Brian Campbell already called Derrick Lewis (+255) and Daniel Cormier (+140) winning in upsets by CBS Sports Staff 59s ago • 2 min read On Saturday, Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 will draw the attention of amateur and professional bettors alike. McGregor, an Irish showman whose jaw-dropping performances have fueled the fight scene for years now, is making his first octagon appearance in nearly two years against an undefeated fighter who has replaced him at the top of the lightweight division. The latest McGregor vs. Khabib odds have McGregor as a +150 underdog (risk $100 to win $150), while Nurmagomedov is -180 (risk $180 to win $100). Before you make your McGregor vs. Khabib picks or try to take advantage of any other UFC 229 odds, you'll want to see what combat sports expert Brian Campbell has to say. Campbell is CBS Sports' top MMA expert and the host of the "In This Corner" podcast. He has helped guide bettors to major cashes with … [Read more...] about Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov odds and picks: Top-rated expert unveils predictions for UFC 229
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Both fighters in the UFC 230 co-main event don't seem too happy by Jack Jorgensen @JackJorgensen14 moments ago • 1 min read The UFC held its 25th anniversary quarterly press conference on Friday in Los Angeles leading into the UFC 227 event set to take place this weekend in the Staples Center. Going into the festivities, the assumption was that the sole focus would be on the return of Nate Diaz to the Octagon after over two years away, as he's set to take on Dustin Poirier in the UFC 230 co-main event in Madison Square Garden on Nov. 3. That was until UFC president Dana White revealed the mega-surprise of the afternoon: Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title booked as the main event for UFC 229 on Oct. 6 in Las Vegas. Well Diaz, the biggest rival of McGregor's career, was none too pleased regarding the lightweight title bout announcement. Shortly after the announcement was made, Diaz could be seen storming off … [Read more...] about Nate Diaz storms off stage after Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov fight announcement
McGregor will make his much-anticipated UFC return in a lightweight title fight against the unbeaten Nurmagomedov by Pete Blackburn @PeteBlackburn moments ago • 1 min read Conor McGregor is heading back into the Octagon, and he's got his eyes set on the lightweight title ... again. He'll have his work cut out for him though, as the fight odds open with McGregor as an underdog against Khabib Nurmagomedov. After Friday's announcement that the title fight was set for UFC 229 in Oct. 6, McGregor was given +160 odds while Khabib opened as a -200 favorite, via Bovada.McGregor will enter the fight with a record of 21-3, while Nurmagomedov is unbeaten at 26-0. While McGregor is the challenger, he never technically lost the lightweight title belt after taking it from Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in 2016. But McGregor was forced to vacate that title (plus his featherweight belt) due to inactivity during his nearly two-year hiatus from the UFC, during … [Read more...] about UFC 229 odds: Is Conor McGregor or Khabib Nurmagomedov favored in their title fight?
UFC looks to keep its PPV schedule rolling -- and together -- after a rough start to 2018 by Brandon Wise 2m ago • 2 min read UFC is off to another busy year after kicking off 2018 with a huge PPV in UFC 220 where heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic set the title defense record for the division with a unanimous decision win over Francis Ngannou. Then, Cris Cyborg made lightwork of challenger Yana Kunitskaya to retain her women's featherweight title while Brian Ortega became the first person to stop Frankie Edgar in the co-main event. Finally at UFC 223, when all else failed, Khabib Nurmagomedov was finally crowned the lightweight king when he dismantled Al Iaquinta in Brooklyn, New York.Can't get enough UFC? Subscribe to our podcast In This Corner with Brian Campbell where we break down everything you need to know in the Octagon.We also got to see one of the top middleweight fights of the year when Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero battled over … [Read more...] about UFC fight schedule 2018: Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov headlines UFC 229
The two powerhouses will finally collide this October by Brian Campbell @BCampbellCBS 1m ago • 1 min read Getty Images Conor McGregor is back.The former UFC two-division champion and the biggest pay-per-view star in MMA history announced Friday he will end a 21-month absence from the Octagon when he faces lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 on Oct. 6 in Las Vegas.The fight's announcement turned out to be the surprise climax of UFC's 25th anniversary fall news conference in Los Angeles, held just one day before UFC 227 comes to the Staples Center. UFC president Dana White initially told media members the fight was close but not done in order to protect the announcement, despite the fact that both fighters weren't present at the event.The 30-year-old McGregor (21-3) hasn't fought since becoming the first UFC fighter to hold two world titles simultaneously when he stopped Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November 2016. Last summer, … [Read more...] about Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov set as main event for UFC 229 in Las Vegas