Woodley vs Wonderboy 2 set for UFC 209
<p>Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson are set to square off for the second time at <a href="http://roughcopy.com/events/ufc-209">UFC 209</a>.</p>
<p>Woodley announced the news on Monday’s episode of <a href="https://soundcloud.com/morningwoodshow/ep-43-ufc-champion-tyron-woodley-reveals-his-next-opponent">his podcast <em>The Morning Wood Show</em></a>. MMAJunkie also <a href="http://mmajunkie.com/2017/01/welterweight-champ-tyron-woodley-rematch-with-stephen-thompson-set-for-ufc-209">confirmed the matchup</a> with UFC president Dana White.</p>
<p>The two first fought at <a href="http://roughcopy.com/events/ufc-205">UFC 205</a> last November where Woodley retained his welterweight title in a majority draw. The back-and-forth fight was a close one with one of the three judges scoring it in favor of the champion. Following the bout, Dana White called for a rematch which both fighters were in favor of.</p>
<p>Woodley (16-3-1) won the title with a first-round knockout of Robbie Lawler at UFC 201 last July. He earned his shot at the title by going 4-1 in previous five bouts with wins over the likes of Kelvin Gastelum and Carlos Condit.</p>
<p>Thompson (13-1-1) entered the bout with Woodley as the favorite, riding a seven-fight win streak. The highlights of his win streak include a first-round spinning hook kick knockout of Jake Ellenberger as well as a first-round TKO of former champion Johny Hendricks, both of which earned <em>Performance of the Night </em>bonuses.</p>
<p><a href="http://roughcopy.com/events/ufc-209">UFC 209</a> takes place on March 4 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. So far, no headlining bout has been officially announced but Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt are expected to square off on the card.</p>
Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.