The highly-anticipated UFC 205 card will include a pivotal featherweight showdown between Frankie Edgar and Jeremy Stephens.
The bout was announced during “UFC Tonight” on Wednesday. Two other new contests were also revealed, as Tim Boetsch will face Rafael Natal at 185 pounds and Katyln Chookagian will lock horns with Liz Carmouche at bantamweight.Additionally two previously reported matchups were officially confirmed: Donald Cerrone vs. Kelvin Gastelum at welterweight and Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy at middleweight.
UFC 205 takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York on Nov. 12 and airs on pay-per-view. The event does not yet have a headliner, but UFC President Dana White will announce the entirety of the card during a press conference at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, according to the “UFC Tonight”report.
A former lightweight champion, Edgar moved to 145 pounds in 2013 but has twice fallen short in title bids against Jose Aldo. Most recently, “The Answer” dropped a five-round verdict to Aldo in an interim title bout at UFC 200. Edgar is 5-2 in the Octagon overall since moving to featherweight.
Like Edgar, Stephens has also found a home at 145 pounds following a lengthy UFC stint at lightweight. Most recently, “Lil Heathen” welcomed ex-bantamweight champ Renan Barao to the division, taking a unanimous verdict over the Brazilian at UFC Fight Night 88 on May 29.