Tag: Stephen Thompson

Stephen Thompson eyes late 2019 return: ‘I want to make sure I’m 100 percent’

By Peter Carroll@PetesyCarroll MMAfighting.com Stephen Thompson wants to guarantee that he is in full health when he returns to the Octagon following his knockout loss to Anthony Pettis at UFC Nashville in March. “Wonderboy” made headlines for his reaction to the defeat. Hours after the event, Thompson shared his reaction to his first career […]

Stephen Thompson on KO punch from Anthony Pettis: ‘I know I’ve been hit harder than that’

By Jose Youngs@JoseYoungs MMAfighting.com For the first time in his career, former UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson was knocked out cold. The man to do it: former UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis. During their scrap, which headlined UFC Nashville this past Saturday, Thompson’s noticeable size advantage over Pettis played a massive role in the opening […]

UFC Nashville results: Anthony Pettis shocks Stephen Thompson with ‘Superman hook’ KO

By Alexander K. Lee@AlexanderKLee MMAfighting.com Anthony Pettis may have finally topped his infamous “Showtime Kick”. Through almost two rounds of the UFC Nashville main event at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, Pettis (22-8) had been picked apart and bloodied by Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (14-4-1). and it looked like it would be a long night for the former […]

Stephen Thompson: Anthony Pettis called me out because he thinks ‘he’s got my number’

9By Shaun Al-Shatti@shaunalshatti MMAfighting.com If you thought the welterweight pairing of Stephen Thompson vs. Anthony Pettis felt a bit odd from the moment it was announced as the main event of UFC Nashville, you’re not alone. A two-time title challenger, Thompson has long been one of the top contenders in the UFC’s welterweight division. Pettis, […]

Thompson: Silva beating Adesanya would ‘put a smile on my face’

By Shakiel Mahjouri Bloodyelbow.com If Stephen Thompson has it his way, Anderson Silva will turn back the clock against the impending force Israel Adesanya. That does not mean, however, “Wonderboy” thinks Silva will have his hand raised at UFC 234. ESPN+ Has Live Sports CoveredBe sure to catch all the upcoming fights, […]

Wonderboy vs. Pettis expected to headline UFC Nashville

By Mookie Alexander@mookiealexander Bloodyelbow.com They expressed mutual interest on social media, and now a welterweight fight between Stephen Thompson and Anthony Pettis appears to be nearing reality. ESPN’s Ariel Helwani reported on Tuesday that the former UFC lightweight champion and the two-time UFC welterweight title challenger have verbally agreed to face off […]