As it happened: McGregor shines in spectacular UFC 205

By Daniel Richardson

Conor McGregor has now become the first fighter in UFC history to hold championship belts in two different weight classes at the same time. Photo / AP
Conor McGregor has now become the first fighter in UFC history to hold championship belts in two different weight classes at the same time. Photo / AP

After all the trash talking and pre-fight hype, it was Irishman Conor McGregor who walked away with the lightweight crown after defeating Eddie Alvarez with a knockout in the second round.

Elsewhere on the card Frankie Edgar defeated Jeremy Stephens, and Miesha Tate announced her shock retirement after a loss to Raquel Pennington. Joanna Jedrzejczyk retained her strawweight title against Karolina Kowalkiewicz (Enjoy blogging those names), and Stephen Thompson couldn't do enough to take Tyron Woodley's title.

Here's how it all unfolded.


- NZ Herald

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