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12 of the best images as Conor McGregor makes UFC history in New York
A memorable night at Madison Square Garden.

NO FIGHTER IN the history of the UFC had been champion in two weight divisions simultaneously but that all changed last night as Conor McGregor dethroned lightweight title holder Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.

McGregor made history in New York on Saturday after beating Alvarez by knockout in the second round to add the lightweight belt to his featherweight crown.

It was another memorable night for McGregor and Irish Mixed Martial Arts, and here are 12 of the best pictures from Madison Square Garden.

12 of the best images as Conor McGregor makes UFC history in New York
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  • McGregor was in typically confident mood as he entered the octagon.

    Source: Julio Cortez
  • The Dubliner was dominant from the outset.

    Source: Tom Hogan/INPHO
  • And Alvarez had no answer.

    Source: Tom Hogan/INPHO
  • The American was knocked down three times.

    Source: Tom Hoganq/INPHO
  • With McGregor's punishing left hands causing untold damage.

    Source: Tom Hogan/INPHO
  • A brutal four-punch combination eventually finished Alvarez off.

    Source: Tom Hogan/INPHO
  • As he was knocked-out 3 minutes and 4 seconds into the second round.

    Source: Julio Cortez
  • McGregor produced a masterclass in timing and precision.

    Source: Tom Hogan/INPHO
  • History maker.

    Source: Tom Hogan/INPHO
  • McGregor celebrates winning.

    Source: Tom Hogan/INPHO
  • "Eddie is a solid competitor, a warrior but he shouldn't have been in here with me."

    Source: Julio Cortez
  • Top of the world, baby!

    Source: Julio Cortez
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