McGregor lured to UFC

ESPN staff
February 8, 2013
Conor McGregor will make his debut on a card headlined by Alexander Gustafsson © Getty Images

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Conor McGregor has been lured to UFC and will make his debut against Marcus Brimage on the UFC on FUEL 9 card.

The 24-year-old Irishman McGregor has been making a name for himself in Cage Warriors, having amassed an eight-fight winning run.

Paul Dollery, press manager for Ireland's Cage Warriors, confirmed the deal had been struck and his first opponent will be Brimage.

The pair will meet in a featherweight contest at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm on April 6.

UFC on FUEL 9 is headlined by a light-heavyweight clash between Alexander Gustafsson and Gegard Mousasi.

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