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UFC 229 ‘Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

Sherdog’s live UFC 229 coverage kicks off Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET.
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Conor McGregor Promises Quick Start, ‘Devastating KO’ of Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229

Conor McGregor knows his best path to victory against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 is to put him away early.
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UFC 229 Primer: But What If Khabib Nurmagomedov Beats Conor McGregor?

Lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov is finally getting the big fight he deserves at UFC 229 this weekend.

Sure, he won the belt, and by default, anytime you win a belt it should be considered a “big” fight. But he did it by defeating Al Iaquinta – a tough, but part-time fighter – and the bout everyone wanted, against Tony Ferguson, constantly eluded him.

Now it’s time for Conor McGregor, the biggest star of all. Khabib is undoubtedly getting pay-per-view points for his role, and since it’s Conor we’re talking about, that means the Dagestani is going to make bank like never before.

But a question remains. Sure, McGregor can easily knock out wrestlers, and could very well put Nurmagomedov to sleep on Saturday night. And Khabib can certainly take McGregor down and pound him into oblivion…

…But if Khabib does, then what?

When Nate Diaz defeated McGregor in their first go-around, it set up one of the most anticipated UFC fights ever. Seriously, Diaz got so rich off the rematch, he now owns slaves.

What will a victory mean for Nurmagomedov, though? Will there be a rematch, and another chance for both me to soak up more pay-per-view percentage points?

Honestly, it’s probably not up to Nurmagomedov what happens next if he wins. Nor is it up to the UFC.

It will be up to Conor.

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UFC 229 Primer: But What If Khabib Nurmagomedov Beats Conor McGregor?

Lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov is finally getting the big fight he deserves at UFC 229 this weekend.

Sure, he won the belt, and by default, anytime you win a belt it should be considered a “big” fight. But he did it by defeating Al Iaquinta – a tough, but part-time fighter – and the bout everyone wanted, against Tony Ferguson, constantly eluded him.

Now it’s time for Conor McGregor, the biggest star of all. Khabib is undoubtedly getting pay-per-view points for his role, and since it’s Conor we’re talking about, that means the Dagestani is going to make bank like never before.

But a question remains. Sure, McGregor can easily knock out wrestlers, and could very well put Nurmagomedov to sleep on Saturday night. And Khabib can certainly take McGregor down and pound him into oblivion…

…But if Khabib does, then what?

When Nate Diaz defeated McGregor in their first go-around, it set up one of the most anticipated UFC fights ever. Seriously, Diaz got so rich off the rematch, he now owns slaves.

What will a victory mean for Nurmagomedov, though? Will there be a rematch, and another chance for both me to soak up more pay-per-view percentage points?

Honestly, it’s probably not up to Nurmagomedov what happens next if he wins. Nor is it up to the UFC.

It will be up to Conor.

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UFC 229 Primer: But What If Khabib Nurmagomedov Beats Conor McGregor?

Lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov is finally getting the big fight he deserves at UFC 229 this weekend.

Sure, he won the belt, and by default, anytime you win a belt it should be considered a “big” fight. But he did it by defeating Al Iaquinta – a tough, but part-time fighter – and the bout everyone wanted, against Tony Ferguson, constantly eluded him.

Now it’s time for Conor McGregor, the biggest star of all. Khabib is undoubtedly getting pay-per-view points for his role, and since it’s Conor we’re talking about, that means the Dagestani is going to make bank like never before.

But a question remains. Sure, McGregor can easily knock out wrestlers, and could very well put Nurmagomedov to sleep on Saturday night. And Khabib can certainly take McGregor down and pound him into oblivion…

…But if Khabib does, then what?

When Nate Diaz defeated McGregor in their first go-around, it set up one of the most anticipated UFC fights ever. Seriously, Diaz got so rich off the rematch, he now owns slaves.

What will a victory mean for Nurmagomedov, though? Will there be a rematch, and another chance for both me to soak up more pay-per-view percentage points?

Honestly, it’s probably not up to Nurmagomedov what happens next if he wins. Nor is it up to the UFC.

It will be up to Conor.

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Owen Roddy Claims McGregor’s Antics Towards Nurmagomedov Are Not Personal

On Oct. 6, the Ultimate Fighting Championshipwill host what may be its biggest-ever fight, between UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and former champion Conor McGregor.
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Owen Roddy Claims McGregor’s Antics Towards Nurmagomedov Are Not Personal

On Oct. 6, the Ultimate Fighting Championshipwill host what may be its biggest-ever fight, between UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and former champion Conor McGregor.
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But Really, Can Conor McGregor Beat Khabib Nurmagomedov?

I’m just going to keep asking if Conor McGregor can beat Khabib Nurmagomedov over and over again until they fight at UFC 229. Why? Because if the UFC is going to milk their golden calf for pay-per-view riches, I can at least squeeze out some web traffic!

Obviously, McGregor can beat Khabib. Heck, he might even knock the Dagestani wrestler out, snatching away that lightweight belt. Remember what happened when the Irishman faced another wrestler whom everyone thought would grind him into putty?

Anyway, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: besides being a killer in the cage (but not the boxing ring!), McGregor is the master of hype. I know this, you know this, and the UFC knows this. Hence, these vids they’ve put together.

You know you’re doing something right when the UFC makes a highlight reel of just you saying stuff. And for McGregor, they did it twice!

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But Really, Can Conor McGregor Beat Khabib Nurmagomedov?

I’m just going to keep asking if Conor McGregor can beat Khabib Nurmagomedov over and over again until they fight at UFC 229. Why? Because if the UFC is going to milk their golden calf for pay-per-view riches, I can at least squeeze out some web traffic!

Obviously, McGregor can beat Khabib. Heck, he might even knock the Dagestani wrestler out, snatching away that lightweight belt. Remember what happened when the Irishman faced another wrestler whom everyone thought would grind him into putty?

Anyway, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: besides being a killer in the cage (but not the boxing ring!), McGregor is the master of hype. I know this, you know this, and the UFC knows this. Hence, these vids they’ve put together.

You know you’re doing something right when the UFC makes a highlight reel of just you saying stuff. And for McGregor, they did it twice!

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But Really, Can Conor McGregor Beat Khabib Nurmagomedov?

I’m just going to keep asking if Conor McGregor can beat Khabib Nurmagomedov over and over again until they fight at UFC 229. Why? Because if the UFC is going to milk their golden calf for pay-per-view riches, I can at least squeeze out some web traffic!

Obviously, McGregor can beat Khabib. Heck, he might even knock the Dagestani wrestler out, snatching away that lightweight belt. Remember what happened when the Irishman faced another wrestler whom everyone thought would grind him into putty?

Anyway, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: besides being a killer in the cage (but not the boxing ring!), McGregor is the master of hype. I know this, you know this, and the UFC knows this. Hence, these vids they’ve put together.

You know you’re doing something right when the UFC makes a highlight reel of just you saying stuff. And for McGregor, they did it twice!

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