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Watch: McGregor's devastating four-punch combo which ended Alvarez's lightweight reign

An absolute masterclass in timing, power and precision.

IN THE END, it was devastating.

Conor McGregor etched his name into UFC history books last night as a lethal four-punch combination ended Eddie Alvarez’s brief resistance on a historic night at Madison Square Garden.

Conor McGregor during the post fight press conference McGregor with his two belts in the post-fight press conference. Source: Tom Hogan/INPHO

The Dubliner, now the holder of two UFC titles simultaneously, stamped his authority all over the main event at UFC 205 from the first bell and sealed history with a knock-out blow in the second round.

McGregor produced a masterclass in power, timing and precision as Alvarez had no answer to a flurry of combinations which eventually saw him hit the canvas, forcing referee John McCarthy to intervene.

Speaking afterwards, the featherweight and lightweight champion said: “They’re not on my level. You’ve got to have size, reach, length. You’ve got to have some attributes.

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“If you don’t, I will rip your head off. That’s what I say every time. Eddie is a solid competitor, a warrior but he shouldn’t have been in here with me.”

Here’s the moment McGregor made UFC history, sparking jubilant scenes amongst the thousands of Irish fans inside New York’s famous sporting venue.

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