ByRyan Matsunaga, writer at
MMA fan, BJJ enthusiast, and Executive Publisher at Creators Media.
Ryan Matsunaga

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

Updated 3/3/2017:

The UFC has confirmed that the bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson has been officially canceled.

Updated 3/3/2017:

Khabib Nurmagomedov has been hospitalized and has not weighed in. The UFC will release an official statement shortly.

Updated 2/28/2017:

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?

Updated 02/22/2017:

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:

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

Main Card:

  • 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 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.

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!


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