Dec 18 2021
Saturday

Co-Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
16-5-0
UD 3

Score cards

  • 26-30
  • 26-30
  • 25-30
UD 3
18-3-0

The tape

41
Age
35
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
70.9" / 180 cm

Tape record

Form
16
Wins
18
7
By KO
4
44
KO%
22
1
By SUB
1
6
SUB%
6
5
Loses
3
1
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
0
1
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2012
22
Bouts
22
62
Rounds
61
4 hours, 57 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 46 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

5
UFC
10
-
Bellator
-
6
Tapology
11

Stephen Thompson vs Belal Muhammad report

Who won Thompson vs Muhammad?

Belal Muhammad beat Stephen Thompson by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 18th December 2021.

The scorecards were announced as 30-26, 30-26, 30-25 in favor of the winner Belal Muhammad.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).

Thompson vs Muhammad stats

Stephen Thompson stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 5 losses and 1 draw, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Belal Muhammad made his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

Stephen Thompson's UFC record stood at 12-7-1, while Belal Muhammad's came in at 14-3-0.

The stats suggested Thompson had a large advantage in power over Muhammad, boasting a 44% knock out percentage over Muhammad's 22%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested that Thompson and Muhammad would have been pretty equal, both with a 6% submission rate.

Stephen Thompson was the older man by 6 years, at 41 years old.

Thompson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Muhammad. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Thompson was arguably the more experienced 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 had fought 8 less professional rounds, 71 to Muhammad's 79.

Thompson vs Muhammad form

Stephen Thompson had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this 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.

Previous to 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.

Going into that contest, he had beaten 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 been defeated by 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.

Belal Muhammad had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Demian Maia at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Leon Edwards at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he was victorious against Lyman Good at UFC Vegas 3 on 20th June 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had won against Tim Means at UFC Fight Night 121 on 18th November 2017 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia.

He had lost to Vicente Luque at UFC 205 on 12th November 2016 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Stephen Thompson had been fighting more than Belal Muhammad.

Going to this contest, Stephen Thompson had last fought 2 years, 10 months and 7 days ago, while Belal Muhammad's last outing had been 2 years, 11 months and 5 days ago.

Thompson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 11 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.

Muhammad's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 6 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

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