Conor McGregor is a champion. Again.
“The Notorious” made UFC history at UFC 205 Saturday night, knocking out Eddie Alvarez in the second round, establishing himself as the first man in the company’s history to be champion of two different divisions at the same time.
Here are a couple different looks at his historic victory:
Afterwards, it was a typical entertaining interview from the boisterous superstar:
McGregor, always one known for his psychological warfare, predicted a first-round victory before the fight, and while that didn’t come to fruition, he was certainly close to making it happen. A minute into the fight, “The Notorious” tagged Alvarez with a big left, knocking him down:
Before the first round was over, he would knock Alvarez over two more times to build an early lead:
It was a lead, though, he wouldn’t need. McGregor continued the onslaught in the second, eventually knocking down Alvarez with a devastating combo before the referee was forced to stop the fight.
With the victory, McGregor strengthens what was already a quickly growing legacy:
It’s unclear what’s next for “The Notrious.” If he stays at lightweight, Khabib Nurmagomedov remained undefeated with a thoroughly impressive third-round submission of Michael Johnson and has more than made his case for a title shot. However, there is another potential route:
That’s a question for the future, though. For now, McGregor can revel in his spot alone in UFC history.
Here are the complete results from UFC 205:
UFC 205 Results
Card starts at 10 p.m. ET
Women’s Bantamweight: Raquel Pennington def. Miesha Tate via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Middleweight: Yoel Romero def. Chris Weidman via 3rd-Round TKO
Women’s Strawweight Championship: Joanna Jędrzejczyk (C) def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
Welterweight Championship: Tyron Woodley (C) retains title vs. Stephen Thompson via majority draw (48-47, 47-47, 47-47)
Lightweight Championship: Conor McGregor def. Eddie Alvarez (C) via 2nd-Round TKO
Fox Sports 1 Preliminary Card
Welterweight: Vicente Luque def. Belal Muhammad via 1st-Round KO
Middleweight: Tim Boetsch def. Rafael Natal via 1st-Round TKO
Lightweight: Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Michael Johnson via 3rd-Round Submission
Featherweight: Frankie Edgar def. Jeremy Stephens via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Women’s Bantamweight: Liz Carmouche def. Katlyn Chookagian via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
163-Pound Catchweight: Jim Miller def Thiago Alves via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
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