ufc 209 Woodley vs Thompson 2 live
ufc 209 Woodley vs Thompson 2 live,UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2 is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will be held on March 4, 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas metropolitan area.
ufc 209 Woodley vs Thompson 2 live,The event was originally scheduled to take place on February 11 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.However, due to a lack of suitable headliners for the original UFC 208 (scheduled for Anaheim, California), that event was postponed to July 29 and an originally scheduled UFC 209 to be held in Brooklyn was renamed as the new UFC 208.
ufc 209 Woodley vs Thompson 2 live,Therefore, this event was also renamed from UFC 210 to UFC 209. This will be the fourth UFC event held in the venue.
A UFC Welterweight Championship rematch between current champion Tyron Woodley and five-time kickboxing world champion Stephen Thompson is expected to headline this event.The pairing met recently at UFC 205, as Woodley retained his title after the fight ended in a majority draw.
ufc 209 Woodley vs Thompson 2 live,An interim UFC Lightweight Championship bout between undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov and The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos welterweight winner Tony Ferguson has also been confirmed as 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.
ufc 209 Woodley vs Thompson 2 live,Igor Pokrajac was expected to face Ed Herman at the event. However, Pokrajac pulled out of the fight in early February citing an injury, and was replaced by Gadzhimurad Antigulov.Then, on February 20, Herman revealed that he was injured and also unable to compete at the event.In turn, promotion officials elected to remove Antigulov from the card and he will be rescheduled for a future event.Todd Duffee was expected to face Mark Godbeer at the event. However, Duffee pulled out of the fight in mid-February for undisclosed reasons.He was replaced by promotional newcomer Daniel Spitz.