In the co-main event of UFC 205, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley stepped into the Octagon in hopes of defending his welterweight title for the first time.
Woodley was quick to take Stephen Thompson down in the first round, landing some ground & pound to bloody up Wonderboy’s face. Thompson went on to pick Woodley apart, pressuring the champ against the cage in the second and third rounds. In the fourth round, things got interesting as Woodley dropped Thompson, nearly finishing him via KO before then nearly finishing the fight via submission. Somehow, Thompson managed to survive the round, and then come back in the fifth in impressive fashion as he outstruck Woodley.
When the fight went to the judges scorecards, the decision was read as a majority decision win for Woodley. It was then changed to a majority draw, with Woodley retaining the welterweight championship.
Immediately, Twitter went wild with reactions regarding the fight.
Wonder boy is the real
— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) November 13, 2016
WTF is going on#ufc205
— Jerome-Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) November 13, 2016
— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) November 13, 2016
— Shannon Knapp (@shanknapp) November 13, 2016
— Andre Fili (@TouchyFili) November 13, 2016
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) November 13, 2016
This is a tough one to judge what do you guys think??? @ufc
— Brian Ortega (@BrianTcity) November 13, 2016
I could see 48-48 or a crazy 48-47 either way
— Gerald Harris (@GHurricane) November 13, 2016
48-48 on my card
— Matt Brown (@IamTheImmortal) November 13, 2016
— Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) November 13, 2016
Wait…two judges have it a draw and it's NOT a Majority decision? One judge has more power? #UFC205
— Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) November 13, 2016
RAAAGAGAH! THERE WAS NO 10-8 ROUND! I'm am so F'n tired of these gad dang judges
— Sam Alvey (@smilensam) November 13, 2016
— Coach (@CMPunk) November 13, 2016
False alarm…. #UFC205 😅
— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) November 13, 2016
I love that Bruce Buffer almost refused to announce a score he know was a mistake! Not his first rodeo #UFC205
— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) November 13, 2016