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Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson UFC 205 fight highlights

Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson UFC 205 fight highlights

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

The welterweight title was on the line in the co-main event of Saturday’s UFC 205 fight card in New York as champion Tyron Woodley (16-3-1) took on top contender Stephen Thompson (13-1-1).

Round one begins and Thompson misses with a leg kick to start. He takes the center of the octagon. Woodley is circling trying to find a way inside. Thompson with a wheel kick. It misses. Stephen throws a high kick that is blocked. ‘Wonderboy’ is utilizing some forward pressure. He lands a leg kick but Tyron catches it and grabs the takedown. Woodley immediately moves to half guard. Two minutes remain in the round. Thompson is looking to stand up but Woodley flattens him back out. Big shots to the body from T-Wood. He drops a couple of big elbows. More body shots from Woodley. One minute remains. ‘Wonderboy’ is able to position back to full guard. Woodley stands up and lands some big shots. First to the body and then to the head. Thompson is busted open. Round one comes to an end.

Round two begins and Thompson quickly takes the center of the octagon. He begins walking down Woodley. Tyron with a kick. Thompson replies with one of his own. Thompson with a combination but Woodley ducks under and grabs a hold of him. ‘Wonderboy’ switches the position but Woodley shrugs him off and presses him back on the fence. The fighters exchange body shots. Thompson with a knee inside. T-Wood still has him presses up against the fence. Thompson breaks free. He lands a jab. Woodley returns fire. Thompson lands a spinning back kick to the body. Stephen with a nice jab. He is pressing the action here. He lands a nice combination but Woodley slides away. Another nice combo from Thompson. Woodley retreats. Thompson moves forward. He lands a straight left. He has found his range. Woodley charges forward but misses with a right. He charges forward again but Thompson catches him with a right hand. Round two comes to an end.

Round three begins and Woodley takes the center of the octagon this time. Thompson misses with a high kick. Woodley charges forward and lands a left. He charges forward again but gets countered with a right. He absorbs it and circles away. Thompson walks him down and lands a left. He is providing all the pressure now. He paws with a jab. Thompson with a leg kick. Woodley fires back with one of his own but Thompson counters and then lands a 1-2. Stephen is walking him down now. Woodley with a jab but Thompson answers with a leg kick. ‘Wonderboy’ just misses with a wheel kick. Woodley fires a jab. He misses and gets countered. Woodley with the pressure now. He lands a brutal body kick. He charges forward but eats a left. Thompson with the pressure now. He lands a leg kick. The fighters exchange in the pocket to end round three.

Round four begins and Tyron lands a jab to the body to start. He is applying some pressure to start. Thompson with a heavy leg kick. He goes to the body with a jab. Woodley looks happy to stand up. A nice right and then a left from Thompson. Woodley presses forward and lands a huge right that drops Thompson. Stephen gets back up but Woodley sits him down with another right. Woodley with some big shots from the top. Thompson gets back to his feet. Woodley locks in a guillotine. Thompson is able to fight it off. This is unreal. Woodley gets it again. This submission is deep. Thompson is somehow surviving. He begins landing some body shots as the crowd cheers. Thompson gets loose and begins working from the top. This is incredible. The heart of Thompson is unreal. He is landing from the top now. Big rights from Thompson. Round four comes to an end.

Round five begins and Thompson throws a high kick that is blocked. He throws another. Woodley looks tired. ‘Wonderboy’ with a combination. Thompson with a right and then a high kick that is blocked. Woodley has yet to throw. Another right from Thompson. Woodley with a leg kick. Thompson goes back upstairs with a kick. He follows up with a right hand that misses. He lands a jab. Thompson with a nice combo. He lands a jab to the body. A big leg kick from Thompson and then another. ‘Wonderboy’ with a jab to the body. Woodley charges forward and misses with a right. He eats a jab for his troubles. Thompson lands a nice counter left. Woodley rushes in with a combo. The final shot lands. Thompson fires back with a right. He has Woodley back against the fence and lands a right. Round five comes to an end.

VIDEO | Yoel Romero KO’s Chris Weidman with a flying knee

VIDEO | Yoel Romero KO’s Chris Weidman with a flying knee

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Yoel Romero shocked the crowd at Madison Square Garden by scoring a highlight reel third-round knockout victory over Chris Weidman.

The Cuban sent Weidman crashing to the canvas after landing a brutal flying knee in the early second of the third-round and then followed up with some punches forcing the referee to step in. Check it out:

Should Yoel Romero be the next man to challenge Michael Bisping for the middleweight title next?

VIDEO | Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez (fight highlights)

VIDEO | Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez (fight highlights)

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

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In the main event of UFC 205, Conor McGregor made history as he claimed the UFC lightweight championship, picking apart Eddie Alvarez throughout the first round and a half, and knocking the champ down several times en route to a second round TKO win that put McGregor’s name in the history books as the first ever simultaneous two division world champion.

The fight was an incredibly impressive one for McGregor, who dropped Alvarez just moments into the fight. Following that, McGregor was able to keep Alvarez on the defense for the remainder of the fight, as he ultimately secured a second round TKO win.

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While after the fight McGregor didn’t comment on which title he would be choosing to vacate, UFC President Dana White stated before the fight that McGregor would be forced to vacate either the featherweight or lightweight title if he emerged from the fight victorious. In the weeks leading up to the fight, McGregor mentioned that he planned to keep both belts, and remain active as he planned to defend both the featherweight and lightweight belts.

In addition, following the fight, McGregor didn’t make his ‘personal’ announcement ‘out of left field’ as UFC President Dana White stated that he would.

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Above you can see the highlights from the historic fight!

UFC 205 Fight Card

UFC 205 Fight Card

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Below is this Saturday’s full UFC 205 fight card:

Main Card (on Pay-Per-View):
Eddie Alvarez (28-4) vs. Conor McGregor (20-3)
Tyron Woodley (16-3) vs. Stephen Thompson (13-1)
Joanna Jedrzejczyk (12-0) vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (10-0)
Donald Cerrone (31-7) vs. Kelvin Gastelum (12-2)
Chris Weidman (13-1) vs. Yoel Romero (12-1)
Miesha Tate (18-6) vs. Raquel Pennington (8-5)

Preliminary Card (on FS1):
Frankie Edgar (20-5-1) vs. Jeremy Stephens (25-12)
Khabib Nurmagomedov (23-0) vs. Michael Johnson (18-10)
Vicente Luque (10-5-1) vs. Belal Muhammad (10-1)

Preliminary Card (on UFC Fight Pass):
Jim Miller (27-8) vs. Thiago Alves (21-10)
Liz Carmouche (10-5) vs. Katlyn Chookagian (8-0)