Conor McGregor’s return has been made official against rival Khabib Nurmagomedov.
McGregor (21-3) and Nurmagomedov (26-0) will finally fight at UFC 229 in Las Vegas.
The UFC made the announcement via video promo at the end of their 25th anniversary press conference.
McGregor last saw action inside the Octagon at UFC 205 in November, 2016. He knocked out former title holder Eddie Alvarez to capture the lightweight championship.
During his two-year stint outside of the organization, McGregor cashed in heavily boxing the legendary Floyd Mayweather.
Nurmagomedov also fought UFC 205 and thoroughly dominated Michael Johnson en route to a submission victory.
In McGregor’s absence, Nurmagomedov racked up two more victories to capture the interim title this past April at UFC 223.
McGregor and Nurmagomedov have had their heated moments, most noticeably their highly publicized incident involving a bus attack in New York.
McGregor returns having never been defeated for the Featherweight and Lightweight Championships that he won.
Khabib will look to extend his undefeated career with a victory against the Irish champion in the most high profile fight of his career.
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