The UFC 205 held on November 12th , 2016, was a night to be remembered by all. Here’s a breakdown of the records and milestones that made the night what it was.
The Notorious Strikes Again
McGregor made history at the UFC 205 by becoming the first champion to simultaneously hold two championships across two different weight categories. Of course, we aren’t all that surprised this happened. After all, it is Connor McGregor we’re talking about.
He is now the Lightweight and Featherweight champ. However, since he has not defended his Featherweight since he acquired it in December 2015 , there is still something left to be proven to his fans.
Fight Night Bonus Record
McGregor along with Yoel Romero, Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson earned $50,000 in fight night bonuses. He is the only fighter to win a record 8 consecutive fight night bonuses, beating the previous record of 6 consecutive bonuses.
The Deadly Left Hook- Alvarez KO
Probably fueled by Alvarez’s pre-match "welfare" comments, McGregor not only beat Eddie Alvarez but defeated him by KO in the just the second round of the bout. McGregor cut short Eddie’s reign to just 128 days, the shortest of any lightweight champion. We’re sure he’s regretting his words now. This was his first knockout loss since 2007, which is approximately 9 years or 3500 days. It also became his fourth loss by stoppage out of his five career losses. A shame.
History at MSG
As per usual, the Madison Square Garden witnessed history yet again. The UFC 205 was the first UFC fight to take place in New York City, that’s right, the FIRST. It also was the first UFC event to take place in the state of New York after the longtime professional MMA ban was lifted.
Record Gate Sales- $17.7 Mil
The gate sales broke not just one but two records on the night of the UFC 205. With its $17.7 Million sales, it surpassed both Madison Square Garden and UFC’s previous gate sales record.
With the Pay Per View set to break another record, the UFC 205 is looking to be one of McGregor’s biggest pay days ever – an expected $40 million for his efforts by the end of 2016.
Check out McGregor's post match Octagon interview below.