A battle between two very different kinds of strikers!
Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson was once atop the UFC Welterweight rankings, dominating all comers on his way to a title shot against then titleholder Tyron Woodley. After two epic battles with the champion, Thompson came up empty handed and had to work his way back to contention. A few fights later and Stephen Thompson is now 1-3 in his last four bouts.
Vicente Luque on the other hand has worked his way up the rankings and is on an impressive six fight winning streak heading into UFC 244. Where Thompson has gotten the job done with his unique karate striking base, Vicente Luque has utilized a hard nosed counter striking Muay Thai style to work his way to the top of the division.
Now, both fighters are on a collision course for each other.
For Stephen Thompson it’s an opportunity to redeem himself and prove that he still has plenty left in the tank even at age 36. For Vicente Luque a win over the former title challenger will prove that he’s more than ready to take on the top three in the Welterweight division.
How does each man get the job done?
If you’re wondering why this fight is worth your attention or how it will play out at UFC 244 then take a listen to the podcast below for all the intriguing details.
Managing Editor at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.