People are eager to see the return of Conor McGregor at UFC 246. There, the Irishman will be taking on Donald Cerrone in the main event on Jan. 18 in a welterweight bout.
It is set to be the first time McGregor fights since he lost by fourth-round submission to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in a highly-anticipated fight. There is no question the Irishman is still the biggest star in MMA s the event solid out quickly and Dana White says it will be a $10 million gate.
— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) December 21, 2019
The drawing power of Conor McGregor is real as Jed I. Goodman showed the top three gates for Las Vegas and McGregor has two of the three and after UFC 246 will have three of the top-four.
From Yahoo, Dana White says #UFC246 sold out on first day on sale and gate is $10M.
Top 3 #UFC Vegas gates:
1. UFC 229: $17,188,894.67
2. UFC 200: $10,746,248.00
3. UFC 194: $10,006,249.00
— Jed I. Goodman (@jedigoodman) December 22, 2019
Should Conor McGregor win this fight and Khabib Nurmagomedov beats Tony Ferguson, White has said he will book the rematch. So the stakes are high.
For Donald Cerrone, he is finally getting the big payday he deserves and is looking to snap his two-fight losing streak where he has lost by TKO to Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje. Before that, he beat Al Iaquinta by decision and TKO’d Alex Hernandez in his return to lightweight.
UFC 246 goes down on Jan. 18 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and the fight card is below:
UFC 246 Main Card
- Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone — Welterweight main event
- Anthony Pettis vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira — Lightweight co-main event
- Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington — Women’s bantamweight
- Claudia Gadelha vs. Alexa Grasso — Women’s strawweight
- Andre Fili vs. Sodiq Yusuff — Featherweight
- Roxanne Modafferi vs. Maycee Barber — Women’s flyweight
- Nasrat Haqparast vs. Drew Dober — Lightweight
- Grant Dawson vs. Chas Skelly — Featherweight
- Aleksei Oleinik vs. Maurice Greene — Heavyweight
- Tim Elliott vs. Askar Askarov — Flyweight
- Brian Kelleher vs. Ode Osbourne — Bantamweight
- Sabina Mazo vs. JJ Aldrich — Women’s flyweight
- Aleksa Camur vs. Justin Ledet — Light heavyweight
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime