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Current rankings @ Welterweight
When is Thompson vs Muhammad?
Stephen Thompson is set to fight Belal Muhammad, as the co-main event of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 18th December 2021.
The fight is scheduled for 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit will be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Thompson vs Muhammad stats
Stephen Thompson steps into the ring with a record of 16 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Belal Muhammad will make his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Thompson has a large advantage in power over Muhammad, boasting at 44% knock out percentage over Muhammad's 22%.
Stephen Thompson is the older man by 5 years, at 38 years old.
Thompson has a height advantage of 1 inch over Muhammad. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Thompson is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 2 years and 6 months earlier than Muhammad, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 1 more professional rounds, 62 to Muhammad's 61.
Thompson vs Muhammad form
Stephen Thompson has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he 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.
Previous to that, he had defeated Geoff Neal at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had been beaten by Anthony Pettis at UFC on ESPN+ 6 on 23rd March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville.
He had lost to Darren Till at UFC Fight Night 130 on 27th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Thompson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
Muhammad's last 4 fights have come over a period of 4 years and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Thompson vs Muhammad US streams
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Thompson vs Muhammad UK streams
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