Tyron Woodley | UFC Welterweight Champion
Monster Energy’s Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley retained his welterweight title after fighting to a majority draw against Stephen Thompson.
Welterweight champion Woodley retained his title as he and challenger Thompson fought to a majority draw and ‘Fight of the Night’ award. Woodley who came in as the belt holding underdog landed vicious ground and pound with both fists and elbows. He caught Thompson with hard strikes and took him down for most of round one.
In round four, Tyron Woodley knocked Thompson down and looked like he was in route to a TKO stoppage until sinking in a deep standing guillotine on Thompson, and then taking that guillotine to the ground. Thompson amazingly survived Woodley’s choke and controlled much of the fight when the two warriors were on their feet. The judges ultimately scored the five-round fight 47-47, 47-47 and 48-47 in Woodley’s favor resulting in a majority draw. UFC President Dana White said, “An immediate rematch makes sense.” This is only the third time in UFC history that a title fight ended in a tie.
Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley is Monster Energy’s elite UFC athlete along with Conor “The Notorious” McGregor, Chris “The All American” Weidman, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Dominick “Dominator” Cruz, Jon “Bones” Jones, Daniel Cormier, Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey, Cain Velasquez, and Anthony “Showtime” Pettis.
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