UFC Vegas 17: Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal fight card

UFC Vegas 17: Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal fight card.

The UFC is closing out 2020 with an absolutely stacked event that features a six-fight main card that has something for everyone. Headlining UFC Vegas 17 will be a welterweight scrap between former two-time title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson and Geoff “Handz of Steel” Neal.

Neither Thompson nor Neal have fought in 2020, but both are coming off wins over solid opponents. Thompson (15-4-1) last fought at UFC 244 where he defeated top welterweight Vicente Luque via unanimous decision, a bout which earned him fight of the night honors as well. Thompson is 2-2 since his two unsuccessful attempts at the 170 lb title against Tyron Woodley. On the other side, Neal (13-2) is undefeated in his UFC career, rattling off five-straight wins over tough opponents like Mike Perry, Niko Price and Belal Muhammad. Neal got his start on season 1 of Dana White’s Contender Series where he defeated his opponent via TKO in just under two minutes.

Saturday’s bout between welterweights Khaos Williams and Michel Pereira is must-watch TV if you’re a fight fan. The two are high-energy, fast-pace fighters with a knack for finishing fights. Williams is coming off a 30-second KO over Abdul Razak Alhassan, while Pereira finished Zelim Imadaev last time out via rear-naked choke.

Full UFC Vegas 17: Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal fight card

* Fight cards subject to change

Main Card (7 p.m. ET, ESPN+):

  • Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal
  • Jose Aldo vs. Marlon Vera
  • Michel Pereira vs. Khaos Williams
  • Marlon Moraes vs. Rob Font
  • Marcin Tybura vs. Greg Hardy
  • Anthony Pettis vs. Alex Morono

Preliminary Card (4 p.m. ET, ESPN+):

  • Belal Muhammad vs. Dhiego Lima
  • Sijara Eubanks vs. Pannie Kianzad
  • Deron Winn vs. Antonio Arroyo
  • Aiemann Zahabi vs. Drako Rodriguez
  • Tafon Nchukwi vs. Jamie Pickett
  • Rick Glenn vs. Carlton Minus
  • Gillian Robertson vs. Taila Santos
  • Jimmy Flick vs. Cody Durden

UFC Vegas 17 takes place on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, live from UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided, who is on-site, for all your live news and highlights.

Published at Tue, 15 Dec 2020 04:48:05 +0000

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