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UFC 209: Brian Stann On The Main Event

Brian Stann watched like the rest of the MMA world as Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson failed to engage for much of their 25-minute battle at UFC 209 over the weekend.

Stann, a former fighter and one of the top analysis in the game today, offered up his thoughts on why the rematch between the two failed to live up to the hype of the first. Woodley claimed a majority decision to remain UFC welterweight champion.

“This wasn’t the most exciting fight. When Woodley chose to go for one takedown, what happened? He landed it and got Thompson down,” Stann said. “When he went after Thompson in the fifth round, he knocked him down. Stylistically Tyron made this tougher than I thought it should be. He had the advantage with his ability to score the takedowns and his power. He was just not aggressive enough.

“Tyron had the speed, power and wrestling advantage, which I think would be the perfect style to fight ‘Wonderboy.’ Maybe for Woodley, there was too much focus on conserving energy and not on being offensive. When he decided to move forward, he did well. Thompson had more to worry about Woodley, than Woodley did of Thompson. The two styles don’t actually make for a good fight.”

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