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Video | Check out TJ Dillashaw slamming Stephen Thompson through a table in slo-mo

When being paired to shoot a commercial together, TJ Dillashaw and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson had to be on their best office behavior. In July 2018, men’s clothing company Van Heusen …read more

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White: UFC Rankings Are ‘Very Important’

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Top welterweight contender Stephen Thompson claims the UFC rankings have become “nonexistent.” Promotion president Dana White says otherwise. Every week …read more

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UFC Vegas 17 medical suspensions: Stephen Thompson potentially sidelined for 6 months

Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson has received a potential six-month suspension in the wake of his win over Geoff Neal last weekend. Thompson was able to continue building momentum in the welterweight …read more

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UFC Fight Night 183 medical suspensions: Stephen Thompson among 10 facing six months

Stephen Thompson, Marlon Vera and Anthony Pettis are among 10 fighters facing potential six-month medical suspensions after UFC Fight Night 183.
Thompson, who defeated Geoff Neal in this past Saturday’s main …read more

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UFC Fight Night 183 Medical Suspensions: ‘Wonderboy’ Among 10 Fighters Facing 6 Months

The knee injury Stephen Thompson suffered at UFC Fight Night 183 is among a few ailments that could keep “Wonderboy” sidelined for up to six months. …read more

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What’s next for Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal after UFC Vegas 17?

In the main event of UFC Vegas 17, Stephen Thompson took on rising contender Geoff Neal. Thompson was looking to cement his case as a top-five welterweight while Neal was …read more

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Geoff Neal overcame adversity (including losing 3 corners to COVID) in UFC Vegas 17 loss

Geoff Neal may have wound up on the wrong end of a decision in his UFC Vegas 17 headliner opposite Stephen Thompson on Saturday night, but he was proud of …read more

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Stephen Thompson Impressed by Geoff Neal's Resilience: ‘He Just Kept Coming Forward’

Faced with an opponent who had decimated all opposition in his path, Stephen Thompson made it look easy on Saturday night. …read more

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Posted on December 21, 2020, 5:16 pm By
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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Stephen Thompson after UFC Fight Night 183 win?

Stephen Thompson is still a handful for anyone in the welterweight division to deal with and he proved as much Saturday by defeating Geoff Neal in the UFC Fight Night …read more

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Stephen Thompson says he will consider Khamzat Chimaev “the real deal” only if he beats Leon Edwards

UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson says he will consider top prospect Khamzat Chimaev “the real deal” only if he beats Leon Edwards. Thompson was one of the top-ranked welterweights who were …read more

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Geoff Neal: Head butt took vision, COVID-19 took cornermen at UFC Fight Night 183

Geoff Neal’s first UFC main event was not an ideal experience.
Neal (13-3 MMA, 5-1 UFC) suffered a unanimous decision loss to Stephen Thompson (16-4-1 MMA, 11-4-1 UFC) in Saturday’s UFC …read more

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Posted on December 20, 2020, 6:16 pm By
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Stephen Thompson Calls Out Jorge Masvidal, Masvidal Responds

After defeating Geoff Neal in the UFC Vegas 17 main event, Stephen Thompson is now turning his attention to a rematch against Jorge Masvidal next. In 2017, Stephen Thompson took …read more

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Stephen Thompson Impressed by Geoff Neal's Reslience: ‘He Just Kept Coming Forward’

Faced with an opponent who had decimated all opposition in his path, Stephen Thompson made it look easy on Saturday night. …read more

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Stephen Thompson Calls Out Jorge Masvidal, Masvidal Responds

After defeating Geoff Neal in the UFC Vegas 17 main event, Stephen Thompson is now turning his attention to a rematch against Jorge Masvidal next. In 2017, Stephen Thompson took …read more

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Thompson asks for ‘NMF vs BMF’ rematch against Masvidal

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After his UFC Vegas 17 victory, Stephen Thompson would like to run it back with Jorge …read more

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Jorge Masvidal releases cryptic message following rematch challenge from Stephen Thompson

UFC welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal released a cryptic message following his recent rematch challenge from Stephen Thompson. Masvidal and Thompson first met at UFC 217: Bisping vs. St. Pierre in …read more

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BMF Vs. NMF: ‘Wonderboy’ Offers Masvidal A Do-Over

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After a terrible stretch that saw Stephen Thompson go from two time title challenger to welterweight …read more

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Stephen Thompson wants to do a ‘NMF’ vs. ‘BMF’ rematch with Jorge Masvidal next

UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson says he wants to do a ‘NMF’ vs ‘BMF’ rematch with former opponent Jorge Masvidal in 2021. Thompson and Masvidal first met back at UFC 217: …read more

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Stephen Thompson reveals potential muscle tear suffered at UFC Vegas 17 and why he called out Jorge Masvidal 

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After a year off due to injury, Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson was just happy to be back in action at UFC …read more

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Stephen Thompson releases classy statement after being taken to hospital following win over Geoff Neal

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson issued a classy statement following his victory over Geoff Neal this evening. In the main event of UFC Vegas 17, ‘Wonderboy’ took on …read more

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Geoff Neal releases statement following loss to Stephen Thompson at UFC Vegas 17

Geoff Neal has released a statement after having his seven-fight win streak snapped by Stephen Thompson at tonight’s UFC Vegas 17 event. Neal (13-3 MMA) was returning to the Octagon …read more

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Stephen Thompson wants 'NMF' vs. 'BMF' rematch with Jorge Masvidal after UFC Fight Night 183

Stephen Thompson wants to run it back with Jorge Masvidal after netting a main event win at UFC Fight Night 183.
Thompson (16-4-1 MMA, 11-4-1 UFC) defeated Geoff Neal (13-3 MMA, …read more

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UFC Vegas 17 bonuses: Stephen Thompson earns extra $50,000 for dominant win

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Four fighters took home $50,00 performance bonuses after UFC Vegas 17, including headliner Stephen Thompson.
Thompson picked up his seventh …read more

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Twitter reacts to Stephen Thompson's tactical win over Geoff Neal at UFC Fight Night 183

Stephen Thompson registered his third career main event win on Saturday when he beat Geoff Neal at UFC Fight Night 183.
Thompson (16-4-1 MMA, 11-4-1 UFC) showed he’s still a top …read more

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UFC Fight Night 183 results: Stephen Thompson shows vintage form in win over Geoff Neal

Stephen Thompson will turn 38 in February, but the “Wonderboy” still moves like a fighter years and years younger.
The two-time UFC welterweight title challenger showed he’s still an elite competitor …read more

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Stephen Thompson defeats Geoff Neal in UFC Vegas 17 main event

The Ultimate Fighting Championship held their final event of 2020 on Saturday with UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs Neal at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. No. 5 ranked …read more

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UFC Fight Night 183 Bonuses: Thompson, Font, Tybura, Flick Receive $50K Checks

The Ultimate Fighting Championship ended the year by handing out $50,000 “Performance of the Night” awards to Stephen Thompson, Rob Font, Marcin Tybura and Jimmy Flick for stellar efforts at …read more

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UFC Vegas 17 Bonuses: Four Fighters Nab Performance Checks

The UFC Vegas 17 bonuses have been released. The event took place inside UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. Headlining the card was a clash between Stephen Thompson and …read more

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UFC Vegas 17 video highlights: Stephen Thompson dominates Geoff Neal on the feet

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Check out the full fight video highlights of Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal from the UFC Vegas 17 main event. …read more

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UFC Vegas 17 in Tweets: Pros react to Stephen Thompson’s win over Geoff Neal

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Heading into UFC Vegas 17, fight fans were itching for another epic card to close out 2020.
When the original main …read more

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UFC Vegas 17 Results: Stephen Thompson defeats Geoff Neal (Highlights)

A key welterweight bout between perennial division contenders Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal headlines tonight’s UFC Vegas 17 event. Thompson (15-4-1 MMA) is set to return for the first time …read more

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Pros react after Stephen Thompson defeats Geoff Neal at UFC Vegas 17

A key welterweight bout between perennial division contenders Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal headlined tonight’s UFC Vegas 17 event. Thompson (15-4-1 MMA) was returning to action for the first time …read more

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Highlights! ‘Wonderboy’ Shines In UFC’s 2020 Finale

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Former UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson grabbed another impressive win earlier tonight (Sat., Dec. 19, 2020) at UFC Vegas …read more

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Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal full fight video highlights 

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Watch Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal full fight video highlights from the UFC on Vegas 17 co-main event above, courtesy …read more

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WATCH: UFC Vegas 17 Post-Fight Press Conference Live Stream

The UFC Vegas 17 post-fight press conference will be live once the action concludes. In the headliner, Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal will collide in a welterweight clash. UFC …read more

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UFC Vegas 17 live blog: Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal

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This is the UFC Vegas 17 live blog for Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal, the welterweight headliner …read more

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WATCH: UFC Vegas 17 Post-Fight Press Conference Live Stream

The UFC Vegas 17 post-fight press conference will be live once the action concludes. In the headliner, Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal will collide in a welterweight clash. UFC …read more

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UFC Vegas 17: ‘Thompson vs. Neal’ Live Results and Highlights

The Octagon remains in Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 17 event, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal. Thompson (15-4-1 MMA) is set to return for …read more

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UFC Vegas 17 Clash: Thompson Vs. Neal!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight knockout artists Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal will clash TONIGHT (Sat., Dec. 19, 2020) at …read more

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Video: Dan Hardy breaks down Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal at UFC Fight Night 183

A longtime welterweight contender looks to turn back the charge of an in-form finisher as Stephen Thompson faces Geoff Neal in the main event of UFC Fight Night 183 on …read more

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Stephen Thompson Resents And Disputes “Gatekeeper” Label

UFC Vegas 17 headliner Stephen Thompson believes that he is still championship bound and that the term “gatekeeper” couldn’t be further from accurate when describing his competitive status. Tonight at …read more

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Posted on December 19, 2020, 4:16 pm By
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Stephen Thompson Resents And Disputes “Gatekeeper” Label

UFC Vegas 17 headliner Stephen Thompson believes that he is still championship bound and that the term “gatekeeper” couldn’t be further from accurate when describing his competitive status. Tonight at …read more

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Neal Believes Win Over “Prime” Wonderboy Proves Contender Status

Geoff Neal thinks that by defeating Stephen Thompson, he will prove that he is a bona fide title contender and ready for primetime. UFC Vegas 17 will be headlined by …read more

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Neal Believes Win Over “Prime” Wonderboy Proves Contender Status

Geoff Neal thinks that by defeating Stephen Thompson, he will prove that he is a bona fide title contender and ready for primetime. UFC Vegas 17 will be headlined by …read more

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UFC Vegas 17 stats: Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal

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How Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal compare in key stats heading into UFC Vegas 17 Saturday’s UFC …read more

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Stephen Thompson hoping former opponent, Tyron Woodley “gets it back” after recent skid

Stephen Thompson is rooting for Tyron Woodley. Thompson and Woodley fought at UFC 205 and 209 with the first fight being a draw and Woodley winning the rematch by majority …read more

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Fighter On Fighter: Breaking Down ‘Handz Of Steel!’

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Southpaw striker, Geoff Neal, will duel opposite Karate master, Stephen Thompson, this Saturday (Dec. 19, 2020) at UFC Vegas 17 …read more

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UFC Fight Night 183 breakdown: Can Geoff Neal rise to challenge of Stephen Thompson?

An intriguing welterweight matchup headlines Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night 183.
Geoff Neal will take on the biggest challenge of his career when he meets former two-time title challenger Stephen Thompson …read more

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UFC Vegas 17 video: Stephen Thompson says Logan, Jake Paul ‘not worthy’ to share cage with elite fighters

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UFC Vegas 17 welterweight headliner Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson talks to the media about his fight with Geoff Neal, feeling rejuvenated as he approaches …read more

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UFC Fight Night 183 predictions: Stephen Thompson or Geoff Neal in UFC's last 2020 show?

Thompson
vs.
Neal
Aldo
vs.
Vera
Pereira
vs.
Williams
Font
vs.
Moraes
Hardy
vs.
Tybura

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
2020: 154-95

Thompson
(58%)

Vera
(52%)

Williams
(67%)

Moraes
(80%)

Hardy
(58%)

Dan Tom
@DanTomMMA
2020: 169-80

Thompson

Aldo

Pereira

Font

Tybura

Danny Segura
@dannyseguratv
2020: 164-85

Thompson

Vera

Pereira

Moraes

Tybura

Farah Hannoun
@Farah_Hannoun
2020: 163-86

Thompson

Aldo

Williams

Font

Tybura

Mike Bohn
@MikeBohnMMA
2020: 162-87
2014 Champion

Neal

Aldo

Williams

Moraes

Hardy

Simon Head
@simonhead
2020: 161-88
2019 Champion*

Thompson

Vera

Williams

Moraes

Hardy

Nolan King
@mma_kings
2020: 161-88

Thompson

Aldo

Williams

Moraes

Tybura

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
2020: 159-90

Neal

Vera

Pereira

Moraes

Hardy

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
2020: 157-92
2017 Champion

Thompson

Vera

Williams

Moraes

Hardy

John Morgan
@MMAjunkieJohn
2020: 156-93

Neal

Vera

Williams

Moraes

Hardy

Ken …read more

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UFC Fight Night 183 weigh-in highlight: Stephen Thompson, Geoff Neal sharp for main event

The final fight on the final UFC card of the year now is official.
Welterweights Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal, who headline Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 183 event, successfully made weight …read more

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UFC Vegas 17 weigh-in results: Stephen Thompson, Geoff Neal hit the mark for welterweight headliner

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Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal are set for the final UFC main event of …read more

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Diggin’ Deep on UFC: Thompson vs. Neal - Main card preview

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Get the lowdown on UFC Vegas 17, the final UFC card of the year, headlined by karate expert Stephen Thompson looking …read more

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UFC free fight: Stephen Thompson puts striking clinic on Vicente Luque

Few can hang with Stephen Thompson in the standup.
Thompson faced streaking contender Vicente Luque at UFC 244, where he looked to bounce back from his first career knockout loss to …read more

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UFC Vegas 17: Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal preview

UFC Vegas 17 is headlined by a welterweight showdown between Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal, which has strong implications for the welterweight title picture.

Thompson has twice fought for the UFC …read more

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Geoff Neal Has Nothing to Lose Against Wonderboy

Geoff Neal faced a truly near-death experience just a few months ago, now he plans to capitalize on the opportunity of a lifetime against Stephen Thompson.
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Stephen Thompson confident he would “crush” Jake Paul

Stephen Thompson believes he would crush Jake Paul if they were to fight one another. Ever since Paul knocked out Nate Robinson on the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. …read more

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Geoff Neal: 'No denying' UFC title contender status with win over 'prime' Stephen Thompson

Geoff Neal thinks there’s “no denying” him as a welterweight contender if he can beat Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night 183.
Unbeaten in his first five UFC bouts, Neal (13-2 …read more

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Fighter On Fighter: Breaking Down ‘Wonderboy!’

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight title challenger, Stephen Thompson, will throw down opposite rising knockout artist, …read more

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Video: UFC Vegas 17 closes 2020 with a card loaded with highlight-reel fighters

UFC Vegas 17 is headlined by a welterweight showdown between Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal, but that’s simply the finale of a fight card loaded with highlight-reel fighters.

From former …read more

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Pro fighters make their picks for Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal

In the main event of the UFC Vegas 17 which is the final UFC event of 2020, Stephen Thompson returns to the Octagon against rising contender, Geoff Neal. Heading into …read more

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Stephen Thompson believes UFC views him as a gatekeeper, eyes KO win over Geoff Neal

Stephen Thompson thinks the UFC views him as a gatekeeper now. For the second-straight fight, Thompson will fight a rising welterweight contender, but this time he will be the main …read more

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Geoff Neal expects to finish Stephen Thompson and earn welterweight title shot

Geoff Neal didn’t expect Stephen Thompson to accept the fight. After Neal was forced to pull out of his fight against Neil Magny in August, he wasn’t sure if he …read more

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Just Scrap Radio Ep. 23 with Stephen Thompson, Geoff Neal, Marlon Vera, Rob Font, Khaos Williams, and Maycee Barber

The 23rd episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com with Cole Shelton is here ahead of UFC Vegas 17. We’re first joined by one-half of the UFC Vegas 17 main …read more

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UFC Fight Night 183: Make your predictions for Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal

We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 183 event in Las Vegas.
Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for …read more

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Stephen Thompson doesn't see Geoff Neal fight primarily playing out on feet at UFC Fight Night 183

Despite the fight being dubbed as a strikers delight, Stephen Thompson is expecting to hit the mat with Geoff Neal.
Thompson, who’s widely considered one of the sport’s most high-level strikers, …read more

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Geoff Neal Plans To Take A Specific Title From Stephen Thompson

UFC welterweight Geoff Neal will be headlining UFC Vegas 17 against Stephen Thompson on December 19, and he expects to earn an informal title should he get the W. Stephen …read more

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UFC Fight Night 183 poster released: New headliners Stephen Thompson, Geoff Neal featured

The UFC’s final event of 2020 has encountered some recent lineup changes – including losing its then-scheduled main event between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev.
With a new main event, UFC …read more

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Geoff Neal plans to take title of best welterweight striker vs. 'Wonderboy' at UFC Fight Night 183

Geoff Neal says he’s ready to prove himself as the top striker in the welterweight division by taking out Stephen Thompson in the UFC Fight Night 183 main event.
Thompson (15-4-1 …read more

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Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal New Headliner for Dec. 19 Fight Night

Following the cancellation of the Khamzat Chimaev vs. Leon Edwards main event, the new headliner for the December 19 Fight Night will now be Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal. For …read more

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Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal will now serve as UFC Vegas 17 headliner

The UFC’s final event of 2020 will still be headlined by a welterweight fight. Originally, UFC Vegas 17 was supposed to see Leon Edwards take on Khamzat Chimaev in the …read more

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