MMA Fighting has Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor live blog for round-by-round updates of one of the top boxing fights of the year.
The main event will start a little after 11:00 p.m. ET. Check out our Mayweather vs. McGregor results page to find out what happened on the undercard. Mayweather will be putting his 49-0 career record on the line, when he squares off against McGregor, who is the UFC lightweight champion. The two fighters will be competing for a “Money belt.”
Check out the Mayweather vs. McGregor main event live blog below.
Round 1: It’s happening. It’s actually happening. From utter pipe dream to unbelievable reality, Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor is about to play out. For better or worse, whatever we see over the next 35 minutes is going to be remembered forever. Imelda May sings the Irish national anthem. Demi Lovato follows with the Star Spangled Banner. And here comes Conor, walking out to “Foggy Dew” with his two UFC belts. This is surreal. This is all so surreal. Here comes Floyd, wearing a full-on bank-robber ski mask. McGregor’s corner is dressed in three-piece suits. Jimmy Lenon does the honors and we’re ready. This is happening. They touch ‘em up and we’re off. McGregor comes out in a wide stance. He pressures Mayweather against the ropes and starts letting his hands go. Mayweather slips and dodges. Left straight down the pipe from McGregor misses. Mayweather jabs to the body. McGregor pops out his right hand. Mayweather misses and McGregor looks at him with disdain. McGregor jabs to the body. McGregor lunges inside and flurries, but misses. Mayweather charges inside and eats a nice uppercut. McGregor playing with his hands a lot. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 McGregor.
Round 2: Good start for McGregor. Felt like Mayweather was holding back early. McGregor walks Mayweather into the ropes. Nothing going. McGregor misses with a looping shot. McGregor jabs to the body. Nice right hand for McGregor as he switches stances. McGregor just misses with a right hand down the pipe. McGregor slips a right hand and they clinch. Mayweather connects with a jab. McGregor clinches and throws some rabbit punches. Awkward but effective. And again. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 McGregor. (20-18 McGregor.)
Round 3: McGregor has clearly won the first two rounds, which is something I don’t think many people expected. McGregor gets warned for throwing a hammer fist. They clinch again then break. McGregor feinting as the arena erupts in “Ole!” chants. McGregor switches stances and misses with a left. McGregor pops out his jab. Very little offense here for Mayweather. Mayweather jabs to the body. They trade. McGregor switches stances and pops out a straight punch. Every time they clinch McGregor is unleashing with rabbit punches. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 McGregor (30-27 McGregor.)
Round 4: McGregor might be getting close to a point deduction for those hammer fists. McGregor walks Mayweather against the ropes and starts throwing. Mayweather keeps diving inside leaning low. Mayweather eats a very nice left. Mayweather answers back, he’s landing now. Mayweather eats a jab. McGregor goes to the head as Mayweather goes to the body. Mayweather smiles. McGregor staying busy, mixing up his punches. McGregor circles out and just misses a left hand. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Mayweather. (39-37 McGregor.)
Round 5: Mayweather looks like he has a pep in his step now. McGregor is staying busy but can’t land flush. Referee Robert Byrd is getting frustrated with the action in the clinch. McGregor tags Mayweather with a pair of left hands. McGregor smacks Mayweather clean off a break. Mayweather responds with a sharp salvo. McGregor eats a left. McGregor is popping right hands through Mayweather’s guard. This is a much closer round. Mayweather shoves McGregor after the round. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 McGregor. (49-46 McGregor.)
Round 6: They start fighting inside and Mayweather turns his back completely to McGregor, as McGregor punches his head and body. Strange sequence there. Mayweather is starting to come alive now. McGregor looks tired. Mayweather is landing clean and often with jabs and combinations. McGregor goes to the body, then tags Mayweather with a sharp straight right. McGregor grins. Mayweather rushes into the clinch and Byrd warns McGregor about the back of the head shots. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Mayweather. (58-56 McGregor.)
Round 7: They immediately clinch, Mayweather punches to the body. McGregor is staying active though, throwing at Mayweather from unusual angles. Mayweather stalks forward and connects with a pair of stiff punches. McGregor answers with an uppercut. Mayweather charges forward and connects. McGregor lands a nice shot in the clinch. Mayweather pops McGregor’s head back with a hard shot. Mayweather is really seizing the momentum. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Mayweather. (67-66 McGregor.)
Round 8: They clinch and Mayweather turns his back, leading McGregor to get warned again for punches to the back of the head. McGregor switches stances and lands. Mayweather fires back but McGregor connects on a clean counter. McGregor is staying busier this round. McGregor eats a hard shot, clinches, then responds with a nice shot off the break. McGregor is throwing and landing. McGregor eats a stiff jab. Mayweather does the same. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 McGregor. (77-75 McGregor.)
Round 9: McGregor swarms in immediately and piles on punches against the ropes. Byrd talks to him about something, hard to tell what, and McGregor sneaks in a quick jab at Mayweather. McGregor unloads with blocked punches while Mayweather covers up. They clinch, and McGregor lands a nice jab off the break. Mayweather is unloading now. Oh man, Mayweather has McGregor hurt. Mayweather tags McGregor hard against the ropes. McGregor is fading hard. Mayweather lunges forward and connects with a left hand. McGregor looks nearly done. Twenty seconds left and Mayweather is tagging McGregor at will. McGregor is still standing. He makes it. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Mayweather. (86-85 McGregor.)
Round 10: McGregor holds Mayweather’s head with his left hand and paws out a few rights. McGregor continues to look to tie up. Mayweather catches McGregor hard! Mayweather swarms! McGregor is eating shot after shot! That’s it. Byrd steps in. McGregor was getting tagged against the ropes. This is done. Floyd Mayweather has defeated Conor McGregor.
Floyd Mayweather def. Conor McGregor via TKO at 1:05 of round 10