UFC 205, held in New York City, went down in history in many ways. The biggest one, perhaps, was Conor McGregor’s victory. On the night of Saturday the 12th, featherweight champ McGregor faced lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez to unify the titles, and succeeded.
With a counter-combo in round 2, after three precise knockdowns in R1, McGregor outdid Alvarez. The KO also meant an extra 50k for the Irishman. In the press event after the show, McGregor revealed that he’s going to be a father for the first time. He also asked to become a partner in the UFC.
The event featured two other title fights. welterweight champion Tyron Woolley retained his belt with a majority draw versus Stephen Thompson in a great battle. The high quality of the match prompted Dana White to announce there will be a rematch. Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk took on Polish countrywoman Karolina Kowalkiewicz and got a unanimous decision. That was her fourth title defense.
Worth noting was the impressive flying-knee knockout achieved by Yoel Romero over former champion Chris Weidman. Now the Cuban gets a middleweight title shot to try and dethrone Michael Bisping. In the first fight of the undercard, former champ Miesha Tate lost to Raquel Pennington by decision, which may have led to her announcing her retirement right after.
Madison Square Garen, New York
Conor McGregor def. Eddie Alvarez via TKO – Round 2, 3:04
Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson ruled majority draw
Joanna Jedrzejczyk def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz via unanimous decision
Yoel Romero def. Chris Weidman via TKO – Round 3, 0:24
Raquel Pennington def. Miesha Tate via unanimous decision
Frankie Edgar def. Jeremy Stephens via unanimous decision
Khabib Nurmagomedov subs. Michael Johnson via kimura – Round 3, 2:31
Tim Boetsch def. Rafael Natal via TKO – Round 1, 3:22
Vicente Luque def. Belal Muhammad via KO – Round 1, 1:19
Jim Miller def. Thiago Alves via unanimous decision
Liz Carmouche def. Katlyn Chookagian via split decision