After months of back and forth between the two fighters on social media, the first UFC title defence of 2017 has been set for UFC 209 in Las Vegas.
In a rematch from UFC 205 where their co-main event resulted in a majority draw, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will defend his belt once more against number one contender Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson.
The fight was confirmed by Woodley on his own podcast before the promotion released an official statement.
— UFC (@ufc) January 10, 2017
Despite not receiving official confirmation from the UFC, UFC 209 is also expected to add an interim lightweight title fight between top contenders Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson in a co-main event billing.
Current scheduled UFC 209 card:
- Tyron Woodley vs Stephen Thompson
- Alistair Overeem vs Mark Hunt
- Darren Elkins vs Mirsad Bektic
- Lando Vannata vs David Teymur
- Todd Duffee vs Mark Godbeer
- Paul Craig vs Tyson Pedro
- Iuri Alcantara vs Luke Sanders