UFC Vegas 17: The New Poster Features ‘Wonderboy’ & ‘Handz of Steel’

Following the change to the headliner for UFC Vegas 17, the card's new poster has been released, featuring Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal.

UFC Vegas 17 was another, UFC card that’s been hit by COVID-19 in recent weeks. But, in advance of the December 19th event, the promotion’s shared out the new poster, which features longtime welterweight contender Stephen Thompson and the rising, Geoff Neal.

Thompson versus Neal

Thompson, or ‘Wonderboy’ and Neal, or ‘Handz of Steel’ were moved into the main event spot, after Leon Edwards was forced off the card due to COVID-19. Edwards was originally booked to fight Khamzat Chimaev.

Neal (13-2) has won five straight bouts since graduating to the UFC from Dana White’s Contender Series. In his last fight, last December, he took out Mike Perry.

Thompson (15-4-1) hasn’t fought since last November, when he outscored Vicente Luque for the decision win. The perennial contender is 2-3 in his last five bouts.

Thoughts on the poster?

UFC Vegas 17 line-up

Here is the complete line-up for the December 19th card, which will be hosted by the Apex Facility.

Geoff Neal vs. Stephen Thompson
Greg Hardy vs. Marcin Tybura
Rob Font vs. Marlon Moraes
Jose Aldo vs. Marlon Vera
Alex Morono vs. Anthony Pettis
Michel Pereira vs. Khaos Williams
Belal Muhammad vs. Dhiego Lima
Antonio Arroyo vs. Deron Winn
Sijara Eubanks vs. Pannie Kianzad
Drako Rodriguez vs. Aiemann Zahabi
Tafon Nchukwi vs. Jamie Pickett
Rick Glenn vs. Carlton Minus
Tyson Nam vs. Matt Schnell

Line-up via MMA Junkie

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