The UFC 229 card headlined by Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov in Las Vegas on Oct. 6 is beginning to form up as plenty of bouts have been added to the occasion.
UFC officers confirmed to the Las Vegas Evaluate-Journal that 5 bouts have now been added to the cardboard which takes place on the T-Cellular Enviornment, although it’s not sure whether or not they are going to characteristic on the primary card or the prelims.
Sergio Pettis vs. Jussier Formiga
A flyweight bout between two of the highest 5 within the division in Pettis and Formiga seems to be the most likeliest to characteristic on the primary card. Pettis, with 5 wins in his final six, the one loss coming by way of unanimous determination to present champion Henry Cejudo, will look to proceed to stake a declare at a title shot with a win over Formiga, who has finishes in his final two fights.
Michelle Waterson vs. Felice Herrig
Each Waterson and Herrig will look enter the discussions for a ladies’s strawweight title shot with a decisive win. Waterson ended a two-fight dropping run with a break up determination win over Cortney Casey in April.
Herrig in the meantime, misplaced her final battle towards Karolina Kowalkiewicz by way of break up determination at UFC 223 in April, ending a four-fight successful streak.
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Dominick Reyes
Saint Preux had a formidable win over younger prospect Tyson Pedro in his final battle and with 4 wins with finishes in his final 5 fights, shall be hoping a win at UFC 229 will get him a primary contender bout with a high gentle heavyweight.
His activity is not going to be simple although as he takes on the undefeated Dominick Reyes who has finishes in all however certainly one of his 9 victories, with 5 knockouts in his final six wins.
Lina Lansberg vs. Yana Kunitskaya
A ladies’s bantamweight bout between Lansberg and Kunitskaya will happen as effectively, with each fighters notably struggling knockout losses of their UFC debut to present featherweight champion Cris Cyborg.
Lansberg shall be trying to win her second successive battle after a unanimous determination win over Gina Mazany whereas Kunitskaya will goal a primary win underneath the UFC banner.
Ryan LaFlare vs Tony Martin
Lastly, LaFlare will look to climb the welterweight rankings as he goals for an eighth win in 10 UFC appearances, together with his final win coming by way of unanimous determination towards Alex Garcia in April.
His opponent is grappling specialist Martin, who boasts 4 wins in his final 5 fights, the newest one towards Keita Nakamura by way of unanimous determination in April as effectively, notably the identical card LaFlare final fought on.
In response to ESPN, a heavyweight bout between Derrick Lewis and Alexander Volkov can be being deliberate as the cardboard’s co-main occasion.
Whereas there isn’t any actual marquee matchup aside from the primary occasion as of now, one or two extra main fights can be anticipated to be added. A light-weight bout particularly, could be preferrred in case certainly one of McGregor or Nurmagomedov have to drag out of their title battle.
With Nate Diaz taking up Dustin Poirier at UFC 230 in November, the now injury-free Tony Ferguson might characteristic on the Las Vegas card, with a rematch towards Kevin Lee seemingly the most suitable choice at this level.
Regardless, with cash-cow McGregor participating in the primary occasion in what shall be his first UFC battle in 23 months, the occasion is predicted to be a profitable one, which UFC president Dana White expects to interrupt the pay-per-view file.
McGregor presently holds that file together with his UFC 202 battle with Diaz producing 1.6 million buys.