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VIDEO | Fight breaks out amongst fans as Conor McGregor makes his way to the Octagon

Russell Ess - November 15, 2016

UFC 205 was a massive event held at New York’s historic Madison Square Garden over the weekend and UFC President Dana White claims that UFC 205 broke every UFC record. “Sitting here tonight we broke every record in UFC history tonight,” White said to the media at the post-fight presser. “Every record. The only one I’m waiting on now is the FOX number, how did FOX Sports 1 do. It would be really, really weird and make no sense if we didn’t break that one too.”

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UFC 205 Reebok Athlete Outfitting Pay: The Champs Lead the Way, Three Fighters Receive $2,500

Tom Taylor - November 14, 2016

The hugely hyped UFC 205 has now come and gone. Unsurprisingly, the stacked event was a massive financial success. As UFC President Dana White pointed out, it broke company records in the areas of live gate and pay-per-view sales. As it turns out, it was also a big night for the UFC’s athlete outfitting deal with Reebok. Under the Reebok outfitting deal, fighters are paid based on the number of fights they’ve had in the UFC, and in Zuffa-era Strikeforce and WEC. The more fights they’ve had under these banners, the more they’re paid to wear their Reebok gear. Champions, meanwhile, receive $40,000, the maximum amount possible under the Reebok deal, while title challengers receive $30,000 to rock Reebok in the cage.

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Dana White on UFC 205: We Broke Every Record in UFC History Tonight

Tom Taylor - November 13, 2016

UFC 205 was absolutely stacked. Though it was hurt by the last minute losses of a Donald Cerrone vs. Kelvin Gastelum welterweight bout and a Tim Kennedy vs. Rashad Evans middleweight bout, it still stood out as the most talent-rich card in UFC history. The lineup was topped by a lightweight title fight between divisional champ Eddie Alvarez and featherweight king Conor McGregor. Below this title fight were two others: a welterweight title fight between Tyron Woodley and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, and a strawweight title fight between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Karolina Kowalkiewicz. The rest of the card, finally, was packed with big names like Yoel Romero, Chris Weidman, Miesha Tate, Raquel Pennington, Frankie Edgar, Jeremy Stephens, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Michael Johnson.

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VIDEO | UFC 205 Embedded: Intense backstage interactions, weigh-ins, & more

bjpenndotcom - November 12, 2016

Tonight, fight fans will witness history as they tune in for UFC 205, the UFC’s inaugural event at the Madison Square Garden following the legalization of MMA in New York earlier this year.

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VIDEO | UFC 205 Embedded: Vlog Series - Episode 3 & 4 - Conor McGregor already posing with two belts

Russell Ess - November 10, 2016

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.

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PHOTO | Special edition UFC 205 gloves to worn by fighters this Saturday night in New York

Chris Taylor - November 8, 2016

UFC 205 goes down next Saturday November 12 live from New York City’s historic Madison Square Garden arena. The blockbuster event is arguably the most highly anticipated fight card in the promotions history. The biggest fight on the card, unsurprisingly, is its main event super-fight, 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. The brash Irish superstar has spent his last two fights battling Nate Diaz at welterweight. If the Irishman is successful against Alvarez, he will become the first fighter ever to hold two UFC titles simultaneously.

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley
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EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley's bold prediction for Stephen Thompson fight

bjpenndotcom - November 3, 2016

In just under two weeks, on November 12th, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will be stepping into the Octagon to fight Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson in the co-main event of UFC 205. The fight will serve as Woodley’s first title defense after he claimed the belt by knocking out Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC 201, delivering a ‘knockout of the year’ candidate as he slumped Lawler with an overhand right to claim the welterweight championship. While his first title defense is against a very game Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson, who possesses arguably some of the best striking skills in the UFC, Woodley has been preparing for ‘Wonderboy’ by bringing in welterweight prospect Sage Northcutt, who also comes from a Karate background much like Thompson. Leading up to the fight, Woodley has explained that he believes Northcutt’s explosiveness, as well as his strength actually make him a better version of Stephen Thompson.

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Dana White: UFC 205 has already set Madison Square Garden gate record

bjpenndotcom - October 29, 2016

Earlier this year, the MMA community rejoiced as New York became the last state to finally legalize MMA. The announcement of MMA’s legalization in New York was followed up by an announcement from the UFC in which is was announced that they would be hosting UFC 205 at the historic arena.

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WATCH: UFC 205 extended promo released and it looks AMAZING

bjpenndotcom - October 26, 2016

UFC 205 is stacked from top-to-bottom for the promotion’s first-ever event in New York City. The UFC just released the extended promo for the epic card, which will feature three title fights and a six-fight main card featuring some of the UFC’s biggest names.

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Lyman Good pulled from UFC 205 following potential USADA violation

bjpenndotcom - October 24, 2016

New York native Lyman Good is no longer set to compete on the UFC’s first-ever event in the Empire State. The former Bellator 170 pound champion and current UFC welterweight was flagged for a USADA violation according to the UFC’s website.

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Comparison | Check out the current lineups for UFC 205, UFC 206 and UFC 207

Chris Taylor - October 23, 2016

The Ultimate Fighting Championship still has three pay-per-view events to put on before we say goodbye to the year 2016. The octagon will invade New York, Toronto and finally Las Vegas for pay-per-view events over the course of the next 68 days.

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Joe Rogan and Yves Edwards break down Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez

bjpenndotcom - October 22, 2016

In just three weeks, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will step into the Octagon against UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez for an extremely rare champion vs. champion matchup. The fight is set to headline the UFC’s first event at the Madison Square Garden, UFC 205, which is widely regarded to be the biggest event in the history of the promotion. In addition to the fight headlining a historic event, the fight will give McGregor the opportunity to emerge as the first simultaneous 2-division champ in the history of the UFC, in addition to becoming just the third man in UFC history to hold belts in two weight classes.

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Conor McGregor confident UFC 205 will break PPV record

bjpenndotcom - October 15, 2016

UFC 205 is expected to be the biggest UFC Pay-Per View event in the promotion’s 25 year existence. While UFC 200 back in July was expected to be the biggest event in the promotion’s history, the card took two major blows when Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz II was scrapped from the card, and when Jon Jones was pulled from his headlining fight with Daniel Cormier on just 48 hours notice.

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VIDEO | This Fan-Made UFC 205 Promo Will Get You PUMPED

Tom Taylor - October 14, 2016

On November 12, the UFC will make its long-awaited debut in glimmering New York City with UFC 205. This mammoth card will mark the culmination of a long and arduous legal battle to legalize mixed martial arts in the state of New York.

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PHOTO | Official poster released for UFC 205 in New York

Russell Ess - October 10, 2016

This historic card marks the first UFC event in the Big Apple since mixed martial arts was legalized in the state this year. Three championship title fights will take place in what many believe is the biggest card in UFC history. In the main event of the evening, UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez will look to defend his title for the first time as he takes on the UFC featherweight champion, Conor McGregor. “The Notorious” Irishman will attempt to become the first fighter in UFC history to win and hold two UFC division’s championship simultaneously. UFC Hall of Fame legends Randy Couture and our very own BJ Penn are the only two fighters in history to have won titles in two different weight classes. However, neither Couture nor Penn held two division’s titles at the same time, which McGregor will get the opportunity to do on November 12.

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VIDEO | This UFC 205 Promo Will Give You Chills

Tom Taylor - October 9, 2016

https://youtu.be/fIYJjDN921M Now that UFC 204 is in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to turn our attention to the organization’s next major event: UFC 205.

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VIDEO | Spectacular 'UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor' promo

bjpenndotcom - September 29, 2016

Video by Youssef Hannoun Earlier this week it was announced that Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez would be squaring off in the main event of UFC 205 for the lightweight champion in the UFC’s historic inaugural Madison Square Garden event.

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Check Out these Incredible, Fan-Made Posters for UFC 205

Tom Taylor - September 28, 2016

UFC 205, which will mark the UFC’s long-awaited debut in New York City, was always supposed to be a stacked card. Yet just a few weeks ago, the November 12 event was almost entirely devoid of high-profile fights, which led to a widespread worry that it would not deliver as the card we were hoping for. Luckily, the UFC has come through, stacking the card with a whopping three title fights, and a long list of relevant bouts featuring prospects, veterans and former champions alike.

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