EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson explains why rematch with Tyron Woodley will be “much different”

January 14, 2017 11:32 pm by Chris Taylor
Stephen Thompson discusses Tyron Woodley

Top UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson was last seen in action at November’s UFC 205 fight card where he battled current division title holder Tyron Woodley to a majority draw in the evening’s co-main event.

The scrap between Woodley and Thompson was given “Fight of the night” honors and shortly after the event UFC president Dana White announced that an immediate rematch between the two would be booked by the promotion.

The Thompson vs. Woodley rematch has now been booked and will headline the promotions UFC 209 fight card on March 4 in Las Vegas.

Stephen Thompson vs. Tyron Woodley

With that said, “Wonderboy” recently joined host Chris Taylor on BJPENN.com’s Rapid Fire segment where he discussed his upcoming rematch with “The Chosen One” and why things will go differently this time around.

“You know I didn’t really throw much of my arsenal last time around. For whatever reason, I just wasn’t myself in there (at UFC 205). This time around things will be much different. Me and my coaches have watched the tape and know what we have to do in order to be successful in the rematch.”

He continued:

“I will feel a lot more comfortable in there with him (Woodley) this time around. I know what to expect you know. After being in there with him for five rounds I feel like I have his timing down and will be able to hit him with some power shots this time around. I definitely plan on throwing more kicks. I barely threw any kicks in our last fight. Fans can expect a completely different ‘Wonderboy’ this time around.”

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