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UFC 205 Fight Card

UFC 205 Fight Card : McGregor vs Alvarez Fight Preview

UFC 205 is about to require the fight world by storm on Sabbatum, Nov. twelve in the big apple town. it’s the primary ever MMA pay-per-view event to require place in Madison sq. Garden and can be headlined by UFC’s biggest superstar: Conor McGregor.

The Irishman and featherweight champion is that the favorite in his 1st ever fight at one hundred fifty five pounds against champion Eddie Alvarez. the cardboard will embody 3 championship fights for the primary time ever, as well as women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

Is UFC 205 the best event (on-paper) in UFC history? You be the choose, as a result of this can be associate astonishing lineup that’s been place along. There square measure 3 title fights set for the UFC’s Madison square. Garden debut, together with a champion vs. champion pairing. lightweight titleholder Eddie Alvarez can place his belt on the road against featherweight king Conor McGregor. The co-main event can see welterweight champion Tyron Woodley defend against Sir Leslie Stephen Thompson. Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk can resolve against Karolina Kowalkiewicz, with the belt absolute to reside in European nation despite outcome.

Rounding out this six-fight, four-hour PPV main card square measure former middleweight champion Chris Weidman against Yoel Romero, billowy welterweight contestant Donald Cerrone vs Kelvin Gastelum, and former women’s bantamweight champ Miesha Allen Tate against Raquel Pennington.

That not enough for you? The PRELIMINARY CARD has Frankie King of England vs. Jeremy Stephens, Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. archangel Johnson, and Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy on FS1. On Fight Pass, Jim Miller welcomes Thiago Alves to the lightweight division within the feature bout.

UFC 205 Fight Card

The first installment in the “Embedded” series for UFC 205 was released, as the promotion kicks off fight week. UFC 205 takes place this Saturday night from Madison Square Garden in New York City and features a trio of title fights.

Conor McGregor, who challenges Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight belt in the main event, is featured in this episode taking part in a training session. We also hear from Alvarez, who talks with the media.

Here is the complete fight card for the event, as fights will air on UFC Fight Pass, Fox Sports 1 and pay-per-view:

Event Date: 2016/11/12
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Location: New York City

MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)

UFC Lightweight Championship
Eddie Alvarez (c) vs Conor McGregor

UFC Welterweight Championship
Tyron Woodley (c) vs. Stephen Thompson

UFC Strawweight Championship
Joanna Jedrzejczyk (c) vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz

Source : http://www.wrestlinginc.com/ and http://watchufc205.net/

UFC 205 McGregor vs Alvarez fight will headline in New York

Conor McGregor will fight Eddie Alvarez for the UFC lightweight title in the UFC 205 main event in November, attempting to become the sport’s first fighter to simultaneously hold titles in two weight classes.

UFC 205 McGregor vs Alvarez fight will headline in New York

McGregor, the popular Irish fighter who also holds the featherweight title, and Alvarez will fight Nov. 12 in New York’s Madison Square Garden, UFC President Dana White announced Monday night on ESPN.

In his first try at holding two belts at once, McGregor (20-3) was originally scheduled to fight Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 196, but dos Anjos injured himself in training. Nate Diaz stepped in for a non-title welterweight fight and won. McGregor avenged that loss with a victory by majority decision over Diaz in August at UFC 202. Alvarez (28-4) won the title with a first-round knockout of dos Anjos in July.

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McGregor won the featherweight title in December with a 13-second knockout of Jose Aldo. According to White, McGregor will retain that title through UFC 205, also giving him the chance to join B.J. Penn and Randy Couture as the only UFC fighters to win titles in multiple weight classes.On Tuesday, White told ESPN’s “SportsCenter” that McGregor won’t be a dual title-holder for long should he win.

“He wants to try to gain both belts and he will give up one of the titles after that fight in New York,” White said (via MMA Fighting).

White answered “good question” when asked which title the Irishman would give up.

He then added this, sparking online intrigue: “[McGregor’s] got some stuff going on right now, some personal stuff that I’m sure he’ll announce when he’s ready. But this fight made sense.”

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The McGregor bout with Alvarez (28-4) will headline the UFC’s first event in New York since the state lifted a ban on pro mixed martial arts that had stood since 1997. The card will feature two other title fights: welterweight champ Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson and women’s strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz.

In another big surprise for fight fans, former middleweight champion Chris Weidman will face Yoel Romero in a non-title fight. Weidman last fought at UFC 194 in December, when he lost his belt to Luke Rockhold in the fourth round of a controversial blood-soaked bout. Rockhold has since lost the title to  Michael Bisping.

“[McGregor-Alvarez] is the fight the fans wanted, and I’m excited that our very first event at Madison Square Garden will be headlined by Eddie Alvarez defending the lightweight title against Conor McGregor,” White said. “This card has three world title fights and is the best card in UFC history.”

A press conference featuring all UFC 205 Live  headliners is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday at the theater at Madison Square Garden.

news source : Washingtonpost