UFC Vegas 45: Stephen Thompson vs Belal Muhammad Prediction, Odds and Fight Preview

Stephen Thompson is going to lock horns with Belal Muhammad in the co-main event of UFC Vegas 45. Here is the Stephen Thompson vs Belal Muhammad Prediction, Odds, and Fight Preview.

Stephen Thompson vs Belal Muhammad Prediction
Stephen Thompson vs Belal Muhammad Prediction

The co-main event of UFC Vegas 45 fight card features the fight between the former UFC Welterweight title challenger and number 5th ranked Welterweight fighter, Stephen Thompson facing the number 10th ranked UFC Welterweight fighter, Belal Muhammad. Here is the Stephen Thompson vs Belal Muhammad Prediction, Odds, and Fight Preview.

UFC Vegas 45: Stephen Thompson vs Belal Muhammad Fight Preview

‘The Wonderboy’ Stephen Thompson is one of the most elite strikers in the UFC Welterweight division. He is one of the most popular fighters in the promotion and Thompson made his UFC debut against Datt Stittgen on UFC 143. He had a dream start to his career and Wonderboy defeated some of the biggest names in the division such as Rory McDonald, Johny Hendricks, Robert Whittaker, and others.

Riding these wins, Thompson challenged Tyron Woodley for his Welterweight title at UFC 205. This fight ended in a majority draw and Stephen Thompson faced Woodley again at UFC 209, but he lost that fight by majority decision and lost his title shot. After that Wonderboy had a bumpy career but he keep moving forward and secured wins over Jorge Masvidal, Darren Till, and Geoff Neal.

He got a chance to face one more former title challenger, Gilbert Burns at UFC 264 and Stephen Thompson lost that fight by unanimous decision of the judges. Wonderboy is coming into this fight at UFC Vegas 45 with that loss and he will definitely look forward to entering the title contention once again with a win in this fight.

Belal Muhammad on the other hand is one of the rising stars in the UFC Welterweight division. He made his UFC debut against Alan Jouban on UFC Fight Night: Alvarez vs Dos Anjos. Muhammad holds a record of 10-3-1 in UFC and he holds victories over some of the prominent names in the division such as Demian Maia, Diego Lima, Tim Means, and others.

Muhammad is undefeated from his last six fights and he lost only one out of his last ten fights. He got the biggest name of his career in the form of Leon Edwards at UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs Muhammad, but that fight got ended with an accidental eye poke from ‘Rocky’.

He faced the UFC legend, Demian Maia in his last fight at UFC 263 and secured a unanimous decision win. Muhammad is coming into this fight with a win against Maia and he will definitely look forward to securing a win in this fight and stamping his authority in the division.

UFC Vegas 45: Stephen Thompson vs Belal Muhammad Prediction and Odds

Stephen Thompson and Belal Muhammad
Stephen Thompson and Belal Muhammad

The former UFC Welterweight title challenger, Stephen Thompson is the crowd favorite entering into this fight with betting odds of -239 in his favor against Belal Muhammad who is coming into this fight as a betting underdog with odds of +212 in his favor.

This fight is one of the big things in the Welterweight division and one the final fight card of 2021, and these two will definitely look forward to producing a show for the fight fans around the world.

Predicted Result: Stephen Thompson def Belal Muhammad  

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