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Stephen Thompson

Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson

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  • Given Name: Stephen Randall Thompson
  • MMA Record: 11-1-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Wonderboy
  • Current Streak: 5 Wins
  • Age: 32 | Date of Birth: 1983.02.11
  • Last Fight: July 12, 2015 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: Upstate Karate
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 75.0" (191cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $303,000 USD
  • Born: Simpsonville, South Carolina, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Simpsonville, South Carolina
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook
  • Head Coach: Ray Thompson
  • Other Coaches: Tom Lee, Carlos Machado

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Gyms & Affiliations

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Stephen Thompson is an American welterweight fighter currently signed to the UFC. He has a blue belt in Jiu Jitsu under Carlos Machado as well as black belts in Japanese Jiu Jitsu, Kenpo Karate and kickboxing. He was a sixteen time amateur kickboxing champion witha record of 37-0 and a 20-0 professional kickboxer. Thompson is also the head instructor for the kid's program at Upstate Karate in his hometown of Simpsonville, South Carolina which is also where he trains. He holds notable wins over Nah-Shon Burrell and Chris Clements. Of his nine professional MMA wins, six have been finishes including five T/KOs. He has won the UFC "Knockout of the Night" and the "Performance of the Night" bonuses one time each.

Thompson began training in martial arts when he was only three years old. His father owned a Karate school where Stephen and all of his siblings trained from a young age. He began amateur kickboxing in his teens and would rack up sixteen amateur titles and a 37-0 record by the age of 20. In 2003, he turned professional and was able to win two more titles as a cruiserweight with a record of 20-0. In 2006, he was ranked number one in Chuck Norris' World Combat League.

Stephen would make the transition to MMA in 2010 and win his first five fights before getting the call from the UFC. He would be matched up against Dan Stittgen at UFC 143 where he won "Knockout of the Night" honors with a beautiful roundhouse to the head to finish the fight. He would drop his next match by unanimous decision to the always tough Matt Brown. This fight showed that Thompson had some work to do to round out his MMA game. He would get another shot to show his skills in the octagon a year later at UFC 160 when he faced off against Nah-shon Burrell. He would show some improved grappling skills en route to a unanimous decision victory. He fought Chris Clements at UFC 160 and was able to finish the Canadian by TKO in the second round. He next fought The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes winner and fellow Karate black belt, Robert Whittaker, at UFC 170. Thompson was able to put together combinations and eventually knocked down Whittaker, resulting in a TKO victory. He was also awarded "Performance of the Night".

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Stephen Thompson MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO
4:29 Round 1 of 5

Jake Ellenberger
10-1-0 30-9-0

The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

Odds: -250 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $92,000 ($21K Base, $21K Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#16 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2015
The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Jake Ellenberger UFC 189 2015.07.11
Reason: Bout Rescheduled
Cancelled Bout Brandon Thatch UFC UFN 60 2015.02.14
Reason: Thompson Rib Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Patrick Cote
9-1-0 20-8-0

UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

Odds: -400 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $32,000 ($16K Base, $16K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog | Walkout Music: Tenacious D - Wonderboy
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:43 Round 1 of 3

Robert Whittaker
8-1-0 11-3-0

UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

Odds: -135 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $78,000 ($14K Base, $14K Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
#29 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2014
UFC 170 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:27 Round 2 of 3, 6:27 Total

Chris Clements
7-1-0 11-4-0

UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

Odds: -440 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Nah-shon Burrell
6-1-0 9-2-0

UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Silva 2
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

Odds: -175 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Cancelled Bout Amir Sadollah UFC 160 2013.05.25
Reason: Sadollah Injury
Cancelled Bout Besam Yousef UFC 154 2012.11.17
Reason: Thompson Knee Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Matt Brown
6-0-0 13-11-0

UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

Odds: -225 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 Base | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Fernando Yamasaki
Win | KO/TKO | Kick
4:13 Round 1 of 3

Dan Stittgen
5-0-0 7-1-0

UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

Odds: -340 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $77,000 ($6K Base, $6K Bonus, $65K KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
#7 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2012
UFC 143 Knockout of the Night
Cancelled Bout Justin Edwards UFC 143 2012.02.04
Reason: Edwards Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Patrick Mandio

Georgia Regional

Win | Decision | Unanimous

William Kuhn

South Carolina Regional

Win | Submission | Choke

Marques Worrell

South Carolina Regional

Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Daniel Finz

South Carolina Regional

Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jeremy Joles

South Carolina Regional


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