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UFC on ESPN 9: Woodley vs. Burns poster released

Tyron Woodley (pictured) fights Gilbert Burns in the welterweight main event of UFC on ESPN 9 in Las Vegas on Saturday
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Tyron Woodley and Gilbert Burns go head-to-head this Saturday in the UFC’s return to Las Vegas.

While the promotion awaits final approval from the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Wednesday, as of now UFC on ESPN 9 is expected to take place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas and Woodley and Burns will close the show with a welterweight duel featured on the official poster for the event.

This will be Woodley’s first fight since losing the UFC welterweight title to Kamaru Usman in March 2019, while Burns hunts for his fourth consecutive victory at 170 pounds.

Not featured on the poster are co-headliners Blagoy Ivanov and Augusto Sakai, who look to crack the heavyweight top 10 with a win on Saturday.

See the full card for UFC on ESPN 9 below:

Main Card (9 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN+)

Tyron Woodley vs. Gilbert Burns

Augusto Sakai vs. Blagoy Ivanov

Daniel Rodriguez vs. Gabriel Green

Brok Weaver vs. Roosevelt Roberts

Mackenzie Dern vs. Hannah Cifers

Preliminaries (6 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN+)

Katlyn Chookagian vs. Antonina Shevchenko

Billy Quarantillo vs. Spike Carlyle

Klidson Abreu vs. Jamahal Hill

Tim Elliott vs. Brandon Royval

Casey Kenney vs. Louis Smolka

Chris Gutierrez vs. Vince Morales


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