UFC 205, which marked the organization’s long awaited debut in New York City, was one hell of a fight card. Now the event is in the rear-view mirror, you can watch some of its most exciting moments in jaw-dropping slow motion.
See these slow motion highlights in the video above!
UFC 205 was headlined by a lightweight title fight between then divisional king Eddie Alvarez, and UFC featherweight champ Conor McGregor. McGregor would win this fight with a seemingly effortless second-round knockout, becoming the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneously in the process.
The co-main event saw welterweight champion Tyron Woodley attempt to defend his title for the first time opposite streaking challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. After five, intense rounds of action, this fight was ruled a majority draw, which meant that Woodley retained his title – though he surely would have preferred a win.
Before McGregor and Woodley’s fights, viewers were treated to an additional title fight. This one paired reigning strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk with fellow Polish star Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Though Jedrzejczyk experienced a moment of adversity when she was wobbled by her challenger in round 4, she was dominant throughout the rest of the fight, and walked away with a unanimous win – and her title – as a result.
Other highlights of the main card included Yoel Romero’s blistering, third-round, flying knee knockout of former middleweight champ Chris Weidman, and the final fight of Miesha Tate’s career, which saw her come up short against the streaking Raquel Pennington.
The undercard produced no less action than the main card, as Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Michael Johnson, Frankie Edgar decision Jeremy Stephens, and Tim Boetsch, Vincent Luque, Jim Miller, and Liz Carmouche all scored big wins.
What was your favorite moment produced by the stacked UFC 205 lineup? Sound off in the comments section, PENN Nation!