UFC 205 : things to watch on fight
UFC 205 The Ultimate Fighting Championship heads to New York City for the first time in promotional history with this Saturday night’s UFC 205 blockbuster event. The card from top-to-bottom is absolutely stacked with some of the biggest names and best MMA fighters in the world, including three title fights and six fights on the Pay-Per-View portion of the card alone. The UFC has really put together a terrific card for this historic event, one that many MMA fans are calling the best card in the history of the sport, and one that should be a lot of fun to watch.
MCGREGOR LOOKS TO CLAIM LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE
UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor ($8,600) looks to make UFC history as the promotion’s first dual-weight champion when he takes on UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez ($7,600) in an amazing main event. McGregor, MMA’s biggest superstar, is 20-3 in his career with an 8-1 mark in the UFC alone. He bounced back from his stunning upset loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 196 with a majority decision win over Diaz in his last outing at UFC 202. That fight was only a few months ago, and McGregor took big damage in it, so his decision to come back to the Octagon so soon might end up hurting him here. With massive knockout power in his hands, McGregor is one of the most powerful punchers in the sport and although he is moving to 155lbs for this fight, his knockout power should carry well over to this division.
His opponent, Alvarez, is one of the sport’s well-traveled veterans. With a 28-4 record including a 3-1 record in the UFC, Alvarez has seen it all in his career and fought the best of the best, with a knockout win over Rafael dos Anjos to win the title in his last outing the crowning achievement of his career. Alvarez is a grinder with great wrestling and big knockout power, and is one of the toughest guys to finish in the lightweight division.
Analysis: Having said that, it’s hard to go against McGregor here. He’s just such a great fighter and if this fight stays on the feet like it should, he has a very good chance at catching Alvarez’ chin, as the champ tends to be quite hittable, even in his wins. McGregor isn’t cheap at $8,600, but he has a good chance to collect a finish in this fight, and those bonus points could help you big time if you have him on your team. Watch UFC 205
Eddie Alvarez ($2.25) vs Conor McGregor ($1.65)
Conor McGregor has a chance to make history on Saturday when he attempts to become the UFC’s first ever simultaneous two-weight champion. McGregor, who won the featherweight title last December, is one of the promotion’s biggest stars and it’s gotten to the point where his fights have become like mini-Super Bowls for the promotion in regards to exposure. The Irishman is known for entertaining fans with his brash trash talk in the weeks leading up to a fight and backing it up on fight night, and that won’t change as he headlines the monumental card at Madison Square Garden. It won’t be a cakewalk for McGregor, however, as he faces off against lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, winner of three straight fights, including a first-round TKO of Rafael Dos Anjos. Alvarez, like McGregor, has been a champion in multiple fight promotions and has taken out guys like Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez during his current win streak. This is a fight with serious historical significance as McGregor tries to do something no UFC fighter has done before while Alvarez tries to hold on to his belt while becoming just the second man to beat McGregor inside the Octagon.
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