UFC Fight Night on December 19 in Las Vegas is all about world weights. Because not solely in the principle combat are two fighters of the 77 kilogram class in Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev, however two world champions are additionally behind them: Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal. According to ESPN stories, the UFC is engaged on a combat between the 2.
For the “wonderboy” Stephen thompson (15-4-1) it is going to be the primary combat on the finish of 2020. The 37-year-old has not been within the cage since November of final yr. At that point he was capable of beat Vicente Luque on factors in New York and present the Brazilian to the bounds. An necessary victory for Thompson, who beforehand threatened to lose contact with the highest ten after some extent loss by Darren Till and a knockout by Anthony Pettis.
The karate specialist has but to desert the main group and final challenged Leon Edwards, who refused. Thompson needs to earn a 3rd title shot in his previous time after the 2 makes an attempt against Tyron Woodley resulted in a draw and a slim loss.
In Geoff neal (13-2) he faces an formidable opponent who continues to be awaiting the primary loss after 5 fights within the UFC and has made a reputation for himself within the squad as a powerful finisher. Of his 5 opponents within the UFC, solely Belal Muhammad managed the gap, the opposite 4 opponents all needed to retire prematurely, most not too long ago Niko Price and Mike Perry.
That yr he was speculated to combat Neil Magny earlier than immediately going into septic shock from an an infection and going to hospital, the place he was placed on dialysis. Sometimes he was even in vital situation. Now the 30-year-old Texan, who suspected meningitis, seems wholesome sufficient to be again within the cage.
The program at a look:
UFC Fight Night
December 19, 2020
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Leon Edwards v. Khamzat Shimaev
Marlon Moraes v. Rob’s font
Manel Kape vs. Alexandre Pantoja
Stephen Thompson v. Geoff neal
Antonio Braga Neto vs. Deron Winn
Sean Brady vs. Belal Muhammad
Jamie Pickett vs. Tafon Nchukwi
Tyson Nam v. Matt schnell
Rick Glenn vs. Carlton Minus
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