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UFC 209 took place March 4th from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Main Event featured a rematch as Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley defended his title again Stephen Thompson winning a very close decision in a fight that lacked much action. The first two rounds saw very little of anything in terms of offense, picking up only slightly from there. The main offense came in the closing seconds of the fight when Woodley hurt Thompson and seemed on the verge of stopping him. In the Co-Main Event, David Teymur scored a decision over Lando Vannata in a fight that was closer than the scores indicate. Both fighters landed some impressive strikes throughout but the judges preferred Teymur’s. In women’s action Cynthia Calvillo made a statement in her UFC debut with a dominant quick stoppage of Amanda Bobby Cooper, getting it to the ground and going from one submission attempt to another before getting the tapout. Here are all your results and our Of The Night Awards.
1. Bantamweight: Albert Morales (7-1-1) defeated Andre Soukhamthath (11-4) via Split Decision (29-28/28-29/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Morales.
2. Light Heavyweight: Tyson Pedro (6-0) defeated Paul Craig (9-1) via TKO at 4:10 of Round 1.
3. Heavyweight: Mark Godbeer (12-3) defeated Daniel Spitz (5-1) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 29-28 Godbeer.
4. Bantamweight: Iuri Alcantara (34-7, 1NC) defeated Luke Sanders (11-1) via Tapout (Knee Bar) at 3:13 of Round 2.
5. Featherweight: Daren Elkins (23-5) defeated Mirsad Bektic (11-1) via TKO at 3:19 of Round 3.
6. Heavyweight: Marcin Tybura (15-2) defeated Luis Henrique (10-3, 1NC) via TKO at 3:46 of Round 3.
7. Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem (42-15, 1NC) defeated Mark Hunt (12-11-1, 1NC) via KO at 1:44 of Round 3.
8. Strawweight: Cynthia Calvillo (4-0) defeated Amanda Bobby Cooper (3-3) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:19 of Round 1.
9. Middleweight: Daniel Kelly (13-1) defeated Rashad Evans (24-6-1) via Split Decision (29-28/28-29/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Evans.
10. Lightweight: David Teymur (6-1) defeated Lando Vannata (9-2) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 29-28 Vannata.
11. Welterweight Title: Tyron Woodley (17-3-1) defeated Stephen Thompson (13-2-1) via Majority Decision (48-47/47-47/48-47). We scored it 48-47 Woodley.
Submission of the Night: Iuri Alcantara
Knockout of the Night: Alistair Overeem
Fight of the Night: Daren Elkins vs Mirsad Bektic