Mystic Mac, meet Magic Eddie.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez draws current 145-pound kingpin Conor McGregor for his first title defense, which takes place in the UFC 205 pay-per-view (PPV) main event this Saturday night (Nov. 12, 2016) inside Madison Square Garden in New York City.
And the champ, relishing the “magic” of the moment, is already calling his shot.
“I think I’m going to land that big shot,” Alvarez said (via MMA Fighting). “I think this guy’s worried about a lot of grappling and a lot of wrestling. I think where it’s going to end up, when his mind’s on that, I’m going to land that big shot and then I’m going to submit him.”
Not like it hasn’t happened.
Alvarez (28-4) captured the crown by face-smashing Rafael dos Anjos back in July, his first finish inside the Octagon following a highly-anticipated transition from the ranks of Bellator MMA, where he also held the 155-pound strap.
And he’s not easily impressed.
He’ll undoubtedly have his hands full against the “Notorious” Irishman (20-3), an accomplished striker who’s finished 17 of his 20 wins by way of knockout/technical knockout, a staggering 85 percent knockout rate.
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