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Conor McGregor Made An Impact On UFC, Dana White

Conor McGregor entered his Octagon debut with a strong resume and plenty of hype. In 67 seconds, he showed that he was worth all the accolades, defeating Marcus Brimage Saturday at UFC on FUEL TV 9.

McGregor attacked and didn’t relent until the referee pulled him off, earning the Knockout of the Night and a likely second UFC fight in Boston later this year.

“We love this sport (in Ireland). It was great to see all the Irish lads out there. It was unbelievable. Hopefully, that persuades (UFC president) Dana (White) to come back to Dublin. There’s some great fighters over in our area.”

As for McGregor’s (13-2) immediate future, that will likely see him compete in August when the UFC debuts on FOX Sports 1 in Boston.

“The answer is yes,” said White, when asked about McGregor competing on that card. He has now won nine straight fights, including seven first round finishes.

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Fight Cards

Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis

Event Date: November 4, 2016
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 98: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson

Event Date: November 5, 2016
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 164: Koreshkov vs. Lima

Event Date: November 11, 2016
Broadcast: Spike Sports

UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor

Event Date: November 12, 2016
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 165: Chandler Vs. Henderson

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 99: Mousasi vs. Hall 2

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: TBD