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Stephen Thompson vs Jorge Masvidal set for UFC 217 in New York

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It’s a welterweight bang-o-rama as former division No. 1 contender Stephen Thompson gets ready for war against longtime veteran Jorge Masvidal at the upcoming UFC 217 pay-per-view (PPV) event, set for Madison Square Garden in New York City on Nov. 4, 2017.

Thompson (13-2-1) has spent the better part of a year trying to dethrone Tyron Woodley from the welterweight throne. Their first contest ended in a draw, while the second went to a ho-hum decision in favor of “The Chosen One.”

Masvidal (33-12) was one victory away from a crack at the 170-pound crown; however, Demian Maia was able to squeak past him — just barely — at UFC 211 back in May, snapping a three-fight win streak for “Gamebred.”

UFC 217 will be headlined by the middleweight title fight pitting reigning champion Michael Bisping opposite former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre. To see who else is fighting at UFC 217 click here.

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