The black belt in karate and ju-jitsu Stephen Thompson entered this fight with a professional mma record of 13-2-1 (62% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.2 welterweight in the world. He beat Rory MacDonald in June 2016 (=MacDonald vs Thompson) but then he has faced twice current #1 Ufc Ww champion Tyron Woodley: their first bout has ended in a draw (=Woodley vs Thompson I) while in their second fight Thompson has lost by majority decision (=Woodley vs Thompson 2).
His opponent, Jorge Masvidal, has an official record of 32-12-0 (47% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.6 in the same weight class. He has already fought twice in 2017 defeating Donald Cerrone (=Cerrone vs Masvidal) and losing to Demian Maia (via split decision, Maia vs Masvidal). Thompson vs Masvidal is on the undercard of Michael Bisping vs Georges St Pierre – UFC 217. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 217: Bisping vs St Pierre
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, USA
Division: welterweight (170 lbs, 77 kg)
UFC 217 fight card (main fights):
Michael Bisping vs Georges St Pierre
Cody Garbrandt vs TJ Dillashaw
Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Rose Namajunas
Stephen Thompson vs Jorge Masvidal
Johny Hendricks vs Paulo Henrique Borrachinha Costa
Ovince St Preux vs Corey Anderson
Alexey Oleynik vs Curtis Blaydes
Thompson’s previous fight: Tyron Woodley vs Stephen Thompson 2
Masvidal’s previous fight: Demian Maia vs Jorge Masvidal
Thompson’s next fight: Stephen Thompson vs Darren Till
Masvidal’s next fight: Darren Till vs Jorge Masvidal
Thompson vs Masvidal Fight Video:
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