Woodley, who is the former UFC welterweight champion, has not set foot inside the octagon since he lost his belt to Kamaru Usman in March 2019. Woodley captured the UFC title in July 2016 with a first-round knockout of Robbie Lawler. He defended the belt four times before he dropped a decision to Usman at UFC 235.
Burns has quickly climbed the welterweight rankings. He is currently ranked No. 6 in the division. His most recent victory came in March when he earned a first-round TKO over Demian Maia.
The opening fight on the main card sees Mackenzie Dern match up against Hannah Cifers in a women’s strawweight scrap. Dern is coming off her first career loss. She lost a decision to Amanda Ribas in October 2019. Her career record is now 7-1. Cifers, who is 10-4, also dropped her most recent outing. Angela Hill stopped Cifers via TKO in January. She had been on a two-fight winning streak before that setback.
Following the main event of tonight’s UFC on ESPN 9 fight card, the UFC will hold the post-fight press conference for the event.
UFC on ESPN 9 takes place tonight at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. ESPN will broadcast the entire event. ESPN+ will also stream the fight card.
The post-fight press conference is expected to begin around 12:15 a.m. ET.
Source: Forbes Business