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What time does Conor McGregor fight start? When will the Octagon walks begin for Khabib bout and how can I watch UFC 229?

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The Notorious is challenging the undefeated Russian for the lightweight title in Las Vegas

Conor McGregor will return to the Octagon on Saturday night against the fearsome Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The Russian will put his lightweight title on the line at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas at UFC 229.

Khabib v McGregor is being tipped as the biggest fight in MMA history

Khabib v McGregor is being tipped as the biggest fight in MMA history

Both men are playing mind games, with McGregor turning up late to the pre-fight press conference – forcing Khabib to leave and get back to his gruelling wight cut.

The Irishman seemed in fantastic spirits despite his lack of an opponent, cracking jokes and promoting his whiskey, while Nurmagomedov appeared drained and agitated.

One of the UFC’s greatest rivalries will finally come to a head this weekend, in what has been the most highly-anticipated fights of all time.

McGregor was his usual confident and boisterous self

McGregor was his usual confident and boisterous self

While his opponent looked weary and gaunt

While his opponent looked weary and gaunt

What time does it start and when is Khabib v McGregor?

  • The coverage of the event is scheduled to take place from around 1am on Sunday morning.
  • The main card will begin at 3am, starting with Michelle Waterson v Felice Herrig
  • The headline lightweight title fight featuring McGregor will start once the main card ends
  • The ‘Notorious’ is likely to make his walk to the Octagon around 5.30am (UK time)

Where is it?

McGregor will return to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas where he was defeated by Floyd Mayweather last August in his debut boxing bout.

The 20,000-seater stadium will host the historic bout

The 20,000-seater stadium will host the historic bout

What TV channel is it on, where can I live stream?

UFC 229 will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on BT Sport 1.

Their coverage begins at 1am, when a live stream will be available on the BT Sport app and on BTSport.com, with TV viewers able to watch on BT Sport 1 HD from the same time.

You can also follow all the action on talkSPORT’s live blog.

Who else is on the fight card?

Along with McGregor vs Nurmagomedev, there are nine other fights to look forward to:

  • Lightweight: Gray Maynard vs Nik Lentz
  • Women’s Bantamweight: Lina Lansberg vs Yana Kunitskaya
  • Welterweight: Ryan LaFlare vs Tony Martin
  • Lightweight: Scott Holtzman vs Alan Patrick
  • Flyweight: Sergio Pettis vs Jussier Formiga
  • Bantamweight: Sean O’Malley vs Jose Alberto Quinonez
  • Women’s Strawweight: Michelle Waterson vs Felice Herrig
  • Heavyweight: Derrick Lewis vs Alexander Volkov
  • Light Heavyweight: Ovince Saint Preux vs Dominick Reyes
  • Lightweight: Tony Ferguson vs Anthony Pettis

McGregor was in a jovial mood at the open workouts

McGregor was in a jovial mood at the open workouts

What are the latest odds?

  • Khabib – 10/17
  • McGregor – 7/5

(Odds courtesy of bet365.com)



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Author Since: Sep 20, 2018