Stephen Thompson has issued a statement after suffer a unanimous decision loss to Belal Muhammad at UFC Vegas 45. Thompson (16-6-1 MMA), a former
Stephen Thompson has issued a statement after suffer a unanimous decision loss to Belal Muhammad at UFC Vegas 45.
Thompson (16-6-1 MMA), a former two-time UFC title challenger, was looking to get back in the win column Saturday night, this after suffering a unanimous decision loss to Gilbert Burns in his last fight. Before that setback, the “Boy Wonder” came from two consecutive victories by unanimous decision over Geoff Neal and Vicente Luque.
As for Belal Muhammad (22-4 MMA), “Remember The Name” first competed in June, earning a unanimous decision victory over Demian Maia.. Muhammad had not tasted defeat since January 2019, when he lost a decision to Geoff Neal.
Saturday night’s UFC Vegas 45 co-star turned out to be a one-sided beating. Belal Muhammad was able to use his strong fighting pedigree to suffocate and frustrate Stephen Thompson for three consecutive rounds en route to a unanimous decision victory. Official UFC Vegas 45 Result: Muhammad defeated Thompson by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26 x2)
It was a costly setback for Stephen Thompson, whose title aspirations seem to evaporate with defeat. Although many fans wondered sI had seen the end of the «Wonder Child» in the Octagon, the South Carolina native says his loss to Muhammad has only generated motivation.
“I want to apologize to my coaches, my family and my fans for my performance. I’m motivated, not broken«. – Thompson wrote in the post.