Article

Is Stephen Thompson getting the next title shot?

IS STEPHEN THOMPSON GETTING THE NEXT TITLE SHOT?
By Patrick Wyman, MMA Senior Analyst at Bleacher Report
Few fighters have had as challenging a path to the top as Stephen Thompson.

Written off as a busted prospect following a decision loss to Matt Brown back in 2012, Thompson has since rebounded with seven consecutive victories over the cream of the division. Former top contender Rory MacDonald fell to Thompson in five rounds in Ottawa on June 18, and before that, Thompson melted former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks in just three minutes, 31 seconds.

For comparison, welterweight champion Robbie Lawler won three in a row to get his first shot at Hendricks. Hendricks won six in a row to get his crack at Georges St-Pierre, while the legendary former champion needed two, four and two wins to place himself in title fights.

 

Media

Recent
Light heavyweight fighters Glover Teixeira and Misha Cirkunov meet in a can't-miss bout on the FOX main card of Fight Night Winnipeg.
15/12/2017
Former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos has found new life at 170 pounds after beginning 2-0 in his new division. He's eyeing a 2nd title belt for his collection & next on his hit list on the way to the belt is former welterweight king Robbie Lawler.
15/12/2017
Knockout artist Julian Marquez pulled off a major upset in August, making SportsCenter with his highlight-reel finish on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. Marquez takes on Darren Stewart on Saturday, Dec. 16 in Winnipeg.
15/12/2017
Watch the Fight Night Winnipeg weigh-in live on Friday, December 15 at 7pm/4pm ETPT.
14/12/2017