Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson to meet Amir Sadollah Memorial Day weekend

Esther Lin

Memorial Day might seem years away if you're caught in the current cold snap plaguing much of the country. But the first hints at what's in store for the UFC's annual late-May card are coming to light.

Sources told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani on Friday that Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson will face Amir Sadollah in a welterweight battle on Sat., May 25. While a venue for the unnamed event has yet to be determined, the UFC traditionally holds Memorial Day weekend cards in Las Vegas.

Thompson, a 29-year-old native of Simpsonville, S.C., made a memorable debut at UFC 143 as he finished Dan Stittgen with a devastating head kick. Thompson lost his most recent fight, a decision to Matt Brown at UFC 145, which dropped him to 6-1.

Sadollah (6-4), meanwhile, won TUF 7 despite coming into the reality show without a pro fight. He's won three of his past five bouts, but like Thompson, he's also coming off a loss, a unanimous decision against Dan Hardy in September.

More from MMA Fighting

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMA Fighting

You must be a member of MMA Fighting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMA Fighting. You should read them.

Join MMA Fighting

You must be a member of MMA Fighting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMA Fighting. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker