New York reinstates MMA with the greatest fight card in history

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New York reinstates MMA with the greatest fight card in history

UFC 205 will be New York's first mixed martial arts fight event since its banning of the sport 20 years ago.

UFC 205 will be New York's first mixed martial arts fight event since its banning of the sport 20 years ago.

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UFC 205 will be New York's first mixed martial arts fight event since its banning of the sport 20 years ago.

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UFC 205 will be New York's first mixed martial arts fight event since its banning of the sport 20 years ago.

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The UFC will host the first mixed martial arts event in 20 years in New York. A two decade ban of MMA in the state has been lifted.

UFC 205 will be held in the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, on Nov. 12 of this year. Fans will bear witness to the greatest fight card ever put together by the UFC.

The UFC will easily set record breaking numbers for Madison Square Garden and this event could go down as the greatest event in UFC history. The card includes three title fights and eight fighters who all have become champion.

Headlining the card is Conor McGregor versus Eddie Alvarez. McGregor is aiming to become the first fighter to be champion in two weight divisions at the same time.

McGregor’s name and New York’s anticipation alone would make this event a success, but the UFC managed to stack the card with fighters who all have headlined events in their career.

Co-headlining the event is welter weight champion Tyron Woodley against fan favorite Stephen Thompson. The title is on the line and many feel this fight will end with a knockout. Woodley possesses one punch knockout power while Thompson’s karate style picks apart fighters.

The top women’s fight will be champion Joana Jedrzejczyk against Karolina Kwalkiewicz in a battle for the straw weight title. Jedrzejczyk is arguably the number one pound-for-pound women’s fighter in the world, and slowly replacing Ronda Rousey as the face of women’s MMA.

Those will be the last three fights scheduled for the event but the rest of the fight card is sure to impress.

The UFC included home state fighters like Chris Weidman and Frankie Edgar to ensure that New Yorkers were invested into the event.

Weidman vs. Yoel Romero is a title eliminator which could produce the next middle weight title shot. Weidman is a former champion fighting for another shot at the title while Romero is an Olympic silver medalist in freestyle wrestling.

Former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will face knockout artist Jeremy Stephens in what could propel the winner to a title eliminator fight.

UFC 205 will go down Nov. 12, 2016 and the fights scheduled will be worth the pay-per-view money. For $60 fans will witness the greatest fight card in the history of combat sports and could witness McGregor solidify himself as the world’s greatest mixed martial artist.