Tyron Woodley defends his welterweight title in a rematch against Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. They fought to a draw in their first fight, now Woodley will have the chance to prove once and for all he’s the undisputed 170-pound champ. Rashad Evans returns against Daniel Kelly and Mark Hunt battles Alistair Overeem.
UFC 209 takes place this evening (Saturday, March 4) from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. ProMMAnow.com will have live results and round-by-round updates for UFC 209 starting with the early prelims at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The main card starts at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
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UFC 209 quick results:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
- Champ Tyron Woodley def. Stephen Thompson by majority decision (48-47, 47-47, 48-47) – for welterweight title
- David Teymur def. Lando Vannata via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Daniel Kelly def. Rashad Evans via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Cynthia Calvillo def. Amanda Cooper via submission (rear-naked choke) – Rd 1, 3:19
- Alistair Overeem def. Mark Hunt via knockout (strikes) – Rd 3, 1:44
PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)
- Marcin Tybura def. Luis Henrique via TKO (strikes) – Rd 3, 3:46
- Darren Elkins def. Mirsad Bektic via TKO (strikes) – Rd 3, 3:19
- Iuri Alcantara def. Luke Sanders via submission (knee bar) – Rd 2, 3:13
- Mark Godbeer def. Daniel Spitz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)
- Tyson Pedro def. Paul Craig via TKO (elbows) – Rd 1, 4:10
- Albert Morales vs. Andre Soukhamthath via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
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UFC 209 play-by-play:
Albert Morales vs. Andre Soukhamthath
Round 1 – Soukhamthath’s UFC debut. Low kick from Morales. Inside leg kick. Another hard leg kick. Soukhamthath throwing hands, nothing fully connecting yet. Left counter jab from Morales, then another low kick. Nice jab from Morales and hard low kick. Another low kick. Overhand right from Soukhamthath. Morales fires back. Nice jab from Soukhamthath, then lands a nice uppercut. Right hand from Soukhamthath, Morales fires back. Right counter from Morales after a flying knee attempt from Soukhamthath. I like Morales’s head movement. Hard low kick from Morales. 10-9 Morales.
Round 2 – Left counter jab from Soukhamthath. Low kick from Morales, good foot movement. Low kick from Soukhamthath. Jab from Morales is countered with a punch combo and low kick. Takedown from Morales, pressing Soukhamthath to the cage as he fights to get up. Morales gets him back down with a single leg but Soukhamthath is able to take his back briefly, then winds up on top of Morales in half guard, then full guard. Soukhamthath controlling from top, Morales gets up before the bell but eats a knee in the process. 10-9 Soukhamthath.
Round 3 – Nice left counter hook from Soukhamthath. Jab from Morales but takes a right upstairs and then three nice left hooks to the body. He’s hurt but trying to hide it. He takes a knee to the body and a few more left hooks to the body, working that liver. Very nice. Soukhamthath goes for the takedown but gets caught on bottom with Morales riding his back and landing shots. Morales looking for the choke. Soukhamthath’s nose is busted up and bleeding pretty good as Morales searches for the choke. 2 minutes to go. Soukhamthath is out of immediate danger but Morales still on his back with a body triangle locked on. Morales continues to soften him up with punches with 30 seconds to go. Soukhamthath throwing blind punches and landing some as the round counts down. Interesting round right there on how they will score it. Soukhamthath did great early in the round and was close to taking Morales out. Could potentially be a draw.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Albert Morales vs. Andre Soukhamthath via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Paul Craig vs. Tyson Pedro
Round 1 – Craig’s nickname is “The Bear Jew”. He won’t divulge how he got that name. Couple high kicks from Craig. More high kicks, then a body kick. Takes a knee to the body from Pedro as the clinch up against the cage. Craig gets a takedown from the clinch but Pedro is right back up pressing Craig to the cage. Uppercut from Craig. Couple knees from Pedro to the face as Craig returns with some uppercuts, lands a good one that backs Pedro up. Pedro fires back with a straight right that drops Craig. He lets him up. Low kick from Craig but he pays for it with a counter punch and a knee to the face. Pedro with the takedown to side mount and drops some elbows. Gets the crucifix then pounds Craig with elbows to the dome until the ref steps in.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Tyson Pedro def. Paul Craig via TKO (elbows) – Rd 1, 4:10
Mark Godbeer vs. Daniel Spitz
Round 1 – Godbeer with a body kick and brief clinch. Connecting with a few punch combos. Strong leg kick from Spitz. Low kick inside from Godbeer drops Spitz to a knee briefly. Another inside low kick from Godbeer. Body shot from Godbeer followed by some dirty boxing from both guys. Spitz with a hard low kick and looking nice and fluid with his movement and hands. Inside low kick from Godbeer, again. Spitz misses a head kick. Godbeer breathing with his mouth open. Right to the body from Godbeer. Nice right counter from Godbeer. 10-9 Godbeer.
Round 2 – Godbeer stuffs a takedown attempt. Backs Spitz to the cage, knee to the body, right over the top on the break. Jab from Spitz. Left from Godbeer, big right hand. Then a nice combo, but he gets taken down by Spitz. Godbeer back up, lands a knee to the body and some uppercuts as he presses Spitz to the cage. Spitz fading and is taking some big shots. Big right to the body from Godbeer. Jab from Spitz but he looks like Gumby in there right now fumbling around. He ties Godbeer up to the cage trying to recover. Spitz backs out. Combo to the body from Godbeer, he presses Spitz to the cage. Knee to the body and a right hand on the break from Godbeer. Another left before the bell. 10-9 Godbeer.
Round 3 – Spitz looking recovered at least somewhat. Right to the body from Godbeer. Front kick from Spitz. Left jab from Godbeer, low kick. Front kick from Spitz. Nice jab from Godbeer, another. Right to the body from Godbeer, but Spitz returns a body kick. Low kick from Godbeer. Jab from Spitz. Godbeer calls him forward with 2 minutes to go. Right from Spitz. A right over the top hurts Spitz and he goes to a knee briefly. Godbeer backs him up with more shots. Body kick from Spitz. Right to the body from Godbeer as the clinch up. Spitz backs out. High kick from Spitz scores but nothing much on it. Dirty boxing before the bell. 10-9 Godbeer.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Mark Godbeer def. Daniel Spitz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Iuri Alcantara vs. Luke Sanders
Round 1 – Left hand and takedown from Iuri as he looks for an arm but Luke instantly defends perfectly and is back up. Ref lets Iuri up. Overhand left clips Luke. Low kick inside from Iuri. Couple nice lefts from Luke. Good movement from Luke avoiding the longer reach of Iuri. He catches a kick and dumps Iuri. Luke landing big hammerfists as Iuri turtles up. Blood dripping from Iuri’s face now onto the mat. Lots of punishment from Luke to the side of the head and the ref is warning him to do something. His face is a bloody mess. 1:15 left to go. Elbows from Luke now as he presses him to the cage. Luke lands an illegal knee and he gets time to recover now. They take one point from Luke. Low kick from Iuri. He lands a left on Luke that knocks him back before the bell. (would have been a 10-8 round for Sanders before point deduction)
Round 2 – Clinch from Luke, Alcantara prevents the takedown, lands a left on the break. Another left from Iuri. Nice right from Luke.Inside low kick from Iuri. Luke hurts him with a couple punches and Iuri pulls guard. He attacks a leg but Luke gets free to his feet. Right from Luke, Iuri is hurt and goes down briefly as he absorbs more punishment. Iuri turtles up again as Luke starts landing punches to the side of the head. Iuri rolls on a deep leg lock and is able to secure it and gets the tapout. Damn, helluva fight and Iuri snatched that win from the jaws of defeat as Rogan so aptly stated. Great effort from both guys. Iuri hands Luke his first loss.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Iuri Alcantara def. Luke Sanders via submission (knee bar) – Rd 2, 3:13
Mirsad Bektic vs. Darren Elkins
Round 1 – They engage early, both landing shots, Bektic with a nice right, then a quick takedown. Bektic dropping nice elbows from side mount and he opens up Elkins and he’s bleeding quickly. Bektic continues the assault with punches from half guard. He gets the crucifix position and drops more punches and elbows. Elkins finally regains half guard but his face is busted up. 2 minutes to go. The damage continues and Elkins’s face continues to get worse, the canvas looking like a murder scene. Elkins gets full guard but he still eats another big shot before the bell. 10-8 Bektic. Elkins cut under each eye, over his right eye, on his nose. And more. The one over his eye is HUGE.
Round 2 – Bektic takes a couple quick punches and gets taken right back down. Elkins is able to get up quickly but Bektic has him tied up to the cage. If he starts working on that cut again, it’s gonna be bad. Bektic looks for a takedown, but Elkins is able to gain top control. Elkins landing knees to the body as Bektic gets to his feet. Bektic backs out of the clinch and lands a hard right. A couple more rights from Bektic, he goes for a takedown, they scramble and Bektic ends up on top. Elkins looking for an anaconda but loses it as Bektic gets to side mount. Bektic softening him up with punches. Some nice elbows from Elkins off his back to the side of Bektic’s head. Elkins gets to half guard before the bell. 10-9 Bektic.
Round 3 – Elkins lands an inadvertent kick to the groin and he gets a brief timeout. Big right-left combo from Bektic snaps Elkins’s head back. Bektic shoots in but can’t secure the takedown. Bektic shoots again, gets the single leg takedown. Darren goes for a heel hook but can’t secure it. Bektic gets to one knee against the cage as Elkins punishes his body with knees and lands punches to the head. Under 2 minutes to go. Elkins lands a couple hard rights as Bektic gets up, then lands a head kick and Bektic goes down face first as he is knocked out cold. What a freaking comeback from Darren Elkins!! Amazing!! Give that man 2 bonuses!
OFFICIAL RESULT: Darren Elkins def. Mirsad Bektic via TKO (strikes) – Rd 3, 3:19
Take a look at the finish from Elkins and his reaction!
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Luis Henrique vs. Marcin Tybura
Round 1 – Henrique shoots early, pushes Tybura to the cage. Knee to the body from Tybura in the clinch. Henrique working the body. Tybura landing short punches to the face, and an elbow. Ref separates them. Knee to the body from Tybura but Henrique takes him down. Tybura bounces right up but Henrique has him trapped against the cage. Scramble, knee to the body from Henrique but he gets put on his back. Tybura on top in half guard. Tybura controls for a time as Henrique gets to his feet, lands a knee in the clinch, then gets a bodylock takedown on Tybura. Tybura gets to his feet but Henrique keeps him clinched up until the bell. Could go either way. No real damage from either guy.
Round 2 – Henrique eats a knee but keeps coming forward with the clinch takedown, and lands in side mount. Short elbows from Henrique but Tybura explodes to his feet. Henrique has his neck, lands a couple knees to the head though Tybura has his face covered. Henrique presses him to the cage. Ref wants action. He separates them after several warnings. They immediately go back to the clinch as Henrique goes for the takedown again. Ref again wants them to work. Boos from the crowd. They are separated again. Overhand right from Henrique but gets stunned with a front kick to the face. Henrique immediately clinches him up against the cage again. Ref Herb Dean again start telling them to work. They throw a few punches in the clinch but Henrique continues to look for the clinch. Tybura pushes him off and lands a right before the bell. 10-9 Tybura.
Round 3 – Big right cross, then a front kick to the face from Tybura. Another right hurts him but Henrique once again clinches him up to the cage. Ref wants work as the crowd starts booing again. Nice short elbow from Tybura, another one hurts Henrique as he stays on Tybura pressing him to the cage. Ref separates them and Tybura goes after him with an overhand right and high kick. He presses Henrique to the cage now, then goes for a takedown but Henrique catches him in a deep guillotine. He lets it go. Henrique is bleeding. Tybura hops on his back, then gets him to full mount with under 2 minutes to go. Punches, hammerfists and elbows start raining down from Tybura and Herb Dean stops the fight.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Marcin Tybura def. Luis Henrique via TKO (strikes) – Rd 3, 3:46
Mark Hunt vs. Alistair Overeem
Round 1 – Hard low kick from Hunt. Overeem checks the next one. Another low one and Reem counters with a right. Hunt has a big cut on his shin from the checked kick and it’s bleeding badly. Side kick to the shin from Reem. Front kick from the Reem, then a low kick. Front kick from Reem. Another one. Hard body kick from Hunt. Low kick from Reem. Right hand from Reem, front kick. Hard low kick from Hunt. He lands a right counter to Reem’s low kick that knocks him back. One two from Hunt. Low kick from Reem. Low kick Reem. Hard body kick from Hunt. Reem still working the legs. Nice right from Reem and more low kicks. Clinch, knee from Reem. Reem covers up against the cage, Hunt delivers a couple shots before the bell.
Round 2 – Spinning back kick to the body from Reem. Straight left from Reem. Hard body kick from Hunt. Side kick to the leg from Reem. Knee to the body from Reem, now one to the head as he presses Hunt to the cage. Knee to the body from Reem. Another. Another, then he backs out. Body kick. Huge elbow from Hunt wobbles Reem. Right hand from Hunt. Reem clinches him up and presses him to the cage to gain some time. Reem lands an elbow and knee to the body. Uppercut from Hunt. Another knee from Reem. Another. Elbow from Hunt stuns Reem again. Still fighting in the clinch against the cage. Reem continues with the knees to the body. Hunt with more elbows but Reem won’t give him any space to get loose. I don’t even want to score these.
Round 3 – Right hand from Hunt as Reem tries to clinch. Right from Reem. Right hook from Hunt. Reem runs out of the way and the crowd boos. Knee to the body from Reem as he presses Hunt to the cage. Reem hurts him with a left elbow, right knee to the chin, one more knee and a left uppercut sends Hunt unconscious and face first to the canvas. … I have to say, it sucks seeing that happen to Hunt knowing he’s in a lawsuit with the UFC because so many of his opponents have been busted for performance enhancing drugs. He’s taken a lot of damage from cheaters in his career and that sucks.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Alistair Overeem def. Mark Hunt via knockout (strikes) – Rd 3, 1:44
Cynthia Calvillo vs. Amanda Cooper
Round 1 – Low kick from Calvillo as Cooper lans a couple right hands. Left from Calvillo. One two from Cooper. Inside low kick from Calvillo. Nice jab from Cooper. Body kick from Cooper but it’s caught and she puts Cooper on her back. Cooper with a takedown but gets rolled over. Calvillo looking for the anaconda, Cooper gets free but Calvillo transitions to the back with both hooks in. Calvillo gets the choke sunk in under the neck and gets Cooper belly down and she taps out.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Cynthia Calvillo def. Amanda Cooper via submission (rear-naked choke) – Rd 1, 3:19
Rashad Evans vs. Daniel Kelly
Round 1 – Right straight from Rashad. High kick from Rashad mostly blocked. Straight left from Kelly lands around the neck. Left hand from Kelly scores. Left hook from Kelly. Nice left from Kelly stuns Rashad. Evans with a takedown but can’t keep him there and Kelly is right up. Kelly ducks into an uppercut, eats it. Nice straight left from Kelly. Clinch, Kelly with a left on the break. Nice knee to the body from Rashad. Evans defends a judo trip. Hard body kick from Rashad. 10-9 Evans.
Round 2 – Right from Rashad. Front leg sweep from Kelly, then a left. Brief clinch as Kelly looks to throw him but Evans defends. They trade a couple punches. Nice left from Kelly stuns Rashad. Kelly gets a clinch, lands a couple punches. Rashad looks for the takedown, but Kelly defends. Rashad lands a knee to the face in the clinch. Kelly seems okay though. Kelly takes an eye poke and timeout is called. … Hard body kick from Evans. Kelly clinches up. Right hook on the break. They trade punches. Jab from Kelly. Takedown from Evans. Kelly gets right up though as Evans misses a head kick. Body kick from Kelly blocked. High kick from Evans is caught but Kelly can’t take advantage. Body kick from Evans. Pretty close round.
Round 3 – Kelly has outlanded Rashad 48 to 18 so far in the first two rounds. Low kick from Kelly. Right from Evans. Again. Uppercut from Evans. Left hook from Rashad. Right, left. Kelly with a trip but he can’t take advantage. Evans finding his striking rhythm a little better now. Kelly continues coming forward though and also scoring. Left hook from Kelly, uppercuts inside the clinch. Rogan describes Kelly as “a zombie”. Nice uppercut from Kelly straightens Rashad up. Evans defends a nice throw attempt. They trade punches in the clinch. Body kick from Evans. Nice left from Kelly. Again. Dirty boxing from both guys. Nice right jab from Kelly. They trade some nice shots slugging it out. Rashad is warned for grabbing the shorts as they are almost ripped completely off Kelly. Fight ends in a slugfest but I give it to Kelly.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Daniel Kelly def. Rashad Evans via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Just gonna be honest here. Rashad looks tentative and seems to lack some kind of confidence in his striking. This is not the same Rashad that KO’d Chuck Liddell. He never really bounced back to his full potential after the Lyoto Machida KO, and he was KO’d by Teixeira in his last fight in April of last year. I’m not sure how you would overcome that but others have done it, so it is possible. Sports psychologist maybe. Hypnotist?
David Teymur vs. Lando Vannata
Round 1 – Vannata with side kicks to the leg. Teymur with same. Vannata pressing the action. Body kick. Low kick from Teymur, now with the other leg. Teymur circling the outside working the legs. Switch body kick from Vannata. Body kick followed by spinning backfist attempt from Vannata. Right over the top from Vannata. Cartwheel kick to the head lands solid from Vannata. He fires off some punches and hurts Teymur. He fires back with some knees to the body. Straight left from Teymur. Straight left, knee to the body from Teymur. They trade high kicks. Spinning back kick from Vannata. Misses a wheel kick. High kick from Teymur, takedown from Vannata, looking for the back but Teymur escapes to his feet. Inside low kick from Vannata, lands an elbow. Teymur stuns him with a couple punches. Amazing round! 10-9 Vannata.
Round 2 – They trade some leg kicks. Body kick from Vannata. He clinches, lands a right hook on the break. Vannata with a right, lands another right as Teymur throws a body kick. High level striking from both guys. Three big clinch knees from Teymur to the body. Vannata just eats them no problem. Spinning heel kick to the face from Vannata countering a high kick from Teymur. Teymur is cut up now by his left eye. Superman punch from Teymur knocks Vannata backward. He acknowledges it. Trip takedown from Teymur but Vannata is right up. Right hand from Vannata. Straight left from Teymur. One two from Teymur. Three clinch knees to the body and a right hand from Teymur. WOW! That was impressive and somehow Vannata just takes them. Those were hard knees. Replay shows Vannata partially blocked at least one.
Round 3 – Both guys coming out aggressive. Someone is gonna go down here, they’re throwing heat. Right counter from Vannata. Body kick from Teymur. Inside low kick, then goes high. Teymur pushes him to the cage. They trade knees on the break. Inside low kick from Teymur. Low kick from Vannata. Big punch combo from Teymur. He gets a takedown but Vannata is right up. Teymur tags him on the break. Right from Vannata. Teymur with another takedown after catching a kick. Nice right from Vannata. Knee to the body from Teymur. Big one two from Teymur and secures another takedown. Vannata gets right up though. Overhand left, again from Teymur. Body kick from Teymur.
OFFICIAL RESULT: David Teymur def. Lando Vannata via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson – for welterweight title
Round 1 – Right hand from Tyron. Inside low kick from Thompson. High kick from Wonderboy blocked. Again. Crowd not particularly fond of this feeling out period. Woodley circling the outside. Wonderboy makes him miss on a couple punches. Nice straight left from combo as he gets in and out. Boos from the crowd now. Low kick from Woodley. Low kick counter from Woodley. Not much action here. Six significant strikes combined for the round. 10-9 Thompson.
Round 2 – Woodley’s corner wants him not to wait, be more active. Right to the body from Woodley. Couple left hands from Thompson. Boos from the crowd. Tyron being very tentative. Jab from Thompson. Woodley doubles up on the right hand, but then he backs off. That punch or two cut Wonderboy though. Side kick to the body from Thompson, he goes high with the next round kick. Body shot from Thompson. Wonderboy is the one pressing forward here. Front leg side kick from Thompson. Body kick from Thompson before the bell. 10-9 Thompson.
Round 3 – Front leg low kick from Thompson. Woodley shoots, presses him to the cage. Gets a body lock takedown and is landing some punches from half guard. Woodley has Thompson’s right hand trapped behind him. Thompson gets his arm free, as Thompson gets up. Couple clinch knees from Woodley as Thompson pushes off to get distance. Body shot from Thompson, again. High kick blocked. Straight left from Thompson. Side kick to the body. Switches stances, again. Straight left to the body. Again. Right hand from Woodley scores. Body shot Thompson. They trade shots, left hook from Thompson. Woodley’s best round so far but still fairly close.
Round 4 – Right to the body from Woodley. Front leg side kick from Thompson. Straight left from Thompson. Wheel kick from Thompson scores although partially blocked. Front leg high kick from Thompson. 2 minutes to go and the crowd boos. High kick from Wonderboy scores. 10-9 Thompson.
Round 5 – Woodley coming aggressive now, at least he ran to the center fast, but still nothing happening. Okay. He throws a couple then takes a side kick from Thompson. Inside low kick from Thompson. Woodley looks for a leg but is shoved aside. Couple short right counter hooks from Thompson. Body shot from Thompson, body kick. Woodley can’t find his range, Wonderboy makes him miss a couple. Low kick from Thompson. Woodley drops him with a right, he’s swarming with shots now but somehow Thompson recovers, he was almost done. Another big left from Woodley. Thompson evades for the final seconds. We could literally have another draw here. 10-9 Woodley.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Tyron Woodley def. Stephen Thompson by majority decision (48-47, 47-47, 48-47)