- In the third installment of UFC 205: Embedded, Conor McGregor takes time out of his final preparations for Saturday night's main event to meet fans, including one of New York's finest. McGregor challenges Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title this weekend in New York City.
- UFC 205 tickets will be the most expensive for a UFC event since at least 2010, according to a report. Currently, tickets for Saturday's card are going for an average of $2,000 on the resale market. The event is the first-ever to be held in Madison Square Garden and features three title fights, including Conor McGregor-Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight belt.
No other UFC event since 2009 has come close to getting near the UFC 137 demand, which averaged $1,148 on the resale market. That card featured BJ Penn vs. Nick Diaz from Las Vegas.
- Former interim UFC heavyweight champion Shane Carwin will end a five-year retirement and fight Amir Aliakbari in the quarterfinals of the RIZIN Open Weight World Grand Prix. The card takes place December 29 in Tokyo and also features Wanderlei Silva vs. Mirko "CroCop" Filipovic. The semifinals and finals will be held New Year's Eve, also in Tokyo.
Carwin retired after several injuries with the UFC. He went 12-2, facing the likes of Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos. The tournament bracket is set up so that a Carwin vs. Silva/CroCop final can be played out.
As a reminder, Wrestling Inc. will be bringing you live coverage of UFC 205 this coming Saturday night, including play-by-play for all three title fights.
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