WOW!- Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson to Be Featured in the Netflix Series ‘Cobra Kai’

Published 12/15/2021, 12:21 AM EST
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MAY 27: Darren Till of England prepares to enter the Octagon before facing Stephen Thompson in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at ECHO Arena on May 27, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Stephen Thompson isn’t a new name for a fight fan that has been following the UFC for a few years. The ‘Wonderboy’ has put up some wonderful performances during his prime days and has beaten some of the best welterweights in the UFC. Some of these fighters include Jorge Masvidal, Rory MacDonald, and Vicente Luque.

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As of December 15th, 2021, the fighter stands fifth in the UFC’s welterweight rankings. Apart from being an established mixed martial artist and an iconic kick-boxer, Thompson is also a model. Recently, the ‘Wonderboy’ opened up a new door for himself and announced his acting debut.

This was first reported by Ariel Helwani. (via MMA Island).

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Cobra Kai is a Netflix series about a Karate and martial arts tournament and the lives of the characters who participate in it. The show is a sequel to the original movies of The Karate Kid by Robert Mark Kamen.

Another UFC fighter that will star in the second season of Cobra Kai, along with Stephen Thompson, is his former opponent, Tyron Woodley. Thompson and Woodley fought each other at UFC 205, where the fight was a draw, and at UFC 209, where Woodley won.

It seems like there is no bad blood between them and they both will act on the TV show alongside each other.

Even though this is Stephen Thompson’s acting debut, Tyron Woodley isn’t new to the entertainment industry. Woodley has acted in many movies such as Straight Outta Compton, Kickboxer: Vengeance, and the Bollywood film, Sultan.

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What’s next for Stephen Thompson?

Stephen Thompson will return to action this weekend at UFC Vegas 45. the fighter will take on the number 10 in the UFC welterweight contender, Belal Muhammad. The fight will be a three-rounder and will take place at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas. 

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 04: Stephen Thompson celebrates his victory over Jorge Masvidal in their welterweight bout during the UFC 217 event at Madison Square Garden on November 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Thompson recently renewed his UFC contract and will surely stick around for a few more fights. Even though he is 38 years of age, ‘Wonderboy’ doesn’t plan on retiring anytime soon. Infact, Thompson plans on being the oldest ever UFC fighter there ever was!

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Who do you think will come out on top this weekend at UFC Vegas 45? Please do let us know in the comments section below.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Khabib Nurmagomedov fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

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