McGregor's war of words with Alvarez begins (1:56)
39mBrett Okamoto

McGregor mocks Alvarez, predicts first-round KO

Conor McGregor took center stage at Tuesday's UFC 205 news conference, calling upcoming opponent Eddie Alvarez a "broke bum" and predicting a first-round KO on Nov. 12 at Madison Square Garden.

The crowd goes wild for McGregor-Alvarez (0:45)
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2hBrett Okamoto

Nurmagomedov-Johnson booked to UFC 205

With a lightweight title shot off the table, Khabib Nurmagomedov has agreed to face Michael Johnson at UFC 205 on Nov. 12 in New York, UFC president Dana White announced Tuesday.

Fan trolls Alvarez to McGregor's amusement (0:42)
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11hBrett Okamoto

Weidman to fight Romero at UFC 205

Chris Weidman, the former middleweight champion, will face Yoel Romero at UFC 205 on Nov. 12 at Madison Square Garden.

McGregor will give up one of his titles after UFC 205 (1:33)
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4dBrett Okamoto

UFC 205 adds Jedrzejczyk fight; Tate returns

A UFC strawweight title fight between defending champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Karolina Kowalkiewicz has been added to UFC 205 on Nov. 12 in New York, UFC officials told ESPN on Friday.

Alvarez called McGregor matchup a 'gimme fight' back in July (1:07)
The last time we saw McGregor in the Octagon (0:52)
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3dBrett Okamoto

Gustaffson-Nogueira set for Fight Night in Brazil

Alexander Gustafsson and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will finally face off, this time in a 205-pound fight as part of UFC Fight Night on Nov. 19 in Brazil.

Roy Nelson KO's Antonio Silva, not happy with ref (0:45)
Is Rousey now 'Let's see' TV? (1:46)
A takedown attempt turns into submission loss (0:23)
4dRamona Shelburne

Trainer: Rousey eyeing Dec. return to Octagon

Ronda Rousey's trainer Edmond Tarverdyan told ESPN that a fight with reigning UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes has been discussed for Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, but no decision has been made.

When we last saw Ronda Rousey in the octagon (1:20)
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4dBrett Okamoto

Bellator champ McGeary to face Davis on Nov. 4

Bellator MMA light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary will defend his title against Phil Davis at Bellator 163 on Nov. 4 in Uncasville, Connecticut.


Khabib Nurmagomedov on a title shot

Khabib Nurmagomedov tells Brett Okamoto why he deserves a title shot. Plus, MMA pro odds maker Nick Kalikas handicaps UFC Fight Night 95 in Brazil.

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6dBrett Okamoto

White: Alvarez-Nurmagomedov eyed for UFC 205

UFC president Dana White tweeted that a lightweight title fight between Eddie Alvarez and Kabib Nurmagomedov is in the works for UFC 205, though UFC officials have not confirmed the fight.

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7dBrett Okamoto

UFC names promoter Maynard as matchmaker

The UFC announced that Mick Maynard, longtime president of regional fight promotion Legacy Fighting Championship, has joined the company in a matchmaking role.

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8dBrett Okamoto

Iaquinta off UFC 205 due to contract holdout

Al Iaquinta has turned down an offer to fight Thiago Alves at UFC 205 on Nov. 12 in Madison Square Garden due to a contract holdout with the UFC.

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10dBrett Okamoto

Ortiz welcomes career finale against Sonnen

In response to Chael Sonnen's comments after his surprise signing with Bellator MMA, veteran Tito Ortiz is more than willing to meet him in the cage.

Chas Skelly forces Maximo Blanco to submit in 19 seconds (0:42)
Derek Brunson KOs Uriah Hall in first round (0:29)
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11dBrett Okamoto

Woodley vs. Thompson set for UFC 205 in New York

UFC 205 at the Madison Square Garden will have a blockbuster welterweight title fight between champion Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson, who's carrying a seven-fight win streak.

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15dBrett Okamoto

McGregor, Diaz face discipline for presser spat

Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz are both facing discipline for their confrontation during a news conference promoting their UFC 202 rematch.


Brett Okamoto @bokamotoESPN

I remember asking Aldo in April something like, 'might sound silly, but you still having fun, enjoying this?' He laughed and claimed yes.

Brett Okamoto @bokamotoESPN

Official UFC 205 lineup not yet available, but I can confirm that as of right now, the plan is a six-fight main PPV card.

ESPN @espn

A fight between Ronda Rousey and Cris "Cyborg" Justino? According to UFC president Dana White, it's a possibility. es.pn/2d29Ui0

Fan trolls Alvarez; McGregor amused

Conor McGregor was more than happy to see a fan heckle UFC featherweight champion Eddie Alvarez during a news conference to announce their fight at UFC 205 in November.


Brett Okamoto @bokamotoESPN

According to sources, the UFC floated the idea of paying Khabib just to stay ready in case of main event injury, but he wanted an opponent.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

The crowd at Madison Square Garden loving Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez posing to promote their fight for UFC 205