UFC 205, which is scheduled for November 12 in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, is arguably the most highly anticipated fight card in the promotions history.
The UFC 205 lineup is absolutely stacked with talent and includes a “super fight” between current UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and current UFC featherweight title holder Conor McGregor for the promotions 155-pound strap.
During yesterday’s UFC 205 event in Portland, the promotion announced that the UFC 205 main card will showcase six bouts, including three title fights.
UFC 205 Main Card Fights:
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The biggest fight on the card, unsurprisingly, is its newly announced main event, which will see Eddie Alvarez defend his UFC lightweight title against reigning UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor. Alvarez won the title in July by smashing the streaking Rafael Dos Anjos to a first-round TKO win. McGregor, meanwhile, won featherweight gold with a 13-second KO of Jose Aldo last December – though he’s spent his last two fights battling Nate Diaz at welterweight. If the Irishman is successful against Alvarez, he’ll become the first fighter ever to hold two UFC titles simultaneously.
Alvarez vs. McGregor is not the only title fight on the bill.
The card will also see Tyron Woodley defend his welterweight title against the streaking Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, while Poland’s Joanna Jedrzejczyk will defend her strawweight title against her countrywoman, Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
Woodley won the welterweight title by leveling Robbie Lawler with a first-round punch at UFC 201 in late July. Thompson earned his shot at Woodley’s new belt by extending his win-streak to a whopping seven with a June defeat of recent Bellator signee Rory MacDonald.
Jedrzejczyk, meanwhile, won the title UFC strawweight title back in early 2015, beating the brakes off the division’s inaugural champion Carla Esparza en route to a second round knockout. Since then, the undefeated Polish striker has successfully defended the throne against Jessica Penne, Valerie Letourneau, and Claudia Gadelha. Kowalkiewicz, another undefeated Polish fighter, has gone 3-0 in the UFC, most recently cementing her number-one-contender status with a decision triumph over the dangerous Rose Namajunas.
Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will look to return to his winning ways when he squares off with Yoel Romero on the main card of UFC 205.
Also featured on the main card is a key welterweight bout between Donald Cerrone and Kelvin Gastelum. Cerrone is currently riding a three-fight win streak in the division, with all three of those victories coming by way of stoppage.
Last but not least, former UFC 135-pound title holder Miesha Tate will return to action against the always tough Raquel Pennington.
Talk about a stacked UFC pay-per-view card!