Current rankings @ Welterweight
Conor McGregor vs Stephen Thompson preview
When is McGregor vs Thompson?
Conor McGregor could potentially fight Stephen Thompson, in Autumn/Fall 2023.
The fight would take place over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
McGregor vs Thompson stats
Conor McGregor would step into the octagon with a record of 22 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Stephen Thompson would make his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest McGregor would have a massive power advantage over Thompson, boasting at 86% knock out percentage over Thompson's 47%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Thompson would have a slight advantage over McGregor, with a 6% submission rate over McGregor's 5%.
Conor McGregor is the younger man by 6 years, at 34 years old.
Thompson has a height advantage of 3 inches over McGregor. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.
McGregor is currently arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 1 year and 10 months earlier than Thompson, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 24 less professional rounds, 45 to Thompson's 69.
McGregor vs Thompson form
Thompson has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he won against Kevin Holland at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland on 3rd December 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Amway Center, Orlando, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Belal Muhammad at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Gilbert Burns at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had won against Geoff Neal at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had beat Vicente Luque at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
McGregor's last 4 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.
Thompson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on McGregor vs Thompson?
Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for McGregor vs Thompson yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.
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