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UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor is tonight’s mixed martial arts event promoted by the UFC being held on November 12, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. This fight will be the first UFC event hosted in New York City, and will also be the first UFC event hosted in the State of New York after the longtime professional MMA ban was revoked in 2016.

The UFC worked tirelessly to surpass the law that forbade professional mixed martial arts events in the state, including a drastic measure: they announced an event for the Madison Square Garden, despite the ban still being in effect. However, it was announced that a preliminary injunction allowing the promotion to hold the event was denied by a federal judge. The event was eventually moved and contested in the promotion’s home base of Las Vegas, Nevada.

The event is is being headlined by UFC Lightweight Championship bout between current champion Eddie Alvarez and current UFC Featherweight ChampionConor McGregor. This will be the second time in UFC history that champions in different divisions will fight for the same title. The other two championship fights will be a Welterweight Championship bout between current champion Tyron Woodley and 5-time kickboxing world champion Stephen Thompson, and a UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship bout between the current champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk and Karolina Kowalkiewicz.

In the lead up to tonight’s event, Connor McGregor has done what he usually does: make a spectacle. He showed up to a press conference late because he “just don’t give a f*ck”, and told Eddie Alvares to “suck his big Irish balls”. It goes without saying, tensions are running high. It appears as though McGregor is also trying to set up his next fight, as he’s had both a Twitter and face-to-face dispute with Tyron Woodley.

Many experts are calling UFC 205 the greatest fight card of all time, so make sure you find out how to live stream the action below!

UFC 205: Fight Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details

Event: UFC 205 “Alvarez vs. McGregor”
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016
Pay-Per-View Time: 10PM EST
Fox Sports 1 Card Time: 8PM EST
Fight Pass Prelims Time: 6PM EST
Location: Madison Square Garden | New York, New York
Broadcast: Pay-Per-View, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

How To Watch UFC 205 PPV Live Stream Online & Mobile

The first UFC 205 PPV fight card will begin at 10 PM EST and can be watched online with UFC Fight Pass on UFC.TV. It’s a subscription service which offers one-month, six-month and 12-month subscription options to Fight Pass. You can start a 30-day free trial.

UFC Fight Pass

The first UFC 205 preliminary fight card begins at 6:30 PM EST and can be watched online with UFC Fight Pass on UFC.TV. It’s a subscription service which offers one-month, six-month and 12-month subscription options to Fight Pass. Alternatively we suggest starting a free trial which expires in 30 days. It will then continue on Fox Sports 1 at 8PM EST.


Mobile users are able to watch the first preliminary card on the free UFC app (iTunes StoreGoogle Play Store). Watching it on the app this way requires a UFC Fight Pass subscription. See above for more information on that. The prelims will continue on Fox Sports 1 at 8PM EST.

Fox Sports GO app

Similarly, mobile user can watch the second preliminary card but this time using the Fox Sports GO app (iTunes Store | Google Play Store | Amazon StoreWindows). You’ll need a cable subscription though, like you would watching it on your desktop.

UFC 205 Fight Card

Main Card (on Pay-Per-View):
Eddie Alvarez (28-4) vs. Conor McGregor (20-3)*
Tyron Woodley (16-3) vs. Stephen Thompson (13-1)**
Joanna Jedrzejczyk (12-0) vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (10-0)***
Donald Cerrone (31-7, 1 NC) vs. Kelvin Gastelum (12-2)
Chris Weidman (13-1) vs. Yoel Romero (12-1)
Miesha Tate (18-6) vs. Raquel Pennington (8-5)

Preliminary Card (on FS1):
Frankie Edgar (20-5-1) vs. Jeremy Stephens (25-12)
Khabib Nurmagomedov (23-0) vs. Michael Johnson (18-10)
Rafael Natal (21-7-1) vs. Tim Boetsch (19-10)
Vicente Luque (10-5-1) vs. Belal Muhammad (10-1)

Preliminary Card (on UFC Fight Pass):
Jim Miller (27-8) vs. Thiago Alves (21-10)
Liz Carmouche (10-5) vs. Katlyn Chookagian (8-0)

UFC 205 Promo Videos


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