This is a thing the UFC just sent out to let the world via the press know about The Biggest Fight Ever, let’s read it.
Las Vegas– UFC®lightweight championKhabib Nurmagomedovwill defend his title against former two-division champ and No.1 contenderConor McGregorin the most anticipated fight in the promotion’s history. The co-main event will see a battle between heavyweight KO artists, as No.2-ranked contenderDerrick Lewiswill lock horns with No.5-rankedAlexander Volkov.UFC®229: KHABIB vs. MCGREGORtakes place Saturday, Oct. 6 from T-Mobile Arena and will air live on Pay-Per-View.
That’s the first paragraph. Not too bad, I could see people wanting to watch one of those fights.
Known for his crushing pressure and ground game, the undefeatedNurmagomedov(26-0, fighting out of Dagestan, Russia) has proven to be unstoppable inside the Octagon®. Over the course of his spectacular run, he’s earned dominant wins over Edson Barboza, Michael Johnson, Rafael Dos Anjos, Abel Trujillo and Thiago Tavares. Nurmagomedov’s last outing saw him best Al Iaquinta to capture the lightweight championship. He now looks to earn his first successful title defense in a grudge match for the ages.
McGregor(21-3, fighting out of Dublin, Ireland) looks to reclaim his belt against his most heated rival yet. The bout marks his return from competing against Floyd Mayweather in the biggest global boxing match ever seen on Pay-Per-View. In the Octagon, he’s delivered incredible victories against Nate Diaz, Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes, Dustin Poirier and Max Holloway. He became a two-division champion by knocking out Eddie Alvarez in 2016, and he now aims to take his top spot back against his toughest test to date.
These are definitely adequate descriptions of them both, well done, PR Department.
Heavy-handedLewis(20-5 1NC, fighting out of Houston, Tex.) looks to stake his claim for a title shot with another vicious finish. During his UFC stint, “The Black Beast” has earned impressive finishes against Marcin Tybura, Travis Browne and Gabriel Gonzaga. His last outing saw him earn a decision win over recent title challenger Francis Ngannou. He is now primed to put away another surging contender.
A champion outside the UFC,Volkov(29-6, fighting out of Moscow, Russia) is currently riding an impressive six-fight win streak. Following victories against Stefan Struve, Roy Nelson and Timothy Johnson, the Russian standout netted a spectacular KO win over former champ Fabricio Werdum in March. Volkov is now ready to deliver a show-stealing performance to earn a UFC title shot.
Sell it however you want, it’s a Weird Russian Dude vs a Black Guy: Trump is hard.
Additional bouts on the card include:
Rising bantamweightSean O’Malley(10-0, fighting out of Glendale, Ariz.) will look to keep his perfect record intact against streakingJose Quinonez(8-2, fighting out of San Diego, Calif. by way of Tlaltenango, Mexico)
I’ll watch some of those.