LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 04: Tyron Woodley (left) reacts to his victory over Stephen Thompson (right) in their UFC welterweight championship bout during the UFC 209 event at T-Mobile Arena on March 4, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

In a very contentious result, Tyron Woodley has retained his Welterweight Title. In an uninspiring bout that received regular boo’s from the crowd, Woodley produced two very dominant rounds in Round Three and Five. The other three involved very limited action, where it looked as though Thompson would be the victor, landing more clear strikes, maintaining octagon control and aggression. Alas in what became a common theme on the night, the judges would pass down a controversial decision, with two of them awarding round two to Woodley, and one even awarding Woodley a 10-8 round 5 after a 30 second flurry to close it out.

In the co-main event there was another controversial decision with David Teymur, overcoming the very popular Lando Vannata. Although the fight was incredibly close and a victory could be argued for either fighter, the straight 30-27 decisions drew controversy.


Tyron Woodley def. Stephen Thompson via majority decision – (48-47, 47-47, 48-47)

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 Cavillo def. Amanda Cooper via submission (RNC) – Round 1, 3:19

Alistair Overeem def. Mark Hunt via KO (knee) – Round 3, 1:44

Marcin Tybura def. Luis Henrique via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 3:46

Darren Elkins def. Mirsad Bektic via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 3:19

Iuri Alcantara def. Luke Sanders via submission (kneebar) – Round 2, 3:13

Mark Godbeer def. Daniel Spitz via unanimous decision – (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Tyson Pedro def. Paul Craig via TKO (elbows) – Round 1, 4:10

Albert Morales def. Andre Soukhamthath via split decision – (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)