Thompson is a Far Better Striker
According to his bio Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, whose father was a martial artist, starting his kempo karate training when he was 3. What kind of training a 3 year old really can do in martial arts is certainly up for some debate, but the point remains that Thompson has been training for a very long time.
Thompson is 20W-0L as a kickboxer, and 13W-1L as a mixed martial artist, his only loss coming early in his UFC career via decision to Matt Brown. His striking is just too advanced for Woodley, whose background is in wrestling, though has KO’ed 6 opponents in MMA.