Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Woodley vs Thompson?
Tyron Woodley beat Stephen Thompson by majority decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of UFC 209, on Saturday 4th March 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Tyron Woodley.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
This contest was for the UFC welterweight championship.
Woodley vs Thompson stats
Tyron Woodley stepped into the ring with a record of 16 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Stephen Thompson made his way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Thompson had a slight advantage in power over Woodley, with a 54% knock out percentage over Woodley's 44%.
Tyron Woodley was the older man by 1 year, at 39 years old.
Thompson had a height advantage of 3 inches over Woodley. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Woodley was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 11 months earlier than Thompson, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 5 more professional rounds, 70 to Thompson's 65.