UFC 209: Woodley vs Thompson 2

Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and challenger Stephen Thompson rematch for the title at UFC 209 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Mar. 4. Woodley and Thompson fought to a draw when they met at UFC 205 for the belt. UFC 209 airs live on Dj Pay-Per-View from T-Mobile Arena.

An interim UFC Lightweight Championship bout between undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov and The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos welterweight winner Tony Ferguson as the co-main event. The pairing was originally booked for The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber Finale and later UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs. Evans. However, the bout was cancelled both times due to Nurmagomedov being injured and Ferguson pulling out due to a lung issue, respectively.

Rashad Evans long much-awaited returns to face Australia’s Daniel Kelly. The former light heavyweight champion, Evans has fought and defeated the best of the best at 205 pounds, but in March, he will test the waters at 185 pounds against Kelly, a four-time member of the Australian Olympic judo team who has won three in a row.

In the heavyweight division, unbeaten Daniel Spitz will step in for Todd Duffee and make his Octagon debut against England’s Mark “The Hand of” Godbeer.

At 115 pounds, TUF 23 finalist Amanda Cooper will seek her second consecutive win when she faces off with Team Alpha Male newcomer Cynthia Calvillo. And in a bantamweight bout, Albert Morales faces debuting Andre Soukhamthath.

Here’s the official fight card:
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Welterweight Tyron Woodley (c) vs. Stephen Thompson
Lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson
Middleweight Rashad Evans vs. Daniel Ke
Lightweight Lando Vannata vs. David Teymur
Heavyweight Alistair Overeem vs. Mark Hunt
Heavyweight Marcin Tybura vs. Luis Henrique
Featherweight Mirsad Bektić vs. Darren Elkins
Bantamweight Iuri Alcântara vs. Luke Sanders
Heavyweight Mark Godbeer vs. Daniel Spitz
Light Heavyweight Tyson Pedro vs. Paul Craig
Women’s Strawweight Amanda Cooper vs. Cynthia Calvillo
Bantamweight Albert Morales vs. Andre Soukhamthath

UFC 201: Milestones, AndNew TYRON WOODLEY and More Things To Know About The Card

The welterweight class has a new champion! Tyron Woodley took 2:12 only of the first round to defeat Robbie Lawler by TKO. The fastest finish in welterweight title history.

Woodley just gave the former champion a big shot that dropped Lawler. Then he pummeled and eventually the referee stop the fight.

Nick Diaz is the one that T-wood would love to fight at UFC 202. Georges St-Pierre at the Madison Square Garden was also mentioned.

“You’ll get your chance after I go make this money,” Woodley told the No. 1 Stephen Thompson during the post fight interview. The WonderBoy challenged T-wood for his new welterweight belt.

There were four finishes already during the preliminary. Wilson Reis, Nikita Krylov, Anthony Hamilton and Damien Brown’s first round wins made the card even more exciting. Wilson Reis earned the fastest submission in UFC flyweight history at 1:49 of round 1. Hope the match between him and flyweight champion Demetrius Johnson would still happen.

Huge upset win by Jake Ellenberger by way of liver kick knockout. This is Matt Brown’s second straight loss this year.

Karolina Kowalkiewicz will likely get her shot at strawweight title against Joanna Jedrzejczyk with a victory over Rose Namajunas.

The Performance(s) Of The Night bonus went to Woodley and Ellenberger, while Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Rose Namajunas earned the Fight Of The Night bonus.

Here are the results of UFC 201 card:

Welterweight (C): Tyron Woodley def Robbie Lawler in round 1 by TKO

Women’s Strawweight: Karolina Kowalkiewicz def Rose Namajunas in round 3 by SD
   
Welterweight: Jake Ellenberger def Matt Brown in round 1 by TKO
 
Bantamweight: Erik Perez def Francisco River in round 3 by UD
   
Flyweight: Ryan Benoit def Freddy Serrano in round 3 by SD

Light Heavyweight: Nikita Krylov def Ed Herman in round 1 by KO
   
Welterweight: Jorge Masvidal def Ross Pearson in round 3 by UD
   
Flyweight: Wilson Reis def Hector Sandoval in round 1 by submission (RNC)

Welterweight: Michael Graves vs Bojan Veličković was a majority draw
   
Heavyweight: Anthony Hamilton def Damian Grabowski in round 1 by KO
 
Lightweight: Damien Brown def Cesar in round 1 by KO

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UFC 201 Weigh-In Results: Flyweight Bout Scrapped Scoggin Missed Weight

Champion Robbie Lawler and No. 4 Tyron Woodley both successfully made weight. Each welterweight weighing 170 pounds.

Justin Scoggin was unable to make weight so the flyweight bout between Ian McCall and Justin Scoggin was scrapped.

Co-main Rose Namajunas weighed 116 pounds and Kowalkiewicz Carolina weighed 114.5.

The fighters of the card took advantage of an early weigh-ins while at the Sheraton Atlanta.

UFC 201 takes place on July 30, 2016 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

Below are the full weigh-in results:

Robbie Lawler (170) vs. Tyron Woodley (170)

Karolina Kowalkiewicz (114.5) vs. Rose Namajunas (116)

Matt Brown (171) vs. Jake Ellenberger (170)

Erik Perez (135) vs. Francisco Rivera (135.5)

Ryan Benoit (126) vs. Fredy Serrano (126)

Ed Herman (205.5) vs. Nikita Krylov (206)

Jorge Masvidal (171) vs. Ross Pearson (170)

Damian Grabowski (256) vs. Anthony Hamilton (258.5)

Wilson Reis (126) vs. Hector Sandoval (126)

Michael Graves (170.5) vs. Bojan Velickovic (170.5)

Cesar Arzamendia (155) vs. Damien Brown (155.5)

UFC 201: Robbie Lawler vs. Tyron Woodley

It will take place on July 30, 2016 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

A Welterweight Championship bout between the current champion Robbie Lawler and No. 4 Tyron Woodley will headline the event.

Fight fans prior to this card were hoping for the Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit rematch. Condit won their fight at UFC 195 in the worlds’ eyes. But with some judges a strong finish for the champion is a strong point. Lawler was not destroyed that earned him a split decision win. The Natural Born Killer vs. Damian Maia was then set for UFC 202.

In the co-main event, the no. 3 strawweight Rose Namajunas will face the Polish fighter Karolina Kowalkiewicz who is on her third fight in the UFC.
 
Matt Brown is returning from his loss against Damian Maia at UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic. The Immortal will battle with Jake Ellenberger.

Demetrious ‘The Mighty Mouse’ Johnson is supposed to make the card more exciting to watch. On July 8, however, DJ pulled out due to an injury. His fight with the No. 7 flyweight Wilson Reis was postponed. Hector Sandoval is the new opponent.

Here’s the updated UFC 201 card:

Welterweight: Robbie Lawler vs. Tyron Woodley (Championship)

Women’s Strawweight: Rose Namajunas vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz

Welterweight: Matt Brown vs. Jake Ellenberger

Bantamweight: Francisco Rivera vs. Erik Perez

Flyweight:  Ian McCall vs. Justin Scoggins

Light Heavyweight: Ed Herman vs. Nikita Krylov

Welterweight: Ross Pearson vs. Jorge Masvidal

Flyweight: Wilson Reis vs. Hector Sandoval

Flyweight:  Ryan Benoit vs. Fredy Serrano
Welterweight: Michael Graves vs. Bojan Veličković

Heavyweight: Anthony Hamilton vs. Damian Grabowski

Lightweight: Cesar Arzamendia vs.  Damien Brown