After almost two years away from the sport, Conor McGregor is set to return to the Octagon.
The Notorious will be challenging the UFC Lightweight Champion, Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.
UFC president Dana White confirmed the title fight would take place on Saturday morning (AEST) at a promotional press conference.
“They’re not here, unfortunately. But the fight is done. October (6) in Las Vegas,” White told the press.
Beating the undefeated Nurmagomedov will not be an easy task for McGregor, who has was charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief for his involvement in a melee earlier this year.
McGregor accepted a plea deal from the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office last week, avoiding jail time and a criminal record.
By Abe Spargo