- The first installment in the "Embedded" series for UFC 205 was released, as the promotion kicks off fight week. UFC 205 takes place this Saturday night from Madison Square Garden in New York City and features a trio of title fights.
Conor McGregor, who challenges Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight belt in the main event, is featured in this episode taking part in a training session. We also hear from Alvarez, who talks with the media.
Here is the complete fight card for the event, as fights will air on UFC Fight Pass, Fox Sports 1 and pay-per-view:
Event Date: 2016/11/12
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Location: New York City
MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)
UFC Lightweight Championship
Eddie Alvarez (c) vs. Conor McGregor
UFC Welterweight Championship
Tyron Woodley (c) vs. Stephen Thompson
UFC Strawweight Championship
Joanna Jedrzejczyk (c) vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
* Middleweight: Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero
* Welterweight: Donald Cerrone vs. Kelvin Gastelum
* Female Bantamweight: Miesha Tate vs. Raquel Pennington
PRELIMINARY CARD (Fox Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)
* Featherweight: Frankie Edgar vs. Jeremy Stephens
* Lightweight: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Michael Johnson
* Middleweight: Tim Kennedy vs. Rashad Evans
* Welterweight: Vicente Luque vs. Belal Muhammad
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6:30 p.m. ET)
* Lightweight: Thiago Alves vs. Jim Miller
* Middleweight: Tim Boetsch vs. Rafael Natal
* Female Bantamweight: Liz Carmouche vs. Katlyn Chookagian
- Jon Jones was given a one-year suspension for his use of a banned substance during a July failed drug test, the USADA announced on Monday. Jones, who still holds the interim UFC light heavyweight title, will be allowed to compete again next July, as the suspension is retroactive to the date of the failed test.
The UFC released a statement:
UFC is aware of the one-year sanction levied against Jon Jones as a result of his UFC Anti-Doping Policy violation, decided by a three-person arbitration panel held on Monday, October 31, 2016. UFC has been advised that the one-year suspension commenced on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. While the decision indicates no evidence of Jones' intentional use of banned substances, it does highlight the care and diligence that is required by athletes competing in the UFC to ensure that no prohibited substances enter their system.