UFC 205 is a historic event as it is the first time MMA comes to Madison Square Garden. The crowd at the world’s most famous arena are in for a treat because 205 has one of the most stacked cards in the fighting promotion’s history. In the main event the brash Irish Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor will try to add the Lightweight Championship to his collection in a battle with Danny Alvarez, who currently holds that title. Also on the card are two other title fights: Tyron Woodley will defend the Welterweight Championship against Stephen Thompson, and Karolina Kowalkiewicz will challenge her fellow Poland native Joanna Jędrzejczyk for the Strawweight Championship.
The prelims start at 6 p.m. EST on UFC Fight Pass before moving to Fox Sports 1 at 8 p.m. Then the main card action will begin on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. To find out how to watch online, check out the link below.
We’ll be updating this page with match results throughout the night with recaps of the title fights. It should be a special night in the Big Apple, so we hope you join us in watching and follow along.
UFC 205 Live Results
155 lbs.: Conor McGregor def. Eddie Alvarez (c) via TKO (punches) at 3:04 in round 2 to win the UFC Lightweight Championship
A flawless, dominating performance by Conor McGregor in what ended up being a mismatch against Eddie Alvarez. McGregor knocked down Alvarez twice in the first round with powerful left punches. Then in the second round the Notorious one was toying with Alvarez, even putting his hands behind his back at one point, before ending it with a vicious left-right-left-right combination and it was lights out for Alvarez. Conor McGregor is now the first simultaneous champion in two weight classes in UFC history, and with Madison Square Garden going bonkers he gave a post-match interview that was just as top-notch as his performance in the octagon.
170 lbs.: Tyron Woodley (c) retains UFC Welterweight Championship vs. Stephen Thompson via majority draw (47-47, 47-47, 48-47)
The co-main event of the night was a doozy. The champion Woodley won the first round after knocking Wonder Boy down with a big shot to the face and then took it to the mat. But in the next two rounds the two stayed up and Thompson kept his distance and landed more punches. The fourth round was absolutely incredible with Woodley knocking Thompson down with some massive shots and then nearly ending it first with a ground-and-pound and then with a tight guillotine choke but somehow Wonder Boy was able to stay alive. The fifth round was another close round in what was an extremely close fight. Then after the fight Bruce Buffer messed up by calling Woodley the winner by split decision, and then it looked like there might be a Steve Harvey moment when he had to correct himself to call the fight a majority draw. But despite only managing a draw, Woodley was able to leave the Garden with the Welterweight title. After this classic bout, all the talk was that these two would definitely have a rematch at some point.
115 lbs.: Joanna Jędrzejczyk (c) def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) to retain the UFC Strawweight Championship
Joanna is the class of the Strawweight division and she proved that once again tonight against her countrywoman. But after the early rounds were decisively in Joana’s favor, Karolina was able to find her footing and managed to do some damage to the champion. Karolina showed a lot of heart to last five rounds with the champion, but Joanna controlled the fight and methodically earned the unanimous decision.
185 lbs.: Yoel Romero def. Chris Weidman via TKO (flying knee and punches) at 0:24 of round 3
Romero landed a brutal flying knee in the third round before bashing Weidman’s skull in. A very impressive effort, and after the fight middleweight champion Michael Bisping was flipping Romero off from the crowd and jawing at him. Romero has definitely earned a shot at the middleweight title.
135 lbs.: Miesha Tate def. Raquel Pennnington by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Miesha Tate announced her retirement after losing her second consecutive match since defeating Holly Holm for the bantamweight championship.
145 lbs.: Frankie Edgar def. Jeremy Stephens via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
155 lbs.: Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Michael Johnson via submission (kimura) at 3:12 of round 3
185 lbs.: Tim Boetsch def. Rafael Natal via TKO (punches) at 3:22 of round 1
170 lbs.: Vicente Luque def. Belal Muhammad via knockout (punches) at 1:19 of round 1
162.6 lbs.: Jim Miller def. Thiago Alves via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
135 lbs: Liz Carmouche def. Katlyn Chookagian via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)