Well, well, well… This fight card, despite not having a main event a couple of days ago, is now looking like one of the best cards in recent history. Following the announcement of Eddie Alvarez vs Conor McGregor for the main event, two more fights have now been added to the card – Chris Weidman vs Yoel Romero and Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Michael Johnson.
Weidman hasn’t fought since he lost his Middleweight championship to Luke Rockhold and will be looking to come back with a vengeance in his home state of New York. However, Romero will have other ideas. He’ll be making his comeback from a USADA imposed six-month ban. In his last fight, he scored a big win over Jacare Souza, which extended his winning streak to seven fights and he’ll be looking to make it eight against the former champion.
Only a matter of days ago, Khabib Nurmagomedov thought he was going to be challenging Eddie Alvarez for the Lightweight title. Instead, Alvarez was matched up with McGregor. “The Eagle” must be furious with this decision and he’ll be looking to vent that anger at UFC 205. Although there aren’t many that would like to be in Michael Johnson’s shoes right now, he will not shy away from this fight. He is coming off the back of a massive KO win against Dustin Poirier, who was on a hot streak in the Lightweight division prior to that fight. Johnson will be brimming with new-found confidence when he steps into the Octagon in Madison Square Garden.
What do you make of the UFC 205 fight card? Will it live up to the hype? Or are there other fights that you would have liked to see instead? Let us know what you think.