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Stephen Thompson Vs. Besam Yousef Scheduled For UFC 154


UFC 154 in Montreal sees a potential "loser gets cut" fight added to the preliminary card, as American kickboxer Stephen Thompson faces Sweden's Besam Yousef this November. The announcement was made on FUEL TV's UFC Tonight show, and also confirmed on their twitter account.

"Wonderboy" started his UFC career with a sensational head kick KO of Dan Stittgen at UFC 143 (and followed it up with a fantastic flip celebration). His 2nd fight however was an ugly, gassed-out mess that saw him completely unable to stop Matt Brown's takedowns nor his striking for much of the fight. While Thompson had periods of success, hurting Brown at times in the 2nd round, he lost via fairly one-sided decision.

Yousef, much like Thompson, went into the UFC as an undefeated prospect. His debut in front of his home crowd in Sweden however was unsuccessful, as Norway's Simeon Thoresen submitted him in the 2nd round with a rear-naked choke. He and Thompson have identical 6-1 records but it's very possible someone will not have a UFC job after this fight.

SBN Coverage of UFC 154

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