Alvarez vs. McGregor Results: Winner and Reaction from UFC 205

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistNovember 13, 2016

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12:  Conor McGregor of Ireland celebrates his KO victory over Eddie Alvarez of the United States in their lightweight championship bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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It's only right that the man nicknamed The Notorious capped off UFC's inaugural showcase at Madison Square Garden in New York with a win over Eddie Alvarez on Saturday night. 

Conor McGregorwho entered UFC 205 three months removed from a grueling five-round majority-decision win over Nate Diaz—defeated Alvarez by TKO in the second round to capture his first lightweight title.  

Chamatkar Sandhu of MMA Junkie noted the historical significance of McGregor's victory:

Chamatkar Sandhu @SandhuMMA

Conor McGregor knocks out Eddie Alvarez to become the first simultaneous two weight UFC champion. 145lbs and 155lbs. Legend status achieved.

After the win, in true McGregor fashion, he was as cocky and brash as ever, per Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting:

Ariel Helwani @arielhelwani

McGregor: I want to take this opportunity to apologize ... to absolutely nobody!

If you thought McGregor was loud and over-the-top before, making history as the first simultaneous champion in two weight classes is only going to make the notorious one even louder and more over-the-top. 

Skip Bayless of FS1 offered his own unique praise for McGregor after the victory:

Skip Bayless @RealSkipBayless

Conor McGregor DEFINITELY would last 12 rounds boxing Floyd Mayweather. He would hit Floyd and he would hurt him, even if didn't win.

UFC provided video of McGregor's left that knocked Alvarez down for the first time in the opening round:

UFC @ufc

OHHHHHHHHH the #CelticCross lands and drops Alvarez!!! #UFC205 #UFCNYC https://t.co/L43rTtgAOd

Jason Gay of the Wall Street Journal captured a terrific image of McGregor with both of his championships celebrating while sitting atop the Octagon:

Jason Gay @jasongay

Conor McGregor, 1:36 AM, New York City. https://t.co/JgDVjVdOCP

McGregor made his UFC lightweight debut on Saturday evening, and he proved once again that he's capable of winning in multiple weight classes. 

Not only did McGregor secure a knockout victory of Jose Aldo in 13 seconds at UFC 194 to become the promotion's undisputed featherweight champion, but he also took down Diaz in an August welterweight bout to assert his dominance as one of the sport's most well-rounded and vicious fighters. 

"I'm motivated by the gold, the extra gold," he told Rolling Stone's Mike Bohn. "The history of it. It's historic. Of course the money always motivates. The love for competition. There's many factors that go into it. I said I would enter and I would dominate two divisions, win the two-weight world title. If I say it, I will do it. That's where we're at."

According to Bohn, McGregor joined B.J. Penn and Randy Couture as the only fighters to win title belts in multiple weight classes. However, Bohn noted that neither Penn nor Couture owned two straps in different weight classes simultaneously.  

In addition to owning two belts, McGregor has now won 17 of his last 18 fights dating back to 2011. 

With McGregor's cockiness justified and his status as one of the most decorated fighters in UFC history solidified, there's no doubting he's a one-man wrecking crew capable of achieving even greater success should he choose to press on in the Octagon.