Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov will finally meet inside the octagon!
UFC President Dana White made the announcement this past Friday in Los Angeles.
The current UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, will put his title and undefeated record on the line against former division champion Conor McGregor at UFC 229 on October 6 in Las Vegas.
“The Eagle” was last seen in action at April’s UFC 223 event in Brooklyn where he scored a unanimous decision victory over Al Iaquinta to capture the promotions vacant lightweight title.
Meanwhile, Conor McGregor has not competed inside the octagon since November of 2016 when he defeated Eddie Alvarez via second-round TKO to capture the UFC’s lightweight crown.
McGregor has since been stripped of both his featherweight and lightweight UFC titles due to inactivity.
Who do you think will emerge victorious at UFC 229, Conor or Khabib?
UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington was expected to be the next man to challenge Tyron Woodley for the UFC’s undisputed welterweight title.
The promotion wanted Covington and Woodley to settle their heated rivalry in a title unification bout at UFC 228 on September 8.
Unfortunately for fight fans, “Chaos” recently underwent nasal surgery and was thus unable to compete against “The Chosen One” at September’s highly anticipated pay-per-view event in Dallas.
Rather than waiting a coupe of months for Covington to heal, the promotion instead opted to book a welterweight title fight between surging division contender Darren Till and long time champion Tyron Woodley for the main event of UFC 228.
The UFC’s decision definitely raised some eyebrows, but ultimately made sense given the fact that Tyron Woodley has not defended his strap since UFC 214 in July of 2017 when he defeated submission specialist Demian Maia via unanimous decision.
Woodley will enter his fight with Till having gone 5-0-1 over his past six contests.
Meanwhile, Darren Till has gone a perfect 17-0-1 during his mixed martial arts career. Till’s biggest challenge to date has come in the form of the weigh scale. “The Gorilla” has missed the welterweight limit of 171-pounds in two of his past four fights coming in at 174lbs and 176lbs in those aforementioned botched weight cuts.
Till will now have to cut to 170-pounds in order for his championship bout with Woodley to be made official.
The brash UFC interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington, recently commented on the UFC’s official Instagram page where he took shots at both Tyron Woodley and Darren Till.
“This is a fine number 1 contenders fight. Tyquil who hasn’t fought in over a year (and his last fight was the least strikes thrown in UFC history) vs Tillsbury doughboy who needs to prove he can make weight championship weight (and was gifted a decision in his home country last fight)” – Colby Covington
Who are you hoping to see emerge victorious in the UFC 228 main event?
Tonight’s UFC Boise event was headlined by a heavyweight tilt featuring former UFC champion Junior Dos Santos taking on former World Series of Fighting champion Blagoy Ivanov.
In the co-main event of the evening, “Super” Sage Northcutt took on Zak Ottow in a welterweight matchup.
Also featured on the card was the return of former featherweight title challenger Chad “Money” Mendes, who took on the always tough Myles Jury.
Get all of tonight’s UFC Boise live results below:
UFC Boise Main Card:
Junior Dos Santos vs. Blagoy Ivanov – Dos Santos def. Ivanov via unanimous decision (50-45 x3)
Sage Northcutt vs. Zak Ottow – Northcutt def. Ottow via TKO (hammer fists) at 3:13 of Round 2
Dennis Bermudez vs. Rick Glenn – Glenn def. Bermudez via split-decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Randy Brown vs. Niko Price – Price def. Brown via knockout (hammer fists) in Round 2
Myles Jury vs. Chad Mendes – Mendes def. Jury via TKO at 2:52 of Round 1
Cat Zingano vs. Marion Reneau – Zingano def. Reneau via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
Alejandro Perez vs. Eddie Wineland – Perez def. Wineland via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Darren Elkins vs. Alex Volkanovski — Volkanovski def. Elkins by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Said Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Scoggins — Nurmagomedov def. Scoggins by split decision (29-28 N, 28-29, 29-28)
Raoni Barcelos vs. Kurt Holobaugh — Barcelos def. Holobaugh by KO (punches) at 1:29 of Round Three
UFC Fight Pass Prelims:
Liz Carmouche vs. Jennifer Maia — Carmouche def. Maia by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Mark De La Rosa vs. Elias Garcia — De La Rosa def. Garcia by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:00 of Round One
Jessica Aguilar vs. Jodie Esquibel — Aguilar def. Esquibel by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
This could be a wild summer for the NBA!
Multiple time league MVP LeBron James can opt out of his current contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers and become a free agent if he so chooses.
Many teams have already expressed interest in the now 33-year-old including the Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers.
While there are no guarantees that “King James” will in fact leave his hometown of Cleveland, it is definitely fun to think of the possible options for him playing elsewhere.
Another star who could potentially be on the move is Oklahoma’s Paul George. The talented forward has the option to leave town if he so chooses.
In addition to LeBron James and Paul George, Kawhi Leonard reportedly wants out of San Antonio.
Rumors began swirling that the Spurs star was unhappy earlier this month and now it appears to be a forgone conclusion that Leonard will be leaving San Antonio.
Time will tell what happens with all three of the aforementioned NBA stars, but basketball fans are definitely expecting a wild offseason.