An important Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight clash is taking shape in Stephen Thompson vs. Belal Muhammad.
Thompson vs. Muhammad is expected to take place on the main card of a UFC Fight Night-branded event that will take place inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., Dec. 18, 2021, streaming online via ESPN+. The news was first reported by MMA Junkie.
“Wonderboy” (15-5-1) is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Gilbert Burns at UFC 264 in July. He is 2-2 dating back to 2019, sandwiching wins over Geoff Neal and Vicente Luque between losses to Burns and Anthony Pettis. He is the No. 5-ranked Welterweight in UFC.
Muhammad (19-3, 1 NC) is undefeated in his last six fights dating back to April 2019. In that stretch, he has defeated the likes of Demian Maia, Dhieo Lima and Lyman Good. He is the 170-pound division’s ninth-ranked fighter.
The UFC Fight Night card on Dec. 18, 2021, will be headlined by a ranked UFC Heavyweight clash pitting Derrick Lewis vs. Chris Daukaus. Other notable bouts include Darren Elkins vs. Cub Swanson, Amanda Lemos vs. Angela Hill, and Raphael Assuncao vs. Ricky Simon.
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