For the first time ever the octagon is in the “Big Apple” for UFC 205, featuring 3 championships contests inside the world famous Madison Square Garden.
Outside the 3 world title bouts at the top of the card, this event has 3 former world champions and 2 former title challengers.
The first of the 3 title fights will see a battle of undefeated, Polish woman as Karolina Kowalkiewicz looks to become the 3rd ever UFC woman’s Strawweight champion, when she challenges Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Karate stylist Stephen “WonderBouy” Thompson will be challenging former collegiate wrestler and explosive athlete Tyron Woodley for the UFC Welterweight title in the night co-main event.
In the evening main event UFC Featherweight champion Conor McGregor challenges Eddie Alvarez for the UFC Lightweight Title. If victorious McGroegor will become the first UFC fighter to simultaneously hold 2 world titles.
PPV Main Card 10 PM ET
LW Title: 1st ever 2x Division at 1 time Champ Conor McGregor (21-3) def. Eddie Alvarez (28-5) by KO (punches) 3:04 R4
WW Title: Champ Tyron Woodley (16-3-1) vs. Stephen Thompson (13-1-1) is scored (47-47 x2, 48-47 Wodley) a majority draw
WSW Title: Champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk (13-0) def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (10-1) by (49-46 x3) unanimous decision
MW: Yoel Romero (12-1) def. Chris Weidman (13-2) by KO (flying knee & punches) 0:24 R3
WBW: Raquel Penningtopn (9-5) def. Miesha Tate (18-7) by (30-27 x2, 29-28) unanimous decision
FS1 Prelims 8 PM ET
FW: Frankie Edagr (21-5-1) def. Jeremy Stephens (25-13) by (30-27 x2, 29-28) unanimous decision
LW: Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0) def. Michael Johnson (17-11) by submission (kimura) 2:31 R3
MW: Tim Boetsch (20-10) def. Rafael Natal (21-8-1) by TKO (punches) 3:22 R1
WW: Vicente Luque (11-5-1) def. Belal Muhammad (10-2) by KO (punches) 1:19 R1
Fight Pass Prelims 7 PM ET
163lbs: Jim Miller (28-8) def. Thiago Alves (21-11) by (30-27 x2, 29-28) unanimous decision
WBW: Liz Carmouche (10-5) def. Katlyn Chookagian (8-1) by (29-28 x2, 28-29) split decision