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The last time we reported about a UFC event here on Mr. X’s Punch Out, we were reviewing the CM Punk/Mickey Gall fight (UFC 203). Tonight the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) is putting on heck of an event on Pay Per View in UFC 205 which comes to us from Madison Square Garden in New York City. What is the significance of the event you ask? Well this is the first time the UFC is going to hold an event in New York state since the ban on MMA was lifted earlier this year. The last time the UFC had an event in New York State was September 8, 1995 for UFC 7 which saw Ken Shamrock take on Oleg Taktarov in the Superfight main event. That is 21 years ago and 198 UFC events ago which is huge. New York has always been the mecca for sports like Wrestling and Boxing so it’s only right that the UFC get a shot at the big apple. The other significance of the event is that it has one heck of a main card and one power packed undercard to boot. Dana White has really stacked the card to make this one memorable night for all mixed martial arts fans.
The fight that I am really looking forward to is the champion vs champion main event card that see’s the WWE’s public enemy number one and UFC Featherweight champion Conor McGregor challenging UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez for Alvarez’s Lightweight title. The match has had so much hype behind especially with the WWE tactics that McGregor pulled at the weigh in (stealing the title). It’ll be interesting to see if he can jump weight classes and be the pound for pound best or will Alvarez simply put him in his place. The card also features two other championship matches like UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley defending it against Stephen Thompson and Women’s Strawweight Champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk against Karolina Kowalkiewicz. The rest of the card is rounded out with Chris Weidman taking on Yoel Romero and Miesha Tate taking on Raquel Pennington. The undercard features a great match as Frankie Edgar takes on Jeremy Stephens and undefeated Russian lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov taking on UFC vet Michael Johnson. The card can’t get any better than this especially if you are a MMA fan. I am going to try my best and make some predictions for the night (Main Card Only) and hopefully I come out on top.
Conor McGregor will defeat Alvarez by KO in Round One
Stephen Thompson will win by TKO against Woodley in round three
Joanna Jędrzejczyk will win by decision against Kowalkiewicz
Chris Weidman will defeat Yoel Romero by TKO in round three
Miesha Tate wins by decision