Popular Irish MMA star Conor McGregor will make his long-awaited return to UFC when he takes on America’s Donald Cerrone on January 19 (Australian time) in Las Vegas.
The event was long-rumoured to be the headline act for UFC 246, but the news was made official today.
The Irishman became the face of UFC during a 15-fight unbeaten run from 2011 until 2015, but has fought just once since the start of 2017 – a loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in UFC 229 back in October 2018. His last UFC win came way back in November 2016.
McGregor spent much of 2017 preparing for famous boxing match with undefeated superstar Floyd Mayweather, which he lost.
His opponent, known as ‘Cowboy’, will be a 36-year-old former Lightweight Champion in the form of Donald Cerrone. The Denver native is enduring something of a rough patch, losing his last two fights by TKO and six of his last ten fights dating back to the beginning of 2017.