Las Vegas – The wait is over! The biggest fight in mixed martial arts history is finally upon us as UFC® lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (26-0, fighting out of Dagestan, Russia) battles two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor (21-3, fighting out of Dublin, Ireland) in the main event of UFC® 229: KHABIB vs. McGREGOR on Saturday, October 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The bout is the most anticipated in UFC history, pitting the undefeated Dagestani champion against the Pride of Ireland in a battle not just for UFC gold, but legacy as well.
Ahead of the UFC 229, UFC will host a press conference with both athletes on Thursday, September 20 at 5p.m. ET at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. This event will be closed to the public and only open to credentialed media. Members of the media who wish to attend must RSVP by Wednesday, September 19. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to do so.
Prior to the press conference, UFC will show an advanced screening of ‘COUNTRY BOY CAN SURVIVE: The Story of Matt Hughes’ Fight for Survival,’ one of the short films featured in the ’25 Years in Short’ series to commemorate UFC’s 25th anniversary. The film focuses on Matt Hughes, one of UFC’s most dominant champions, who faced his toughest fight ever after his hall of fame career came to a close – the fight for his very survival.
DANA WHITE, UFC president
KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV, UFC lightweight champion
CONOR McGREGOR, two-division UFC champion
WHAT: UFC® 229: KHABIB vs. McGREGOR press conference
WHEN: Thursday, September 20 at 5p.m. ET
WHERE: Radio City Music Hall 1260 6th Ave, New York, NY 10020