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Immediate Rematch Between Tyron Woodley And Steven Thompson Likely

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Tyron Woodley and Steven Thompson

UFC president Dana White indicated that Steven Thompson will get an immediate rematch against Tyron Woodley for the UFC Welterweight Championship. Thompson (13-1-1) and Woodley (16-3-1) fought to a majority draw in all five rounds of their co-main event title fight at UFC 205, winning “Fight of the Night” and $50,000 bonuses in the process.

“You rematch, man," Dana White said at the UFC 205 press conference. "I think that it was a draw and the fight was ridiculous. It was the fight of the night. Let’s do it again.”

A rematch means that Demian Maia (24-6) will have to wait for his title shot.

"Demian Maia is right there, man," White said. "He’ll get the next shot. If he wants to fight somebody else or whatever. I don’t know. Again, it’s the night of the fights. I hate to make fights on the night of the fights, but that one makes sense. I think it makes sense.”

There was some confusion after the fight as Woodley was announced the winner by split decision before Bruce Buffer announced the correction. Woodley was upset because he thought he was going to be announced as the loser. The fight was scored 47-47, 47-47 and 48-47.

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H/t to for transcribing quotes from Dana White.

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