Breaking: UFC Confirms Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez For UFC 205

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The UFC has officially confirmed that UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will be taking on Eddie Alvarez at the UFC’s massive New York debut event UFC 205 from Madison Square Garden for the 155-pound title.

UFC President Dana White confirmed the news on SportsCenter earlier today:

McGregor won the 145-pound championship last December when he defeated former featherweight king Jose Aldo with a thunderous 13-second knockout in the main event of UFC 194.

Following the contest McGregor expressed interest in becoming the promotion’s first dual-weight champion, and would challenge then UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos for the strap at UFC 196.

‘RDA’ would unfortunately pull out of the contest due to injury, opening the door for Nate Diaz to begin his program with the brash Irishman.

Now that things between Diaz and McGregor have seemed to settle down for the time being, ‘The Notorious One’ will once again focus his sights on becoming the first man to ever hold two titles in different weight classes simultaneously, as he will not be stripped of the title he won nearly a year ago:

The task for McGregor won’t be an easy one, however, as Alvarez is coming off of an amazingly impressive performance in which he downed Dos Anjos in the first round to secure the title.

Shortly before McGregor’s scheduled match with ‘RDA’ Alvarez claimed to have had the recipe to expose McGregor once and for all, and now it seems he’ll have the chance to do it on the biggest platform of them all.

No word on if the bout will serve as the card’s main event or not, but it can certainly be assumed that it will.

McGregor and Alvarez will meet at UFC 205 live on pay-per-view (PPV), from the Madison Square Garden arena in New York City on November 12, 2016. If you enjoyed this story, please share it on social media!