Stephen Thompson

TRAINING: I train three times a day, six days a week

When and why did you start training for fighting? When I was three years old. My father was a professional fighter and owned a Karate school. All the kids in our family started training at age three.

What ranks and titles have you held? Five-time world champion kickboxer, black belt in kempo karate, black belt in Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, black belt in kickboxing, blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Do you have any heroes? None

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I want to fight the best in the world and I want to be a champion, so being the in the UFC is a dream come true.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No

What was your job before you started fighting? I’ve worked at my family’s karate academy, doing everything from cleaning bathrooms to what I do now as the head kids’ instructor.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 37-0, 16 amateur kickboxing titles:
1.    1999 ISKA Georgia State Middleweight Amateur Champion
2.    2000 ISKA Southeast Middleweight Amateur Champion
3.    2000 IKF East Coast Middleweight Amateur Champion
4.    2000 PKC National Light Middleweight Amateur Champion
5.    2000 IKF National Middleweight Amateur Champion
6.    2000 USAKBF North American Middleweight Amateur Champion
7.    2001 IKF National Light Heavyweight Amateur Champion
8.    2001 PKC National Light Heavyweight Amateur Champion
9.    2001 USAKBF World Light Heavyweight Amateur Champion
10.    2001 WPKA World Light Heavyweight Amateur Champion
11.    2002 IKF National Light Heavyweight Amateur Champion
12.    2002 IKF North American Light Cruiserweight Amateur Champion
13.    2003 U.S. National Martial Arts Team World Cup Light Heavyweight Champion
14.    2003 KICK North American Cruiserweight Champion
15.    2003 I.A.K.S.A. World Champion
16.    2003 IKF FCR Amateur Light Cruiserweight World Champion

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Undefeated – competed in the Chuck Norris World Combat League

Favorite grappling technique:

Favorite Striking technique: Spinning Backfist

•    MMA Pro since 2010

•    Three wins by KO, one by submission

•    A combined 57-0 kickboxing record, which includes over 40 KOs

•    Brother-in-law is Carlos Machado

•    Has trained with Georges St-Pierre, Rashad Evans, Nate Marquardt, and Keith Jardine

Fight History

Skill Breakdown
Charts are compiled based on results from all fights.
Total Fights: 2
Record: 6-0-0
Summary: Striking and conditioning
Fighter Info
Nickname: Wonderboy
From: Simpsonville, South Carolina USA
Fights Out Of: Simpsonville, South Carolina USA
Age: 29
Height: 6′ 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )


Total Attempted Strikes
58% Successful
Types of Successful Strikes
91% Standing
Striking Defense
The percentage of total strikes avoided


Total Takedowns
0% Successful
Grappling Totals by Type
Takedown Defense
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Dan Stittgen
UFC® 143: Diaz vs. Condit

Feb 4, 2012

8 0 0 0 R1KO/TKO
Stephen Thompson 22 0 0 0

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