UFC 229: Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov
After a two-year break from MMA combat, Conor McGregor returns to the octagon to fight for the lightweight championship held by the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov. McGregor showcased his striking skills against Floyd Mayweather the last time he entered the ring, but he’ll be the UFC betting underdog against the superb all-around abilities of Nurmagomedov. Expect an explosive battle in Las Vegas at UFC 229 on October 6th.
Conor vs Khabib – Tale of The Tape
- Record: 21-3
- Style: Southpaw, Jiu-Jitsu
- Height: 5’8”
- Weight: 155 pounds
- Reach: 73 inches
- Age: 30
- Record: 26-0
- Style: Orthodox, Sambo, Judo
- Height: 5’10”
- Weight: 155 pounds
- Reach: 70 inches
- Age: 30
Conor McGregor Returns To The Octagon
Conor McGregor transcended combat sports by fighting Floyd Mayweather in Vegas. McGregor acquitted himself well in the ring in his boxing debut, lasting 10 rounds before Mayweather’s world-class defense finally grinded the MMA star into exhaustion.
Prior to becoming the best paid mixed martial artist in the world, Conor earned his Notorious nickname by becoming the first MMA fighter to hold a UFC belt in two different weight classes at the same time. McGregor’s known as a brawler with enough stopping power to drop anyone in his division, leveraging a southpaw style to land big shots.
There’s no doubt that Khabib Nurmagomedov will pose a serious challenge to McGregor after Conor’s lengthy break from mixed martial arts. “The Eagle” has proven himself as one of the most well-rounded combatants in MMA, earning victories standing up, via submission and by decision. This undefeated Russian will be the favorite to remain unbeaten at UFC 229 on October 6th in Las Vegas.
McGregor vs Nurmagomedov Betting Preview
McGregor vs Nurmagomedov Moneyline
McGregor +135 – Nurmagomedov -170
Conor rose to UFC glory by winning 17 or his last 18 matches, mostly through knockout punches and elbows. Nate Diaz stopped McGregor with a read-naked choke in Conor’s welterweight debut, his only MMA loss since November 2010.
Khabib’s clean 26-0 record includes eight KOs, eight submissions and ten decisions, indicating his all-around prowess.
Khabib’s clean 26-0 record includes eight KOs, eight submissions and ten decisions, indicating his all-around prowess. Nurmagomedov’s kept busy with a couple of wins since Conor’s MMA hiatus, including a performance of the night at UFC 219 and a UFC Lightweight Championship win in UFC 223. He’s rightfully the favorite to defeat Conor at UFC 229.
Over 2.5 +101 – Under 2.5 -145
Conor’s ability to end fights quickly increases the odds of a quick result. Coincidentally, McGregor’s lengthy break from MMA also suggests a fast win for Khabib.
Method Of Victory
- By TKO, KO, DQ or Submission +105
- By Decision +395
- By TKO, KO, DQ or Submission +165
- By Decision +975
- Draw +6525
This fight isn’t likely to go the distance, and Khabib is the favorite, so choose Nurmagomedov by KO, DQ or submission.
Will The Fight Go The Distance?
Yes +215 – No -325
All signs point to a fight ending in a submission or knockout. This bout isn’t about to go the distance.
Conor vs Khabib Round Betting
- Round 1 +520
- Round 2 +625
- Round 3 +900
- Round 4 +1400
- Round 5 +2000
- Points +390
- Round 1 +565
- Round 2 +900
- Round 3 +1200
- Round 4 +1600
- Round 5 +2600
- Points +700
McGregor’s an experienced scrapper with underrated ground defense, which should allow him to survive the first round at the very least. Betting on Khabib winning in the second round offers great value at +625.
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