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Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson vs. Jorge Masvidal set for UFC’s MSG return

Stephen Thompson and Jorge Masvidal, two of the best strikers in the UFC’s welterweight division, are set to clash at MSG

By Oscar Willis - 18 Aug 2017

Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson and Jorge Masvidal are set to meet at UFC 217, the promotion’s return to Madison Square Garden.

It puts and end to speculation that the duo — considered two of the best strikers in the welterweight division — would finally face each other. The news was first hinted at by Masvidal himself, who took to Twitter to promise violence, before MMAFighting went on to confirm the story.

It marks the return of Thompson after two five round bouts with 170-pound champion Tyron Woodley, one a draw and one a slim defeat. For Masvidal, it’s his comeback following a loss to recent number one contender Demian Maia, which broke a three fight win streak.

UFC 217 is to be headlined by UFC middleweight champion Micheal Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre, and will also feature the postponed title bout between UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt and The Ultimate Fighter rival T.J. Dillashaw.

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