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UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor

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07.18.2018 | 3:31 PM ET

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UFC 229
  • Saturday 10.06.2018 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: Fox Sports 1
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: WME-IMG
  • Venue: T-Mobile Arena
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Joe Rogan, Jon Anik, Dominick Cruz
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $17,200,000
  • Attendance: 20,034
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 2,400,000 | TV Ratings: 1.3M avg. viewers (FS1 prelims, 1.55M peak)
  • MMA Bouts: 12
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Bout   Info
Khabib Nurmagomedov   defeats   Conor McGregor   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   3:03 Round 4 of 5, 18:03 Total Bout Page
Tony Ferguson   defeats   Anthony Pettis   via KO/TKO, Corner Stoppage (Broken Hand)   5:00 Round 2 of 3, 10:00 Total Bout Page
Dominick Reyes   defeats   Ovince St. Preux   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Derrick Lewis   defeats   Alexander Volkov   via KO/TKO, Punches   4:49 Round 3 of 3, 14:49 Total Bout Page
Michelle Waterson   defeats   Felice Herrig   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Jussier Formiga   defeats   Sergio Pettis   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Vicente Luque   defeats   Jalin Turner   via KO/TKO, Punches   3:52 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Aspen Ladd   defeats   Tonya Evinger   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   3:26 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Scott Holtzman   defeats   Alan Patrick   via KO/TKO, Elbows from Mount   3:42 Round 3 of 3, 13:42 Total Bout Page
Yana Kunitskaya   defeats   Lina Länsberg   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Nik Lentz   defeats   Gray Maynard   via KO/TKO, Head Kick and Punches   1:19 Round 2 of 3, 6:19 Total Bout Page
Anthony Rocco Martin   defeats   Ryan LaFlare   via KO/TKO, Head Kick and Punches   1:00 Round 3 of 3, 11:00 Total Bout Page

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skelliher
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08.01.2018 | 6:43 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 350 Points   |   Tied for 1610th   |   View

Pettis vs. Formiga
Sergio Pettis, DEC
Winner of this one should be the consensus contender for the winner of Mouse vs. Cejudo 2. Both would present a fresh challenge for the Mouse.

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mbach4307
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08.02.2018 | 11:40 AM ET

This is the khabib vs conor card right?

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freemoneyforall
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08.02.2018 | 10:50 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 605 Points   |   Tied for 40th with 8 others   |   View

Best of ufc reported that conner mcgregors team posted on twitter that they bought their travel tickets for ufc 229 and that the khabib fight was on. But then they deleted the tweet. I suspect its true and they weren't suppose to say nothing. but if its not then i dont know why they would have done that except to get likes or retweets or something pathetic like that. Heres hoping its on. I was a mcgregor fan untill the bus fiasco now i can't wait to c habib smash his ****en face in.

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MassaBruce
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08.02.2018 | 11:05 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 885th   |   View

Conor vs Khabib is currently on a Blue Ball World Tour. Reminding the minorities and hyping the fanatics sub-consciously of possibly the best match-up in Human History. Teasing us without mercy. Hoping to build and invest as much interest as possible before it actually happens. 

"Its even louder in the silence "

freemoneyforall
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08.03.2018 | 12:02 AM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 605 Points   |   Tied for 40th with 8 others   |   View

Yeah. Do u think the bus attack was planned? I do. I swear i watch dana giving that interview whare he says he is disgusted in conner it seems like he's trying not to smile. Like he's proud of himself for pulling a vince mcmahon move ala wwe. Mark my words dana white will b the death of ufc. ****en guy spends more money on his kids birthday partys then he does on his fighters. His own mom says he is a ***** who ****s all the ring girls and apperently acording to brenden schuab he ****** ronda rousey and tries to **** over all the fighters who have hot wives that he cant ****. To bad the fertittas never put a hit on him. Maybe the ufc wouldnt be the ****show it is today.

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MassaBruce
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08.03.2018 | 12:06 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 885th   |   View

lol

"Its even louder in the silence "

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08.03.2018 | 12:47 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 355 Points   |   Tied for 1517th   |   View

To be fair free, if I owned the UFC I'd be smashing ring girls too.

In fact after a a few years of that **** I'd probably have gone to god in the style of leisure suit larry....

I do agree with you though, he's pretty much cashed out andf is just going through the motions. Needs to get the **** out of it all at this point really, he's no longer good to anybody. 

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freemoneyforall
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08.03.2018 | 11:27 AM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 605 Points   |   Tied for 40th with 8 others   |   View

Its understandable clearly hes in mid life crisis terratory but i guess nobody taught dana not to **** where he eats.

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freemoneyforall
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08.03.2018 | 11:28 AM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 605 Points   |   Tied for 40th with 8 others   |   View

Plus 400 million he could get alot better then ring girls.

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skelliher
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08.03.2018 | 5:52 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 350 Points   |   Tied for 1610th   |   View

Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor
Khabib Nurmagomedov, DEC
I don't know how this is going to go, and I find that magical.

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mbach4307
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08.03.2018 | 6:54 PM ET

Haha. I can't believe I called this fight that early. I'm just glad the 2 best lw's are fighting and it's a clash of styles.

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08.04.2018 | 2:27 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 480 Points   |   Tied for 429th   |   View

This fight will be legendary either Khabib wrestles him to him to win or Connor KO's him and regain his championship. Whoever wins is going to fight Tony. If Tony loses and either Connor or Khabib remain the champ a rematch will be in order. 

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08.04.2018 | 2:54 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 605 Points   |   Tied for 40th with 8 others   |   View

Or it gets canceled cause of stupidity and greed like half the best fights do.

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mbach4307
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08.04.2018 | 8:09 PM ET


* Edited at 08.04.2018, 8:10 PM ET *

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Itz Scoop
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08.06.2018 | 11:15 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 315 Points   |   Tied for 1834th   |   View

This is the worst possible match up for Conor but at the same time I think someone who strikes as accurate as Conor does have a good chance to rock Khabib and finish the night early with as often as Khabib lets his hands down. I'm gonna go against the grain of popular belief and say that Conor will take the MMA world by surprise yet again with a 2nd round TKO. 

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08.06.2018 | 6:35 PM ET

Quick and painless or a long and drawn out ass whoopin'

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 515 Points   |   Tied for 255th   |   View

Conor could knock Khabib out, that's a real possibility, but he doesn't have much time. Khabib isn't going to be roleplaying as Muhammad Ali, anymore. He's going to constantly try to take down Conor and even if he doesn't land every takedown, he will make Conor exhausted and then the defenses come less and less and then the slow painful ass whoopin' begins. No finishes here, folks.

Khabib by "Khabib Time"  (Dominant Decision)





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08.06.2018 | 6:47 PM ET

Well if khabib is the one who is wrestling and conor remains relaxed, avoids damage, and gets to manageable positions, wouldnt khabib be the one doing all the work? I know the avoiding damage part is hard, but it's doable. 

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08.07.2018 | 1:51 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 901st   |   View

Conor has about 2 rounds to end it (Not impossible) but after that Khabib will really take over and wear Conor down and pummel him on the ground.

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ImperatorFishrat
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08.07.2018 | 2:32 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 355 Points   |   Tied for 1517th   |   View

I have nothing but contempt for Mcgregor, but I feel as though he is being dismissed out of hand in this fight by the fans. Realistically, he does have a very, very good chance of winning this fight by KO. I hoe that doesn't come to pass but all the same, he has at least a 50/50 shot.

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08.07.2018 | 10:38 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 885th   |   View

I think this will be an all out war. Khabib will get takedowns and Conor will get knockdowns. Whoever's the best will win. 

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