On Saturday, Oct. 6, the UFC hosted UFC 229: Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

In the night’s main event, lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov put his belt on the line against former two-division titleholder Conor McGregor. The Dagestan native Nurmagomedov captured gold after a lopsided decision win over Al Iaquinta at UFC 223 earlier this year. He has yet to taste defeat through 27 professional contests. McGregor, meanwhile, returned to the Octagon for the first time UFC 205 in 2016. The Irishman failed to defend his featherweight and lightweight belts and was subsequently stripped of both by the promotion. His last combat sports action came last August when he was finished by Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing match.

The co-main event also took place in the lightweight division as former champion Anthony Pettis took on former interim champ Tony Ferguson.

The 12-fight event kicked off with three bouts streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET. Four additional preliminary-card bouts followed on Fox Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, with the five-fight main card airing live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.

Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Conor McGregor by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 4, 3:03 – for lightweight title
Tony Ferguson def. Anthony Pettis by TKO (hand injury). Round 2, 5:00
Dominick Reyes def. Ovince Saint Preux by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Derrick Lewis def. Alexander Volkov by knockout (punches). Round 3, 4:49
Michelle Waterson def. Felice Herrig by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 30-27)
Jussier Formiga def. Sergio Pettis by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28)
Vicente Luque def. Jalin Turner by knockout (punches). Round 1, 3:52
Aspen Ladd def. Tonya Evinger by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 3:26
Scott Holtzman def. Alan Patrick by knockout (elbows). Round 3, 3:42
Yana Kunitskaya def. Lina Lansberg by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Nik Lentz def. Gray Maynard by TKO (head kick and punches). Round 2, 1:19
Tony Martin def. Ryan LaFlare by TKO (head kick and punches). Round 3, 1:00

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