Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt face off in the rematch this Saturday in Las Vegas.
English-born Dutch MMA fighter Alistar Overeem (41-15-0, 1NC) and New Zealand born living in Australia former K-1 kickboxer and MMA fighter Mark Hunt (12-11-1) will square the differences following their encounter in 2008. The pair fought in Osaka where “The Reem” earned the victory in the first round via submission. Heavyweight veterans, Ranked No. 3 Overeem and Ranked No. 8 Hunt open the main card at UFC 209 Woodley vs. Thompson 2 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
In the main event at UFC 209 the welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (16-3-1) is fighting Ranked No. 1 Stephen Thompson (13-1-1). The bout is also a rematch. Their original encounter ended in the majority draw at UFC 205 last November.
The fight card matches two first strings in the lightweight division, Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0-0) and Tony Ferguson (23-3-0). In addition Rashad Evans (24-5-1) is taking on Daniel Kelly (12-1-0). Also on the program Lando Vannata (9-1-0) vs David Teymur (5-1-0).
In the prelims on FS1 Marcin Tybura (14-2-0) is battling out against Luis Henrique (10-2-0, 1NC). Mirsad Bektic (11-0-0) is going up against Darren Elkins (22-5-0). As well, Iuri Alcantara (33-7-0, 1NC) vs Luka Sanders (11-0-0) and Mark Godbeer (11-3-0) vs Daniel Spitz (5-0-0).
Tyson Pedro (5-0-0) vs Paul Craig (9-0-0) headlines the early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. Amanda Cooper (3-2-0) and Cynthia Calvillo (3-0-0) battle out in the female MMA bout. Albert Morales (6-0-1) and Andre Soukhamathath (11-3-0) start the show in the first fight of the night.