Conor Anthony McGregor was given birth to on the 14th of July, 1988. He is also referred to as Mystic Mac and The Notorious. He is a mixed martial artist at the professional level, with an Irish origin. He currently fights under Ultimate Fighting Championship. He has over the years competed as a welterweight, lightweight and featherweight.
Best UFC matches of Conor McGregor.
Conor started his career in mixed martial arts in 1998. He was able to win the Cage Warriors Lightweight and Featherweight championships in 2012. He was concurrently holding the 2 titles before forfeiting them when he signed up with UFC in 2013. Cornor McGregor highlights so far shows that he has fought in 24 mixed martial arts where he won 21. Out of the 21 wins, he won 2 by decision, 1 by submission and 18 by knockout. His 3 losses were, however, by submission. He was involved in only 1 fight in his amateur career, which he won by knockout. After joining the UFC, here are the best UFC matches of Conor McGregor.
Against Marcus Brimage
Conor’s first fight under UFC was against Marcus Brimage on the 6th of April, 2013. The match was on Fuel TV on UFC’s preliminary card. Cornor was able to win the match in the first bout, where he gave his opponent a technical knockout, few seconds after the first minute in the first round. He was further awarded ‘Knockout of the night’ for the same fight.
Against Max Holloway
On the 17th of August 2013, the Fight Night was UFC 26 was to see a fight between Cornor and Andy Ogle. Andy was, however, not able to make it as he got an injury while he was training. Max Holloway subsequently had to replace Andy for the fight. Based on the scores (30-27, 30-27, 30-26), an unanimous decision declared Cornor as the winner of the match. The match was however a critical one for him as he was observed to have an anterior cruciate ligament tear after an MRI scan. He had to stay away from fighting for about 10 months, during which he underwent a surgery. In 2014, a documentary was made by SevereMMA.com and Motive Television for Raidio Teilifis Eireann, whose major focus was on the fight between Cornor and Max.
Against Diego Brandao
On the 19th of July, 2014, a fight was to hold between Cornor and Cole Miller at Fight Night of UFC 46. Cole was not able to make it due to an injury on his thumb. Diego Brandao replaced Cole in the fight. Cole was defeated in the first round through a technical knockout. He was awarded performance of the night.
Against Jose Aldo
Cornor was initially to face Jose on the 11th of July, 2015. The fight did not hold due to a rib injury Jose sustained during training. Cornor had to face Chad instead which he defeated through a technical knockout in the second round. His fight with Aldo later held at UFC 194 on the 12th of December, 2015. He was able to defeat Aldo just 13 seconds into the first fight. The fight has the reputation of being the UFC title fight that finished the fastest in the history of UFC fights. He was awarded his fifth consecutive performance of the night, which was also a new record in the UFC for the award. This was his 15th overall win and his seventh consecutive win, making it one of Cornor McGregor top fights.
Against Eddie Alvarez
On the 27th of September, 2016, Eddie Alvarez was announced to be the next opponent for Cornor in a fight scheduled for the 12th of November, 2016. The fight was scheduled at UFC 205 for the UFC Lightweight Championship. Cornor defeated Eddie by a knockout in the second round to win the championship. The match gave Cornor the opportunity to break another UFC history as he became the first holder of the two-division champion simultaneously.
Overall, Cornor has had a very successful fighting career as he was being able to win 88 percent of all the fight he was involved in (1 at amateur level and 21 professionally out of a total of 1 amateur level fight and 24 professional fights as recorded in Cornor McGregor highlights.). The buyrate for some of his fights were above 1,500,000.