The days are counting down to the UFC’s first event to ever be held in New York as Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor are set to headline the historic card taking place at Madison Square Garden.
Also on the card will be two additional UFC championship fights scheduled for five rounds. UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is set to defend his belt for the first time against Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will look to defend her belt for the fourth time against Karolina Kowalkiewicz and those are just the title fights taking place this Saturday.
Here we take a look at some of the action with the featured fighters outside of the Octagon just days before they are set to step into competition.
The video description for Episode 3 (video above) reads:
On Episode 3 of UFC 205 Embedded, featherweight champion Conor McGregor makes time for his fans, including one of New York’s Finest. Welterweight title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson packs for his trip as opponent and champion Tyron Woodley gets out the vote. Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez heads to Connecticut for a day of media at ESPN. Back in the Big Apple, McGregor checks out his luxury ride and takes it on a high-end shopping trip. UFC 205 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the historic three-title UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor, taking place at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, November 12th. See it live on Pay-Per-View and UFC.TV.
The video description for Episode 4 reads:
On Episode 4 of UFC 205 Embedded, strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk stays sharp with the help of her coaches. Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez talks up his bout at an ESPN car wash, as do welterweight Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson and his opponent, champion Tyron Woodley. Back in New York City, featherweight champion and event headliner Conor McGregor poses with his potential winnings. Alvarez, Woodley, McGregor, strawweight title challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz and lightweight contender Donald Cerrone all try on some custom Reebok rock star gear. Then Alvarez and McGregor shine for fans at open workouts, where McGregor shows that his athletic accuracy isn’t limited to MMA. UFC 205 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the historic three-title UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor, taking place at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, November 12th. See it live on Pay-Per-View and UFC.TV.
The full lineup for UFC 205 is as follows:
Main card (Pay-per-view)
*Eddie Alvarez vs. *Conor McGregor
*Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson
*Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Donald Cerrone
Miesha Tate vs. Raquel Pennington
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)
Frankie Edgar vs. Jeremy Stephens
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Michael Johnson
Rafael Natal vs. Tim Boetsch
Vicente Luque vs. Belal Muhammad
UFC Fight Pass prelims:
Jim Miller vs. Thiago Alves
Liz Carmouche vs. Katlyn Chookagian
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