The momentum that Tyron Woodley built in wins over Josh Koscheck and Carlos Condit seemed to dwindle as his co-main event bout with Rory MacDonald waged on.
From the opening bell, MacDonald assumed the role of the aggressor, stalking the typically more active Woodley and cornering the former NCAA Division I All-American wrestler on several occasions.
Woodley floored MacDonald momentarily with a takedown late in the first round, only to watch the Canadian pop back to his feet to win the round.
Not only did Woodley struggle to find his range, he also failed to keep up with MacDonald's tireless pace, even succumbing to one of the Canadian's takedown attempts in the third round.
Woodley either failed to devise a winning game plan, or he failed to execute one. Either way, he's got to reevaluate things and come back stronger.