Dana White announced on ESPN’s SportsCenter on Monday night that Conor McGregor will fight Eddie Alvarez for the UFC lightweight title in the main event at UFC 205.
With this news announced, bookmaker Bovada has the UFC featherweight champion a slight -160 favourite over the current UFC lightweight champion Alvarez whose price currently sits at +130.
UFC 205 will be held on November 12, 2016, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
Dana White had initially stated that Khabib Nurmagomedov was next in line for a lightweight title shot against Alvarez and McGregor should go back to featherweight to defend his title against Jose Aldo.
UFC 205 now has three title fights on the line which include the lightweight title in the main event, Tyron Woodley looking to defend his UFC welterweight title for the first time against Stephen Thompson and Joanna Jędrzejczyk defending her UFC women’s strawweight title against Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
You can see the full up to date UFC 205 card below:
Eddie Alvarez (c) vs. Conor McGregor
Tyron Woodley (c) vs. Stephen Thompson
Joanna Jędrzejczyk (c) vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
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