UFC 209 Lineup Finalized with Addition of Two New Bouts

By Tristen Critchfield Feb 23, 2017

Two bouts were announced for UFC 209 on Thursday, giving the March 4 pay-per-view card a total of 12 fights.

Amanda Bobby Cooper will lock horns with Cynthia Calvillo at strawweight, while Albert Morales square off against Andre Soukhamthath at bantamweight. Both contests will take place on the UFC Fight Pass-streamed prelims.

UFC 209 takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and is headlined by a welterweight title rematch between Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thomson. In the co-main event, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will square off for the interim lightweight championship.

A finalist on Season 23 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Cooper earned her first Octagon triumph with a three-round verdict over Anna Elmose at UFC Fight Night 99 on Nov. 19. Calvillo enters her promotional debut with a 3-0 mark that includes a third-round TKO win over Montana Stewart at Legacy Fighting Alliance 1.

Morales is still looking for his UFC victory after battling Alejandro Perez to a majority draw in his debut and falling to Thomas Almeida via second-round TKO. Soukhamthath is the reigning CES MMA 135-pound champ and enters the matchup on a three-fight winning streak.


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