The rematch between Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson is in the books. It was Woodley who retained the UFC Welterweight Title via a majority decision (48-47, 47-47, 48-47).
Woodley won what may go down as one of the most disappointing title fights in recent memory. With the fans in attendance jeering and booing the fighters for the 25 minutes they were in the Octagon.
Highlights were few and far between on this night, a Woodley takedown and a last minute barrage of strikes from the champion to the challenger is all the action UFC fans got.
Here is an excerpt from the fifth round from our live coverage of the show:
Round Five: The round begins with Woodley coming forward and swinging at Thompson, Thompson continuously attacks Thompson with lefts. Thompson tries keeping Woodley at bay by throwing a variety of jabs, Woodley tries charging at Thompson while throwing combinations. Thompson backs up Woodley for a moment with a high kick attempt, Thompson starts attacking Woodley with some leg kicks. Woodley drops Thompson with a huge combinations and he pounces on him with a ton of strikes until the bell sounds.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Woodley (Final Score: 48-47 for Thompson)
Official Result: Tyron Woodley def. Stephen Thompson by majority decision (48-47, 47-47, 48-47) to retain the UFC Welterweight Title
Woodley and Thompson both admitted in their post-fight interviews that they were approaching the fight a little more hesitant than they did in their first meeting at UFC 205.
By the way, their original meeting at UFC 205 was the “Fight Of The Night.” Nobody will be claiming that the rematch between the two will be the “Fight Of The Night.”