The card for the most anticipated mixed martial arts card of the year is beginning to take shape.
UFC 229, set for Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena on October 6 doesn’t particularly need many selling points beyond the massive main event for the UFC lightweight title between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, but that is exactly what is happening after the UFC have announced a further five bouts which will take place on the card expected to be the most lucrative in MMA history.
These matchups are:
Sergio Pettis vs. Jussier Formiga
Michelle Waterson vs. Felice Herrig
Ovince St. Preux vs. Dominick Reyes
Lina Lansburg vs. Yana Kunitskaya
Ryan LaFlare vs. Tony Martin
The flyweight bout between Pettis and Formiga, ranked #2 and #5 at 125-pounds respectively, will be a particularly interesting match-up given Demetrious Johnson’s recent dethroning as the longtime flyweight king.
The pair were originally booked to face each other last year but an injury to Formiga put paid to those best laid plans.