Defending champion Jose Aldo will fight Conor McGregor for the UFC featherweight title Saturday night at 10 pm ET at the MGM Grand Garden arena in Las Vegas.
Aldo, 29, (25–1–0) has not lost a fight in 10 years, but the 27-year-old McGregor (18–2–0) is considered a slight favorite, carrying with him serious hype despite Aldo being arguably the greatest featherweight fighter in the history of the sport. The Brazilian has held the belt since 2009, and this will be his 10th defense of the title. Despite Aldo’s extended dominance, McGregor has talked a good amount of trash in the buildup to the main event.
The two fighters were initially supposed to meet in UFC 189 in July, but Aldo’s rib injury resulted in him eventually pulling out. McGregor defeated Chad Mendes, his replacement, by TKO.
The undercard features Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold for the middleweight championship. In the other fights, Ronaldo Souza topped Yoel Romero in a middleweight fight, Demian Maia defeated Gunnar Nelson in a welterweight bout, and Max Holloway beat Jeremy Stephens in another featherweight battle.
UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor
When: Saturday, Dec. 12, 10 p.m. ET
Where: MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas
TV: Available via pay-per-view on multiple cable networks.
Live stream: Available via pay-per-view here.