Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to pay-per-view (PPV) last night (Sat., Nov. 12, 2016) as UFC 205 went down inside Madison Square Garden in a night of exciting fights in New York.
In the main event of the evening, Conor McGregor etched himself into immortality by knocking out Eddie Alvarez in round two (see it) to win the Lightweight title and become the first man to hold two belts in as many divisions at the same time.
In addition, Tyron Woodley held on to his title after fighting to a majority draw against striking sensation Stephen Thompson (video highlights), while Joanna Jedrzejczyk held on to her women’s Strawweight title by outlasting Karolina Kowalkiewicz (recap).
Winner: Conor McGregor
Who He Should Fight Next: Khabib Nurmagomedov
Now that he proudly has two belts around his waist, it’s time for McGregor to start defending one of them. Because as much as he says he won’t give one of them up, potentially changing the game by defending both, it’s highly-unlikely the promotion will bend and allow him to do that. That said, Conor looks much healthier, stronger at 155 pounds, which means when the time comes for him to relinquish a strap, it’s safe to assume it will be his Featherweight belt.
And after Nurmagomedov disposed of Michael Johnson with a dominant submission victory in “The Empire State,” he set himself up nicely for a shot that the strap. Yes, Tony Ferguson overtook the No. 1 spot after earning his ninth straight victory against Rafael dos Anjos, but, he didn’t seem to worried about getting a shot at the strap. Though I’m sure he wanted, his silence stated otherwise. That said, sitting at 24-0, 8-0 UFC, “The Eagle” could likely shake up the rankings later this week. And since he took a different approach by ….View full article
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