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Conor McGregor became the first fighter to ever hold two titles simultaneously when he defeated Eddie Alvarez in the main event of UFC 205. Tyron Woodley retained his welterweight title in the co-main event with a split-decision win over Stephen Thompson, and Joanna Jedrzejczyk defended her strawweight crown against Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
Watch it on PPV
UFC 205 was one of the biggest events in MMA history, and it was also the first ever UFC event to take place in New York. It was also the first time that Madison Square Garden hosted an MMA event.
The main event was a lightweight championship bout between Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor. They were both ranked #1 in their weight divisions and had never fought each other before.
A welterweight title fight and a women’s strawweight title fight were also on the card, so there are plenty of good fights to watch.
It’s possible to watch UFC 205 for free on PPV, but it’s not recommended as the quality can be poor and it often freezes up. You can buy the PPV from a website such as ESPN+ or BT Sport in the UK, or from whichever TV broadcaster has the rights in your country.
Alternatively, you could sign up for a free trial of Fight Pass to stream the event live. This is a great option for die-hard MMA fans or anyone who is into gambling, as it gives access to thousands of fights and live events.
Watch it on Fight Pass
There are a few ways to watch ufc 205 for free online, but the best is through UFC Fight Pass. It offers live early prelims as well as the most extensive on-demand UFC fight library.
The streaming service is a great option for MMA fans, especially those who don’t have access to ESPN+ or DAZN. It also streams more than 200 combat sports events per year, including many from international promotions.
Another great feature is the library of MMA fights, which is updated regularly. It features 20,000 fights from more than 30 MMA promotions.
You can also watch Dana White’s Contender Series and The Ultimate Fighter episodes. These are uploaded the day after they air, as well as exclusive shows.
UFC Fight Pass has a lot to offer, and it’s one of the best ways to get into combat sports. It’s worth a subscription if you’re a fan of MMA, kickboxing, muay Thai, grappling, wrestling, jiu-jitsu, and boxing.
Watch it at home
If you can’t make it to the UFC 205 weigh-ins and you want to see Conor McGregor challenge Eddie Alvarez for lightweight supremacy, there are plenty of ways to watch it for free. The main event between McGregor and Alvarez is going to be a must-watch, but there are other big fights on the card that should also grab your attention.
For example, there’s a women’s strawweight title fight between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Karolina Kowalkiewicz. There’s also a welterweight title battle between Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson and a featherweight clash between former UFC champion Frankie Edgar and Jeremy Stephens.
All of these events can be seen on Fight Pass and PPV, so you’ll be able to watch them from the comfort of your home or wherever else you happen to be. However, if you don’t own a TV or just want to watch the prelims with your friends, there are several bars across the country that will be showing UFC 205 in high definition and for free.
Watch it at a bar
For decades, MMA and New York have clashed like oil and water, but it finally came to an end in March 2016. The UFC was able to stage its first-ever event in the state at Madison Square Garden, and the event reportedly brought in a significant amount of revenue for the local economy.
As for the fight card itself, UFC 205 has a main event with UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and featherweight champion Conor McGregor facing each other in a historic battle for the 155-pound title. There’s also a welterweight clash between 170-pound champ Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson, while the women’s strawweight championship is on the line between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
If you’re not a fan of PPV and want to watch ufc 205 live, there are plenty of bars that will be showing the action. We’ve compiled a list of the best UK pubs to watch it at, so scroll down to find a bar near you.