This upcoming Saturday, October 6th at 7pm PST, UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor will face off in the octagon for the UFC Lightweight Championship belt. Today, we get an inside at some of the participating fighters in the upcoming mixed martial arts event via the UFC 229 Embedded: Vlog Series in the first episode of a mini-documentary series provided by the Las Vegas-based promotion company.
The Undefeated Nurmagomedov Remains Well-Conditioned & Meets Khabib’s Army
During the nine-minute clip, fight fans get an in-depth look at Khabib ‘The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov‘s (26-0-0) training regime, conditioning program, and a surprise meet-and-greet at the American Kickboxing Co in San Jose, CA with a passionate group of fan’s known as Khabib’s Army. The undefeated Russian assassin found inspiration in his dedicated fanbase before heading to Las Vegas for the week to become accustomed to the climate before this weekend’s title fight.
Tony Ferguson & Anthony Pettis Gear Up For UFC 229
We also get an inside look at the co-main fight contenders and former UFC Lightweight Champions in, Tony Ferguson (23-3-0) and Anthony Pettis (21-7-0) as they prepare to enter the Octagon for contender rights. Ferguson provides viewers with a sense of calmness during the segment while Pettis and company work up a light sweat in sparring sessions led by his Head Coach, Duke Roufus.
Flyweight division representative, Sergio Pettis (17-3-0), Anthony’s younger brother also made an appearance in the vlog, attempting to maintain a solid core body weight while working on alternative striking methods as he prepares to take on the 35-year-old, Jussier Formiga (21-5-0) this weekend.
Conor McGregor Talks Continues To His Talk
Closing out episode one of UFC 229 Embedded: Vlog Series is none other than the Irish slick talker himself, Conor McGregor who pulled up to the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas in an orange Lamborghini Aventador to do some light sparring in preparation to take on Khabib this Saturday.
McGregor speaks on his 10-round experience in the boxing ring that took place last August against Floyd Mayweather and how he’s looking forward to defending his two-title UFC Championship belts against Nurmagomedov.
This main event will be an exciting one for mixed martial arts fans as Khabib has gained a following utilizing unorthodox striking methods such as ruthless flying knees, a left jab, right hook combo that has left his opponents stunned, and dominating takedown techniques. Some may be doubting McGregor who hasn’t been in the octagon since defeating Eddie Alvarez in November of 2016 but, Conor has earned his right to fight amongst the elite in the world and there’s a reason why he is the self-proclaimed best fighter in the world pound-for-pound.
Tune in to the Pay-Per-View event, this Saturday, October 6th, to see the outcome of UFC 229: Khabib Vs. McGregor.