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Khabib and McGregor make weight, bout at UFC 229 officially on!

For the first time in two years, McGregor made weight for an MMA fight

The day before a major combat sports event is never that easy for a fighter. Weigh-ins take place and there is always some sort of drama. Many fighters struggle with their goal while others just don’t even show up. Luckily for us, the MMA Gods were kind to us coming into UFC 229.

Both Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor both made weight for their bout on Saturday, October 6. Khabib (26-0), weighed in at 155 pounds, while McGregor, who hasn’t fought inside an MMA cage in two years, showed up at 154.5. In fact, everyone on the card successfully made weight, a rarity nowadays.

The first one to arrive, Khabib was adamant about sticking to a routine before the fight. He has had issues making weight before; once in 2013 and another as he was supposed to main event UFC 209. Since then, he has been determined to stay on track.

As is the norm with the Irishman, McGregor (21-3) came to the scale a little later than intended. Looking leaner than ever, McGregor’s lightweight workout and transition out of the featherweight division may have been the best move for him. How his in-ring work looks compared to his actually physique will be something to look into.

Additionally, former champion Tony Ferguson made championship weight (155 lb), just in case something happened to the two main event fighters. He is currently scheduled to face Anthony Pettis.

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