UFC 160 Update: Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson, Amir Sadollah Set for Welterweight Clash
Welterweight standup specialist Stephen
will return to the cage in May, when “Wonderboy” will
square off with Amir
UFC officials announced the booking Wednesday, one day after
revealing that heavyweight champ Cain
Velasquez will defend his title against Antonio
Silva in the UFC 160 main event. The May 25 show airs live on
pay-per-view from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will also
see former champion Junior dos
Santos lock horns with Alistair
Thompson, 30, was dealt his first defeat as a mixed martial artist
in his last outing, falling by unanimous decision to veteran
Brown last April. The decorated kickboxer was slated to return
to the Octagon in November before a knee injury forced him to
withdraw from his UFC 154 booking against Besam
Yousef. Thompson made his UFC debut roughly one year ago at UFC
143, knocking out an overmatched Daniel
Stittgen with a first-round head kick.
The winner of “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 7, Sadollah, 32, has
competed exclusively in the Octagon during his four-year career,
posting six wins against four defeats. Sadollah fought twice last
year, opening 2012 with a split decision victory over Jorge Lopez
before falling on points to former title challenger Dan Hardy at
September’s UFC on Fuel TV 5.
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