Report | Two massive welterweight fights in the works for March’s UFC 209 event

December 12, 2016 7:27 pm by Chris Taylor
Nick Diaz photo

Two massive welterweight rematches are apparently in the works for March’s UFC 209 event in Las Vegas.

Last month following his UFC 205 majority decision draw against welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, top 170-pound contender Stephen Thompson revealed to BJPENN.com that a rematch between himself and “The Chosen One’ was already in the works for February or March of 2017.

Well, according to BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor, that welterweight title fight rematch is being slated to headline UFC 209 in Las Vegas on March 4.

In addition to that highly anticipated rematch, Taylor also revealed that former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz is being targeted to return at the event against former UFC welterweight title holder Robbie Lawler.

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Nick Diaz (26-9 MMA) has not stepped foot in the octagon since suffering a decision loss to Anderson Silva in the main event of UFC 183 in January 2015. That fight was eventually overturned to a no-contest after “The Spider” tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. In addition, Diaz tested positive for marijuana metabolites following the bout and was subsequently served an 18-month suspension.

Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva

Meanwhile, Robbie Lawler was last seen in action at July’s UFC 201 in Atlanta, where he suffered a first-round knockout loss to Tyron Woodley surrendering his welterweight title in the process. Prior to the setback, “Ruthless” had won five-straight fights which included victories over former champions Johny Hendricks and Carlos Condit.

What do you think of the two welterweight fights being targeted to headline UFC 209 on March 4 in Las Vegas? Sound off PENN Nation!


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