Fighting style: Karate
Stance: Orthodox
Division: Welterweight
Height: 6' 0"
Reach: 75"
Leg reach: 42.00
Weight: 170 lbs.
Team: Pitch Black MMA
Nationality: Greenville, United States
Age: 40


Wins by KO: 7
Wins by submission: 1
Wins by decision: 7



Significant Strikes Attempted: 2587
Significant Strikes Landed: 1186


Takedowns Attempted: 12
Takedowns Landed: 5


Stephen Thompson is an American mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s welterweight division. He is a former kickboxing world champion and has won several awards for his achievements in the sport, including being named Fighter of the Year by Sherdog in 2011 and 2012. He is also a highly decorated Karate practitioner, having competed and won numerous tournaments throughout his career, including three World Karate Championships titles.

Thompson was born on February 11th 1983, in Simpsonville South Carolina to Ray Thompson and Deena Jowers-Thompson. Growing up he began training karate at just four years old under his father’s tutelage; as well as boxing from age seven onwards with long time trainer Jimmiel “J-Train” Johnson. It was during these early days that Stephen developed not only his skill set but also an immense passion for martial arts which would stay with him throughout his life.

In 2005 Thompson made the move into professional kickboxing where he achieved huge success; winning multiple tournaments both nationally and internationally before becoming an official WKA world champion by 2007 – successfully defending it twice against Team USA opponent Job Yamanaka over the next two years – making him one of America’s most successful Kickboxing champions ever seen until that point in time.

His success earned him recognition within both American MMA circles as well as abroad thus allowing him to begin competing professionally within MMA when Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) signed him onto their roster of fighters back in 2012 following 18 impressive victories on regional circuits prior to this momentous occasion. Since then Stephen has gone on to put together a formidable record inside Octagon that includes some hard fought battles with fellow welterweights such as Robbie Lawler – whom he took five rounds against before Judge Raul Porrata scored points for ‘Wonderboy’ 48 – 47 leading to split decision victory – Johny Hendricks(TKO), Demian Maia (Unanimous Decision) amongst others plus notable knockouts against Jake Ellenberger & Carlos Condit just within past year alone!He even earned himself Performance of The Night Bonus after hellacious first round finish over Patrick Cote back 2016 which further solidified position near top 170 lbs rankings across board today!

As if this wasn’t enough Thompson also had chance piece history books when ultimately losing close split decision majority rules fight against Tyron Woodley UFC Welterweight Title shot 2017 so despite ultimate result remains clear Wonderboy still one toughest competitors 170lb division understanding why fans often chant “Wonderboy! Wonderboy!” whenever makes walk way or cage octagon!!

Fight History

Shavkat Rakhmonov
Stephen Thompson: Defeated
by Submission in Round 2 @ 4:56
Sat. Dec 16, 2023
UFC 296: Edwards vs. Covington
Kevin Holland
Stephen Thompson: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 4 @ 5:00
Sat. Dec 03, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland
Belal Muhammad
Stephen Thompson: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Dec 18, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Daukaus
Gilbert Burns
Stephen Thompson: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jul 10, 2021
UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3
Geoff Neal
Stephen Thompson: Winner
by Decision in Round 5
Sat. Dec 19, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Neal
Vicente Luque
Stephen Thompson: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Nov 02, 2019
UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz
Vicente Luque
Stephen Thompson: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 2
Sat. Mar 23, 2019
UFC FN: Thompson vs. Pettis


Stephen Thompson News?
Stephen Thompson believes Shavkat Rakhmonov won't engage in a direct, aggressive fight with him.

Stephen Thompson Record?
Stephen Thompson's record is 17 wins, 6 losses, and 1 draw in the UFC.

Stephen Thompson Next Fight?
Stephen Thompson's next fight is against Shavkat Rakhmonov at UFC 296.

Stephen Thompson Npr?
Stephen Thompson is a contributor and editor for NPR.

Stephen Thompson Stats?
Stephen Thompson has a record of 17 wins, 6 losses and 1 draw in the UFC.

Stephen Thompson Age?
Stephen Thompson is 40 years old.

Stephen Thompson Net Worth?
The net worth of Stephen Thompson is unknown as of 2023.

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Stephen Thompson Vs Kevin Holland?
Stephen Thompson and Kevin Holland are two fighters who faced off in a UFC on ESPN event.