UFC officials just announced the matchup moments ago.
UFC 145 is set to go down from Atlanta’s Phillips Arena on April 21, in the main event light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones will attempt to defend his UFC title against bitter rival Rashad Evans.
Both fighters are making quick turnarounds from their UFC 143 appearances. Both knocked out their opponents in preliminary card action on last weekend’s fight card.
For Thompson it was his long awaited UFC debut. Hit “Knock out of the Night” performance as well as his slick karate style of fighting has left fans wanting to see more.
Facing Thompson is the always tough and durable Matt Brown. Brown, who knocked out Chris Cope last weekend, will look to spoil the rise of the UFC’s newest welterweight prospect.
The two fighters are strike first, ground second mentalists and this bout is sure to deliver fireworks.
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