UFC 205 Results – Historic Fight Card at Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden played host to tonight’s epic and historic night of mixed martial arts action as the UFc holds the biggest fight card in organization history, UFC 205. The event which had a main card on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass was the first for the organization since years of lobby to get the sport sanctioned and legally approved in the state of New York.
The fight to get MMA approved in the Empire State was long and tedious but UFC President Dana White said “I wouldn’t change a thing.” The long build up helped to make UFC 205 all that more special according to the boss.
The fight card which featured three title bouts did not go without hiccup however. Just days ago it was announced that Rashad Evans could not clear medical and his fight with Tim Kennedy was scrapped and moved to UFC 206 in Toronto.
Then yesterday at weigh-ins Kelvin Gastelum did not make weight and therefore his fight with Donald Cerrone has been cancelled and Cerrone also was booked for UFC 206 but against Matt Brown.
Mystic Mac Makes History
In the main event, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor became the first UFC fighter to hold titles simultaneously in two divisions as he knocked out lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez to claim the gold.
In the co-main event, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and challenger, Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson was ruled a majority draw. Woodley would retain the title.
UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk defeated Karolina Kowalkiewicz via unanimous decision to retain the title.
Yoel Romero puts Weidman away
Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman put up a great fight with 2000 Olympic Wrestling Silver Medalist Yoel Romero, but a flying knee put an end to the contest as Weidman bled all over the octagon and the contest was stopped. With the win Romero gets a title shot against champion Michael Bisping.
Miesha Tate retires
WOW!!!!! Just earlier this year Miesha Tate captured the UFC women’s bantamweight title. Tonight, she announced her retirement after being defeated via unanimous decision by Raquel Pennington. Pennington put Tate in a heap of trouble throughout the contest and the former champion who won the belt by defeating Holly Holm in March, only to lose it to Amanda Nunes at UFC 200, would walk away from the sport. Thank you for the memories Miesha Tate.
Khabib Nurmagomedov moves to 24-0
Russian born Khabib Nurmagomedov put on an absolute clinic against Michael Johnson, just demolishing him for almost an entire three rounds before submitting him via kimura. Nurmagomedov moves to 24-0 and had some choice words for the UFC and Conor McGregor following the fights.
Vicente Luque made quick work of Belal Muhammad, knocking him out in the first fight on FOX Sports 1. Luque said that he had to cut 30 pounds to make the weight after taking the fight on two and a half weeks notice after Lyman Good was removed from the card.
Jim Miller sets record
With a unanimous decision win over Thiago Alves, Jim Miller sets record and holds most wins in the UFC lightweight division at 17.
Liz Carmouche makes history once again
Liz Carmouche was the first woman ever to step inside the UFC octagon when she challenged Ronda Rousey for the UFC women’s bantamweight title in the first female fight the organization ever held. Tonight Carmouche was the first UFC fighter to get a win at Madison Square Garden when she defeated Katlyn Chookagian via split decision.
The complete UFC 205 results include:
MAIN CARD (pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Featherweight champ Conor McGregor defeated Lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 3:04 for lightweight title
Champ Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson – declared majority draw (47-47, 47-47, Woodley 48-47) for welterweight title
Champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk defeated Karolina Kowalkiewicz via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) – for strawweight title
Yoel Romero defeated Chris Weidman via TKO – Round 3, 0:23
Raquel Pennington defeated Miesha Tate via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)
Frankie Edgar defeated Jeremy Stephens via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Michael Johnson via submission (kimura) – Round 3, 2:31
Tim Boetsch defeated Rafael Natal via TKO – Round 1, 3:22
Vicente Luque defeated Belal Muhammad via KO – Round 1, 1:19
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)
Jim Miller defeated Thiago Alves via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Liz Carmouche defeated Katlyn Chookagian via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)