Tyron Woodley retained his welterweight title after defeating Stephen Thompson via majority decision, 48-47, 47-47, 48-47 in the main event of UFC 209 which took place at the T-Mobile Arena.
In a cagey encounter, it seemed a takedown in round 3 and a flurry in the dying moments of the final round that dropped the challenger which made the difference for Woodley (17-3-1) in a closely fought contest.
After the pair’s first fight ended in a majority draw at UFC 205 last November “The Chosen One” for the time being at least has now successfully closed the book on this chapter of his career against “Wonderboy” who drops to 13-2-1 in his mixed martial arts career.
In the co-main event, Sweden’s David Teymur earned a unanimous decision earning 30-27 across the judges scorecards, 30-27, 30-27 against JacksonWink trained Lando Vannata in an epic back and forth battle that lived up to the pre-fight hype.
UFC 209 Woodley vs. Thompson Results
Tyron Woodley def. Stephen Thompson via majority decision (48-47, 47-47, 48-47)
*Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
David Teymur def. Lando Vannata via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Daniel Kelly def. Rashad Evans via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Cynthia Calvillo def. Amanda Cooper via Submission (rear naked choke) in 3:19 of Round 1
Alistair Overeem def. Mark Hunt via KO (knee) in 1:44 of Round 2
Marcin Tybura def. Luis Henrique via TKO (punches) in 3:46 of Round 3
Darren Elkins def. Mirsad Bektic via KO (punch) in 3:19 of Round 3
Iuri Alcantara def. Luke Sanders via Submission (kneebar) in 3:13 of Round 2
Mark Godbeer def. Daniel Spitz via unanimous decision (30-27,30-27, 30-27)
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