UFC 205 – NZ Fans what you need to know

When is UFC 205?

Sunday Nov 13, 2016.

What time does it start and when is McGregor vs Alvarez?

The main card gets going at 2pm GMT on the afternoon of Sunday Nov 13, but there are five bouts then ahead of headliners Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez.

Which venue is hosting?

UFC 205 will grace Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York in the United States.

What TV channel is it on?

The fight is available on Sky Arena for $29.99, and will be shown in bars up and down the country.

You can also stream it here:



Who else is on the fight card?

What is at stake?

Conor McGregor, the featherweight titleholder is stepping up to challenge for Eddie Alvarez’s lightweight title in the first confrontation between two sitting champions of separate weight divisions since UFC 94, in 2009.

McGregor arrives off the back of two fights with Nate Diaz in the heavier welterweight category, and has responded fiercely to criticism that he has not yet defended his featherweight title since winning it inside 13 seconds against Jose Aldo last December.

Further down the bill, Stephen Thompson will try to overthrow Tyron Woodley as king of the welterweight division, after Woodley claimed the crown from Robbie Lawlor at UFC 201.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Karolina Kowalkiewicz contest the women’s strawweight title, with the latter the challenger but both Polish fighters unbeaten in their professional careers thus far. Kowalkiewicz did, however, lose to Jedrzejczyk in an amateur bout in 2012.

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