Pros react after Belal Muhammad defeats Stephen Thompson at UFC Vegas 45

By Chris Taylor - December 18, 2021

Tonight’s UFC Vegas event 45 was co-headlined by a welterweight bout featuring Stephen Thompson taking on Belal Muhammad.

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Thompson (16-6-1 MMA), a former two-time UFC title challenger, was looking to get back in the win column on Saturday night, this after suffering a unanimous decision loss to Gilbert Burns in his last fight. Prior to that setback, ‘Wonderboy’ had earned back-to-back unanimous decision victories over Geoff Neal and Vicente Luque.

As for Belal Muhammad (22-4 MMA),  ‘Remember The Name’ had most previously competed in June, where he earned a unanimous decision victory over Demian Maia. Muhammad had not tasted defeat since January of 2019, when he dropped a decision to Geoff Neal.

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 45 co-headliner proved to be a one-sided beatdown. Belal Muhammad was able to utilize his strong wrestling pedigree to smother and frustrate Stephen Thompson for three straight rounds on route to a unanimous decision victory.

Official UFC Vegas 45 Result: Belal Muhammad def. Stephen Thompson by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26 x2)

Check out the pros reacted to ‘Thompson vs. Muhammad’ below:

Post-fight reactions to Belal Muhammad defeating Stephen Thompson:

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