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Stephen Thompson vs. Vicente Luque added to UFC 244, Gastelum vs. Till set as co-main event

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UFC 244 is coming together quickly. Just a few days after announcing a headlining fight between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal for the mythical “BMF” title, the promotion has announced another 170-pound fight that will have implications on that rankings.

Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports via Twitter that Stephen Thompson will meet Vicente Luque at the November event:

Thompson (14-4-1, 9-4-1 UFC) has lost his last two outings, getting outpointed by Darren Till and knocked out by Anthony Pettis. Luque (17-6-1, 10-2 UFC) has won six fights in a row in the UFC, most recently defeating Mike Perry via split decision earlier this month. It was his first UFC win to go to a decision, as he has finished his other nine victories inside the distance.

In other news for UFC 244, Okamoto also reported that Till’s middleweight debut against Kelvin Gastelum will serve as the co-main event of the evening:

In addition to that, Hakeem Dawodu (10-1-1, 3-1 UFC) will meet Julio Arce (16-3, 3-1 UFC) in a featherweight bout on the MSG card. The fight was confirmed by TSN.




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