UFC 229 will take place on October 6, 2018. The headliner will be @khabib_nurmagomedov
Now, Conor is known for his 1 punch knockout power, as Khabib is known for his grappling that is off the charts.
Many may say that this match-up is terrible for Conor stylistically, as Conor is known for gassing out in the second half of the second round, as well as not having the best ground game.
Many fail to realize that in the first Diaz fight, Conor was taken down by Nate late in the first round and swept him. Conor eventually gassed himself out as he attempted to KO Nate while potshotting him. In an attempt to not get stopped by Nate, the tired Conor McGregor went for the takedown and was eventually submitted. Fun fact, Conor has a brown belt in Jiu-Jitsu, so he has experience on the ground. What happened in that fight, was a black belt taking advantage of a tired brown belt.
Now as for Khabib, many may say that he hasn't fought big names, but he has. He's beaten former UFC Lightweight champion, Rafael Dos Anjos. It can be said that he hasn't fought as big of names as Conor, but he is a true fighter.
This Khabib vs McGregor bout will be interesting, as Conor's best chances to win are within the first two rounds, and if Khabib takes Conor down, he can stop the Notorious one. Although it is important to note, that Khabib said he would like to punish Conor, and not finish him right away. That is a crucial mistake, as all it takes for McGregor is 1 punch.
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