Conor McGregor needed less than 10 minutes of cage time to become the first UFC fighter to hold titles in two separate weight classes simultaneously. The Irishman knocked out Eddie Alvarez in the second round of their UFC 205 main event to etch his name in combat sports history.
Check out the play-by-play below:
Round 2 - Body kicks from both men. Straight left cracked him again! Eddie has no answer for it at all. Takedown attempt from Alvarez stuffed. Conor with his hands behind his back now. Side kicks from McGregor. Eddie finally connects with his right. Eddie missing badly. Conor catches him with a counter and puts him on one knee briefly. Alvarez clinching up now. Might as well try something else. Knee to the body from Conor and they separate. The left finds a home again. Four punch combo and Alvarez is down. He's done. The referee waves it off. Wow. Conor McGregor absolutely dominated the lightweight champion. He now holds two belts.
Conor McGregor defeats Eddie Alvarez by KO (strikes), 3:04 of round 2
OHHHHHHHHH the #CelticCross lands and drops Alvarez!!! #UFC205 #UFCNYC https://t.co/L43rTtgAOd— #UFC205 (@ufc) November 13, 2016