UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will return to the octagon at November’s highly anticipated UFC 205 event in New York, where he will square off with current UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez for the promotions lightweight title.
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“Mystic Mac” is coming off a majority decision victory over Nate Diaz, which he scored in the headlining bout of UFC 202 last month in Las Vegas.
The brash Irish superstar has gone 8-1 in his UFC career, scoring finishes in six of those eight victories.
Meanwhile, Eddie Alvarez is coming off a first-round knockout victory over former champ Rafael dos Anjos, which occurred at July’s UFC Fight Night 90 event in Las Vegas and earned Eddie the promotions lightweight strap.
Prior to his title-earning victory over “RDA”, Alvarez scored decision victories over Gilbert Melendez and former UFC lightweight title holder Anthony “Showtime” Pettis respectively.
If Conor McGregor is to defeat Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in New York, he will become the third two-division champion in UFC history, following in the footsteps of legends BJ Penn and Randy Couture.
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