227 Search Results for stephen thompson

May 26, 2016 10:30 am

PHOTO | Rory MacDonald brings in ‘Karate Expert’ for bout with Stephen Thompson

UFC welterweight contenders Rory MacDonald and Stephen Thompson are set for battle at UFC Fight Night 89 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on June 18. MacDonald and head coach Firas Zahabi have brought in some help to train for their fight with Thompson, who comes from a karate background. Zahabi posted the following photo to twitter...

Mar 25, 2016 9:52 pm

Chris Weidman training with Stephen Thompson ahead of Luke Rockhold rematch

On June 4th Chris Weidman will look to reclaim his UFC middleweight championship from Luke Rockhold in the main event of UFC 199. In the pair’s first meeting, Weidman suffered the first defeat of his professional MMA career as Rockhold dominated the fight from start to finish, ultimately picking up a 4th round TKO win....

Mar 19, 2016 8:29 pm

Stephen Thompson on fight with Rory Mac: “I don’t know what the UFC was thinking”

When Stephen Thompson defeated former UFC welterweight title holder Johny Hendricks via first-round TKO at last month’s UFC Fight Night 82 event, he was hoping that the UFC would grant him with a title shot against current champ Robbie Lawler. Instead, the UFC opted to match “Wonder Boy” up against former title challenger and ‘close friend’ Rory...

Mar 12, 2016 11:38 am

Stephen Thompson wanted title shot against Robbie Lawler

Last month, Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson picked up the biggest win of his professional MMA career as he became the first man to stop former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks. Thompson showcased his elite level striking skills as he picked Hendricks apart and ultimately rocked the champ before finishing with a flurry of strikes that forced...

Mar 4, 2016 3:58 pm

Stephen Thompson vs. Rory MacDonald headlines UFC Fight Night 89 in Ottawa

During today’s UFC Unstoppable press conference, UFC president Dana White announced that a key welterweight bout between Stephen Thompson and Rory MacDonald will headline June’s UFC Fight Night 89 event in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Stephen Thompson is coming off a spectacular showing against former title holder Johny Hendricks, whom he TKO’d in the very first-round...

Feb 13, 2016 7:46 am

Stephen Thompson politely fires back at Tyron Woodley

Back at UFC 192 Tyron Woodley and former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks were slated to square off to decide who would get a crack at Robbie Lawler’s welterweight championship. Hendricks had a weight-cut mishap and was rushed to the hospital. Woodley was ultimately awarded the title shot by UFC President Dana White. Lawler went...

Feb 10, 2016 8:40 am

Tyron Woodley: Stephen Thompson “didn’t earn a title shot”

UFC President Dana White stated previously that Tyron Woodley is the rightful #1 contender at welterweight due to Johny Hendricks weight-cut mishap leading up to their UFC 191 scrap last year. With that being said, Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson’s impressive 1st round TKO win over Hendricks this past Saturday in Las Vegas has everyone talking. While...

Feb 9, 2016 8:39 am

Stephen Thompson makes massive jump up UFC welterweight rankings

This past Saturday at ‘UFC Fight Night: Las Vegas’ Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson shocked the world as he ran right through former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks. Thompson showed that his style of kickboxing works against elite level wrestlers such as Johny Hendricks as he picked up an impressive 1st round TKO win. With the win...

Feb 6, 2016 10:32 pm

REPLAY! Stephen Thompson TKO’s Johny Hendricks

Tonight in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Las Vegas’ Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson picked up the biggest win of his MMA career as he defeated former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks in impressive fashion. The win over #2 ranked Hendricks likely put Thompson’s name in the mix for a title shot at welterweight. Catch...

Feb 6, 2016 9:56 pm

UFN 82 Results: Stephen Thompson TKO’s Johny Hendricks in round 1

Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks (17-4 MMA) took on surging 170-pound contender Stephen Thompson (12-1 MMA) in the main event of UFC Fight Night 82 in Las Vegas. Round one begins and Thompson opens up with a huge switch kick that misses. Nice right hand for Hendricks who closes the distance and lands an...

Feb 6, 2016 7:53 am

Johny Hendricks promising finish in fight with Stephen Thompson

In addition to catching criticism for missing weight, Johny Hendricks has also caught criticism for allowing fights to go to a decision. While Hendricks has 8 KO wins in his 20 fight professional career, recently many of Hendricks’ fights have gone to a decision, some of them being controversial ones. Ahead of his ‘UFC Fight...

Feb 5, 2016 9:29 am

Stephen Thompson was unaware fight with Johny Hendricks was 5 rounds

When Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson signed the initial contract to fight Johny Hendricks at UFC 196 the fight was scheduled for 3 rounds and was to serve as the co-main event. Last month Cain Velasquez withdrew from his main event scrap with Fabricio Werdum due to a back injury. The UFC replaced Velasquez with Stipe Miocic,...

Feb 5, 2016 8:11 am

Free Fight: Stephen Thompson makes impressive UFC debut

This Saturday Stephen Thompson will face the toughest test of his career as he meets Johny Hendricks in the main event of ‘UFC FN: 82’. Thompson is riding an impressive 5-fight win streak into his fight with Hendricks, and a win over the former welterweight champion would certainly put him in title talks. Hendricks on...

Feb 4, 2016 12:46 pm

WATCH! Stephen Thompson discusses Johny Hendricks fight with Frank Trigg

This Saturday in Las Vegas Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson faces the toughest test of his MMA career as he steps in the Octagon against former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks. Thompson is riding a 5-fight win streak into the bout that most recently saw him pick up a highlight reel KO win over Jake Ellenberger. Ahead...

Dec 27, 2015 2:24 pm

Stephen Thompson Highlights 2015: Ready for “Bigg Rigg” vs “Wonderboy” UFC 196

Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson steps up next month at UFC 196 against former champ Johny Hendricks.   Thompson has been on a 5 fight win streak since being defeated by Matt “The Immortal” Brown over two years ago. Three out of Thompson’s last five wins ended in devastating fashion via TKO’s.  Thompson has steadily worked his...

Oct 20, 2015 11:01 am

Stephen Thompson: “I want my son to be like THAT guy”

Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson was recently interviewed by MixedMartialArts.com and spoke about his philosophy on being a role model and a true martial artist. The UFC welterweight is on a five-fight win streak and looks to continue his success with integrity. “When little kids and their parents see me on TV, I want parents to say,...

Jul 13, 2015 7:32 am

REPLAY! Stephen Thompson vs. Jake Ellenberger (Highlights)

Stephen Thompson’s stock must have risen tenfold after the conclusion of “TUF 21: ATT vs. Blackzilians'” finale. Jake Ellenberger tried his hardest to stay away from “Wonderboy’s” kicks, but he took two spinning shots to the head that led to the end of the fight. Catch the replay above! Kings Of Volume — Punches In...

Nov 13, 2014 1:19 pm

Brandon Thatch vs. Stephen Thompson set for February UFC event in Colorado

A welterweight showdown between Brandon Thatch and Stephen Thompson will take place on February 14 at a yet to be named UFC Fight Night event in Broomfield, Colorado. UFC officials announced the booking earlier this afternoon. Brandon Thatch (11-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will be looking to extend his current win streak to eleven when he...