Conor McGregor will fight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in October
It's finally on.
Conor McGregor will fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov on 6 October in Las Vegas at UFC 229.
The announcement was made at the end of the UFC 25th anniversary press conference in Los Angeles on Friday night.
— UFC (@ufc) August 3, 2018
Beforehand, McGregor teased the inevitable with a short provocative clip on Twitter.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 3, 2018
MMA journalist Ariel Helwani teased "the biggest fight in MMA history" on Twitter before the press conference, and it appeared that an anticlimax was on the cards.
Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov has just been announced for Oct. 6 in Las Vegas.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 3, 2018
Dana White initially provided a fake-out by claiming that the deal wasn't done but he expected it would come together soon. 30 minutes later, the truth was revealed.