Conor McGregor is now the UFC’s first dual-division champion, and he gained that accolade with absolute ease.
UFC 205 was held tonight (November 12, 2016) at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. This event featured UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor challenge Eddie Alvarez for the UFC lightweight title, two other title fights, and an excellent preliminary card for promotion’s return to the Empire State.
Eddie Alvarez had nothing for the new UFC lightweight champion in the main event of UFC 205. McGregor’s counter combos controlled the entire fight and all Alvarez could do was survive as long as possible, which as it turns out, is less than 10 minutes.
McGregor caught the former champ three times in the first round, and finished the job in the second after putting Alvarez on the canvas multiple times again. The speed and precision of his combos were simply too much. It was a classic performance from possibly the brightest star the company and sport have seen. The new champion was awarded his belt via strikes 3:04 into the 2nd round.
Conor McGregor is moves to 21-3 with the addition of his new belt. Alvarez is now 28-5.