Stephen Thompson

Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson is known as an American professional mixed martial artist who currently fights as a welterweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is most famous for using the karate style in his fights.

Background and Age

Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson was born on February 11, 1983 in Simpsonville, SC. Thompson experienced childhood in a martial arts family where Thompson's father, Ray Thompson was a professional kickboxer and ran a karate school in South Carolina, Thompson started preparing and training at the age of three, under his father's guidance. He started contending in kickboxing and karate at 15 years old.

Career and Net Worth

Thompson was set up to confront Justin Edwards on February 4, 2012, at UFC 143, supplanting a harmed and injured Mike Stumpf. Edwards was ruled out with injury damage and supplanted by Dan Stittgen. Thompson won the battle through KO in the first round subsequent to finding a flush head kick. For his performance, Thompson was granted Knockout of the Night praises.

Thompson lost to Matt Brown on April 21, 2012, at UFC 145 by means of decision when he suffered his first loss in the UFC. Thompson confronted Robert Whittaker on February 22, 2014, at UFC 170. He won the session by means of first-round TKO. The success earned him his first Performance of the Night reward grant. Thompson confronted Patrick Côté on September 27, 2014, at UFC 178. Thompson won the battle by means of a decision.

Thompson confronted Darren Till on May 27, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 130. Thompson lost on the judges' scorecards but on the other hand, 22 of 25 media outlets scored the session for Thompson. Thompson confronted former UFC Lightweight champion hero Anthony Pettis in the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 6 on March 23, 2019. He lost the battle by means of knockout in the second round, denoting the first time ever he's at any point been stopped by a strike in a MMA or kickboxing bout.

Thompson was booked to confront Vicente Luque on November 2, 2019, at UFC 244. Thompson ended up winning the fight after a three round decision was awarded to him.

Marriage, Wife and Kids

Thompson keeps personal private and it's unknown if he is seeing anybody. As a devout follower of Jesus Christ, it is assumed he is won't reveal his partner until marriage. Thompson's sister is married to Brazilian Jui-Jitsu superstar, Carlos Machado. He along considers long-term fighting partner Chris Weidman family as Thompson's brother is married to Weidman's sister.

Last Modified: Nov 10, 2020

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