UFC 205 takes place this evening from Madison Square Garden in New York City. Conor McGregor challenges Eddie Alvarez for his lightweight title in the main event. Tyron Woodley puts his welterweight strap on the line against Stephen Thompson, and Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends her bantamweight title against Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
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ProMMAnow.com will provide live results and round-by-round updates for UFC 205 starting with the early Fight Pass prelims at 7 p.m. ET, moving to the Fox Sports 1 televised prelims at 8 p.m. ET, and the PPV main card at 10 p.m. ET.
UFC 205 quick results:
Main Card (Pay-Per-View)
- Lightweight Championship: Conor McGregor def. Eddie Alvarez via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:04
- Welterweight Championship: Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson ruled majority draw (47-47, 47-47, 48-47)
- Women’s Strawweight Championship: Joanna Jędrzejczyk def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz via unanimous decision (49-46 x 3)
- Middleweight: Yoel Romero def. Chris Weidman via TKO (flying knee, punches) – Round 3, 0:24
- Women’s Bantamweight: Raquel Pennington def. Miesha Tate via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28)
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
- Featherweight: Frankie Edgar def. Jeremy Stephens via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28)
- Lightweight: Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Michael Johnson via submission (kimura) – Round 3, 2:31
- Middleweight: Tim Boetsch def. Rafael Natal via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:22
- Welterweight: Vicente Luque def. Belal Muhammad via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:19
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
- Lightweight: Jim Miller def. Thiago Alves via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28)
- Women’s Bantamweight: Liz Carmouche def. Katlyn Chookagian via split decision (28-29, 29-28 x 2)
UFC 205 round-by-round updates:
Liz Carmouche vs. Katlyn Chookagian
Round 1 – After absorbing a few shots on the feet Carmouche clinches up and eventually gets a couple takedowns, controlling the action on the ground until the bell.
Round 2 – Big slam from Carmouche after catching a kick. She controls from top control, lands a few elbows and punches before Chookagian finally gets to her feet with just over a minute to go. Chookagian lands a few solid punches before the bell.
Round 3 – A high kick from Chookagian flash KO’s Carmouche. She instinctively clinches up but Chookagian looking for the finish. Carmouche puts her against the cage, Chookagian gets some space and starts teeing off. Carmouche is able to put her back on her butt with a takedown. Carmouche’s face is busted up and Chookagian is back on her feet with just under 2 minutes to go. Carmouche with the low kick repeatedly. Chookagian trying to stay at range with combinations. Carmouche clinches up looking for one last takedown but unable to secure it before the bell. Carmouche likely won rounds one and two, with Chookagian taking round three.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Liz Carmouche def. Katlyn Chookagian via split decision (28-29, 29-28 x 2)
Jim Miller vs. Thiago Alves
Round 1 – Miller with the early kickboxing advantage touching Thiago up at a measured pace. Thiago catches a head kick and puts Alves on his back. Alves scoots to the cage to use it to get up. Huge body kick from Miller. Couple of clinch knees from Alves, and an overhand right against the cage.
Round 2 – Body kick from Alves. Punch combo from Alves forces the shot from Miller but Alves defends. Hard body kick from Miller. Jump knee from Alves, but Miller catches it and puts him on his back. After Miller controls from top for a bit, Alves makes his way up with about a minute to go. Miller with an elbow and right hand. Alves tries to put on the pressure but it’s over.
Round 3 – They trade low kicks. Alves touches Miller up with some punches that stun him, but Miller promptly puts him on his back once more. Alves gets back to his feet with over 2 minutes to go. They trade hard body kicks. After a couple more shots from Alves, Miller takes him down again. Miller briefly looks for a guillotine, but loses position and ends up on his back with about 20 seconds to go. Alves postures up to try and finish with punches but time is up. Miller should have all three rounds.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Jim Miller def. Thiago Alves via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28)
Vicente Luque vs. Belal Muhammad
Round 1 – Luque drops Muhammad with a left check hook early. He’s hurt badly and Luque finishes him off.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Vicente Luque def. Belal Muhammad via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:19
Rafael Natal vs. Tim Boetsch
Round 1 – Boetsch cuts Natal with a right hand. Right hook counter after Natal looks for a takedown. Low kick from Natal. Boetsch stalking as Natal tries to stay on outside. Boetsch touching him up with punches keeping him backing up. Boetsch drops him with a right counter and finishes him off. Boetsch looked on point from the bell.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Tim Boetsch def. Rafael Natal via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:22
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Michael Johnson
Round 1 – Johnson scores with a left, then a right low kick. Khabib trying to get inside but Johnson teeing off as he gets close. Khabib continues to push, but gets wobbled. Eats a straight left, Khabib then shoots and puts Johnson on his back. He gets mounted crucifix on Johnson and lands elbows. Johnson quickly gets to half guard. But eats more elbows and punches. This is GnP 2.5 I’d say. Khabib postures up with big punches to the temple area. He gets one hook in, looking for Johnson’s back. Landing big punches the whole time. Khabib goes into animal mode, holding Johnson down, trapping one hand, and busting him up with the other. Khabib is a freakin machine. No one wants this dude on them. 23-0.
Round 2 – Khabib just looks a lot stronger physically. Johnson with a low kick, missing with punches. Eats an uppercut, escapes a takedown attempt from Khabib. Again he defends. Jumps on a guillotine attempt but Khabib powers out and now Johnson has this monster on him back trapped in a crucifix. Khabib batters him from the top in several positions. Khabib traps his arm again and smashes him against the cage, battering with punches. He’s taking some hard shots, and a lot of them. He somehow survives the round though he’s surely got a serious headache.
Round 3 – Khabib gets a takedown early and goes back to battering Johnson. Khabib gets to full mount and Johnson is all but deflated. He tries using the cage to rollover but Khabib is too heavy. Too powerful. He locks up a kimura and nearly rips Johnson’s arm off before he taps.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Michael Johnson via submission (kimura) – Round 3, 2:31
Frankie Edgar vs. Jeremy Stephens
Round 1 – Edgar shoots early, but it’s stuffed. Stephens spins him around with a leg kick. Edgar shoots again, and stuffed again like Thanksgiving turkey. Nice one two on the chin from Frankie. Low kick. Frankie circling on the outside. He shoots again, presses Jeremy to the cage while holding his neck. Switches to a single leg, but can’t get him down. Frankie finally picks him up for the takedown but Stephens pops right up. Repeat. Frankie staying on him against the cage, now backs out. Edgar takes an eye poke and time is called. Edgar says he’s fine and they’re back at it. Edgar blocks a head kick. Lands a right. He’s so quick. Right hook counter from Frankie. His footwork looks on point.
Round 2 – Low kick from Stephens. Frankie lands a low blow with a punch and time is briefly called. Right hand, low kick from Frankie, body kick. Right hand from Frankie. Low kick. One, two, takedown from Edgar. Then a slam. Stephens back up and they square up again. Frankie’s hands are a lot faster it appears. But he just gets dropped with a leaping high kick. Stephens tries to finish, Frankie gets up but is shaky. Stephens smells blood. Frankie staying light, moving, using his technique to try and buy some time. He’s still not all the way there. Stephens head hunting, eats a one two, then a perfectly timed takedown with a minute to go. Stephens tries to get up and Frankie jumps on a guillotine, takes top position and Jeremy breaks free. Frankie on top, looking for the guillotine from mount with under 20 seconds to go, Stephens survives. Wow, what a round!
Round 3 – Lowkick and jab from Stephens. Frankie times a low kick for a takedown. Stephens looks for a kimura off his back. Edgar moves to side mount and escapes. He retains top control then takes Stephens’ back against the cage, looking for the choke. Stephens gets up but gets slammed right back down. Stephens back up. Right hand from Stephens over the top. Jab from Frankie, looks to shoot in but is pushed aside. Right hook to the body from Stephens. He looks for a big uppercut but whiffs. Overhand right from Frankie. They slug it out pretty good before the bell, but Frankie should take the fight unanimously.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Frankie Edgar def. Jeremy Stephens via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28)
Miesha Tate vs. Raquel Pennington
Round 1 – Miesha with the low kick, circling. Rocky landing her jab, low kick, touches Miesha up with a combo. Miesha pushes her to the cage, looking for the takedown. Rocky looks for a guillotine, it’s tight and Miesha repeatedly jumps off the cage inverting herself to take off the pressure. It looked nasty at one point but Miesha survives and ends up on top of Rocky. Round ends with Miesha on her back.
Round 2 – Rocky teeing off with her jab. Miesha looking flustered, but pushes Rocky to the cage looking for the takedown. Rocky gets her with a bodylock from the back, then presses Miesha to the cage, handling her at the moment. Miesha with some nice knees from the clinch, but Rocky keeps landing punches from the clinch. Nice punch exchange before the bell. Miesha’s nose and lip are busted up.
Round 3 – Miesha pulls guard in the first 30 seconds. Rocky lands elbows from the top. Miesha looking for an arm as Pennington stacks with punches and ends up in north-south position. Rocky ends up going for a guillotine again, Miesha escapes and goes for a heel hook. Miesha pushes her up against the cage with under 90 seconds to go. Rocky turns her around. Rocky with the body lock takedown. Rocky continues the beatdown until the bell and after. They hug it out. Rocky took this fight pretty one-sided.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Raquel Pennington def. Miesha Tate via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28)
Miesha retires after the fight! She said her performance tonight makes her realize her time has passed.
Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero
Round 1 – Leg kick Weidman. Huge body kick from Romero. Body kick from Weidman, just catches him with the toes though. Weidman gets a takedown, Romero gets right up though and escapes a second attempt. A few body kicks from Weidman, goes for a takedown but gets reversed. Weidman looking to press the pace it seems, tire the big guy out. Superman punch from Romero, Weidman slips it and fires back. Takedown from Weidman, controls from back as Romero is back up.
Round 2 – Body kick from Weidman, he shoots, stuffed. Weidman eats a nice left. Weidman winning the standup battle so far, and the grappling. His footwork and pressure making the difference. Romero complains of an eye poke and timeout is called. He has to tell the ref to stop it. Replay shows it was legit. Huge body kick from Romero. Weidman catches it but can’t capitalize. Trip takedown from Romero allows him to get a body lock from the back as they stand up. Romero with a snap takedown, Weidman gets right up but is taken down again. Weidman gives up his back before the bell.
Round 3 – Body kick from Weidman. Romero times a flying knee perfectly as Weidman shoots in and it destroys Weidman, busts his face up badly and he’s pouring blood. Unfortunately the ref lets it keep going and a semi-conscious Weidman takes several unnecessary shots.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Yoel Romero def. Chris Weidman via TKO (flying knee, punches) – Round 3, 0:24
Women’s Strawweight Championship: Joanna Jędrzejczyk (c) vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Round 1 – Joanna with repeated leg kicks. Karolina switching stances. Joanna with crisp boxing combinations and leg kicks. Karolina pressing trying to pressure but paying for it so far. She pushes Joanna to the cage, backs out with an elbow. Leg kick/punch combo from Joanna. Joanna ties her up to the cage where they turn each other around. Joanna lands a punch combo at the bell.
Round 2 – Joanna playing a great counter game. After some good exchanges Joanna ties her up against the cage briefly. Joanna tearing her up with the leg kicks. Karolina looks for the takedown but is unable to complete it. Karolina catches a high kick. Joanna gets free and scores on the break. More damage from Joanna’s strikes before the bell.
Round 3 – Joanna continues her striking and standup grappling dominance, and though Karolina has absorbed a ton of shots, she’s still coming forward and hasn’t really been hurt yet.
Round 4 – Joanna tearing the legs up. Karolina lands a crisp punch combo against the cage as they tie up. Joanna breaks out with an elbow. Karolina hurts Joanna with a punch and goes for the finish. She has her stunned. Joanna is able to eventually tie up and get a takedown but Karolina gets right up and has her against the cage with 2 minutes to go. Karolina backs out and they square up in the center. Elbow on the break from Joanna. Karlina lands a couple punches. She’s gaining confidence it seems. They both miss spinning backfists. Joanna goes back to attacking the legs, chopping away. Nice clinch work from Joanna before the bell. Joanna almost got KO’d this round.
Round 5 – Joanna goes back to battering the legs and landing the occasional punch combo. Karolina continues to take punishment and press forward. Karolina lands a couple big punches. Joanna’s right temple has some serious swelling. They tie up against the cage. Joanna scores on the break. Under a minute to go. Joanna ties her up against the cage again and punishes, backs out with a high kick. They scrap til the end and hug it out, both girls with signs of damage.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Joanna Jędrzejczyk def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz via unanimous decision (49-46 x 3)
Welterweight Championship: Tyron Woodley (c) vs. Stephen Thompson
Round 1 – Wonderboy with a high kick, switching stances in that karate side stance. Woodley catches a low kick and dumps Thompson on his back. Woodley on top in half guard. Woodley with big body shots. Woodley heavy on top and Wonderboy is stuck here, finally gets to full guard with about 30 seconds left. Woodley busts Wonderboy’s face up pretty bad with elbows and punches before the bell.
Round 2 – Woodley lures him into the clinch then controls him against the cage. Wonderboy gets free about half way through the round. Wonderboy with a spinning back kick knocks Woodley to the cage. Wonderboy landing some nice punches and kicks now, finding his rhythm finally. He eats a nice right though before the bell.
Round 3 – Woodley lands a couple good punches. Counter right from Wonderboy. Wonderboy lands a beautiful punch counter combo, then another. Woodley shakes his head. Wonderboy keeps backing him to the fence. Like a sniper here. Hard low kick buckles Wonderboy briefly. Right counter from Tyron. Woodley exchanges punches and gets the better of it at the end.
Round 4 – Hard low kick from Wonderboy. (had technical difficulties but apparently Woodley won the round and hurt Wonderboy with punches)
Round 5 – Wonderboy winning the standup point game right now. Woodley not doing much here. Low kick from Thompson. Body shot from Wonderboy, right counter from Woodley. Left counter from Thompson. Tyron with the combo. Woodley staggered at the end.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson ruled majority draw (47-47, 47-47, 48-47)
Result was originally declared a split decision win for Woodley, but then corrected by Bruce Buffer as a majority draw during Woodley’s post-fight interview. Awkward.
Lightweight Championship: Eddie Alvarez (c) vs. Conor McGregor
Round 1 – Low kick from Eddie, again. Conor trying to measure him. Another inside kick from Eddie. Front kick from Conor. Conor looks bigger. He drops Eddie with a left hand but Eddie gets up quick. Conor smells it. Conor has his number I think. He called it for the first round. Eddie charges forward with a couple rights but gets dropped with a counter. He’s back up and Conor drops him again with a straight left. Conor follows him to the ground and stacks him with punches. Alvarez gets back up with just under 2 minutes to go. Eddie shoots, stuffed, takes a knee for his trouble. Low kick from Eddie. Conor taking his time. Body hook from Eddie. Another body shot. High kick blocked by Conor. Front kick from Eddie.
Round 2 – Counter left from Conor stuns Eddie. He shoots, stuffed. Conor puts his hands behind his back taunting Eddie. Gives him a couple side kicks. Overhand right from Eddie, again. Left counter from Conor lands flush and Eddie shoots in. After some clinch wrestling they’re back to the center and Conor drops him with a perfect combo, Eddie wobbles and falls, Conor lands one more and the ref stops it. Wow! The UFC’s first-ever two-division champion. Respect.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Conor McGregor def. Eddie Alvarez via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:04