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Woodley-Wonderboy for welterweight title set for UFC 205

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley makes his first title defense in the Big Apple on Nov. 12 at Madison Square Garden against No. 2-ranked Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson.

Woodley won the title in July with a first-round knockout win against Robbie Lawler, who had defended the championship twice in one of the most talent-rich divisions in the UFC.

Wonderboy has won seven in a row, including signature wins against former champion Johny Hendricks and title contender Rory MacDonald. Thompson is a karate fighter who has evolved into a well-round mixed martial artist since transitioning to MMA from kickboxing. Woodley is a former Division 1 wrestler with some of the most staggering punching power in the welterweight division.

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This is a can’t-miss title fight, as is the strawweight title that on the line when Joanna Jedrzejczyk takes on Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, Miesha Tate and Frankie Edgar are also on this stacked fight card as part of the UFC's first event in the state of New York.

The official UFC 205 pre-fight press conference takes place Tuesday at 6 p.m./3 p.m. ET/PT. Watch it live on FS2 or streaming at UFC.com.

Tickets for UFC 205 go on sale Friday, Sept. 30.

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