5 most memorable moments from UFC 217
Talk about a crazy night of Mixed Martial Arts! That's probably the best way to describe it, honestly. Narrowing down the five most memorable moments ended up being easier than some would have expected.
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You don't quite get upsets like UFC 217 had... especially all on the same card. It's really left most of the MMA community speechless, including myself. So let's get right into it. Here are the five most memorable moments from the historic UFC 217.
#5 Wonderboy showcases his world-class striking
Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson came into his fight with Jorge Masvidal having not won since the summer of 2016 when he defeated Rory MacDonald. Masvidal was coming off a loss to Demian Maia after gaining a big boost in the promotion by beating Donald Cerrone.
When the two met in the cage, it just ended up being Wonderboy putting on a show to get himself back in the win column. Masvidal found it nearly impossible to land on Thompson significantly as 66% of his strikes landed to Thompson's legs and he was only able to land 13 head strikes to Thompson's 49.
Wonderboy controlled the distance and landed at will as Masvidal tried to walk him down... which is exactly not what to do against someone like Thompson. Wonderboy put on a vintage Karate striking clinic with his variety of kicks and punch combos.
Thompson also was able to become the first man to drop Jorge Masvidal since 2014 when Masvidal fought Daron Cruickshank. A truly dominant performance for the former title challenger.