Conor McGregor will fight Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205

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Conor McGregor's return to the octagon has officially been confirmed as the outspoken Irishman will face Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden.

It will be a clash of the champions as McGregor, the UFC Featherweight Champion, takes on Alvarez, the UFC Lightweight Champion, in New York for the first time since MMA was banned there back in 1997.

Due to UFC president Dana White stating McGregor would have to defend his title before booking another fight, it means it will be title vs title at UFC 205, which could see the Irishman become the first fighter to hold two belts simultaneously.


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McGregor won the title when he beat Jose Aldo inside the first round. In fact, it only took him 13-seconds to get the job done, but since then, he hasn't retained the belt due to his scheduled opponent pulling out through injury.

He was meant to defend his title against Rafael dos Anjos, but after he pulled out, McGregor then chose to jump up a weight divisions in order to take on Nate Diaz.

McGregor lost the first, but managed to get his revenge in the rematch months later after winning via points decision.

Speaking on Monday night, White confirmed that this is the fight everyone wants to see, and he himself is excited to see the duo share the octagon.

"This is the fight the fans wanted, and I'm excited that our very first event at Madison Square Garden will be headlined by Eddie Alvarez defending the lightweight title against Conor McGregor," White told ESPN.

"This card has three world title fights and is the best card in UFC history."

Alvarez won his belt in his most recent fight, defeating Rafael dos Anjos at the MGM Grand via TKO in the first round.

His current record is 28 wins and four losses, whilst McGregor currently has a record of 20 wins and 3 losses.

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