Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson put in a dazzling performance to stop Kevin Holland in the main event of UFC Orlando

Rumors about the death of Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson were greatly exaggerated.

Following two straight losses, the 39-year-old veteran suddenly raised questions about his potential retirement, but he provided a firm answer with his performance on Saturday night when he defeated Kevin Holland over four rounds in the UFC Orlando main event.

While he had to bounce back from an early streak that faltered him, Thompson simply poured in penalties until the Dutch corner generously ended the contest after the end of the fourth round. The win put “Wonderboy” back on track after an absolutely stunning performance.

“My last two appearances I lost to grapplers,” said Thompson afterward. “I want to show the UFC and the fans that 'Wonderboy is still here. I feel like I'm 25 years old. I'm still here for a long time and I still have it. He's tough as nails. Both my hands hurt now from the hard noggin.”

With a dynamic pair of strikers in the cage, Holland and Thompson have little to worry about defending takedowns, meaning they can unleash everything in their arsenal. The straight left hand is Thompson's best shot since he has continued to tag the Dutchman in nearly every exchange.

Holland displayed a great chin as he continued to absorb Thompson's best punches and then countered with a lot of power in his hands. As the welterweight continued trading punches, Holland broke Thompson with a terrible right hand that rattled the two-time UFC title challenger.

Holland mobbed him but Thompson survived the onslaught before the fighters rearranged in the middle of the cage.

As he recovered from his punches, Thompson got into a rhythm as he began to unleash head kicks to match his boxing combinations and Holland struggled to keep up with his pace. Thompson's quick hands and fast kicks really gave Holland a hard time as he was constantly marked whenever he came forward with a bang. This article was written by EDUKASI CAMPUS. 

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