The UFC 195 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas on January 2nd is starting to fill up with the latest addition being a welterweight fight between Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson and Neil Magny.
Thompson has been building up a head of steam in the 170lb weight class over the past couple of years, stringing together five victories in a row, with his last being a highlight-reel worthy spinning hook knockout against Jake Ellenberger in the main event of the TUF 21 Finale.
That leaves ‘Wonderboy’ ranked at No.8 in the division at this moment in time, four spots higher than his opponent, Magny who’s also had an impressive run in the UFC so far.
Magny made his mark by going unbeaten in seven Octagon appearances the space of just 15 months before coming unstuck against Demian Maia back in August, and has since rebounded with a split decision win over Erick Silva, so a win over Thompson would more than likely be enough to work his way into the division’s top 10.
UFC 195 will be headlined by a welterweight title fight between current champion Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit, while earlier this week the co-main event was announced as a heavyweight clash between Andrei Arlovski and Stipe Miocic.