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Conor McGregor Grabs Two World Titles Inside of Two Rounds: UFC 205 (Catch The Whole Fight Card Here!)

The Recap

Well fight fans UFC 205 has come and went and there were definitely some barn burners, and 1st round K.O.’s that tickled our fancy throughout the event. But in case for some reason you couldn’t catch the first MMA event in MSG, this is what you missed…

The Prelims

Vicente Luque vs. Belal Muhammad

There’s a short feeling out process as both fighters engage. Vicente lands a head strike that ends the fight.

Winner: Vicente Rd1 KO/TKO

Rafael Natal vs. Tim Boetsch

Tim Boetsch is the aggressor, taking the middle of the octagon and applying the pressure. Boetsch pressures Natal, landing a right hand early that has opened up a cut over Natal’s left eye. Natal swings wildly with a big right hand that can’t seem to find the mark.  Boetsch continues to pressure until he lands a right hand up against the cage that drops Natal.  Boetsch continues to club him, landing clean to the almost unconscious Natal, the ref calls the fight.

Winner: Tim Boetsch Rd1:TKO  3:22

Michael Johnson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

In the opening round Johnson appears to be the livelier man, landing shots and apparently hurting Nurmagomedov with a right…then reality hit. Nurmagomedov gets the takedown in the middle of the first round and it was all over but the tears. He then went on a 2 round smothering  of Johnson that would eventually ended in a 3rd round stoppage. Nurmagomedov landed hard shots and put Johnson in impossible positions. Nothing but heart kept Johnson in the fight until the final round, but heart can only do but so much as the end was inevitable.

Winner: Khabib Nurmagomedov Rd 3  Stoppage

Jeremy Stephens vs. Frankie Edgar

Good exchanges but Frankie lands two takedowns which might have given him the round. In the second round Jeremy lands the head kick heard round the world momentarily dropping Frankie. Somehow Frankie survives and ends the round on top with a failed attempted at guillotine choke. The third round was pretty much more of the same as Frankie landed some key takedowns and avoided the heavy strikes of Stephens.

Winner: Frankie Edgar unanimous decision

 

 Main Card

 Miesha Tate vs. Raquel Pennington

Pennington is winning on the feet, keeping Miesha at bay with stiff jabs that are landing on the former champion. Meisha stays in the game with a couple of takedowns but Pennington is landing more shots and seems to be wining the fight. In the beginning of the third round, Miesha pulls guard which is the beginning of the end as Pennington gains position and ends the round on top dishing out strikes. Pennington gets the win and in a surprising but not so surprising move, Meisha announces her retirement from the sport.

Winner: Raquel Pennington – Decision *Miesha Tate retires*

Weidman vs. Romero

The first round is a feeling out process, a couple of scrambles but nothing serious, Weidman may have edged it out but it’s close. The second round is not much better as Weidman lands leg kicks but Romero takes him down multiple times.  They exchange  in the beginning of the round and Romero lands a flying knee that connects to the left side of Weidman’s head. Romero follows it up with a flurry of punches and the fight is called. Romero by TKO.

Winner: Yoel Romero – Rd3 TKO

Winner: Yoel Romero – TKO Rd.3

 

Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz

Karolina takes the center of the octagon, both fighters get out there and strike, Joanna has the edge in open space but Karolina gets the edge against the fence,  close round.  2nd and 3rd round were pretty much death by leg kicks as Joanna outpoints her opponent, causing her to switch stance multiple times. Championship rounds, Karolina seems to have hurt Joanna with a strike as she’s on wobbly legs but she answers with a flurry of strikes of her own as well as a clinch that takes her into the 5th round. It’s a striking affair with Joanna winning more of the exchanges, she’s simply throwing more while Karolina is trying to walk her down. Both physically fatigued but Joanna is landing more out of the two fighters

Winner: Joanna Jedrzejczyk – Decision

Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson vs. Tyron Woodley

After feeling each other out, Tyron Woodley ends up on top, laying some ground and pound on the elusive wonderboy and cutting him up in the first round. In the second round round Thompson takes the center of the octagon and tries to pressure Woodley which with success as Woodley’s aggression is tamed, it’s a close round. The third round is interesting, though  Wonderboy pressured and landed a couple shots, Tyron seemed to roll with them unaffected. Close round but I’d have to give the edge to Wonderboy. Woodley lands a right hand that sends Wonderboy to the canvas and  it seems all but over as Woodley applies the guillotine choke. But to no avail, Wonderboy somehow survives and ends the round on top with some ground and pound. In the fifth round the champion plays it safe and is on the defensive. Thompson lands some shots but it’s nothing effective. The fight goes to a decision.

Winner: Majority Draw 47-47, Woodley retains title

 

Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez

Rd 1: Truly a match of serpents, any false move could end this fight. Conor lands a couple of left hands that sends Eddie to the canvas  a couple of times but eddie survives and lands a couple of shots of his own.

Rd2: There’s a couple of exchanges in which McGregor seems to be getting the better. Alvarez lands a hard right and presses McGregor against the cage. He tries for the takedown but to no avail. They’re in open space, McGregor lands a counter left, right uppercut, straight left, right uppercut, ground and pound, and it’s over. The ref calls the match.

Winner: Conor McGregor Rd2 by  TKO

McGregor unifies two world titles inside of two rounds. I don’t know about you but I’m excited, that was a thing of beauty. Did anyone else hear Conor mention the welterweight world title to Dana White? If you didn’t believe before, you probably should. This dude is ice cold.

Let us know what you thought of the fight below in the comments section below.

 

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