By Kaitlin Chin Sports 1140 Staff Writer

It’s official! Late Monday night news broke that UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez (28-4-0) would defend his belt against the UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor (20-3-0) at UFC 205.

This event will be marked down in history for a few several reasons. UFC 205 will be the first UFC event to ever take place in Madison Square Garden since the New York State Assembly lifted the ban on MMA back in March.

UFC 205 will also present the opportunity for “The Notorious” Conor McGregor to become the first UFC Champion to hold two belts in two separate divisions at the same time, should he beat Alvarez. However, McGregor will not be putting his Featherweight belt on the line since the two fighters will meet at 155 lbs.

McGregor vs. Alvarez will serve as the main event and will join other featured bouts on UFC 205 that include:

Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson

Joanna Jedzejczyk vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz

Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero

Donald Cerrone vs. Kelvin Gastelum

Miesha Tate vs. Raquel Pennington

Frankie Edgar vs. Jeremy Stephens

Tim Kennedy vs. Rashad Evans

Tim Boetsch vs. Rafael Natal

Jim Miller vs. Thiago Alves

Lyman Good vs. Belal Muhammad

Liz Carmouche vs. Katlyn Chookagian

UFC 205 will take place on November 12, 2016 in New York, NY. 


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