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UFC 229: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor Live Streaming and Where to Watch

UFC 229: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor Live Streaming and Where to Watch
Written by Abhishek Lohia

UFC 229: The main event of the upcoming UFC 229 is a throwback to the Ultimate Fighting Championship era, when viewers would get to watch high voltage tight knock-out match-ups between a striker(Conor) and a grappler(Khabib). Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov have very dominating fighters in UFC Era and they have also well-defined strengths and weaknesses. the former prefers his opponents standing before he knocks them out, the latter wants them on their back for the slow mauling. UFC 229: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor Live Streaming is Here, for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor Live match details follow Newsfolo.com. 

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor Fight Timing

McGregor vs Khabib The weigh-in will be held in Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, who has the capacity of more than 50000 audiences. The weigh-ins for UFC 229 get underway on Friday afternoon at around 5 pm in the UK. The glory battle between Conor and Khabib will be live on BT Sport in the UK and it will be streamed live via the UFC’s official YouTube channel. For Live Commenatary and details of this fight, Follow Newsfolo.com.

Conor McGregor Fighting Style and Moves Details

Striking: In a case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the brash, foul-mouthed Irishman switches into a cerebral specimen inside the cage. At his best, McGregor is a patient counter attack-puncher who distracts with his fakes and excessive hand movement and manipulates the space in-between with the help of his sharp feet. McGregor tests opponents’ guards and chins with lazy jabs, exposes his own, lulls them forward and finishes them off with a counter left. Being a southpaw also helps him exploit angles against the familiarity orthodox fighters.

Wrestling: An underrated face of UFC, McGregor has showcased his takedown defence against wrestlers such as Chad Mendes and Eddie Alvarez. While he likes to avoid taking the fight to the ground, McGregor is a pro brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expert and has shown awareness and maneuverability that he admits having learned by being smashed into the canvas by superior grapplers.

Weakness: McGregor gasses out only three times in his UFC Career. The Irishman can be seen panting with his hands on his hips whenever a fight crosses the 20-minute mark. However, Conor’s cardio was exposed in the two fights against Nate Diaz and in the boxing match against Floyd Mayweather. A tireless Nurmagomedov would practically take McGregor down on will if the fight goes to later rounds.

Khabib Nurmagomedov Fighting Style and Moves Details

Wrestling: Even for the most desensitised, Nurmagomedov’s bouts are too uncomfortable to watch. The Russian champion is the closest one could get to watch a bear fight for titles. While standing knockouts are blink-and-you-miss affairs, Nurmagomedov takes his opponents down hard, using 270-degree suplexes along with high-altitude takedowns. Disoriented and panicking, his opponents scramble up and get chained for another takedown. If they choose to stay down, Nurmagomedov takes a light hip control, binds the legs and goes to punch and kick with strikes. Defend your face and Nurmagomedov continues his progression till he takes your back. Try to free your legs and you leave your head exposed for the punches and elbows. Either way, you’re in for a long night.

Striking: His stand-up is highly-serviceable and is used to set up takedowns. He walks and tries his opponent down with basic 1-2s and unleashes a level-change unorthodox left, which he uses immediately after a takedown scramble. In the past, he has come up second-best in exchanges, which brings us to his.

Weakness: While he has never been knocked down in his UFC Career, Nurmagomedov has been rocked by fighters way below McGregor’s level. He may not be a “glass-jawed bum”, but he has largely been untested and early strikes could lead to panic.

 

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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