Three Title Fights Slated for UFC 205, Including Eddie Alvarez vs. Conor McGregor
Eddie Alvarez vs. Conor McGregor for the Lightweight title.
Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson for the Welterweight title.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz for the Strawweight title.
On Nov. 12th, 2016, the UFC will enter Madison Square Garden for the very first time since the sports legalization in New York, and the fight card is absolutely stacked.
As UFC 205 was taking shape, it was first announced Woodley would defend his title against ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson rather than GSP or Diaz, as he originally requested. It was also announced that Jedrzejczyk would also defend her title against Kowalkiewicz, a Strawweight contender who comes from the same soil.
Today (Sept. 27th, 2016), the UFC broke news that Conor McGregor would in fact fight at UFC 205, and no, not against Aldo, but for the Lightweight title against Eddie Alvarez. There was rumors of injury that wouldn’t allow the fight to take place, also the fact Khabib Nurmagomedov was in line for the next shot at gold, however, rumors weren’t true, and McGregor jumped the line, and is now the next Lightweight title contender.
For Jose Aldo, he’ll have to wait for his title shot, or fight the next best man at Feathweight. Khabib Nurmagomedov isn’t happy with the UFC’s decision to look past him, however, they’re looking to add Nurmagomedov vs. Michael Johnson at UFC 205.