UFC 209: Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson II

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UFC 209: Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson II was held on March 4th, 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. The main event featured the second fight between welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and contender Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Also on the card, Alistair Overeem vs. Mark Hunt.

Event Background:
  •  A highly anticipated lightweight bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson was set for the event but was canceled for the third time after Nurmagomedov sustained a medical issue due to cutting weight. The bout has not yet been re-booked for any upcoming cards.


  • Igor Pokrajac vs. Ed Herman was set for the event but Igor Pokrajac pulled out of the fight due to injury and was replaced by Gadzhimurad Antigulov. At a later time, Ed Herman announced that he also injured himself and had to pullout of the event, cancelling the bout. Gadzhimurad Antigulov will fight on a later card.


  • Todd Duffee vs. Mark Godbeer was set for the event but Duffee pulled out of the event due to unknown reason’s and was later replaced by Daniel Spitz.


  • Marcin Tybura vs. Luis Henrique is set to take place on the card but was in danger of being scrapped due to Luis Henrique not being cleared by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after a an eye operation. The fight remained on the card and Henrique was later cleared to fight.

Event Results:
Weight Class Official Match Result Victory Method Round & Time
Welterweight Tyron Woodley Defeated Stephen Thompson Majority Decision (48-47, 47-47, 48-47) 5th Round | 5:00
Lightweight David Teymur Defeated Lando Vannata Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3rd Round | 5:00
Middleweight Dan Kelly Defeated Rashad Evans Split-Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3rd Round | 5:00
Women’s Strawweight Cynthia Calvillo Defeated Amanda Cooper Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1st Round | 3:19
Heavyweight Alistair Overeem Defeated Mark Hunt Knockout (Knee) 3rd Round | 1:44
Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1)
Heavyweight Marcin Tybura Defeated Luis Henrique TKO (Punches) 3rd Round | 3:46
Featherweight Darren Elkins Defeated Mirsad Bektic KO (Punches & Head Kick) 3rd Round | 3:19
Bantamweight Iuri Alcantara Defeated Luke Sanders Submission (Kneebar) 2nd Round | 3:13
Heavyweight Mark Godbeer Defeated Daniel Spitz Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3rd Round | 5:00
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Light Heavyweight Tyson Pedro Defeated Paul Craig TKO (Elbows) 1st Round | 4:10
Bantamweight Albert Morales Defeated Andre Soukhamthath Split-Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3rd Round | 5:00

== Event Awards ($50,000) ==

Performance of the Night: Darren Elkins and Iuri Alcântara
Fight of the Night: David Teymur vs. Lando Vannata

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