Gilbert Burns and Stephen Thompson might per chance perhaps well also rapidly fight with their spots in the welterweight rankings on the line.
MMA Fighting confirmed with sources with records of the matchup that the 2 top contenders bear verbally agreed to fight at UFC 264 on July 10. A job is quiet to make certain for the pay-per-scrutinize occasion.
ESPN turned into first to file the matchup, citing UFC President Dana White.
This would perhaps well be Burns’ first fight since seeing a six-fight take inch snapped by a TKO loss to welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in the valuable occasion of UFC 258 in February. Burns (19-4) rattled off four spectacular victories after shifting up from 155 kilos to make the title shot, including wins over dilapidated champion Tyron Woodley and two-time UFC title challenger Demian Maia.
Thompson (16-4-1) has twice challenged for the UFC welterweight championship. He fought then-champion Woodley to a majority scheme at UFC 205 and then lost a majority resolution to Woodley in an prompt rematch at UFC 209. “Wonderboy” is coming off of wait on-to-wait on resolution victories over Geoff Neal and Vicente Luque.