Woodley-Wonderboy for welterweight title set for UFC 205
By Matt Parrino and Translated By Yoshi Otake - UFC.com
• Sep. 26, 2016
UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley makes his first title defense in the Big Apple on Nov. 12 at Madison Square Garden against No. 2-ranked Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson.
Woodley won the title in July with a first-round knockout win against Robbie Lawler, who had defended the championship twice in one of the most talent-rich divisions in the UFC.
Wonderboy has won seven in a row, including signature wins against former champion Johny Hendricks and title contender Rory MacDonald. Thompson is a karate fighter who has evolved into a well-round mixed martial artist since transitioning to MMA from kickboxing. Woodley is a former Division 1 wrestler with some of the most staggering punching power in the welterweight division.