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UFC 217: Stephen Thompson vs. Jorge Masvidal added

New York City’s UFC 217 will see a pair of top welterweights duke it out at Madison Square Garden.

No.1 Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (13-2-1), two fights removed from a narrow majority draw and decision loss to champion Tyron Woodley, will face No.4 Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal (32-12-0).

It’s an opportunity for Masvidal to being his name to the forefront of the welterweight title conversation. He is coming off a decision loss to Demian Maia at UFC 211 in May.

UFC 217 is scheduled for Nov. 7 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Announced bouts include:

Cody Garbrandt (11-0-0) vs. TJ Dillashaw (14-3-0)

Johny Hendricks (18-7-0) vs. Paulo Borrachinha (10-0-0)

Stephen Thompson (13-2-1) vs Jorge Masvidal (32-12-0)

More bouts are expected to be announced.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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