UFC 209 will kick off March for MMA fans in a big way this week when Welterweight champion Tyron "The Chosen One" Woodley takes on Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson in a highly anticipated rematch.
This page will be updated all the way up through the end of the UFC 209 weekend, so make sure you return frequently to catch all the news, results and post-fight announcements.
UFC 209 News, Rumors & Updates
The UFC has confirmed that the bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson has been officially canceled.
Khabib Nurmagomedov has been hospitalized and has not weighed in. The UFC will release an official statement shortly.
The Champions team has touched down in Vegas to kick off the UFC 209 fight week. To get things started, we asked the fans: who's the bigger star, Conor or Khabib?
The UFC 209 fight card has been officially finalized with three preliminary match-ups in the bantamweight, strawweight, and heavyweight divisions. You can view the full, up-to-date card below.
More UFC 209 news updates:
- Rashad Evans 'Almost Cried' After Getting UFC 209 Fight License
- Khabib Nurmagomedov's Father Says He Will Retire Sometime Next Year
- GSP Calls Wonderboy 'The Greatest Striker I've Ever Seen in My Life'
UFC 209 Location, Date & Start Time
UFC 209 will take place on March 4, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
It will be broadcast live from the T-Mobile Arena, and will be the fourth UFC card to take place at the venue.
The event will kick off with the UFC Fight Pass prelims at 3:30 PM PT, followed by the televised prelims at 5:00, with the five-fight PPV main card beginning at 7:00.
For the complete schedule, where to watch the event and information on how to purchase tickets, please refer to our viewing guide:
UFC 209 Fight Card & Storylines
- Tyron Woodley (c) vs. Stephen Thompson
- Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson
- Rashad Evans vs. Dan Kelly
- Lando Vannata vs. David Teymur
- Alistair Overeem vs. Mark Hunt
Prelims Card (FS1)
- Marcin Tybura vs. Luis Henrique
- Mirsad Bektic vs. Darren Elkins
- Iuri Alcantara vs. Luke Sanders
- Mark Godbeer vs. Daniel Spitz
Prelims Card (UFC Fight Pass)
- Tyson Pedro vs. Paul Craig
- Amanda Cooper vs. Cynthia Calvillo
- Albert Morales vs. Andre Soukhamthath
The results of UFC 209 will have a big impact on the landscape of two divisions. In the welterweight division, we will finally have a true champion following the controversial draw between Thompson and Woodley at UFC 205 last year.
In the lightweight division, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson are both putting valuable win streaks on the line (and in Nurmagomedov's case, a 24-fight undefeated career) for a shot at the title. This being an interim title fight, the winner is all but guaranteed the next shot at Conor McGregor... assuming, of course, McGregor isn't too distracted by Floyd Mayweather.
- UFC 209 Storyline: Welterweight Title Rematch Could Lead to a Life Altering Payday
- UFC 209 Storyline: A Race to 'Red Panty Night' Between Nurmagomedov and Ferguson
UFC 209 Odds & Picks
Despite being the Welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley will likely enter the fight as an underdog, once again. According to the official UFC odds, Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson is currently a -150 favorite in the upcoming rematch, compared to Woodley at +130.
Khabib Nurmagomedov, meanwhile, is a heavier favorite in his match-up at -187, with Tony Ferguson coming in at +162.
- Full UFC 209 Fight Odds & Betting Lines
- Champions UFC 209 Picks: Fighter, Fan & Media Predictions
UFC 209 Poster & Promos
Below is the official UFC 209 poster, featuring the main event, Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson, and the co-main event, Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson.
Below are two official UFC 209 promos:
You can view more UFC 209 videos on the UFC YouTube page.
UFC 209 Merchandise
If you can't make it out to the event, official UFC 209 merchandise will also be available to purchase online via the UFC Store.
UFC 209 is going down this Saturday! Stay posted on Champions for up-to-the-minute results, news, post-fight interviews, and more!