UFC 209 is all set to pop off this weekend (Sat., March 4, 2017) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, as Tyron Woodley defends his welterweight title against Stephen Thompson for the second time in five months after fighting to a majority draw last November at UFC 205.
Plus, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will duke it out in the co-main event of the evening for the interim lightweight title, while Mark Hunt and Alistair Overeem square off in an intriguing heavyweight showdown.
"The Chosen One,” “Wonderboy,” “The Eagle” and “El Cucuy” are going through the final steps leading up to fight night, which includes Khabib going through one final hard workout, only to be surprised by a group of “hardcore” fans cheering him on outside of the gym. Plus, Ferguson and Co. work up a sweat while enjoying beautiful California weather, Thompson works on his striking game and cardio and Woodley watches his sons dominate their wrestling matches in the latest edition of Embedded.
From the official YouTube description:
“On Episode 1 of UFC 209 Embedded, interim lightweight title contender Khabib Nurmagomedov is surprised after training by some fans, and promises them he will soon be the UFC’s first Muslim champion. His opponent Tony Ferguson does freestyle training outdoors, then recovers with an ice bath. Welterweight Stephen Thompson pushes his cardio in preparation for his title rematch, then unsuccessfully tries to resist a slice of pizza. And welterweight champion Tyron Woodley watches his son carry out the family tradition of winning big.”
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 209 fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.
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