UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor Preview and Picks
Ready for UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor picks and betting odds & predictions? We have reached UFC 229 which will feature one of the biggest matchups in UFC History. This card is shaping up to be one of the most exciting cards of the year, and features a lot of fighters who don’t like each other.
Event: UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor
Date: October 6th 2018
Time: 10 PM ET
Location: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass
Main Card (10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT on Pay-Per-View)
Khabib Nurmagomedov (-160) vs. Conor McGregor (+150)
One of the most anticipated fights ever takes place on Saturday night at T-Moble Arena with Khabib Nurmagomedov facing off with Conor McGregor.
This is McGregor’s much-anticipated return to the UFC, and this isn’t going to be an easy test for him. Khabib is a takedown artist and that is something McGregor has shown to be a weakness over the years.
Khabib can also go five rounds with relative ease and McGregor has shown at times to struggle with fights that go that long.
All signs point towards a Khabib win but McGregor still has that knockout punch that can put anything out in a second.
Although McGregor could still land one of those, I will take Khabib for a victory.
MMA Betting Pick: Khabib -160
Tony Ferguson (-360) vs. Anthony Pettis (+300)
Tony Ferguson and Anthony Pettis face of in a huge fight, with Ferguson being a huge favorite, which isn’t a surprise with how well he has fought.
Not many talk about Ferguson because he is in a stacked 155 pound weight class, but he might be one of the best fighters in the world.
Pettis is not going to have any shot in this one, and Ferguson is going to knock him out early.
MMA Betting Pick: Ferguson -360
Dominick Reyes (-225) vs. Ovince Saint Preux (+185)
This is an interesting fight on paper with a sold veteran going against an up and coming guy who is looking to be a star.
Reyes is the younger guy and has everything to prove. I don’t like how big of a favorite he is and would probably stay away from this fight but I will give a lean to Reyes.
MMA Betting Pick: Reyes -225
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MMA Betting Pick: Paulo Costa -135
First two fights on PPV
Alexander Volkov (-175) vs. Derrick Lewis (+155)
MMA Betting Pick: Derrick Lewis
Felice Herrig (-130) vs. Michele Waterson (+110)
MMA Betting Pick: Michele Waterson +110
Prelims (8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on FS1)
Sergio Pettis (-150) vs. Jussier Formiga (+130)
MMA Betting Pick: Pettis -150
Vicente Luque (-800) vs. Jalin Turner (+550)
MMA Betting Pick: Luque -800
Aspen Ladd (-160) vs. Tonya Evinger (+140)
MMA Betting Pick: Evinger +140
Alan Patrick (-255) vs. Scott Holtzman (+215)
MMA Betting Pick: Patrick -255
Yana Kunitskaya (-195) vs. Lina Länsberg (+168)
MMA Betting Pick: Kunitskaya -195
Nik Lentz (-225) vs. Gray Maynard (+185)
MMA Betting Pick: Lentz -225
Ryan LaFlare (-140) vs. Tony Martin (+120)
MMA Betting Pick: Martin +120