VIDEO | Tension runs high at the UFC Liverpool media day staredowns

On Thursday, the stars of Sunday’s UFC Liverpool card faced off for the media. As always, these media day face-offs were a blend of bravado-fuelled intensity and cool sportsmanship.

UFC Liverpool’s main event fighters, hometown hero Darren Till and number-one ranked welterweight Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, kept things cordial during their staredown, exchanging multiple handshakes. So too did co-main event fighter Neil Magny and his last-minute replacement opponent Craig White, who stepped in for the injured Gunnar Nelson.

While the main and co-main event fighters kept things pretty chill, main card featherweight fighters Makwan Amirkhani and Jason Knight did not, engaging in perhaps the most intense staredown of the day, complete with some trash talk and even a menacing throat-slicing gesture. Molly McCann’s staredown with Gillian Robertson was also quite tense.

See the staredowns from the UFC Liverpool media day in the video at the top of this post. See the entire lineup for the card below.

UFC Liverpool Main Card | 1:00 pm ET on FOX Sports 1

170 lbs.: Stephen Thompson vs. Darren Till
170 lbs.: Neil Magny vs. Craig White
145 lbs.: Arnold Allen vs. Mads Burnell
170 lbs.: Makwan Amirkhani vs. Jason Knight
135 lbs.: Manny Bermudez vs. Davey Grant (bout was cancelled)
185 lbs.: Eric Spicely vs. Darren Stewart

UFC Liverpool Prelims | 11:00 am ET on FOX Sports 1

170 lbs.: Claudio Henrique da Silva vs. Nordine Taleb
185 lbs.: Tom Breese vs. Daniel Kelly
170 lbs.: Brad Scott vs. Carlo Pedersoli Jr.
125 lbs.: Molly McCann vs. Gillian Robertson

UFC Liverpool Early Prelims | 10:00 am on UFC Fight Pass

185 lbs.: Trevor Smith vs. Elias Theodorou
135 lbs.: Lina Lansberg vs. Gina Mazany

Which fights on the UFC Liverpool bill are you most excited for?

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/25/2018.