Fifth and final round and Woodley now realizes he is not winning the fight, coming out aggressive and stalking Thompson. But, for at least the first two minutes, he was virtually unsuccessful. He's charge forward and Thompson would step aside and catch him with short hooks. Woodley tried to corner Thompson along the fence, but "Wonderboy" was gone before he got there. Woodley landed a nice straight hand to Thompson's throat, but nothing of significance. Thompson scored with a low kick, then a one-two combination as Woodley tried to keep up the pressure. Thompson got on his bike and Woodley finally caught him, dropping him with a huge shot. Woodley swarmed, but Thompson somehow remained conscious. Woodley was pouring on the pressure as Thompson struggled to defend himself on the mat. Referee John McCarthy actually looked like he might stop it, but Thompson kept moving and somehow got back to his feet and headed back to his corner with a punch drunk smile on his face. Woodley was a punch or two from a finish, but Thompson showed once again that he is one of the toughest outs in the 170-pound division. It was a final flurry that definitely won him the fight, even though he was pretty much unable to get any offense going until the final 30 seconds.
FINAL RESULT: Woodley wins via majority decision
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