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UFC 246: Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone welterweight main event set for Jan. 18 in Las Vegas

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UFC 229: Khabib v McGregor Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Conor McGregor is back.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White just told ESPN that Conor McGregor will fight Donald Cerrone in the UFC 246 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, set to go down on Sat., Jan. 18, 2020, inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

McGregor (21-4) hasn't competed since October 2018, losing to 155-pound champion, Khabib Nurnagomedov, at UFC 229 via rear-naked choke. "Notorious" was then subsequently suspended for his involvement in the post-fight brawl with the “Eagle” camp.

But after more than a year away from action, the power-punching Irishman will look to collect his first win in mixed martial arts (MMA) in over three years.

It won't come easy, as "Cowboy" (36-13, 1 NC) is as experienced and tough as they come. That said, Cerrone is 0-2 in his last two outings, losing to Tony Ferguson via doctor's stoppage at UFC 238. He was then knocked out by Justin Gaethje in the very first round last September.

Early predictions?