The highly anticipated UFC Fight Night has lost its main event. The UFC’s final card of the year, scheduled for Dec. 18, is stacked from top to bottom, and was supposed to conclude with a welterweight showdown between # 3 ranked Leon Edwards and the #15 ranked surging prospect Khamzat Chimaev. However, the fight was called off after Edwards tested positive for COVID-19. The UFC still plans to go through with this fight at a later date, targeting early 2021.
The main event is a compelling matchup between rising prospect Geoff Neal and perennial contender Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. I see Thompson as an even-money underdog here and worth betting on. Neal has looked fantastic since his UFC debut in 2018, but his level of competition pales in comparison to Wonderboy.