UFC 209 post-event facts: A night of upsets and historic comebacks (lookin’ at you, Darren Elkins)
Saturday’s UFC 209 event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas may not have ended in crowd-pleasing fashion, but the lead-up to the underwhelming main event between champion Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson had plenty of memorable moments.
Woodley (17-3-1 MMA, 7-2-1 UFC) defended his welterweight title with a majority-decision victory over Thompson (13-2-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC), closing an 11-fight card that was heavy on upsets and stunning comebacks.
The UFC’s second pay-per-view of the year had several notable feats. For more, check below for 45 post-event facts to come out of UFC 209.
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The UFC-Reebok Athlete Outfitting payout for the event totaled $175,000.
Debuting fighters went 1-2 on the card.
UFC 209 drew an announced attendance of 13,150 for a live gate of $2,385,000.
Betting favorites went 6-5 on the card.
Total fight time for the 11-bout card was 2:19:31.
Woodley extended his unbeaten streak to five fights. He hasn’t suffered a defeat since June 2014.
Woodley’s two consecutive UFC title defenses are third most among current champions, behind flyweight king Demetrious Johnson (nine) and strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk (four).
Woodley has earned two of his past three UFC victories by decision after starting his UFC career with knockouts in his first four wins.
Thompson had his eight-fight unbeaten streak snapped for his first defeat since April 2012.
Thompson has suffered both of his career losses by decision.
Vannata (9-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) suffered the first decision loss of his career.
Vannata has earned a fight-night bonus in all three of his UFC appearances.
Daniel Kelly’s (13-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) four-fight UFC winning streak in middleweight competition is tied for the fifth longest active streak in the division behind Yoel Romero (eight), Michael Bisping (five), Krzysztof Jotko (five) and Robert Whittaker (five).
Kelly has earned four of his six UFC victories by decision.
Kelly has won as the underdog in five of his six UFC victories.
Rashad Evans (19-6-1 MMA, 14-6-1 UFC) has suffered three consecutive losses for the first time in his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since November 2013.
Evans was unsuccessful in his UFC…