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UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson II (3/4/2017) - Las Vegas, NV (T-Mobile Arena)

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UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson II
March 4, 2017
Las Vegas, NV (T-Mobile Arena)

UFC Welterweight Championship: Tyron Woodley © (170) vs. Stephen Thompson (169) (second defense) - Woodley, DEC (majority)
Landon Vannata (156) vs. David Teymur (156) - Teymur, DEC (unanimous)
Rashad Evans (185) vs. Daniel Kelly (186) - Kelly, DEC (split)
Amanda Cooper (116) vs. Cynthia Calvillo (115.5) - Calvillo, SUB (rear naked choke), R1 (3:19)
Alistair Overeem (256) vs. Mark Hunt (265) - Overeem, KO (knees), R3 (1:44)

Fox Sports 1 Preliminary Card:
Marcin Tybura (251.5) vs. Luiz Henrique (248.5) - Tybura, TKO (elbows and punches), R3 (3:46)
Mirsad Bektić (145) vs. Darren Elkins (145.5) - Elkins, TKO (strikes), R2 (3:19)
Iuri Alcântara (135.5) vs. Luke Sanders (135) - Alcântara, SUB (kneebar), R2 (3:13)
Mark Godbeer (241.5) vs. Daniel Spitz (240) - Godbeer, DEC (unanimous)

Fight Pass Preliminary Card:
Tyson Pedro (205) vs. Paul Craig (204) - Pedro, TKO (elbows), R1 (4:10)
Albert Morales (135.5) vs. Andre Soukhamthath (136) - Morales, DEC (split)

Event Bonuses ($50,000)
Performance of the Night: Iuri Alcântara
Performance of the Night: Darren Elkins
Fight of the Night: Landon Vannata vs. David Teymur

Attendance: 13,150
Gate: $2.385 million
Buyrate: 300,000

Cancelled Fights:
Igor Pokrajac vs. Ed Herman - Injury to Pokrajac
Todd Duffee vs. Mark Godbeer - Injury to Duffee
Ed Herman vs. Gadzhimurad Antigulov - Injury to Herman
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson  - Nurmagomedov Pulled Under Doctor's Advice

Edited by Elsalvajeloco

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A lot of Russians are going to be disappointed this weekend.

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4 hours ago, TheVileOne said:

A lot of Russians are going to be disappointed this weekend.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov's father won't be in his corner, as he was denied a visa to enter the USA. Although twenty years ago, he did arrange for his son to Wrestle a bear for his ninth birthday:

 

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I forgot how close this event is. Good looking show especially the Interim UFC Lightweight Championship fight.

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3 hours ago, AxB said:

Khabib Nurmagomedov's father won't be in his corner, as he was denied a visa to enter the USA. Although twenty years ago, he did arrange for his son to Wrestle a bear for his ninth birthday:

 

According to Karim Zidan, his father was never a cornerman. FWIW, his cousin Frodo Khasbulaev also couldn't get a visa. Although, that's not really surprising considering that was the reason behind his career stateside being cut short.

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From watching the media scrums, I will say this: the UFC should want Paul Craig to do good this weekend because he has tons of charisma even if he is kinda unintelligible (at least to us Americans).

Tyson Pedro winning wouldn't be all that bad, but Craig could be a potential UK event headliner.

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I blame AKA.  Fuck this sucks.  Third time this fight has been pulled.  

Khabib failed to make weight once before.  Might've been having a bad cut.

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1 hour ago, TheVileOne said:

Khabib failed to make weight once before.  Might've been having a bad cut.

This is more or less on his weight cut management. He was hospitalized Thursday evening (I'm guessing just hours after the media scrums), discharged, and then went back in the morning. Karim Zidan says he cuts AT LEAST 35 pounds to make LW. That's on Khabib, not AKA. TBH, he looked kinda tired the whole week especially from his mitt work with Javy. Granted it's fight week, but he had very little snap on his punches. His energy was very low from the Embeddeds. Ferguson, in comparison during his open workouts, looked like he was on fucking energy pills. Basically, on par with how he fights. He seemed nervous, but that's kinda expected given the implications of the fight.

 

 

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Ferguson turned down MJ so it's looking like he might not be fighting.

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Amanda Cooper vs. Cynthia Calvillo has been added to the PPV portion.

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6 hours ago, Elsalvajeloco said:

This is more or less on his weight cut management. He was hospitalized Thursday evening (I'm guessing just hours after the media scrums), discharged, and then went back in the morning. Karim Zidan says he cuts AT LEAST 35 pounds to make LW. That's on Khabib, not AKA. TBH, he looked kinda tired the whole week especially from his mitt work with Javy. Granted it's fight week, but he had very little snap on his punches. His energy was very low from the Embeddeds. Ferguson, in comparison during his open workouts, looked like he was on fucking energy pills. Basically, on par with how he fights. He seemed nervous, but that's kinda expected given the implications of the fight.

 

 

How does his fight camp with years of experience not have any say in his weight cut or monitor how he is cutting weight at all?  Why is he cutting that much on fight week?

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6 minutes ago, TheVileOne said:

How does his fight camp with years of experience not have any say in his weight cut or monitor how he is cutting weight at all?  

This is literally every training camp/team besides camps where there is like 2 or 3 notable fighters. They don't control what dudes do in their spare time especially when guys bring in S&Cs and nutritionists outside the camp. So if you got any beef, it's with Khabib, his dad, Ali Abdelaziz, Khabib's nutritionist, and whatever combo therein.

I mean they can provide advice, but the fighter has to follow said advice.

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Tyson Pedro wins the battle of 205 prospects, and he won in a fairly crafty way.

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Maybe the only silver lining for Luke Sanders after losing a fight where he was on the verge of 10-8'ing Iuri Marajo two consecutive rounds (minus the point deduction) is he's dating Becky Lynch.

That's all I got. Tough loss.

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