'UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor' Referee Assignments & Judges

UFC 229 is just around the corner, with a highly-anticipated lightweight championship bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor set to take place on Oct. 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ahead of the pay-per-view, the Nevada State Athletic Commission announced the referee and judge assignments for the big night.
For the main event, none other than veteran referee Herb Dean will be the third man in the cage.
From MMAjunkie.com:

The Nevada State Athletic Commission today voted unanimously during a meeting in Las Vegas to appoint Dean for the title fight. Dean will be paid $1,900 for the job.
Judges assigned for the title bout are Derek Cleary, Sal D’Amato and Junichiro Kamijo who each will receive $1,600.

Conor McGregor last fought in the UFC on November 12, 2016, defeating Eddie Alvarez to claim the UFC lightweight championship. At the time of his big win, McGregor became the first fighter in UFC history to hold two titles in two different weight classes simultaneously; he was also the featherweight champion at the time.
Since that fight, McGregor was stripped of both belts, welcomed his first child to the world, and dabbled in the boxing world for a superfight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Now, he is finally ready to step back into the cage to attempt to reclaim the title that he believes is still his.
Nurmagomedov, meanwhile, claimed the vacant UFC lightweight title at UFC 223 on April 7, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. Nurmagomedov scored a unanimous decision victory win over Al Iaquinta in the main event. Khabib was initially scheduled to fight Tony Ferguson for the title, but the bout fell through in the final days leading up to the event and Iaquinta stepped up on short notice.
UFC 229 takes place Saturday, Oct. 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The UFC 229 main card will air on pay-per-view, with preliminary bouts on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Along with the main event between Nurmagomedov and McGregor, other bouts currently scheduled include Sergio Pettis vs. Jussier Formiga in a battle of top flyweight contenders, former Invicta FC champion Michelle Waterson vs. Felice Herrig, Ovince Saint Preux vs. Dominick Reyes, Ryan LaFlare vs. Tony Martin, and Lina Lansberg vs. Yana Kunitskaya.


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