Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal ended 2020 with a bang.
The showdown served as the main event of the UFC Vegas 17 event on Saturday night (Saturday, December 19, 2020) from UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As seen in the fight, which was the final event for the UFC of 2020, it was a pure striking affair. In the first round, there was a clash of heads, and that caused both fighters to be cut open.
There was a shining moment for Thompson in the third round as he broke a clinch attempt then landed a head kick and followed up with a flurry of strikes.
Just like many, Neal had issues with the movement of Thompson and really had to eat shots just to land some of his own. Thompson got the decision win.
This was an important contest for both guys. Neal entered this fight on a 7-fight winning streak including his past two over the likes of Niko Price and Mike Perry. On the flip side, Thompson was 2-3 in his last five bouts including back-to-back losses before beating Vicente Luque at UFC 244 in his previous fight.
Let’s see how the fighters reacted to the outcome of this fight:
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