See Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez chunky fight video to appear for how McGregor grew to change into a twin-division champion at UFC 205 in Unusual York on Nov. 12, 2016.
The UFC made history on that date by hosting its first-ever event in Unusual York, taking support of the recount lifting its ban on MMA earlier that 365 days. A trio of title bouts were booked to have an even time the event, with McGregor and Alvarez at the cease of the marquee.
McGregor became as soon as coming off of a blockbuster two-fight series with Nate Diaz at 170 pounds and he brought the 145-pound belt into his duel with Alvarez, the UFC’s gentle-weight champion. This became as soon as Alvarez’s first defense of his title after he won it with a blistering first-spherical TKO of Rafael dos Anjos.
Nonetheless, it became as soon as McGregor’s striking that prevailed at UFC 205. He outworked Alvarez in the first and then badly rocked him in the 2nd sooner than forcing a stoppage through strikes at the three: 04 tag of spherical two. McGregor’s championship victory made him the first fighter to comprise two UFC titles simultaneously (though both would finally be vacated with out a defense attributable to inaction and McGregor’s pursuit of a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather).
Up next for McGregor is a rematch with Dustin Poirier. McGregor won their featherweight meeting at UFC 178 by TKO and now they fight but as soon as more, this time at 155 pounds, in the predominant event of UFC 257 on Jan. 23 in Abu Dhabi.