The two fighters met in a welterweight bout on Saturday night (May 30, 2020) at the UFC on ESPN 9 from Las Vegas, Nevada at the Apex. Woodley found himself down early after being rocked and dropped only to then get pounced on by Burns with a series of strikes. Burns continued the pressure and beatdown of Woodley.
The former UFC welterweight champ did have some moments but not enough to overcome the problems that he faced in a new version of Burns. The judges gave the win to Burns.
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After having four title defenses of the welterweight title over the likes of Stephen Thompson, Demian Maia, and Darren Till, Woodley dropped the strap in his previous fight to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 in March 2019 by decision.
For Burns, he was coming off a TKO win over Demian Maia in his previous fight. This was after he scored a decision win over Gunnar Nelson at UFC Copenhagen. Before that, he moved up from lightweight to defeat Alexey Kunchenko in his welterweight debut. In all, he was on a five-fight winning streak.
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