Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor has a chance to hold two titles if he beats Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 Getty

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will host the biggest event in their history at UFC 205 when Eddie Alvarez will defend his lightweight title against Conor McGregor at Madison Square Garden on 12 November.

McGregor, who is the current featherweight champion, has an opportunity to become the first fighter to hold two titles, if he manages to beat the American on Saturday. The two have been seen exchanging harsh words prior to the fight, which continued during the pre-fight press conference.

Alvarez comes into this fight after defeating Rafael dos Anjos in his last fight. The 32-year-old's last defeat was against Donald Cerrone in July 2014 and holds an MMA record of 28-4 coming into the weekend's bout.

The Irishman, on the other hand, holds an MMA record of 20-3 entering this fight. He last suffered a defeat at the hands of Nate Diaz and bounced back in his previous fight by defeating Diaz in August.

McGregor's clash against Alvarez is not the only title fight at UFC 205. There will be two other fights taking place at Madison Square Garden as Tyron Woodley will defend his welterweight title against Stephen Thompson, while champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will face Karolina Kowalkiewicz for the strawweight title on Saturday.

Eddie Alvarez
Eddie Alvarez will defend his lightweight title against Conor McGregor at UFC 205 Getty

Where to watch live

The Main Card event starts at 3am GMT (Sunday UK time). The fight between Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez is expected not to start before 5am GMT (Sunday UK time).

Coverage of the fight is on BT Sport 2. Live streaming of the link is available on the UFC's official website and the fight can be streamed on the web for Early Prelims and Main Event.

The lineup for the UFC 205 is given below:

Main Card event

  1. Eddie Alvarez v Conor McGregor – for lightweight title
  2. Tyron Woodley v Stephen Thompson – for welterweight title
  3. Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz – for strawweight title
  4. Yoel Romero v Chris Weidman
  5. Donald Cerrone v Kelvin Gastelum
  6. Raquel Pennington v Miesha Tate

Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)

  1. Frankie Edgar v Jeremy Stephens
  2. Michael Johnson v Khabib Nurmagomedov
  3. Rashad Evans v Tim Kennedy
  4. Vicente Luque v Belal Muhammad

Preliminary Card (Fight Pass)

  1. Thiago Alves v Jim Miller
  2. Tim Boetsch v Rafael Natal
  3. Liz Carmouche v Katlyn Chookagian
United KingdomBT Sport 2
United StatesFox Sports, Direct TV
AustraliaFox Sports Australia
FranceUFC Premium
IndiaSony Six, Sony ESPN
Latin AmericaUFC Network
New ZelaandSky
MalaysiaFox Sports Asia