UFC 209 News

Mar 8, 2017 11:05 am

Kevin Lee explains why he believes Khabib Nurmagomedov pulled out of UFC 209

While Khabib Nurmagomedov’s last-minute withdrawal from UFC 209 was certainly a surprising move, UFC President Dana White was very open about the fact that he believes Nurmagomedov’s team could have saved the fight had they not gone “rogue” when their fighter began feeling ill. Despite that, Nurmagomedov’s manager recently shed light on the matter, saying...

Mar 8, 2017 9:55 am

VIDEO | Watch Elkins’ comeback, Overeem’s KO, and other UFC 209 highlights in slow motion

Last Saturday night, the UFC returned to the combat sports mecca of Las Vegas, Nevada with UFC 209. Though this anticipated card was rocked by the last minute cancelation of its Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson interim lightweight title co-main event, and criticized for the insipid performances of Tyron Woodley and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson in the...

Mar 7, 2017 10:16 am

NSAC Director Bob Bennet: 10-8 round for Woodley is “unacceptable”

This past weekend, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley defended his UFC welterweight title for the second time as he picked up a majority decision win over Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson in a rather controversial performance. While Woodley was awarded the majority decision, there were many, including UFC President Dana White, who believe that Thompson won the...

Mar 7, 2017 8:31 am

UFC 209 medical suspensions

This past weekend at UFC 209, fight fans turned in for an action packed night of fights in Las Vegas, headlined by a welterweight title fight between Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson. Ultimately, Woodley won the fight via majority decision after 5 lackluster rounds that left fight fans booing ‘The Chosen One’ throughout his post-fight...

Mar 6, 2017 8:11 am

Stephen Thompson issues statement on controversial UFC 209 loss to Tyron Woodley

Last November, in the co-main event of UFC 205, Stephen Thompson stepped into the Octagon to challenge Tyron Woodley for the UFC welterweight title. Unfortunately, the fight ended in a majority draw, which meant Thompson did not become the champion. Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 209, Thompson got a second crack at...

Mar 5, 2017 12:17 pm

Pros react to Dan Kelly’s upset victory over Rashad Evans

Middleweight fighter Dan Kelly (13-1 MMA) improved his UFC record to an impressive 6-1 yesterday in Las Vegas by scoring a split-decision victory over former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans on the UFC 209 main card. Both Evans and Kelly had their own respective moments in the fight, but it seemed that Kelly’s forward pressure...

Mar 5, 2017 12:12 pm

Athlete outfitting pay for UFC 209: 14 fighters get $2500

Last night the UFC returned to Las Vegas, Nevada with UFC 209. In the card’s co-main event, we saw welterweight champion Tyron Woodley narrowly defeat Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson in a rematch of an exciting, 2016 draw. In the co-main event, we saw David Teymur score a close decision over Lando Vannata in an exciting lightweight...

Mar 5, 2017 11:46 am

After KO of Mark Hunt, Alistair Overeem picks his ideal next opponents

Last night, in the first bout of the UFC 209 main card, former Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 champ Alistair Overeem separated himself from a failed UFC heavyweight title shot against Stipe Miocic by dominating Mark Hunt to a crushing, third-round knockout. He earned this knockout with a beautifully timed knee and several followup punches. “I...

Mar 5, 2017 10:50 am

Rashad Evans statement on UFC 209 loss: there are alot of things I could’ve done better

On Saturday night, on the main card of the stacked UFC 209, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans made his long-awaited debut in the middleweight division. His opponent in this middleweight debut was Australia’s Dan Kelly – a tough opponent, but certainly a surmountable challenge too. Though Evans enjoyed plenty of success over the...

Mar 5, 2017 9:48 am

Mark Hunt releases statement on UFC 209 loss, injury

Last night, in the first bout of the UFC 209 main card, heavyweight veteran Mark Hunt stepped into the Octagon for the first time since July against a fellow Pride veteran in Alistair Overeem. Though Hunt was not without his moments in this anticipated battle, he ultimately came up short, as he was clocked by an...

Mar 5, 2017 7:00 am

The MMA community reacts to Alistair Overeem’s crushing KO of Mark Hunt

Last night, the UFC touched down in glimmering Las Vegas, Nevada with the stacked UFC 209. This action-packed card was crammed to the edges with exciting moments. Perhaps the most exciting moment of the entire card, however, occurred in the first fight of the pay-per-view, when former Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem...

Mar 5, 2017 5:54 am

UFC President Dana White gives his scoring for UFC 209 main event

Back in November, in the co-main event of UFC 205, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson battled to a thrilling majority draw. With this result, Woodley hung onto the welterweight crown – though surely not in the fashion he had hoped. Last night, in the main event of UFC 209, Woodley and...

Mar 4, 2017 10:33 pm

UFC Fighters react to Thompson vs. Woodley 2

Current UFC welterweight title holder Tyron Woodley took on top division contender Stephen Thompson in the main event of tonight’s UFC 209 fight card in Las Vegas. Both men were very tentative for the better portion of 25 minutes, excluding a last minute surge from Woodley which almost resulted in a fight ending stoppage. With...

Mar 4, 2017 9:52 pm

UFC 209 Results: Tyron Woodley defeats Stephen Thompson (Highlights)

A welterweight title fight rematch between #1 contender Stephen Thompson and current division title holder Tyron Woodley served as the main event of tonight’s UFC 209 fight card in Las Vegas. Round one begins and Thompson takes the center of the octagon. He is using a wide stance. Both men are tentative to begin. Thompson...

Mar 4, 2017 9:02 pm

UFC 209 Results: David Teymur defeats Lando Vannata (Highlights)

A lightweight scrap between Lando Vannata and David Teymur served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC 209 fight card in Las Vegas. Round one begins and Teymer and Lando trade kicks early. Body kick and low kicks from both men. Lando is pressing forward here. Vannata with a body kick. David replies with two...

Mar 4, 2017 8:27 pm

UFC 209 Results: Dan Kelly upsets Rashad Evans (Highlights)

A middleweight bout between former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and veteran Dan Kelly took place on tonight’s UFC 209 main card in Las Vegas. Round one begins and both men paw with the jab early. Rashad lands a leg kick. He comes forward with a right. Kelly takes a low stance and presses forward...

Mar 4, 2017 7:58 pm

UFC 209 Results: Cynthia Calvillo submits Amanda Cooper (VIDEO)

A women’s scrap between Amanda Cooper and Cynthia Calvillo took place during tonight’s UFC 209 main card in Las Vegas. Round one begins and Cynthia Calvillo circles to avoid an early jab. Calvillo presses forward but eats a right hand. Low kick from Calvillo. Calvillo with another low kick, she follows up with a high...

Mar 4, 2017 7:33 pm

UFC 209 Results: Alistair Overeem KO’s Mark Hunt (Highlights)

A key heavyweight bout between former title challengers Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt took place on tonight’s UFC 209 main card in Las Vegas. Round one begins and Hunt lands a massive leg kick to start. He presses forward and misses with a left hand but connects with another leg kick. Overeem returns fire with...

Mar 4, 2017 7:02 pm

UFC 209 Results: Marcin Tybura TKO’s Luis Henrique (Highlights)

A scrap between Marcin Tybura and Luis Henrique served as the featured bout of tonight’s UFC 209 prelims in Las Vegas. Round one begins and Marcin presses forward with a front kick to the body. Luis circles and then charges forward in search of a takedown. He presses Tybura against the cage and begins working...

Mar 4, 2017 6:26 pm

UFC 209 Results: Darren Elkins KO’s Mirsad Bektic (Highlights)

A featherweight scrap between Mirsad Bektic and Darren Elkins took place during tonight’s UFC 209 prelims on FS1. Round one begins and Bektic starts out quickly with a combination. He connects with a left and then a nice right hand over the top. Another big left and then a hard right from Bektic. He shoots...

Mar 4, 2017 5:51 pm

UFC 209 Results: Iuri Alcantara submits Luke Sanders (Video)

A bantamweight scrap between Iuri Alcantara and Luke Sanders took place during tonight’s UFC 209 prelims on FS1. Round one begins and Alcantara scores a quick takedown but Sanders quickly reverses the position and gets back to his feet. Alcantara lands a looping left hand. He follows that up with a leg kick. Sanders lands...

Mar 4, 2017 5:25 pm

UFC 209 Results: Mark Godbeer defeats Daniel Spitz (Highlights)

A heavyweight bout between Mark Godbeer and Daniel Spitz kicked off tonight’s UFC 209 prelims on FS1. Round one begins and Godbeer quickly presses forward with a right hand. Spitz grabs a hold of him in the clinch and throws a couple of good knees. The fighters break and Godbeer lands a kick. He circles...

Mar 4, 2017 4:46 pm

UFC 209 Results: Tyson Pedro TKO’s Paul Craig (Highlights)

A light heavyweight scrap between Tyson Pedro and Paul Craig served as the featured bout of tonight’s UFC 209 Fight Pass Prelims in Las Vegas. Round one begins and Craig charges forward and throws a kick to the body. Pedro circles out but Craig catches him with another left high kick. Paul charges forward and...

Mar 4, 2017 4:30 pm

UFC 209 Results: Albert Morales defeats Andre Soukhamthath via split-decision

A bantamweight bout between Albert Morales and Andre Soukhamthath kicked off tonight’s UFC 209 prelims in Las Vegas. Round one begins and Morales starts off quickly by pumping his jab. He throws a short leg kick inside that connects. Morales circles and lands a hard leg kick. Soukhamthath responds with a nice right hand but...

Mar 4, 2017 2:55 pm

UFC 209 Results Woodley vs. Thompson 2

Unable to tune in to UFC 209 tonight? BJPenn.com has you covered with all of the UFC 209 Results as they happen! Stay glued to this page for live results updates, and stay tuned to BJPenn.com for full recaps from every fight. Main card (PPV) (c) Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson – Woodley def. Thompson...

Mar 1, 2017 9:35 am

VIDEO | Watch the top-8 finishes from UFC 209 fighters

On Saturday night, the UFC will return to the combat sports mecca of Las Vegas, Nevada with UFC 209. The card is packed to the edges with talented fighters. In the main event, we’ll see fearsome welterweight champion Tyron Woodley take on dangerous challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson in a rematch of their thrilling majority draw,...