The former Ufc Ww champion Johny Hendricks entered this fight with a professional mma record of 17-3-0 (53% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.2 welterweight in the world. He suffered his last loss in 2014 when he faced #1 Robbie Lawler in their rematch (via split decision, Hendricks vs Lawler 2), after this bout he came back to win against Matt Brown (=Hendricks vs Brown).
His opponent, the black belt in karate and ju-jitsu and former kickboxing world champion Stephen Thompson, has an official record of 11-1-0 (64% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.17 in the same weight class. His only loss occurred in 2012 when he faced Matt Brown, since then he has won five consecutive fights beating Jake Ellenberger in his last one (=Ellenberger vs Thompson). Hendricks vs Thompson is the main event of the UFC Fight Night 82. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs Thompson
Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: welterweight (170 lbs, 77 kg)
UFC Fight Night 82 fight card (main and best fights):
Johny Hendricks vs Stephen Thompson
Roy Nelson vs Jared Rosholt
Ovince St Preux vs Rafael Cavalcante
Joseph Benavidez vs Zach Makovsky
Ray Borg vs Justin Scoggins
Noad Lahat vs Diego Rivas
Hendricks’ previous fight: Johny Hendricks vs Matt Brown
Thompson’s previous fight: Jake Ellenberger vs Stephen Thompson
Thompson’s next fight: Rory MacDonald vs Stephen Thompson
Hendricks’ next fight: Johny Hendricks vs Kelvin Gastelum