The UFC was in Sin City this weekend for UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs Thompson. In a card originally slated to headline a Heavyweight title fight, the UFC had to shift around after challenger Cain Velasquez pulled out of the fight due to a back injury 13 days ago. The UFC tried to shuttle Stipe Miocic as a replacement, only to have Champion Fabricio Werdum pull out of the fight with injury as well. In the end, the fans were given a free FS1 fight card that many will walk away satisfied with. Here’s the main things you need to know.

Main Card Results
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Stephen Thompson def. Johny Hendricks TKO (punches) 1 3:31
Heavyweight Roy Nelson def. Jared Rosholt Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Light heavyweight Ovince Saint Preux def. Rafael Cavalcante Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Flyweight Joseph Benavidez def. Zach Makovsky Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Light heavyweight Misha Cirkunov def. Alex Nicholson Submission (neck crank) 2 1:28
Welterweight Mike Pyle def. Sean Spencer TKO (elbows and knees) 3 4:25

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Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson may have surprised a lot of people, Johny Hendricks included, with his speed and power. When he throws kicks people tend to think they’re all flash but man does he pack some firepower behind them. Hendricks, who is a former Welterweight champ, looked for a lack of a better word mediocre. This comment is more of a statement about Thompson’s performance than anything. Hendricks wasn’t able to mount much of an offense, and seemed to be taken aback when he got hit by Wonderboy’s first kick. Hendricks is still a top talent in this stacked division but his stock is way down and it’s going to be a bit before he contends for a title again. Speaking of title shots, give Stephen Thompson one. This guy is a very exciting fighter, with highlight reel knock out potential, opposite of Champion Robbie Lawler the fans would be in for a treat.

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Saint Preux injured his ankle pretty bad in the first round after awkwardly landing a kick on┬áRafael Feijao’s leg. Despite his opponent’s obvious limp and injury Feijao did not mount any sort of attack, in fact Saint Preux ended the first round on top of Feijao dropping some heavy ground and pound. Saint Preux spent the rest of the fight gingerly stepping down on his right foot, but continued to pressure and hurt Feijao. In the end OSP almost finished Feijao a few times but got the unanimous decision victory over his scared and tentative opponent.

 

The night was overshadowed by the announcement of former professional wrestler CM Punk, finally getting his official match up. Mickey Gall won his prelim fight in 45 secs with a right hand that transitioned into a rear naked choke on the ground, but after the fight the UFC announced that his next opponent would be the former WWE Superstar. Whether you like it or not CM Punk brings a lot of attention to the UFC, and they’re going to milk this cash cow for all it’s worth.

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