Masvidal announced the long-anticipated bout on Thursday via his twitter page.
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) August 17, 2017
UFC 217 takes place at Madison Square Garden on November 4th, 2017.
Thompson (13-2-1) is coming off a loss to Tyron Woodley at UFC 209. Thompson is also coming off of knee surgery that has kept him out of action since March of this year.
Masvidal (32-12) is coming off a split-decision loss to Demian Maia at UFC 211 back in May of this year.