The long anticipation on who’s going to go against Conor McGregor at UFC 205 is over. Three months ago, McGregor (20-3) proved to Nate Diaz that he can beat the American and avenge his loss. Now, he’s moving to 155 to face UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez (28-4) with the lightweight title on the line. UFC boss Dana White earlier said that he wants to see a McGregor vs. Aldo 2, but turns out a Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez has already been booked for an MMA fight return to New York on Nov. 12.
“This 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 told ESPN. “This card has three world title fights and is the best card in UFC history.”
According to Fox Sports, despite rumors of McGregor not fighting at the Madison Square Garden, White confirmed on Monday night that he would face Alvarez. As for Alvarez, this is a fight he really wanted since he immediately called whoever is the winner between McGregor and Diaz at the main event of UFC 202.
CBS Sports said that McGregor has not fought at lightweight in four years. He was supposed to fight Rafael dos Anjos but the latter withdrew. He later fought Diaz but in the welterweight division instead.
This is certainly going to be an exciting event for all MMA fans. The Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez fight means the return of MMA sport in the city of New York after being banned for almost two decades. Aside from that, this is going to be an important one for ‘the Notorious’. If he wins, he will be the first fighter in the history of the UFC to hold two titles in two weight classes.
Aside from the Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez bout, two more title fights are also on the line. Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson for the welterweight title and Joanna Jedrzejcyzk vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz for the strawweight belt.
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