The black belt in karate and ju-jitsu Stephen Thompson entered this fight with a mma record of 14-4-1 (57% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.12 welterweight in the world but he won just one out of his last four bouts, against Jorge Masvidal in 2017 (Stephen Thompson vs Jorge Masvidal); after this fight he has lost to Darren Till (Stephen Thompson vs Darren Till) and Anthony Pettis (Stephen Thompson vs Anthony Pettis).
His opponent, Vicente Luque, has an official record of 17-6-1 (88% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.19 in the same weight class. He was defeated by Leon Edwards in 2017 but since then he has won six bouts beating Bryan Barberena (4-stars fight, Vicente Luque vs Bryan Barberena), Derrick Krantz and Mike Perry in 2019 (Mike Perry vs Vicente Luque). Thompson vs Luque is on the undercard of Jorge Masvidal vs Nate Diaz – UFC 244. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, USA
Division: welterweight (170 lbs, 77 kg)
UFC 244 fight card (main fights):
Jorge Masvidal vs Nate Diaz
Kelvin Gastelum vs Darren Till
Stephen Thompson vs Vicente Luque
Derrick Lewis vs Blagoy Ivanov
Kevin Lee vs Gregor Gillespie
Corey Anderson vs Johnny Walker
Thompson’s previous fight: Stephen Thompson vs Anthony Pettis
Luque’s previous fight: Mike Perry vs Vicente Luque
Thompson vs Luque Fight Video:
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