Wonderboy Returns to Face Vicente Luque at UFC 244

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Wonderboy Thompson vs Vicente Luque Added to Stacked UFC 244 Card

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson returns to the octagon at UFC 244 in New York City. Thompson will be taking on recent hot prospect Vicente Luque in a welterweight bout at the world-famous Madison Square Garden arena. As usual, the news broke via Brett Okamoto of ESPN in a tweet.

The news was made official per Dana White. While UFC 244 is shaping up to feature no title fights, it’s also looking like it will be stacked with fights that fans would love to see.

Here is the card so far according to the UFC:

Welterweight Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz
Middleweight Kelvin Gastelum vs. Darren Till
Welterweight Stephen Thompson vs. Vicente Luque
Heavyweight Derrick Lewis vs. Blagoy Ivanov
Light Heavyweight Corey Anderson vs. Johnny Walker
Featherweight Julio Arce vs. Hakeem Dawodu
Women’s Flyweight Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jennifer Maia

Stephen Thompson Searches for a Win

Wonderboy will be looking to get his name back in the win column. Ironically, the last time Thompson secured a victory in the octagon was against card headliner Jorge Masvidal back in 2017. Since then, Thompson lost a decision to Darren Till (who missed weight) at UFC Liverpool and a highlight reel KO loss against Anthony Pettis at UFC Nashville.

Vicente Luque Eager to Continue Streak

Opposite of Wonderboy, Luque hasn’t lost a fight since 2017 against Leon Edwards at UFC London. Since then, Luque has won an impressive six fights in a row. Each victory ended in a finish with the exception of his last bout. His last performance ended in a split decision victory over Platinum Mike Perry at UFC Uruguay.

Fans React

Fans of the sport have praised the matchmaking decision all over social media. While many are happy simply to see Wonderboy return, others have given him respect for taking on all-new challenges, no matter the difficulty.

With the news being made, are MMA supporters okay with the card not featuring any title fights? Also, who do fans believe will take the victory between Wonderboy and Luque?

Let us know in the comments below.

Published on September 11, 2019 at 9:40 am
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