UFC Fight Night 82 | Johny Hendricks vs. Stephen Thompson
Johny Hendricks (17-3) vs. Stephen Thompson (11-1)
Johny Hendricks was an elite college wrestler, and that foundation helped elevate him to the top of the Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight division as champion. He has fallen in love with his knockout power, however, and become too reliant on that part of his game. After missing weight in his last fight, Hendricks has worked hard to get in phenomenal shape. That could be dangerous for the rest of the division, especially if Hendricks again embraces his roots and tries to wrestle Thompson. That would be his best course of action against Thompson's explosive and dynamic kick boxing. But Hendricks made a dramatic proclamation about his striking being underestimated going into this matchup. That's not a good sign. If Hendricks decides he wants to stand up with Thompson instead of taking him down, this could be the night Thompson becomes a star.
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