The UFC has put together a stacked card for its UFC 209 event this Saturday, March 4, in Las Vegas. In the main event, welterweight champ Tyron Woodley handles Stephen Thompson in a rematch of their November 2016 draw at UFC 205, which was one of the most competitive and compelling battles of the year.
The rest of the occasion has lots of both significant and entertaining matches. The co-main occasion is among the absolute best battles the UFC can put together right now, an interim title fight featuring surging lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson. The two fighters have actually combined to go 20-1 in 21 overall UFC bouts and may simply be the two best fighters in the department ruled by Conor McGregor.
The lightweight scrap between Lando Vannata and David Teymur includes a pair of entertaining, up-and-coming strikers in an excellent action fight, while a heavyweight banger pitting Mark Hunt and Alistair Overeem versus each other in a rematch nine years in the making opens the main card. Former light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans makes his middleweight launching against Dan Kelly.
Appealing potential customers litter the preliminary card. Blue-chip featherweight child Mirsad Bektic gets a big step up in competitors against Darren Elkins, while bantamweight Luke Sanders gets a substantial match with Iuri Alcantara. The light heavyweight fight between Tyson Pedro and Paul Craig, the Fight Pass headliner, will crown the most worthy young up-and-comer in that talent-starved division.
UFC 209 Main Card Fights
Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson – CANCELLED
Rashad Evans vs. Dan Kelly
Lando Vannata vs. David Teymur
Alistair Overeem vs. Mark Hunt