On Thursday, the promotion announced that Thompson-Magny will be part of the January 2nd event, which will go down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Thompson (11-1) is currently riding a five fight, winning streak, and in July, he electrified the MMA world by taking out Jake Ellenberger with a spinning hook kick. The only man who has defeated the dynamic striker to date is Matt Brown.
Magny (16-4) is only one win removed from a decision loss to jiu-jitsu god, Demian Maia, but he’s gone 8-2 in his last ten fights. Last year, Magny fought five times and won each bout.
Thompson is currently ranked #8 in the UFC’s 170 division and Magny is sitting in the #12 spot.
UFC 195 will feature a welterweight title fight between champion Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit.