UFC 205: McGregor vs. Alvarez took place Nov. 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar (21-5-1) took on hard-hitting featherweight contender Jeremy Stephens (25-13) on the night's preliminary card, which aired live on FOX Sports 1. Catch the video highlights above.
For more on Edgar vs. Stephens, check out the play-by-play courtesy of MMAFighting.com's Danny Segura.
Round 1: The fight is on. Right off the bat, Edgar goes in his famous stance and begins to more around Stephens. He shoots for a takedown and Stephens stuffs it. Edgar goes for a second one and Stephens defends it again. Two minutes have past. Edgar with a nice leg kick. Edgar shoots for a takedown, and pushes Stephens against the cage. Edgar is really making Stephens work. Edgar gets a takedown and Stephens gets immediately back up. Same thing happens again. Edgar pinning Stephens against the cage. They break away and head to the center of the cage. Stephens pokes Edgar in the eye and the fight in paused. Doctor checks Edgar, gives him the green light and the action resumes. Thirty seconds remaining. Edgar using a lot of movement like usual. The bell rings, signaling the end of round one.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Edgar.
Round 2: Again, Edgar with an immediate takedown attempt. Stephens defends. Nice right hand by Edgar. And good kick to the body by Edgar. Four minutes remaining. Edgar gets Stephens to the ground with a nice slam. Stephens with awesome defense gets back up to his feet. Stephens pressuring forward. What! Edgar gets dropped by a head kick. Stephens follows up with a knee. Edgar gets Stephens to the ground. Stephens gets back up. Man, Edgar is in trouble. Nice body shot by Stephens. Edgar is backing up and still looks hurt. One minute left. Good jab by Edgar. Beutiful takedown by Edgar. They get into a scramble and Edgar locks in a guillotine. The crowd goes wild. Stephens rolls to his back and gets out. Frankie is on top and goes for the guillotine again. The bell rings before Edgar can get the tap. Fun stuff.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-10, draw. Overall, 20-19 Edgar.
Round 3: Awesome fight here. Stephens with a solid light hand. Stephens throws a kick and gets caught by Edgar. Stephens is now in his back. Edgar being in half-guard gets caught in a kimura, but gets out. Edgar is now on Stephens' back, looking to get a rear-naked choke. Stephens gets to his feet, but to get slammed back down by Edgar. Stephens back up again, but this time is able to get away from Edgar. Stephens looking to finish Edgar, throwing bombs and moving forward. One minute left. Nice one-two by Edgar. Stephens having a hard time landing anything on Edgar. Ten seconds left and Stephens starts swinging for the fences. The bell rings and the fight comes to an end.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Edgar. Overall 30-28, Edgar.