The fight will be enjoyed on the 19th of January on a Saturday night. This match holds most importance for Pacquiao as it will mark two years in a row that he will be fighting in the US.
The main event this weekend promises to be even more dramatic. Events leading up to the fight are already unfolding. On Friday, McGregor and Khabib weighed in , both meeting the sub pound requirements for Saturday's fight.
Khabib came in at while McGregor, who let out a howl as he flexed at the weigh-in, came in at Now that the lightweights are weighed in, the fun begins. Here's what you need to know. When is the fight?
Khabib Nurmagomedov is scheduled for Oct. The event begins at 4 p. PT with 11 undercard bouts, so it will be a few hours before the title fight happens.
At what weight class will they fight? McGregor and Nurmagomedov will fight for the pound lightweight title. Who will win the fight? But, you know -- who knows?
What's one other fight on the undercard to watch? Anthony Pettis -- because the winner of that fight "should determine" who will later fight the winner of McGregor vs. How can I watch McGregor vs. It will be a UFC pay-per-view event.
Once you've purchased the event, you can use your phone, tablet, computer, streaming box or TV to stream the fight. You can also watch the fight unfold by following these Twitter accounts.
You don't need to be a Prime member. The company has yet to add a link to purchase the October event, but it's expected.
Is there a prefight stream? When was the last time McGregor fought? The last fight of any kind for McGregor occurred in August of last year when he stepped into the boxing ring against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather and lost by TKO in the 10th round.
What has McGregor been up to in the last year? He's been fighting Nurmagomedov was the alleged target of the attack. McGregor was charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief.
After a plea deal with the state of New York, McGregor can get back to the business of fighting humans rather than buses. What do I need to know about Khabib Nurmagomedov?
He is 29 years old 30 by the time of the fight and from Dagestan, Russia. He's undefeated and the current UFC lightweight champion. He's a wrestler and has a black belt in judo.
Why will their styles make the fight? McGregor is a striker. Nurmagomedov is a grappler. These two opposing styles should make for a thrilling fight. Will McGregor's elite striking ability keep Nurmagomedov from dragging him to the mat?
If the fight goes to the ground, what will happen?
Add in the fact that these two fighters already don't like each other and the fight has the chance to be a classic.