One of the most anticipated competitions for tonight is the one between Belal Muhammad (19-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) and Stephen Thompson (16-5-1 MMA, 11-5-1 UFC). These two are some of the best strikers in the entire UFC, and fans were really hoping for this.
Wonderboy is about to lose to Gilbert Burns, and he wants to make a standout KO to get back into the winning column. Belal came on after an impressive win over another veteran, Demian Maia. He is chasing a title, and this fight is very important to his career.
Round 1 – Wonderboy and Belal reaches the center of the cage, Wonderboy tries to perform a side kick but misses, Belal begins to drag Thompson down and is caught with an upward kick. Belal tries to take it down but Wonderboy gets up, Belal knocks him down again and starts attacking him with a barrage of punches. Stephen shot back, and got up again, Belal continued his relentless pursuit, and prevailed late in the game, he fell back and continued to land and hit repeatedly until the end of the round. .
Round 2 – Muhammad right back to work, but Stephen is now the one to step forward, he lands a few punches before being knocked down again, Belal half guarding and going for Kimura. Stephen defended well and refused kimura. Muhammad remained on top and ended the round strong with a barrage of ground and pound attacks.
Belal Muhammad takes a page out of Gilbert Burns and wins over Stephen Thompson
Round 3 – Belal got right back to work and secured a knock against the fence, he got Stephen right where he wanted and started throwing punches. Stephen came back and tried to do a chop, and reversing the takedown, Belal was free and secured another knock down the center of the octagon, and completed the round overhead to win. live UFC Vegas 45.
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