Conor McGregor last UFC win three years ago today – Eddie Alvarez bout revisited

Starsport revisits Conor McGregor's last win in UFC which came three years ago today when he beat Eddie Alvarez.

The Irishman has only fought once since – a defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018.

But previous to that, his win over Alvarez had won him the UFC Lightweight Championship to become the first UFC fighter to hold titles in two different weight classes simultaneously.

McGregor was already the Featherweight champion before his second-round technical knockout over the American.

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However, within two years Notorious had lost both of his belts due to inactivity.

It comes despite a dominating performance over Alvarez, who could not match McGregor's power.

The Underground King was knocked down two times by lethal punches thrown by his opponent.

And it was only a matter of time in the second round before the referee intervened after a flurry of punches from the Dublin-born star.

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Alvarez did come out more aggressively in the second round in a bid to remind his counterpart why he was champion.

But about halfway through the round after he tried one punch, McGregor swerved to the side before planting four punches on Alvarez's chin.

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It saw him fall to the ground and within a heartbeat Notorious was atop of his opponent landing more punches, before the referee jumped in between ti signal the end of the match.

The Philadelphia-born fighter had only just won the Lightweight belt after beating Rafael dos Anjos in his previous bout.

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The event was huge for UFC – and was labelled by the president Dana White as the "biggest fight card" in the competition's history.

It reportedly generated $17.7m in gate receipts – a record for a mixed martial arts event and a record for the venue, Madison Square Garden.

The attendance of 20,427 was the highest for a domestic event while the pre-fight documentary Fighting for History drew 2.4m viewers on Fox – the most ever for a preview show in UFC history.

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