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17th Sep 2016

Christ almighty, we’ve got a title fight confirmed for UFC 205

Yes, yes, yes

Patrick McCarry

This is going to be great.

Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson has got himself a tilt at the UFC Welterweight belt.

The outstanding contender for the 170 lbs will go up against champion Tyron Woodley, who decimated Robbie Lawler to claim the undisputed strap at UFC 201.

This is the fight all MMA fans were asking for after witnessing Wonderboy steadily climb the welterweight rankings. His biggest test yet will be against Chosen One at UFC 205 in New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Woodley took to Snapchat, Periscope and Instagram to let all his followers know he was not ducking Thompson for a moment. He insisted contract negotiations meant he could not publicly address all the calls for him to take on his fellow American.

Thompson comes from a kickboxing background is 13-1 in his MMA career and is on a seven-fight win streak.

This title bout means UFC 205 is fast becoming a can’t miss affair. Also confirmed for the card are, among others, Chris Weidman against Yoel Romero and Donald Cerrone against Kevin Gastelum.

All this card needs is a featherweight or lightweight title bout and we’ll be flying.

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