The most notorious young star in all of Mixed Martial Arts is Irish fighter Conor McGregor who is known for his brash trash talk and flamboyant demeanor, he has captured the interest of casual fans who seldom watch UFC events, on July 11 at UFC 189 live video streamed on YouTube Pay-Per-View he will have his chance to prove that he is not just all hype and attitude but the real deal when he takes on last minute replacement Chad Mendes for the UFC interim Featherweight championship title.
McGregor was originally supposed to fight current champion Jose Aldo but the champ pulled out due to a rib injury suffered in training camp. Mendes a powerful wrestler and top ranked featherweight filled in late to take on McGregor with the motivation to derail the hype train and expose him. McGregor will have to make a huge statement against one of the best wrestlers in the division to prove that he is not all talk. The MGM Grand in Las Vegas will host the biggest MMA fight of 2015.
The co-main event is a rematch between Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald. Lawler won the first time against MacDonald and went on to capture the welterweight championship against Johny Hendricks at UFC 181. The rematch will pit a more focused and mature MacDonald against a motivated Lawler ready to defend his title.
Pay-Per-View Fight Card
Featherweight Interim Title Fight: Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor
Welterweight Title Fight: Robbie Lawler (Champion) vs. Rory MacDonald
Catchweight (149.5 lbs): Dennis Bermudez vs. Jeremy Stephens
Welterweight: Gunnar Nelson vs. Brandon Thatch
Bantamweight: Brad Pickett vs. Thomas Almeida
UFC 189: Mendes vs McGregor Live Saturday July 11 at 10:00 pm/7:00 pm ET/PT www.youtube.com/UFC