Six Most Promising UFC Fighters With a Big Year Ahead


Stephen Thompson

The man known as Wonderboy had a lot of hype behind him when he was first signed by the UFC, and two and a half years later, it appears that the hype was justified.

Thompson has gone 5-1 in the Octagon, with his only setback coming against top five Welterweight Matt Brown. That has not deterred the 31-year-old, however, as he has gone to beat the likes of Chris Clements, Robert Whittaker and Patrick Cote following the loss.

While the Welterweight division is among the most stacked in the UFC, Thompson’s dominance cannot be denied as he seeks his fifth straight win.

With an entertaining fighting style, a solid winning streak and a growing hype train behind him, don’t be surprised if Wonderboy’s next fight is against a known Welterweight on the fringes of the top ten.

From Perth, Australia, Bruno has been an MMA fan on and off (mostly on) for 10 years. He did Taekwondo for a few years as a kid and dabbled in BJJ and Muay Thai as an adult, but is more an MMA fan than anything else. He is also an experienced journalist and writer, having written a number of articles on an array of topics.