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Nah-Shon Burrell battling Stephen Thompson at UFC 160

Stephen Thompson - MMAWEEKLYAn injury has forced UFC welterweight Amir Sadollah out of May 25 match-up with Stephen Thompson, creating a short-lived vacancy since filled by Strikeforce veteran Nah-Shon Burrell. Both men are strikers by trade and seem likely to deliver an entertaining effort as a result.

Event officials have confirmed the change to UFC 160. The card is headlined by a heavyweight title-fight between champ Cain Velasquez and challenger Antonio Silva.

The 9-2 Burrell has six knockouts to his credit though he earned a decision win in his Octagon debut, outpointing Yuri Villefort at UFC 157.

Comparably, Thompson is 6-1 but hasn’t fought since suffering the first stumble of his career a little more than a year ago. The kickboxing prodigy is considered to be one of the most creative stand-up artists in the game as evident in his memorable finish of Dan Stittgen in February 2012.

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