6th, 2018 and we are just hours away from what looks to be the biggest event in UFC history. Khabib Nurmagomedov puts his lightweight title on the line against Conor McGregor, making his return to MMA competition for the first time in two years. McGregor was the first simultaneous two-division champ in UFC history, and now he’s looking to mark his comeback by taking the belt away from his Russian rival.
The co-main event is a lightweight bout between Tony Ferguson and Anthony Pettis, as Ferguson looks to increase his win streak to eleven and make his case for fighting the winner of Khabib vs. McGregor. Also featured on the pay-per-view is young light-heavyweight prospect Dominick Reyes taking on top-10 contender Ovince Saint Preux. Heavyweight contender Alexander Volkov faces off against the heavy-handed Derrick Lewis in an intriguing matchup, while strawweights Michelle Waterson and Felice Herrig kick off the main card.
Here are the start times and the official bout order for UFC 229. The main event should start some time after 11:30 PM ET, but Khabib and McGregor’s walkouts will basically be dictated by how long the other main card fights last.
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)
Sergio Pettis vs. Jussier Formiga
Vicente Luque vs. Jalin Turner
Aspen Ladd vs. Tonya Evinger
Scott Holtzman vs. Alan Patrick
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 PM ET)
Lina Lansberg vs. Yana Kunitskaya
Gray Maynard vs. Nik Lentz
Ryan LaFlare vs. Tony Martin