01 Jan UFC Vegas 17 poster featuring Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson, Geoff Neal released
Stephen Thompson is back in the main event.
“Wonderboy” faces off with Geoff Neal on the official poster for UFC Vegas 17, which takes place on Dec. 19 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
Check out the poster, which was released Friday:
Handz of Steel.
Your #UFCVegas17 poster has arrived! pic.twitter.com/NvVnZblnnM
— UFC (@ufc) December 5, 2020
Thompson and Neal step into the headlining spotlight after an originally scheduled main event between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev was postponed due to both men testing positive for COVID-19.
This is Thompson’s third headlining assignment in his last four fights. After back-to-back losses to Anthony Pettis and Darren Till, Thompson rebounded with a unanimous decision win over Vicente Luque in November of last year.
Neal closes out a UFC show for the first time. “Handz of Steel” is 5-0 in the UFC since winning a contract on Dana White’s Contender Series.
See the updated lineup for UFC Vegas 17 below (bout order to be determined):
Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal
Marlon Moraes vs. Rob Font
Jose Aldo vs. Marlon Vera
Marcin Tybura vs. Greg Hardy
Anthony Pettis vs. Alex Morono
Tafon Nchukwi vs. Jamie Pickett
Rick Glenn vs. Carlton Minus
Tyson Nam vs. Matt Schnell
Belal Muhammad vs. Dhiego Lima
Aiemann Zahabi vs. Drako Rodriguez
Sijara Eubanks vs. Pannie Kianzad
Khaos Williams vs. Michel Pereira
Deron Winn vs. Antonio Arroyo
Taila Santos vs. Gillian Robertson
Cody Durden vs. Jimmy Flick