Conor McGregor is all set to make his long-awaited and much-anticipated return to the Octagon when he faces current Lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, at UFC 229 on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Indeed, it’s been a long wait for “Notorious’s” return, as he’s been busy upping his brand and picking fights with the best boxers in the world during his hiatus. In facing “The Eagle,” Conor has the chance to reclaim one of the titles he was stripped off during his absence, the 155-pound strap he won be defeating Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 way back in November of 2016.
Before McGregor steps back into the cage after a two-year layoff, take a trip down memory lane to see the mouthy Irishman become the promotion’s first-ever champ-champ after knocking out Alvarez in New York City.
After a warm-up first round, Conor turned on the burners in the second frame, connecting on Alvarez at will. At the two-minute mark, Conor unleashed a ferocious four-punch combination that dropped “The Underground King.” From there, Conor piled it one with a couple of blows on the ground to put an end to the fight.
And just like that, history was made.
Conor’s comeback fight won’t be a walk in the park, as Khabib has yet to taste defeat in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career (26-0. 10-0 UFC) and is widely considered one of the most dominant fighters in all of the sport.
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