PHOTO | Tyron Woodley unveils official UFC 209 poster

January 25, 2017 4:11 pm by Evan Bell
Stephen Thompson vs. Tyron Woodley

The UFC 209 poster has arrived! On March 4th, the UFC will hit Nevada once again for UFC 209, which is shaping up to be an early contender for ‘Card of the Year’.

In the main event, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will step into the Octagon in hopes of successfully defending his welterweight strap as he looks to defeat Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson. The pair of course fought once before, in the co-main event of UFC 205, where they fought to a majority draw that saw Woodley retain his 170 pound strap.

Tyron Woodley UFC welterweight champion

In the co-main event, streaking lightweight contenders Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will fight for the interim lightweight title, with the winner moving on to face lightweight champion Conor McGregor when he decides to return to the Octagon later this year.

This week, Woodley took to social media to reveal the official UFC 209 fight poster. Check it out:

Also on the card, MMA veterans Mark Hunt and Alistair Overeem will step into the Octagon for a highly anticipated rematch nearly 10 years in the making. The pair met once before in the ring at DREAM 5 in 2008, where Overeem picked up a submission win over ‘The Super Samoan’.

Alistair Overeem

While only six fights have been confirmed for the card by the UFC, you can see them below:

Tyron Woodley (c) vs. Stephen Thompson
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson Alistair Overeem vs. Mark Hunt
Darren Elkins vs. Mirsad Bektić
Todd Duffee vs. Mark Godbeer
Lando Vannata vs. David Teymur

With less than two months to go until fight night, expect the UFC to begin announcing many more bouts for the event in the coming days and weeks. As always, stay tuned to BJPenn.com for updates as they become available.


This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 1/25/2017.


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