Last night, the UFC made its long awaited debut in New York City with a stacked UFC 205. The massive card’s headliner saw UFC featherweight champ Conor McGregor challenge Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title in a bid to become the first fighter in UFC history to hold two titles in two weight classes simultaneously. Though the fight’s betting odds suggested Alvarez had a real chance of winning this fight, McGregor ultimately made his history. The Irish star effortlessly picked his foe apart, dropping him with left hands three times before putting him down for good in the second round.
In the wake of McGregor’s destruction of Alvarez, the UFC has released the highlights of the bout. Those highlights can be viewed at the top of this post.
Having won the UFC lightweight title, McGregor now plans to take some time away from the sport to father his first child with long-time girlfriend Dee Devlin. At the UFC 205 post-fight press conference, the Irish star also explained that he likely wouldn’t return to the cage unless he was made a part owner of the UFC. Whether or not the UFC will oblige him in this request is extremely difficult to say.
In addition to McGregor’s history-making knockout of Alvarez, UFC 205 featured two other title fights. The first saw strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk defend her title for a fourth time against fellow Polish fighter Karolina Kowalkiewicz. She did so with a unanimous decision win, keeping her undefeated record in tact in the process. The second of UFC 205’s three title fights saw welterweight champ Tyron Woodley battle challenger Stephen Thompson to an epic majority draw. With this result, Woodley retains his welterweight crown – though surely not in the fashion he’d hoped.
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