LAS VEGAS (AP) – Conor McGregor will fight for Eddie Alvarez’s lightweight title in the UFC’s debut in New York City.READ MORE: Sugar Bowl Matches No. 6 Baylor Against No. 8 Mississippi
The mixed martial arts promotion announced the main event Monday night for UFC 205 on Nov. 12 at Madison Square Garden in the UFC’s first show in the state.
McGregor (20-3) is a major pay-per-view draw and a wildly popular Irish brawler. Although he holds the UFC’s featherweight title, his last two fights were lucrative welterweight bouts against Nate Diaz, with McGregor avenging his loss to Diaz in August.READ MORE: Sen. Ted Cruz Reacts To News Of Former Sen. Bob Dole's Passing
McGregor gets to keep his 145-pound title when he takes on Alvarez (28-4), who won the 155-pound belt in July with a first-round stoppage of Rafael Dos Anjos.
If he wins, McGregor would be the first fighter to hold two UFC belts simultaneously.MORE NEWS: Mesquite Police Identify Officer Killed In Shooting, Vigil To Be Held Sunday
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