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Stephen Thompson

Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson

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  • Given Name: Stephen Randall Thompson
  • MMA Record: 13-2-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Wonderboy
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 34 | Date of Birth: 1983.02.11
  • Last Fight: March 04, 2017 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 169.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Upstate Karate
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 75.0" (191cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $831,000 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

Stephen Thompson Welterweight Ranking History

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Gyms & Affiliations

Tristar Gym
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Upstate Karate
(Primary)

Stephen Thompson MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Decision | Majority
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Tyron Woodley
13-1-1 16-3-1

Us UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2
Main Event | Title Challenge | Welterweight | 170

2017.03.04
Odds: -130 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $380,000 Base | Weigh-In: 169.0 lbs (76.7 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Draw | Decision | Majority
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Tyron Woodley
13-1-0 16-3-0

Us UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor
Co-Main Event | Title Challenge | Welterweight | 170

2016.11.12
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 169.0 lbs (76.7 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta | Walkout Music: Tenacious D - Wonderboy
#12 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2016
UFC 205 Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Ca Rory MacDonald
12-1-0 18-3-0

Ca UFC Fight Night 89: MacDonald vs. Thompson
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2016.06.18
Odds: -110 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
3:31 Round 1 of 5

Us Johny Hendricks
11-1-0 17-3-0

Us UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs. Thompson
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2016.02.06
Odds: +215 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $98,000 ($24K Base, $24K Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#3 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2016
UFC Fight Night 82 Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Neil Magny UFC 195 2016.01.02
Reason: Magny Rebooked
Win | KO/TKO
4:29 Round 1 of 5

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

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

2015.07.12
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
#6 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

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

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

2014.09.27
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

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

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

2014.02.22
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
#36 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

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

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

2013.09.21
Odds: -440 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Cancelled Bout Amir Sadollah UFC 160 2013.05.25
Reason: Sadollah Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

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

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

2013.05.25
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 Besam Yousef UFC 154 2012.11.17
Reason: Thompson Knee Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

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

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

2012.04.21
Odds: -225 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 Base | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Fernando Yamasaki
#47 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2012
Cancelled Bout Justin Edwards UFC 143 2012.02.04
Reason: Edwards Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Kick
4:13 Round 1 of 3

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

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

2012.02.04
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
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Patrick Mandio

Us Georgia Regional

2011.10.01
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us William Kuhn

Us South Carolina Regional

2011.07.15
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Marques Worrell

Us South Carolina Regional

2010.09.18
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Daniel Finz

Us South Carolina Regional

2010.05.22
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Jeremy Joles

Us South Carolina Regional

2010.02.05

Stephen Thompson Wiki Update Wiki

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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