Conor McGregor’s next UFC fight is set. A lightweight championship match between Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor will headline UFC 205 on November 12th, 2016 at Madison Square Garden. UFC officials confirmed the 155-pound title fight to ESPN on Monday.
The fight is a golden opportunity for McGregor (20-3), the current featherweight champion, who will attempt to join BJ Penn and Randy Couture as the only fighters in UFC history to win titles in multiple weight classes.
According to Dana White, McGregor will retain his featherweight championship through UFC 205 which gives him the chance to hold two titles simultaneously, which would make him the first ever to do so.
“This is the fight the fans wanted, and I’m excited that our very first event at Madison Square Garden will be headlined by Eddie Alvarez defending the lightweight title against Conor McGregor,” White told ESPN. “This card has three world title fights and is the best card in UFC history.”
Alvarez (28-4) won the title in a first-round knockout over dos Anjos in July of this year.
Also scheduled to fight at UFC 205; welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (16-3) is scheduled to fight Stephen Thompson (13-1), and female strawweight titleholder Joanna Jedrzejczyk (12-0) will face off against fellow Polish striker Karolina Kowalkiewicz (10-0).