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Your Guide To UFC 229: Khabib Vs. McGregor Fight-Week

With the biggest week in the history of mixed martial arts ahead of us, make sure you don’t miss a second of Khabib vs. McGregor-related action.

Open workouts, the press conference, both sets of weigh-ins and, of course, the fight itself, we have it all covered so you can tune in and watch the biggest combat sporting event of the year unfold.

UFC 229: Open Workouts

Where?: Park Theater, Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas.

When?: Wednesday, October 3 at 15:30 PT or 23:30 – Irish/UK Time.

Who will be present?: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor, Tony Ferguson, and Anthony Pettis.

How do I watch?: Although the videos will no doubt be available online shortly after, you can usually tune into a live broadcast of the event courtesy of MMAFighting‘s official YouTube account.

What to expect?: This is where the first seeds will be planted as the week gets underway. Expect a solid crowd presence, some brief questioning for the fighters involved and perhaps some noodle-arms from the ‘Notorious’.

UFC 229: Official Pre-Fight Press Conference

Where?: Also in the Park Theater, Las Vegas.

When?: Thursday, October 4 at 15:00 PT or 23:00 – Irish/UK Time.

Who will be present?: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor, Dana White, and possibly Tony Ferguson and Anthony Pettis.

How do I watch?: The official YouTube account of the UFC always make these events available to view. We’ll also be posting a live link to both the Pundit Arena and Pundit Arena MMA Facebook/Twitter/Instagram pages about 15 minutes before things get underway.

What to expect?: If the last meeting between these two was good, imagine what a week or two will do towards building up that slowly-rising tension. We all know how animated Conor McGregor can be on fight-week and at this stage, his press appearances are almost as unmissable as his fights.

UFC 229: Ceremonial weigh-ins

Where?: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas

When?: Friday, October 5 at 17:00 ET or 01:00 (Oct 6) – Irish/UK time.

Who will be present?: Every single fighter featured on the UFC 229 card, Dana White, Joe Rogan, a few ring-girls and a massive crowd of fans.

H0w do I watch?: The UFC make this available to watch through their official YouTube account and again, like the press conference, we’ll be posting a link to our social media pages 15-20 minutes before so you can get settled before things get underway.

What to expect?: The questions that always linger over these events and the weight-cutting that goes into them will be answered earlier on Friday but when the ceremonial weigh-ins take place, we get one last face-off between each pairing as well as a brief interview with the four fighters featured in the main and co-main events.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 4: Conor McGregor of Ireland entertains the fans during the UFC 196 Weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 4, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor

Where?: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

When?: Saturday, October 6.

Coverage will begin at 15:15 PT or 23:15 Irish/UK time.

The main-card will kick-off at 19:00 PT or 03:00 (Oct 7) Irish/UK time.

The main-event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor should begin at around 21:00 PT or 05:00 Irish/UK time.

Who will be present?: The entire lineup of fighters, of course.

How do I watch?: EirSport.

What to expect?: It’s a pretty cracking card from top-to-bottom but in the night’s main-event, you have perhaps the biggest fight in the history of the sport. If you’re reading this article you more-than-likely don’t need to be convinced but this should be an unforgettable night.

Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena

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Author: Cillian Cunningham

Lead mixed martial arts writer who can be contacted at cillian@punditarena.com.