McGregor vs. Alvarez To Headline UFC 205, TNA Sale Imminent, Raw Does Lowest Audience Ever

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- UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will face Eddie Alvarez for the UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday, November 12, 2016. The UFC officially announced the fight on Monday and there was a press conference for the entire event today that you can watch at this link. UFC 205 finally has its main event as it now features the following stacked lineup:

  • Eddie Alvarez (c) vs. Conor McGregor for the UFC Lightweight Championship
  • Tyron Woodley (c) vs. Stephen Thompson for the UFC Welterweight Championship
  • Joanna Jędrzejczyk (c) vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz for the UFC Women's Strawweight Championship
  • Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero
  • Donald Cerrone vs. Kelvin Gastelum
  • Miesha Tate vs. Raquel Pennington
  • Frankie Edgar vs. Jeremy Stephens
  • Tim Kennedy vs. Rashad Evans
  • Tim Boetsch vs. Rafael Natal
  • Jim Miller vs. Thiago Alves
  • Lyman Good vs. Belal Muhammad
  • Liz Carmouche vs. Katlyn Chookagian

We’ll have complete coverage here at WrestlingNewsWorld.com.

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- Smackdown Live will broadcast tonight on the USA Network from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. AJ Styles will defend the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Dean Ambrose as the blue brand will look forward to No Mercy. Make plans to join our Smackdown “Open Thread” at 8 PM EDT right here at WrestlingNewsWorld.com.

- Last night’s episode of WWE Monday Night Raw drew the lowest average audience in series history. This was almost expected with the 2016 United States Presidential Debate and Monday Night Football but WWE is badly in need of some heat. The show ended up garnering a 1.75 rating, the lowest non-holiday rating ever and the second-lowest rated episode ever.

- TNA Wrestling is out of money and Dixie Carter is looking to sell the company. WWE has come up as a group that is interested but sources have maintained to us there is no serious interest. Perhaps they come in at the last minute and purchase the tape library but I would be surprised. Billy Corgan was seen as the frontrunner but apparently even he has cold feet about making more of a financial investment in the company. What has accelerated a possible deal is there is no money left to fund Sunday’s Bound for Glory pay-per-view so it’s essentially find a buyer or else.

- Kofi Kingston received nine stitches backstage at Raw last night to close a laceration he suffered in his match. You can view a photo at this link.

- The word on Paige is she is not medically cleared to return to the ring, which is why she hasn’t came back despite being at television for the last few weeks.

- Did you hear that Ryback is trying to fight for Bellator MMA? It seems everyone is making the switch these days, us included. Our story is available at this link.

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