UFC 209: Full fight card and preview for this weekend’s event in Las Vegas

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Tyron Woodley of the United States (right) fights against Stephen Thompson of the United States in their welterweight championship bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2 will be held on March 4, 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.

A UFC welterweight championship rematch between current champion Tyron Woodley and five-time kickboxing world champion Stephen Thompson will headline the card. The pairing met recently at UFC 205, as Woodley retained his title after the fight ended in a majority draw.

An interim UFC lightweight Championship bout between undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov and The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos welterweight winner Tony Ferguson will feature as the co-main event. The pairing was originally booked for The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber Finale and later UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs. Evans. However, the bout was cancelled both times due to Nurmagomedov being injured and Ferguson pulling out due to a lung issue, respectively.

Also featured on the main card, the middleweight debut of former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans who takes on Australia’s Dan Kelly, a lightweight bout between Lando Vannata vs. David Teymur and a heavyweight contest between Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt.

Headlining the Fox Sports 1 preliminary card is a heavyweight bout between Marcin Tybura and Luis Henrique whilst another heavyweight bout kicks off the FS1 prelims as Mark Godbeer takes on the debutant Daniel Spitz.

Former BAMMA light heavyweight champion Paul Craig will headline the UFC Fight Pass portion of the card and the curtain jerker of the night features a bantamweight bout between Albert Morales vs. Andre Soukhamthath.

Check out the full fight card below along with a video preview of the event.

Main Card
Tyron Woodley (c) vs. Stephen Thompson for the UFC Welterweight Championship
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson For the interim UFC Lightweight Championship
Rashad Evans vs. Dan Kelly
Lando Vannata vs. David Teymur
Alistair Overeem vs. Mark Hunt

Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Marcin Tybura vs. Luis Henrique
Mirsad Bektić vs. Darren Elkins
Iuri Alcântara vs. Luke Sanders
Mark Godbeer vs. Daniel Spitz

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Tyson Pedro vs. Paul Craig
Amanda Cooper vs. Cynthia Calvillo
Albert Morales vs. Andre Soukhamthath

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