A key welterweight bout between perennial division contenders Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal headlined tonight’s UFC Vegas 17 event.
Thompson (15-4-1 MMA) was returning to action for the first time since UFC 244 in November of 2019, where he earned a unanimous decision victory over Vicente Luque. Prior that win, ‘Wonderboy’ was coming off the first knockout loss of his career thanks to a superman punch from Anthony Pettis.
Meanwhile, Geoff Neal (15-40-1 MMA) had entered tonight’s bout with Stephen Thompson on a seven-fight win streak, his latest being a TKO victory over Mike Perry at UFC 245. ‘Handz of Steel’ had gone 5-0 inside of the Octagon since making his promotional debut in February of 2018.
Tonight’s UFC Vegas 17 main event proved to be a twenty-five minute war. With that said, the battle was definitely won by Stephen Thompson. ‘Wonderboy’ battered Geoff Neal in the stand-up for the better parts of five rounds on route to a unanimous decision victory.
Official UFC Vegas 17 Result: Stephen Thompson def. Geoff Neal by unanimous decision (50-45 x3)
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