UFC FN 82: Stephen Thompson Picks Apart Johny Hendricks
By FCF Staff
Stephen Thompson demonstrated in compelling fashion at UFC Fight Night 82 that he is a legit, welterweight contender, by taking Johny Hendricks out in the opening round.
Hendricks attempted to close the distance and take Thompson down early on into the headliner, but the latter managed to keep the fight standing. The vaunted striker proceeded to land kicks and punches from various angles, and put Hendricks away with a flurry along the cage.
With the win, Thompson extended his winning streak to six, and jumped right into the title shot mix.
Here are the results from UFC Fight Night 82, which took place in Las Vegas.
Stephen Thompson def. Johny Hendricks via TKO (strikes) R1, 3:31
Roy Nelson def. Jared Rosholt via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Ovince Saint Preux def. Rafael Cavalcante via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Joseph Benavidez def. Zach Makovsky via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Misha Cirkunov def. Alex Nicholson via rear-naked-choke R2, 1:28
Mike Pyle def. Sean Spencer via TKO (strikes) R3, 4:25
Josh Burkman def. K.J. Noons via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Derrick Lewis def. Damian Grabowski via TKO (punches) R1, 2:17
Justin Scoggins def. Ray Borg via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Diego Rivas def. Noad Lahat via KO (flying knee) R2, 0:23
Mickey Gall def. Mike Jackson via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 0:45
Alex White def. Artem Lobov via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)