UFC 209 may not have the star power of UFC 205 and 207, headlined by Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey respectively, but the quality of the main card fights holds up with both events.
In the main event, Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson battle it out to become the champion of what's arguably the UFC's toughest division, welterweight. The winner is in position to challenge current lightweight champion Conor McGregor, returning former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, or the ever-talkative Nate Diaz.
The question is, who leaves Las Vegas with the title? We've decided to let our readers decide.
It's your turn to vote!
Tyron Woodley (c) vs. Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson
Fans didn't have to wait long for the welterweight title rematch between #TyronWoodley and #StephenThompson. Their title fight at UFC 205 had fans on a rollercoaster of emotions. Thompson and Woodley split rounds early, 'Wonderboy' looked to have Woodley solved by the 3rd round, Woodley turned the tide by nearly finishing Thompson in the 4th, and Thompson came back to narrowly take the 5th round. The fight ended in a majority draw, and now the two will try to settle the score once and for all.
Who leaves UFC 209 as Welterweight Champion?
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson
#KhabibNurmagomedov is just a few days away from achieving his goal of holding UFC gold, but #TonyFerguson stands in his way. The winner not only becomes the UFC interim lightweight champion, but they also become the latest recipient of the UFC's "golden ticket," a fight with Conor McGregor.
Who leaves UFC 209 as Interim Lightweight Champion?
Rashad Evans vs. Dan Kelly
#RashadEvans hope the 3rd time is the charm. After trying to make his middleweight debut at UFC 205 and UFC 206, Evans is finally cleared to fight the streaking #DanKelly. Kelly has lost only one of his six UFC fights and is a stiff test for Evans, who has lost two in a row.
Which middleweight fighter makes a claim for a spot in the division's top-10?
Lando Vannata vs. David Teymur
#LandoVannata has only two fights in the UFC, with his debut coming on short notice vs. co-main event participant Tony Ferguson, but he's shown that he's already one of the most exciting fighters in the promotion. Vannata is unbeaten outside of his loss to Ferguson and has finished all but one opponent in his nine career victories. His opponent, #DavidTeymur, enters this fight having finished four of his five victories by TKO. This is a sneaky pick for a "Fight of the Night" bonus.
Which fighter leaves UFC 209 with a highlight victory?
Alistair Overeem vs. Mark Hunt
#MarkHunt's biggest fight since his UFC 200 loss to Brock Lesnar has been with the UFC's legal department, but until that runs it's course Hunt is forced to fight. #AlistairOvereem has little remorse for Hunt's situation and will look to rebound from his title loss to heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic.