UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley left Madison Square Garden with his title following an epic five-round war with Stephen Thompson in the evenings co-main event.
“The Chosen One” and “Wonderboy” battled to a majority draw, this after two judges scored the fight 47-47 and one judge scored the contest in favor of T-Wood 48-47.
The Woodley and Thompson war was given ‘fight of the night’ honors and UFC President Dana White confirmed that a rematch between the two is already in the works following the event.
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Woodley was able to get Thompson to the floor in round one, where he utilized his strong wrestling skills to dominate ‘Wonderboy’ for the first five minutes of the contest.
Rounds two and three went in favor of the challenger, as Thompson was able to find his range and outpoint Woodley in the stand-up game.
However, in round four T-Wood was able to land a huge right hand that sent Thompson crashing the canvas. From there Woodley was all over Stephen but ‘Wonderboy’ showed a ton of heart and was able to survive the round.
In the fifth and final round Thompson was able to utilize his striking to frustrate Woodley, easily winning the final frame on points.
However, Thompson’s final round was not enough to earn him the victory as the judges ruled the fight a majority draw.
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