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 this event. 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 was expected to take place at 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.Once again the
Once again the bout suffered a cancellation, as Nurmagomedov had medical issues related to his weight cut and the doctors opted to pull him from the event on weigh-in day.
Check out the live results from the event below:
Main Card (PPV)
Tyron Woodley def Stephen Thompson via majority decision (48-47, 47-47, 48-47) to retain the UFC welterweight title
David Teymur def. Lando Vannatta via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Dan Kelly def. Rashad Evans via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Cynthia Calvillo def Amanda Cooper vis submission (rear-naked choke) 3:19 RD 1
Alistair Overeem def. Mark Hunt via KO (knee) 1:44, RD 3
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Marcin Tybura vs. Luis Henrique
Darren Elkins def. Mirsad Bektic via TKO (strikes) at Round 3, 3:19
Iuri Alcantara def. Luke Sanders via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 3:13
Mark Godbeer def. Daniel Spitz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Tyson Pedro def. Paul Craig via TKO (elbows) – Round 1, 4:10
Albert Morales def. Andre Soukhamthath via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)