New York was the last state in the US to lift their ban on MMA, and the UFC has been waiting to have an event at the most famous venue in America, Madison Square Garden. The UFC released videos the day the ban was lifted from their headquarters of people dancing on top of their desks in joy. After already having two mega cards this year with UFC 200 and their biggest PPV event ever, UFC 202, it seems the UFC will have a third monster card before the year ends when they go to MSG in November.
Fights are starting to get announced and others have strong rumors behind them. Three great fights have been confirmed. Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone will fight Kelvin Gastelum in a welterweight bout.Cowboy has looked phenomenal since moving up to 170. It will be a big test for both fighters, and whoever wins will be in prime contention in the welterweight division.
Another great fight that was the first to be announced will have the return of long time middleweight veteran and actual veteran and the greatest American alive Tim Kennedy. Kennedy will welcome the former Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans to the 185 pound division. This is a very intriguing fight, both fighters have only fought twice since 2013. Kennedy has not fought since 2014. Both are very exciting fighters with great wrestling which might turn it into a stand-up battle.
The third big fight is another middleweight fight between former champion Chris Weidman and Yoel Romero who is 7-0 since entering the UFC. This is essentially a title contender fight, although there are many middleweight fighters that are in contention. This will be a great fight between two top-level fighters who always go for a finish and usually get it.
A main event is yet to be announced, but the rumor is it is going to be Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez vs. Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor. This, of course, is a monster fight, as is any with McGregor, but champion vs. champion does not happen often, so its always great to see it. Some may forget Conor is the 145 champ since his last two fights have been at 170. If the fight is confirmed, and Conor is fighting at 155, he will most likely be stripped of his title, because most think he will never go back down to 145. I say do it. Who cares? He killed the whole division.
UFC 205 is November 12, 2016 at Madison Square Garden, and it is a MUST WATCH! The fights they have already named are great, and it is only going to get better. I will keep everyone updated as more fights are announced.