Thompson, the No. 10 ranked fighter in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings, will look to bounce back from consecutive decision losses to Gilbert Burns and Belal Muhammad during a winless 2021 campaign. “Wonderboy” is set to make his first octagon appearance of 2022 with hopes of taking a step closer towards one last run at the 170-pound title.
Holland began 2022 with a return to the welterweight division, and began his 170-pound UFC run with back-to-back finishes of Alex Oliveira and Tim Means. Originally scheduled to face Daniel Rodriguez at September’s UFC 279 event, “Trailblazer” ended up facing Khamzat Chimaev at the pay-per-view event after Chimaev massively missed weight on a little over a day’s notice, where he was submitted in the first round.
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