Published on Nov 6, 2016
Before UFC 205, watch Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez timeline to see how the two UFC champions ended up in their main event showdown.
Showing Conor’s meteoric rise through the UFC, defeating Marcus Brimage, Max Holloway, Diego Brandao, Dustin Poirier, Dennis Siver, Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo, before submitting to Nate Diaz, then defeating Nate in a gruelling 5 round decision in the highly anticipated rematch.
Eddie worked his way through numerous promotions, recently beating Shinya Aoki, Patricky Freire, Michael Chandler in Bellator, before moving to the UFC, were he suffered an initial set back, losing a unanimous decision to Donald Cerrone, before racking up two split decision wins over Gilbert Melendez and Anthony Pettis. Eddie then challenged for the UFC Lightweight title and defeated reigning champ Rafael Dos Anjos by TKO in the first round.