Cape Town - UFC 205 may end up becoming the biggest pay-per-view draw in UFC history thanks to the addition of a champion vs. champion superfight.
Current featherweight champion Conor McGregor is back on track to become the first fighter in UFC history to hold two titles in two different weight classes but standing in his way is the current 155-pound champion Eddie Alvarez. The two men will collide on November 12 in the main event of UFC 205 inside the sold out Madison Square Garden Arena in New York. The fight was offically announced by UFC President Dana White on Monday night on ESPN's SportsCenter.
The bout will mark McGregor's fourth fight within 11 months and his third at a different weight class. Since making quick work of Jose Aldo and capturing the 145-pound title last December, McGregor (20-3) has fought twice at welterweight against Nate Diaz (both times) winning one and losing one and will now compete at lightweight where he will look to make history should he defeat the long time veteran Eddie Alvarez.
Alvarez (28-4) has won his last three outings over Anthony Pettis, Gilbert Melendez and Rafael dos Anjos who he knocked out to become the lightweight champion in July. Alvarez has been a champion in every promotion he has fought under and with that he will bring in a clear experience advantage over "The Notorious" one.
UFC 205 now features three, yes three title fights. The co-main event of the night is a welterweight affair as newly crowned champion Tyron Woodley who knocked Robbie Lawler out to claim the title is set to defend against Stephen Thompson who has won 7 straight fights with 4 of them ending via KO/TKO.
Then it is the ladies turn as two undefeated Polish superstars will clash for the UFC women's strawweight title as champion Joanna Jedrzejcyzk will take on Karolina Kowalkiewicz in a highly anticpiated match up that could easily headline any card around the world.
With the recent addition of Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero the full UFC 205 card as it stands right now can be found below.
Eddie Alvarez vs. Conor McGregor
Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson
Joanna Jedrzejcyzk vs. Karolina Kawalkiewicz
Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero
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 Muhammed
Liz Carmouche vs. Katlyn Chookagain