UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson is only drawing 3-3 since his last title fight, a largely decisive loss to Tyron Woodley at UFC 209. But “Wonderboy” managed to stay put. 5th place in the 170 pound chart after scoring victories over the likes of Jorge Masvidal and Vicente Luque.
That’s why the performance was strong against Belal Muhammad in the UFC Vegas 45 co-main event, taking place this Saturday. night (December 18, 2021) could send the former boxer to a bout against reigning welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, or at least get him there “right there” – in the words of MMA means another win from the belt.
“A good win over Belal Muhammad, I could be right there winning another title,” Thompson said MMA Junkie at UFC Vegas 45 days of media. “You can’t keep feeding Kamaru Usman people like that. A good win over Belal, maybe another fight, we’ll look at another title. I don’t give up on it. “
Thompson (15-5-1) is about to lose to Gilbert Burns at UFC 264 in July. “Wonderboy” drew 2-2 dating back to 2019, winning over Geoff Neal and Vicente Luque between losses to Burns and Anthony Pettis.
Muhammad (19-3, 1 NC) is unbeaten in his last six games since April 2019. In that span, “Remember the Name” has beaten the likes of Demian Maia, Dhiego Lima and Lyman Good for landing five points below Thompson in the official ranking.
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https://www.mmamania.com/2021/12/16/22839430/ufc-vegas-45-win-over-belal-muhammad-puts-stephen-thompson-right-there-another-title-shot-mma UFC Vegas 45: Victory over Belal Muhammad puts Stephen Thompson ‘right there for another title shot’