Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and challenger Stephen Thompson rematch for the title at UFC 209 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Mar. 4. Woodley and Thompson fought to a draw when they met at UFC 205 for the belt. UFC 209 airs live on Dj Pay-Per-View from T-Mobile Arena.
An interim UFC Lightweight Championship bout between undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov and The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos welterweight winner Tony Ferguson 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.
Rashad Evans long much-awaited returns to face Australia's Daniel Kelly. The former light heavyweight champion, Evans has fought and defeated the best of the best at 205 pounds, but in March, he will test the waters at 185 pounds against Kelly, a four-time member of the Australian Olympic judo team who has won three in a row.
In the heavyweight division, unbeaten Daniel Spitz will step in for Todd Duffee and make his Octagon debut against England's Mark "The Hand of" Godbeer.
At 115 pounds, TUF 23 finalist Amanda Cooper will seek her second consecutive win when she faces off with Team Alpha Male newcomer Cynthia Calvillo. And in a bantamweight bout, Albert Morales faces debuting Andre Soukhamthath.
Here's the official fight card:
Welterweight Tyron Woodley (c) vs. Stephen Thompson
Lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson
Middleweight Rashad Evans vs. Daniel Ke
Lightweight Lando Vannata vs. David Teymur
Heavyweight Alistair Overeem vs. Mark Hunt
Heavyweight Marcin Tybura vs. Luis Henrique
Featherweight Mirsad Bektić vs. Darren Elkins
Bantamweight Iuri Alcântara vs. Luke Sanders
Heavyweight Mark Godbeer vs. Daniel Spitz
Light Heavyweight Tyson Pedro vs. Paul Craig
Women's Strawweight Amanda Cooper vs. Cynthia Calvillo
Bantamweight Albert Morales vs. Andre Soukhamthath