Stephen Thompson made his UFC debut at UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit, earning a Knockout of the Night victory over Dan Stittgen. Now, “Wonderboy” will tackle Matt Brown at UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans, the UFC announced recently.
UFC 145 takes place April 21 from Atlanta’s Philips Arena, with the scheduled main event pitting Jon Jones against Rashad Evans for Jones’ UFC light heavyweight title.
Brown (13-11) was also on the UFC 143 card, as he scored a knockout over Chris Cope on the prelim card. Brown is 6-5 in his UFC career, but 2-1 in his last three.
Thompson (6-0) made it known during the post-fight press conference that he would be interested in competing at UFC 145 because the card takes place very close to his South Carolina home.