A mouth-watering welterweight clash between former title challenger Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson and Vincente Luque has been added to the already stacked UFC 244 card which is set to take place at the Madison Square Garden in New York on November 2.
Brett Okamoto of ESPN reported the news first.
Breaking: Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson vs. Vicente Luque has been added to UFC 244 on Nov. 2 in NYC, per Dana White. Wonderboy wanted to return to MSG and Luque, 10-2 in the UFC, hails from nearby New Jersey. Fun matchup at 170. pic.twitter.com/Ujtt3HvcVb
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) September 10, 2019
Vincente Luque, on the other hand, is riding on a six-fight winning streak. He defeated Mike Perry via split decision last month at UFC Monte Video. His last loss came against Leon Edwards at UFC Fight Night 107 in March 2017.
In the main event, Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal are all set to battle each other and Kelvin Gastelum vs. Darren Till will set the stage for the co-main event.