On the weigh-in special for tomorrow’s UFC Fight Night show from Hidalgo, TX, Tyron Woodley announced that he would be defending his welterweight title against Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson at UFC 205 on November 12th at Madison Square Garden.
Woodley won the title by knocking out former champion Robbie Lawler at UFC 201. He had been vocal about wanting to face Nate Diaz or Georges St-Pierre in his first title defense, but Dana White had been insistent that it would be against Thompson.
Thompson has won seven fights in a row and is the number one contender for the 170 lb crown.
Their fight is not expected to be the main event for the show, as rumors have Conor McGregor either defending his featherweight title or challenging for the lightweight title as the headliner.
UFC 205 will mark the company’s return to New York as mixed martial arts was regulated in the state earlier this year.