UFC 209 takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada Saturday, March 5, 2017.
Tyron Woodley (16-3-1) will look to defend his UFC welterweight title against Stephen Thompson (13-1-1) in the UFC 209 main event this Saturday, March 2, 2017. The first time the two 170 lbs. fighters met, the fight ended in a majority draw at UFC 205 Nov. 12, 2016.
After the bout between Tony Ferguson (22-3 MMA) Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0 MMA) was scratched when Nurmagomedov went to the hospital due to weight cut issues, Rashad Evans (19-5-1 MMA) and Daniel Kelly (12-1 MMA) became the new co-main event.
The card features lightweight match-up between Lando Vannata (9-1 MMA) and David Teymur (5-1 MMA). In the opening bout of the main card, Mark Hunt (12-10-1 MMA), who is currently suing the UFC for mistreatment, will take on fellow heavyweight Alistair Overeem (41-15 MMA).
NJ MMA News asked local fighter who they think will win at UFC 209.
Jimmie Rivera, UFC Bantamweight (20-1 MMA)