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Woodley vs Thompson rematch set for UFC 209 in Vegas

The rematch between UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (16-3-1) and No.1 contender Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (13-1-1)Β is now set for UFC 209 in Las Vegas.

The two battled to an exciting draw at New York’s UFC 205 and it’s expected to be the same here.

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The preamble started on Twitter with no signs of it stopping anytime soon.

Thompson has also been in the news for publicly blaming Ronda Rousey’s coach Edmond Tarverdyan for her loss at UFC 207.

UFC 209 is scheduled for March 4 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Announced matches include:

Tyron Woodley (16-3-1) vs Stephen Thompson (13-1-1)

Alistair Overeem (41-15-0) vs Mark Hunt (12-10-1, 1NC)

Darren Elkins (21-5-0) vs Mirsad Bektic (11-0-0)

Todd Duffee (9-3-0) vs Mark Godbeer (11-3-0)

More bouts are expected to be announced.

Tickets go on sale Jan. 20.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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