‘The Notorious’ makes his return to the Octagon

UFC 246

Sunday 19 January 2020
T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada, United States
UFC 246 at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada on Sunday 19 January 2020 will be headlined by the return of Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor, as he takes on Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in the main event.
McGregor, known as ‘Notorious’, was last in action in October 2018 when he lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov (via submission) in a UFC Lightweight Championship bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas. A brawl erupted inside and outside the Octagon in the wake of the fight – yet more controversy following the 31-year-old Irishman.
Donald Cerrone
Yet McGregor says he is focused and determined for 2020, hoping to re-establish himself as one of the best MMA fighters in the world. "I'm looking at this as a season,” he explained. “This is the beginning of the season. Donald was the first one that I agreed to have a bout with, and here we are."

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Cerrone, meanwhile, is very much the underdog after losing his last two fights to Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje in June and September last year respectively, but remains an experienced and dangerous competitor.

Holly Holm
‘Cowboy’ is also completely uninterested in talking trash about McGregor’s various misdemeanours outside of the Octagon: “I don't say nothing about him. I don't care,” the American stated. “He lives his life out of fighting, that's his thing. I got nothing to say about it. He's his own man. I'm going to try to get in there and mix it up with him. I'm happy to welcome him back.”
The co-main event of the night is a Women’s Bantamweight battle between Holly Holm (12-5-0) and Raquel Pennington (10-7-0), with both fighters looking to work their way back to a position where they can challenge the dominant Amanda Nunes for the Championship belt.
The main card also includes the following fights: Aleksei Oleinik (57-13-1) v Maurice Greene (8-3-0) in the Heavyweight division; a Women’s Strawweight fight between Claudia Gadelha (17-4-0) and Alexa Grasso (11-3-0); and Anthony Pettis (22-9-0) v Carlos Diego Ferreira (16-2-0) in the Lightweight division.

UFC 246 – Main Card

Main event: Welterweight: Conor McGregor (21-4-0) v Donald Cerrone (36-13-0, 1 NC)
Co-main event: Women’s Bantamweight: Holly Holm (12-5-0) v Raquel Pennington (10-7-0)
Heavyweight: Aleksei Oleinik (57-13-1) v Maurice Greene (8-3-0)
Women’s Strawweight: Claudia Gadelha (17-4-0) v Alexa Grasso (11-3-0)
Lightweight: Anthony Pettis (22-9-0) v Carlos Diego Ferreira (16-2-0)


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Published: 01/16/2020