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UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2 Discussion Thread

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skelliher
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03.03.2017 | 3:09 PM ET

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Welp. We've lost what was widely considered to be the best fight on the card, severely dampening excitement for the event. 

But the show must go on. 

Prelims kick off on UFC Fight Pass at 7pm ET before switching to FS1 at 8pm. 

The PPV main card kicks off at 10pm. 

"When a game cannot be won, change the game."

UFC 209
  • Saturday 03.04.2017 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: Fox Sports 1
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: WME-IMG
  • Venue: T-Mobile Arena
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Joe Rogan, Jon Anik, Dominick Cruz
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $2,385,230
  • Attendance: 13,150
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 300,000 | TV Ratings: 1.03M avg. viewers (FS1 prelims, 1.18M peak)
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Bout   Info
Tyron Woodley   defeats   Stephen Thompson   via Decision, Majority   5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
David Teymur   defeats   Lando Vannata   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Daniel Kelly   defeats   Rashad Evans   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Cynthia Calvillo   defeats   Amanda Cooper   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   3:19 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Alistair Overeem   defeats   Mark Hunt   via KO/TKO, Knees   1:44 Round 3 of 3, 11:44 Total Bout Page
Marcin Tybura   defeats   Luis Henrique   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   3:46 Round 3 of 3, 13:46 Total Bout Page
Darren Elkins   defeats   Mirsad Bektic   via KO/TKO, Head Kick and Punches   3:19 Round 3 of 3, 13:19 Total Bout Page
Iuri Alcântara   defeats   Luke Sanders   via Submission, Kneebar   3:13 Round 2 of 3, 8:13 Total Bout Page
Mark Godbeer   defeats   Daniel Spitz   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Tyson Pedro   defeats   Paul Craig   via KO/TKO, Elbows   4:10 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Albert Morales   defeats   Andre Soukhamthath   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page

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Franklin880088
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03.03.2017 | 3:14 PM ET

Honestly this lost a lot for me. Still good fights, but honestly might not even watch this now. Though I am excited for Hunt's.return.

Also UFC are flat out crazy for not making this card have Nick/Nate Diaz in there own back yard. Would have made the UFC a killing.

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Detroit Superstar
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03.03.2017 | 4:01 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 1039th   |   View

Seems like the UFC's best move would be to move Hunt/Overeem to the Co-Main and move Bektic/Elkins to the Main Card. Who knows what their thinking is though?
dtrain24
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03.03.2017 | 4:20 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 1039th   |   View

Well, apparently both Michael Johnson and Eddie Alvarez are offering to step in to fight Ferguson, per Helwani. We'd have to see what happens there before trying to predict anything else.

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03.03.2017 | 4:39 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 250 Points   |   Tied for 856th   |   View

@dtrain

I would like either of those fights normally. But this is not one of those normal instances. If I had to see one fight this year, this was it. Now it's just an ok card. Great, now I will have to spend my time doing something productive.

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Hyrm
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03.03.2017 | 4:45 PM ET

Predictions: 3 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 165 Points   |   Tied for 1293rd   |   View

Move Pedro-Craig to the main card... the Alcantara-Sanders & Elkins-Bektic will put everybody to sleep!

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dtrain24
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03.03.2017 | 4:47 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 1039th   |   View

@MBach Yeah, it does kind of suck that this was the fight that had to have been scrapped. But I feel bad for Khabib and Tony more than anyone else. Imagine how they must be feeling right now. =/

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03.03.2017 | 4:59 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 280 Points   |   Tied for 635th   |   View

**** it. Make a 165 pound division.

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mbach4307
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03.03.2017 | 5:00 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 250 Points   |   Tied for 856th   |   View

@dtrain

I'm sure tony is crushed and Khabib is embarrassed. It's funny but I was following the early weigh-in because tony said to khabib good luck with the weight cut. I thought maybe he might miss and only tony would be eligible for the belt, but I didn't see this one coming. It's worse case scenario for this card. On paper this was one of the best fight cards ever, and just like that it's not. Tony was right about this being the true main event.

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dereck121
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03.03.2017 | 5:08 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 405 Points   |   Tied for 81st   |   View

i am not happy i have been excited about this card for weeks, this feels worse than when i  dropped a 20kg weight on my toe.
Hyrm
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03.03.2017 | 5:54 PM ET

Predictions: 3 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 165 Points   |   Tied for 1293rd   |   View

155-165-175-185 fells good to me considering that 155 and 170 compose most of the actual rooster! Give the winner of Thomson-Woodley the choice of the weight class in with he want to be the champ and make a title fight between the 2 best guys who want to fight in the other weight class!

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03.03.2017 | 8:08 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 1039th   |   View

So they threw a straight up curve ball, and put Amanda Bobby Cooper (2-2) on the PPV. Alright then.
mbach4307
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03.03.2017 | 8:22 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 250 Points   |   Tied for 856th   |   View

Wow, I guess they are trying to get less viewers than regional bowling tournament airing at 3 am. What a contrast from last March when they tied the ppv record with McGregor vs Diaz.

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03.03.2017 | 8:23 PM ET

Predictions: 2 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 115 Points   |   Tied for 1468th   |   View

I was more psyched for that fight than any fight so far this year.Just hearing about this now,**** =/
mbach4307
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03.03.2017 | 8:27 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 250 Points   |   Tied for 856th   |   View

@kuma

I feel your pain. I was on my way to work and just checking updates from the early weigh-ins. Ruined my plans for tomorrow night. I couldn't in good faith pay $50 for this card. Had to cancel. If I was only authorized to watch one fight this year, it would have been this one.

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Kuma
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03.03.2017 | 8:27 PM ET

Predictions: 2 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 115 Points   |   Tied for 1468th   |   View

Why is it always the amazing fights that fall through?I think I might cry :D
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03.04.2017 | 12:27 AM ET

Predictions: 3 of 10 Winners, 0 Perfect, 165 Points   |   Tied for 1293rd   |   View

Woodley vs. Thompson is essentially a coin flip. Every time I flip a coin, I don't call heads. I don't call tails. I call edge.

Of course, Bruce Buffer's head is in la la land again so he initially announces that Stephen Thompson wins by split decision but it gets revised to a majority draw. Demian Maia suddenly comes into the Octagon wearing a gi. He then takes out a sword and commits seppuku live before UFC fans watching around the world.

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03.04.2017 | 3:00 AM ET

Predictions: 3 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 165 Points   |   Tied for 1293rd   |   View





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03.04.2017 | 7:06 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 225 Points   |   Tied for 1001st   |   View




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03.04.2017 | 7:06 PM ET

Predictions: 3 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 165 Points   |   Tied for 1293rd   |   View

WAR SUPER THAI!




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03.04.2017 | 7:08 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 200 Points   |   Tied for 1186th   |   View





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