UFC 161 took place June 15, 2013 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Canada. Former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields (28-6-1, 1 NC) battled Tyron Woodley (11-2) on the night's preliminary card. Check out the video highlights above.
For more on Shields' controversial victory, catch the play-by-play from Luke Thomas.
Round 1: The referee in charge is Yves Lavigne. Both fighters open orthodox. Hard body kick from Woodley. Leg kick from Woodley takes Shields off of his feet, but he stands as Woodley stands back. Shields catches a single, but can't finish it. They're clinched along the fence. The referee separates them. Decent right hand lands for Woodley. Shields in on another single against the fence.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Shields
Round 2: Woodley with another leg kick that lifts Shields off of his feet, but he stands again. Shields tries to catch a kick, can't and they're clinching along the fence. Shields raises his elbow to secure a guillotine. Woodley senses it and drops to a knee to avoid any issue. Shields with a body kick, but his takedown is stuffed by Woodley. The referee separates them again.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-10.
Round 3: Woodley whiffs on two right hands. Woodley stuffs another takedown attempt and Shields is pressing him into the fence. The referee separates them. Shields in on another takedown and it's stuffed again. They clinch and the referee separates them again. Spinning back fist lands for Woodley and yet, there Shields is again on a takedown. They clinch. The referee separates them. Woodley with a middle kick. Shields in on another takedown attempt and misses, but Woodley scores with a hard right hand.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Woodley and the fight 29-29.
Jake Shields def. Tyron Woodley via split decision (30-27 Woodley, 29-28 Shields, 29-28 Shields)