UFC Vegas 17 poster featuring Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson, Geoff Neal released

Stephen Thompson is back in the main event.

“Wonderboy” faces off with Geoff Neal on the official poster for UFC Vegas 17, which takes place on Dec. 19 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

Check out the poster, which was released Friday:

Thompson and Neal step into the headlining spotlight after an originally scheduled main event between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev was postponed due to both men testing positive for COVID-19.

This is Thompson’s third headlining assignment in his last four fights. After back-to-back losses to Anthony Pettis and Darren Till, Thompson rebounded with a unanimous decision win over Vicente Luque in November of last year.

Neal closes out a UFC show for the first time. “Handz of Steel” is 5-0 in the UFC since winning a contract on Dana White’s Contender Series.

See the updated lineup for UFC Vegas 17 below (bout order to be determined):

Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal

Marlon Moraes vs. Rob Font

Jose Aldo vs. Marlon Vera

Marcin Tybura vs. Greg Hardy

Anthony Pettis vs. Alex Morono

Tafon Nchukwi vs. Jamie Pickett

Rick Glenn vs. Carlton Minus

Tyson Nam vs. Matt Schnell

Belal Muhammad vs. Dhiego Lima

Aiemann Zahabi vs. Drako Rodriguez

Sijara Eubanks vs. Pannie Kianzad

Khaos Williams vs. Michel Pereira

Deron Winn vs. Antonio Arroyo

Taila Santos vs. Gillian Robertson

Cody Durden vs. Jimmy Flick

Published at Sun, 06 Dec 2020 22:00:00 +0000

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