UFC 205 will take place November 12, 2016, in New York City at the historic Madison Square Garden. Madison Square Garden has always been an important venue for combat sports and professional wrestling. The UFC has spent millions of dollars for lawyer and lobbying efforts to finally make MMA legal in New York. So it’s only fitting that they hold the first sanctioned professional card since the sport was made illegal back in 1997.
The main event will be Eddie Alvarez vs. Conor McGregor for the UFC lightweight championship. No word if McGregor will be forced to drop his title prior to the bout. It has been nearly a year since McGregor knocked out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds for the UFC featherweight title. And this will be McGregor’s third fight outside of the division since winning. Fans and fighters alike are not too pleased with McGregor holding up a weight class.
There were many rumors leading up to the card becoming official this week. The main event was not set until last night. And as of the writing of this article, Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero has just become official. There were fears of a contract dispute keeping this fight from happening in New York. UFC 205 stands to be the greatest MMA card of all time. No other MMA PPV in history comes close to having 4 champions, 4 former champions, and 4 contender bouts of this caliber on the same card.
UFC 205: Fight Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details
Event: UFC 205: “Alvarez vs McGregor”
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York
Pay-Per-View Time: 10:00 P.M. EST
Fox Sports 1 Card Time: 8:00 P.M. EST
Fight Pass Prelims Time: 6:30 P.M. EST
Broadcast: Pay-Per-View, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass
UFC 205 Fight Card:
Main Fight Card:
Eddie Alvarez vs. Conor McGregor (UFC Lightweight Championship)
Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson (UFC Welterweight Championship)
Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (UFC Strawweight Championship)
Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero
Michael Johnson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
FS1 Prelims & Fight Pass Undercard:
Donald Cerrone vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Miesha Tate vs. Raquel Pennington
Frankie Edgar vs Jeremy Stephens
Tim Kennedy vs. Rashad Evans
Tim Boetsch vs. Rafael Natal
Jim Miller vs. Thiago Alves
Lyman Good vs. Belal Muhammad
Liz Carmouche vs. Katlyn Chookagian
*Post is updated with new fights as they are announced.