The top two UFC starwweights not named Joanna Jedrzejczyk will square off when the promotion returns to Rio de Janeiro.UFC 209 Countdown goes inside the lives of Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson who fought to a thrilling five-round draw in November and must now dig deeper. Dynamic lightweight contender Tony Ferguson and 23-0 Khabib Nurmagomedov get their long-anticipated matchup with the interim lightweight belt up for grabs. Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson meet for the interim lightweight championship at UFC 209. Joe Rogan expects this to be the toughest fight of their careers. Legacy Fighting Alliance lightweight contender Adam Townsend overcame an early barrage of strikes from Marcus Edwards to earn a stoppage late in the fight. UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping had been shooting for a spring return to the Octagon, but that timeline has been stretched a bit. Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley retained his belt at UFC 205 in his first title defense against Stephen Thompson, but he didn’t win the fight. After two opponent changes in the week leading up to the fight, Liam McGeary still found a way to get back on the winning track. Champion Tyron Woodley and challenger Stephen Thompson have unfinished business after the two welterweights fought to a draw at UFC 205. Watch Khabib Nurmagomedov’s dominant win over Michael Johnson at UFC 205. The win earned him a shot at the interim lightweight title against Tony Ferguson.