Building UFC 229

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  1. Joseph_McBride

    Joseph_McBride Brown Belt

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    There's been a lot of smoke about Khabib vs Conor at 229 on OCT 6th in Vegas. And if Conor doesnt want that smoke I fully expect Lee to jump in. But what could/should the rest of the card look like? Well everyone wants to be on a big Conor card and Vegas cards are typically pretty stacked, altho 222 & 216 would beg to differ. Lets take a look at Joe Silva-McBride's matchmaking:

    UFC 226:
    Khabib N. vs Conor McGregor
    Tyron Woodley vs Colby Covington
    Yoel Romero vs Jacare Souza 2
    Sean O'Malley vs Tom Duquesnoy
    Karolina K. vs Michelle Waterson

    Dominick Cruz vs John Lineker
    Dominick Reyes vs Jordan Johnson
    John Moraga vs Alexandre Pantoja
    Calvin Kattar vs Arnold Allen

    CB Dollaway vs Hector Lombard 2
    Zeleski Dos Santos vs Ryan LaFlare
    Marvin Vettori vs Charles Byrd
     
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  2. VinceArch

    VinceArch Venom in the veins.

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    Good card but what the hell happened to 6 or 7 fights on a main card? I want to go back to that.
     
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    PlatinumAmerican Plat Naysh never dies

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    Not bad at all I like the main card and the prelims. Alex Hernandez vs another top ten opponent would be awesome
     
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    snackgod Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    one problem you cant have a retired fighter on it.

    also I think Karolina should fight rose next.
     
  5. Sakuraba7

    Sakuraba7 Black Belt

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    I actually don't believe this fight will happen at 229. Vegas does not make sense for it. The North East has the biggest CIS (ex-Soviet states), Muslim and Irish populations, and even Khabib has said he wants to fight in New York. Throwing that market demographic out the window and going to Las Vegas doesn't seem realistic to me at all. That being said, when the card takes place in New York with Khabib headlining I'd expect to see some Russian fighters on the undercard too. I would like to see Antigulov and Bibulutov on it.
     
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    Who is O'Malley to be over Cruz on the main card? Reported.
     
  7. Captain Tight

    Captain Tight Gettin two birds stoned at once

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    I'll take shit that won't happen for 500, please.
     
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    Captain Tight Gettin two birds stoned at once

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    If Khabib vs Conor ever happens, it won't even be in 2018
     
  9. justbetter

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    One of the things Conor has been asking for, is that he is on a card with no other fighters that get a PPV cut, and I get a feeling that this is something that the UFC will concede. So no woodley.
     
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    Conor wont take the fight imo. I see Lee vs Nurm happening more likely.
     
  11. Bode

    Bode White Belt

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    Agree that Conor will not want any other championship fights on the card. In that case i could see 229 looking something like this.

    Khabib vs Conor
    Miocic vs Velasquez
    Ferguson vs Winner of Alvarez/Poirer
    RDA vs Usman
    Doesn't really matter who the 5th fight is, any ideas?

    Sean O'Malley in the undercard

    Still a very stacked card, also has Ferguson in case of a pull out of either Mcgregor or Khabib.
     
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