Finally, UFC 229 is here. The event — headlined by a lightweight championship bout between current titleholder Khabib Nurmagomedov and former two-division champ Conor McGregor, who is returning from a nearly two-year hiatus — takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 6.
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.
All of the information you need to catch the event live can be seen below.
UFC 229: Fight Time & Viewing Details
Event: UFC 229: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor
Date: Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Venue: T-Mobile Arena
Pay-Per-View Card Time: 10:00 P.M. EST
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass, FOX Sports 1, Pay-per-view
How To Watch UFC 229 Online
The UFC 229 event will begin this Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 at 6:30 P.M. and can be watched online – without cable subscription – via UFC Fight Pass, UFC.TV, UFC.TV App, and Sling TV. Here are your options in detail:
UFC Fight Pass
UFC 229 preliminary fights will begin at 6:30 P.M. and can be streamed via UFC Fight Pass. It’s a subscription service which offers one-month, six-month and 12-month subscription options. It costs $9.99 a month, $8.99/month with a 6-month commitment, or $7.99/month with a 12 months commitment. You can start a 7-day free trial with any plan, and if you cancel before the trial ends, you will not be charged.
UFC 229 Fox Sports 1 prelims begin at 8:00 P.M, you may stream the fights for free via Sling TV. Sling TV is a service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computer or mobile device. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial. Like UFC Fight Pass, if you cancel your subscription within seven days, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the Sling TV app for your computer, phone or mobile device to start streaming.
MMAStreams via Reddit
Your other option is to visit MMAStreams on Reddit to see if you can find a stream for this event.
UFC 229 Fight Card
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10:00 p.m. ET)
- Champ Khabib Nurmagomedov (155) vs. Conor McGregor (154.5) – for lightweight title
- Tony Ferguson (155) vs. Anthony Pettis (156)
- Dominick Reyes (204.5) vs. Ovince Saint Preux (205.5)
- Derrick Lewis (265.5) vs. Alexander Volkov (251)
- Felice Herrig (115.5) vs. Michelle Waterson (115)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8:00 p.m. ET)
- Jussier Formiga (125.5) vs. Sergio Pettis (125)
- Vicente Luque (170.5) vs. Jalin Turner (169.5)
- Tonya Evinger (136) vs. Aspen Ladd (134.5)
- Scott Holtzman (155.5) vs. Alan Patrick (155.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET)
- Yana Kunitskaya (134.5) vs. Lina Lansberg (135.5)
- Nik Lentz (156) vs. Gray Maynard (156)
- Ryan LaFlare (171) vs. Tony Martin (171)