Conor McGregor Set To Duel It Out With 'Cowboy' Cerrone At UFC 246

The Irishman makes his return to the Octagon in 2020
10:21, 29 Nov 2019

Conor McGregor will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon in the New Year by taking on Donald Cerrone on January 15.

This will mark a return after a 15-month absence from the UFC and president Dana White has told ESPN: "Conor has signed and 'Cowboy' is ready to go,"

The Irishman will be fighting at welterweight and hoping to add another win to his record that currently reads 21 wins and four losses. His last MMA fight was a loss to Russia's Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018 while he also lost to Floyd Mayweather on his boxing debut in September 2017.

The 31-year-old has only fought twice at this weight level, losing once against Nate Diaz before beating him in the rematch. This bout in Las Vegas will see one of the biggest characters of the sport return which is good news for Dana White.

Elsewhere in the world of MMA, Darren Till wants to fight Robert Whittaker as part of a co-main event on the same night McGregor takes on Cerrone at UFC 246. The Liverpudlian posted on Instagram a picture of the pair with the comment: "Surely they need a co-main event?"

The fighter who made his debut at middleweight at UFC 244 with a split decision victory over Kelvin Gastelum as The Gorilla bounced back from losses to both Tyron Woodley and Jorge Masvidal.

His potential opponent, Whittaker, last fought at UFC 243 where he lost his middleweight world title to Israel Adesanya after a second-round knockout.

With these two fights on the cards, 2020 is already up and running in MMA!

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