UFC Schedule March 2017: Upcoming UFC Fights & Events

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There will be plenty of UFC action taking place in March, with three must-see events going down over the course of the month. The most anticipated card is the first one, as Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson are fully prepared to beat each other’s brains in for the UFC Welterweight Championship at UFC 209.

But there are still intriguing matchups later in the month, as we have two UFC Fight Night cards. Middleweights Vitor Belfort and Kelvin Gastelum will face off at UFC Fight Night 106, and light heavyweights Jimi Manuwa and Corey Anderson will headline the UFC Fight Night 107 card.

That’s enough intro talk for one day. Let’s get down to brass tacks and break down the upcoming UFC fight schedule for March.

UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2

Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
TV Channel: PPV

There will be a rematch in the UFC 209 headliner, as Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson will face off in the octagon for the UFC Welterweight Championship for the second time. At UFC 205 on November 12, 2016, Woodley retained his belt by coming away with a majority draw decision against Thompson. Two judges scored the fight 47-47, while the third judge had Woodely winning 48-47. All signs point to another closely contested battle this time around.

UFC Fight Night 106: Belfort vs. Gastelum

Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Location: Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil
TV Channel: FS1

Vitor Belfort and Kelvin Gastelum will duke it out in a middleweight bout at the UFC Fight Night 106 main event. The 39-year-old Belfort is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and he will need the support of his home country in the worst way. Belfort desperately needs a win, as he has lost his last two fights, getting knocked out by both Ronaldo Souza and Gegard Mousasi.

On the other hand, Gastelum is riding a two-fight winning streak. The 25-year-old picked up a unanimous decision over Johny Hendricks at UFC 200, and he knocked out Tim Kennedy at UFC 206.

UFC Fight Night 107: Manuwa vs. Anderson

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Location: The O2 Arena in London, England
TV Channel: FS1

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The final UFC event of March will feature light heavyweights Jimi Manuwa and Corey Anderson throwing down in the headliner. Manuwa will have the crowd behind him, as even though he was born in Sacramento, California, he fights out of London, England. The 37-year-old won his most recent fight, knocking out Ovince Saint Preux in the second round of their UFC 204 bout.

As for Anderson, the 27-year-old from Rockford, Illinois also won his last fight. At UFC Fight Night 102 on December 9, 2016, he knocked out Sean O’Connell in the second round.

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