Referee and judging assignments for the upcoming UFC 209: “Woodley vs. Thompson 2” pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., March 4, 2017, were handed down by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) on Tuesday.
Charged with keeping the peace in the welterweight championship main event between Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson is none other than iconic referee “Big” John McCarthy.
The fate of the victor, barring a stoppage, will be judges Derek Cleary, Sal D’ Amato and Chris Lee.
In the UFC 209 co-main event, Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight fellow top contender Tony Ferguson in a five-round battle for the promotion’s interim lightweight championship. The winner may or may not move on to challenge absent division kingpin Conor McGregor.
Their judges will be Junichiro Kamijo, Marcos Rosales and Jeff Mullen in a five-round contest officiated by Herb Dean.
To check out the entire UFC 209 fight card and line up click here.
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