MMA Fighting photographer, Esther Lin, was on the scene at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Wednesday (July 8, 2015) to shoot several notable mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters at the UFC 189: "McGregor vs Mendes" open media workouts.
Naturally, the two men who will collide in the main event of the evening for the interim featherweight strap, Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes, were on the scene to promote their 145-pound showdown that will be beamed on pay-per-view (PPV) this weekend (Sat., July 11, 2015), also at MGM Grand.
See why original headliner, Jose Aldo, was absent from the festivities here.
The two fighters who will co-headline the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event in a welterweight title fight -- division king Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald -- were also among the "Sin City" contingent required to be photo friendly, as "Ruthless" and "Red King" worked up a sweat and showed off some of their patented moves.
Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 189 fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, and then the remaining under card balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.
For much more on Saturday night's UFC 189 extravaganza check out our complete "McGregor vs. Mendes " news archive by clicking here. And remember to view Lin's complete open media workouts photo gallery for this event click here.