Tyron Woodley retains UFC title with majority decision
Mar 05 2017 by Dustin Murphy
Stephen Thompson's second attempt at claiming the UFC welterweight title ended in heartbreak.
The 1 draw for both men came back on November 12 when the two fought to a majority draw in the co-main event of UFC 205.
After a five-round battle at UFC 205 that was awarded "Fight of the Night" honors, it was easy to believe that Woodley and Thompson would pick up where they left off at UFC 209.
From the sounds of it, Woodley isn't convinced the numbers will be particularly huge.
It will go down in history along with other championship fight duds like Tim Sylvia-Andrei Arlovski, Tito Ortiz-Vladimir Matyushenko and Anderson Silva-Thales Leites as among the least-exciting the company has ever staged.
STARSPORT introduce you to the hottest Octagon girls in UFC. Each fighter waited for the other to engage to open up counter-strike opportunities. Soukhamthath may have gotten the better of the striking exchanges, but Morales controlled the action on the ground. "If you're doing it and things are going bad, it's bad on your kidneys, it's bad on your liver".
'I've never been doubtful of my abilities. He made it very hard for me to get in close. Cooper is coming off the back of decision victory over Anna Elmose at UFC Fight Night in Belfast.
Both fighters had their moments, and the momentum shifted back and forth.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans weren't happy about the decision either and many spent the past few months arguing about who should have won.
Nurmagomedov (24-0) and Ferguson (23-3) have been matched in two previous bouts that also were canceled due to medical problems for both fighters.
Thompson disagreed with the decision and felt that he did enough to win the fight.
On Friday, that was made official.
One of the most anticipated bouts of the year was scrapped one day before UFC 209 at T-Mobile Arena. The reaction from UFC fans online was very similar as well. We were looking to do more taking down. "It's kind up to us to conjugate and see what we can get going".
Nurmagomedov was suppose to fight #2-ranked Tony Ferguson Saturday night for the intern lightweight title. Nobody should give him the gears for that decision.
Woodley is an all-American wrestling champ that is built like a brick wall, but he is not a one-trick pony. Come on, that's not right ... Only St. Pierre has a fight now booked, and it doesn't have a date. Canada's top MMA prospect outside of the UFC, Hakeem Dawodu, will be fighting Steven Siller at World Series of Fighting 35 on March 18.
How can I watch UFC 209?
Firstly, in a somewhat surprising move, a lightweight fight between Lando Vannata and David Teymur has now been moved up to the co-main event spot on the card.
Thompson will likely look better against someone with less knockout power than Woodley, because that seems to be the reason Thompson was also timid in Saturday's main event.