Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor will be headlining as UFC 229 could potentially break the 1.6 million pay-per-view record. In this picture, McGregor arrives onstage holding the Irish National flag for the weigh-in with boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (out of frame) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 25, 2017. JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images

The UFC 229 card headlined by Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov in Las Vegas on Oct. 6 is starting to shape up as a number of bouts have been added to the event.

UFC officials confirmed to the Las Vegas Review-Journal that five bouts have now been added to the card which takes place at the T-Mobile Arena, though it is not certain whether they will feature on the main card or the prelims.

Sergio Pettis vs. Jussier Formiga

A flyweight bout between two of the top five in the division in Pettis and Formiga looks the most likeliest to feature on the main card. Pettis, with five wins in his last six, the only loss coming via unanimous decision to current champion Henry Cejudo, will look to continue to stake a claim at a title shot with a win over Formiga, who has finishes in his last two fights.

Michelle Waterson vs. Felice Herrig

Both Waterson and Herrig will look enter the discussions for a women's strawweight title shot with a decisive win. Waterson ended a two-fight losing run with a split decision win over Cortney Casey in April.

Herrig meanwhile, lost her last fight against Karolina Kowalkiewicz via split decision at UFC 223 in April, ending a four-fight winning streak.

Ovince Saint Preux vs. Dominick Reyes

Saint Preux had an impressive win over young prospect Tyson Pedro in his last fight and with four wins with finishes in his last five fights, will be hoping a win at UFC 229 will get him a number one contender bout with a top light heavyweight.

His task will not be easy though as he takes on the undefeated Dominick Reyes who has finishes in all but one of his nine victories, with five knockouts in his last six wins.

Lina Lansberg vs. Yana Kunitskaya

A women's bantamweight bout between Lansberg and Kunitskaya will take place as well, with both fighters notably suffering knockout losses in their UFC debut to current featherweight champion Cris Cyborg.

Lansberg will be looking to win her second successive fight after a unanimous decision win over Gina Mazany while Kunitskaya will target a first win under the UFC banner.

Ryan LaFlare vs Tony Martin

Lastly, LaFlare will look to climb the welterweight rankings as he aims for an eighth win in 10 UFC appearances, with his last win coming via unanimous decision against Alex Garcia in April.

His opponent is grappling specialist Martin, who boasts four wins in his last five fights, the most recent one against Keita Nakamura via unanimous decision in April as well, notably the same card LaFlare last fought on.

According to ESPN, a heavyweight bout between Derrick Lewis and Alexander Volkov is also being planned as the card's co-main event.

While there is no real marquee matchup other than the main event as of now, one or two more major fights can be expected to be added. A lightweight bout in particular, would be ideal in case one of McGregor or Nurmagomedov have to pull out of their title fight.

With Nate Diaz taking on Dustin Poirier at UFC 230 in November, the now injury-free Tony Ferguson may feature on the Las Vegas card, with a rematch against Kevin Lee seemingly the best option at this point.

Regardless, with cash-cow McGregor taking part in the main event in what will be his first UFC fight in 23 months, the event is expected to be a lucrative one, which UFC president Dana White expects to break the pay-per-view record.

McGregor currently holds that record with his UFC 202 fight with Diaz generating 1.6 million buys.