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USA: McGregor and Cerrone hold final weigh-in ahead of UFC 246 fight

United States, Las Vegas
January 18, 2020 at 03:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

Irish MMA star Conor 'Notorious' McGregor and his opponent Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone met each other for the last time in Las Vegas on Friday, before their UFC 246 fight on Saturday night.

The fighters had the last weigh-in before the clash, with McGregor and Cerrone weighing 170 pounds (77 kilograms) each.

McGregor, one of the sport's biggest names, will be returning to the Octagon for the first time since October 2018 when he lost to Russia's Khabib Nurmagomedov following a fourth-round submission.

Five months after the loss, McGregor announced his official retirement from the sport but made a U-turn to take up Cowboy's offer of a welterweight clash.

Denver-born Cerrone is a strong underdog for the bout but is some 10cm (2.5in) taller than the Irishman and has fought in twice as many fights (50:25) so he will be hoping to make his size and experience count.

McGregor vs. Cowboy is set to take place at UFC 246 in Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night (3am GMT Sunday) in front of a 20,000-strong crowd.

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Irish MMA star Conor 'Notorious' McGregor and his opponent Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone met each other for the last time in Las Vegas on Friday, before their UFC 246 fight on Saturday night.

The fighters had the last weigh-in before the clash, with McGregor and Cerrone weighing 170 pounds (77 kilograms) each.

McGregor, one of the sport's biggest names, will be returning to the Octagon for the first time since October 2018 when he lost to Russia's Khabib Nurmagomedov following a fourth-round submission.

Five months after the loss, McGregor announced his official retirement from the sport but made a U-turn to take up Cowboy's offer of a welterweight clash.

Denver-born Cerrone is a strong underdog for the bout but is some 10cm (2.5in) taller than the Irishman and has fought in twice as many fights (50:25) so he will be hoping to make his size and experience count.

McGregor vs. Cowboy is set to take place at UFC 246 in Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night (3am GMT Sunday) in front of a 20,000-strong crowd.

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