Season Opening Party with UFC 209 that night!
Last November, in what many have called the best fight of 2016,Tyron Woodley came close to finishing Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson on several occasions, only to have Thompson survive and keep coming. Now, following their instant classic, which resulted in a five-round majority draw, UFC welterweight champion Woodley and No. 1 contender Thompson will meet again to settle the score in the main event of UFC 209 on Saturday, March 4.
Also, No. 1-ranked lightweight Khabib Nuramgomedov meets No. 2-ranked Tony Ferguson for the interim 155-pound championship. Ferguson’s nine-fight winning streak is the most in the division, followed only by Nurmagomedov’s eight. This is a long-awaited meeting of two of the UFC’s fastest-rising stars. The winner will likely meet Irish sensation Conor McGregor at some point later this year.