Ten fights. That’s all it took for Conor McGregor to go from relative unknown to worldwide famous person. Alongside the best way, “The Infamous” one made historical past, turning into the primary fighter to carry two UFC titles concurrently. However this story isn’t over but, and on Saturday, October 6, McGregor will return to Las Vegas and T-Cell Enviornment to problem unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC light-weight title he by no means misplaced within the Octagon. It’s the largest combat of 2018, and to start out getting you prepared, right here’s a take a look at the fights that obtained McGregor to the UFC 229 major occasion.

2013

TKO1 Marcus Brimage (Watch on UFC FIGHT PASS)
Diehard combat followers knew about assured Dubliner Conor McGregor earlier than his UFC debut in April of 2013, however few anticipated him to grow to be the phenomenon he did – at the least not as rapidly as he took over the MMA world. However when you’re searching for the best way to make a UFC debut, “The Infamous” one nailed it towards Marcus Brimage, knocking the American out within the first spherical after Brimage took McGregor’s pre-fight trash speak as a private assault and rushed the Irishman. 67 seconds later, a star was born.

W3 Max Holloway (Watch on UFC FIGHT PASS)
Initially slated to face Andy Ogle in an all-Europe battle, McGregor obtained an much more imposing project in Hawaii’s Max Holloway in Boston, and catastrophe virtually struck when the extremely touted McGregor tore his ACL throughout the bout. Gutting it out towards a harmful foe, McGregor nonetheless discovered a method to win, taking a three-round unanimous resolution over the long run featherweight champion. Sadly, he could be placed on the shelf for almost a 12 months as a result of knee damage.

2014

TKO1 Diego Brandao (Watch on UFC FIGHT PASS)
Some folks falter beneath stress, whereas others enjoy it, and McGregor proved to be a part of the latter group when matched up with Brazil’s Diego Brandao in July of 2014. Not solely was McGregor returning after almost a 12 months away from the Octagon because of damage, however he was coming again because the headliner of the UFC’s return to his dwelling metropolis of Dublin. But regardless of the deluge of media descending on him and the load of expectations dropped on his shoulders, McGregor responded with a Efficiency of the Evening stoppage, barely getting touched by Brandao earlier than the tip got here on the 4:05 mark.

TKO1 Dustin Poirier (Watch on UFC FIGHT PASS)
Having proved in a position to defeat his fellow prospects, McGregor nonetheless needed to present that he might grasp with the contenders of the featherweight division, and towards Dustin Poirier in Las Vegas, he did greater than that, stopping the proficient and skilled veteran in lower than two minutes. If followers thought they heard sufficient of McGregor’s speak, he was about to do much more. But what they couldn’t deny was that when he talked, he lived as much as each boast. And now he had the eye of champion Jose Aldo.

2015

TKO2 Dennis Siver (Watch on UFC FIGHT PASS)
Many believed that McGregor’s win over Poirier was sufficient to place him in a title combat with Aldo, however the UFC wished to see him cross another take a look at. In his second headlining bout, this time towards Germany’s Dennis Siver in Boston, McGregor cemented his place as the subsequent in line for a crack on the crown with a dominant second spherical end of Siver. However was he prepared for Aldo?

TKO2 Chad Mendes (Watch on UFC FIGHT PASS)
After an intensive media tour to construct up his UFC 189 bout towards Aldo, McGregor obtained a shot to the intestine when the champion was pressured to withdraw from the combat because of damage. Nonetheless wanting to remain on the cardboard, McGregor took on a harmful substitute foe within the type of Chad Mendes, and regardless of some tough early moments when he was taken down by the Crew Alpha Male standout, McGregor roared again, scored a second-round TKO victory and picked up the interim 145-pound title belt. Aldo must wait, however not for lengthy.

KO1 Jose Aldo (Watch on UFC FIGHT PASS)
If Conor McGregor by no means received one other combat once more, he would nonetheless be remembered endlessly for this one. After all of the hype and anticipation for Aldo vs. McGregor, the Irishman took simply 13 seconds to take Aldo’s belt and finish the Brazilian’s decade-long unbeaten streak. Watching it on tv simply doesn’t do it justice, as saying the MGM Grand Backyard Enviornment erupted that evening is an understatement. Conor McGregor owned Las Vegas that evening, and now he had his sights on the world.

2016
Lsub2 Nate Diaz (Watch on UFC FIGHT PASS)
There could be no relaxation or any lack of ambition from Mr. McGregor after he received his world title, as he instantly set his sights on a March 2016 bout with light-weight champion Rafael Dos Anjos. However McGregor’s quest for historical past was delayed when Dos Anjos obtained injured. What to do? How a couple of quick discover bout with Nate Diaz…at 170 kilos? McGregor was in, Diaz was in, and after a powerful begin from the Irishman, Diaz took over within the second spherical and submitted “The Infamous” one. The combat despatched shockwaves by means of the sports activities world and begged for a rematch.

W5 Nate Diaz (Watch on UFC FIGHT PASS)
After struggling his first UFC loss, McGregor might have gone again to featherweight to defend his title and even request a rematch with Diaz at a extra possible 155 kilos. He didn’t. He wished the rematch ASAP at 170 once more. And this time, in one of many greatest occasions of the 12 months at UFC 202, McGregor evened the rating, holding off a late cost from Diaz to win a five-round majority resolution. It was stirring stuff from a person getting used to delivering that type of pleasure.

TKO2 Eddie Alvarez (Watch on UFC FIGHT PASS)
Once more placed on the doorstep of historical past, McGregor kicked that door down at UFC 205, as he defeated Eddie Alvarez in the primary occasion of the primary MMA card at Madison Sq. Backyard. The bout was classic McGregor, as he gauged the gap, obtained his vary after which unleashed pinpoint correct mixtures that halted the Philadelphia veteran within the second spherical. With that victory, McGregor took Alvarez’ light-weight title, making him the one fighter in UFC historical past to carry two belts concurrently. Simply one other day on the workplace for McGregor, who chases historical past once more this October.

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