UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs. Thompson predictions

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UFC Fight Night 82

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The UFC returns to action for UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs. Thompson on Saturday, February 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The event was originally billed as UFC 196, but after the UFC heavyweight championship bout was cancelled due to injuries the UFC moved the event to a Fight Night card.

The night kicks off with a two-fight early prelim card at 7:00 p.m. eastern on UFC Fight Pass, followed by a four-fight preliminary card on Fox Sports 1 at 5:00pm and finishes up with a six-fight main card at 10:00 p.m. also on FS1.

The main event features a five-round welterweight bout between former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks and Stephen Thompson. Hendricks is coming off a decision win over Matt Brown at UFC 185 in March after losing his belt at UFC 181 in the rematch with Robbie Lawler. Thompson is riding a five-fight win streak and is 6-1 under the UFC banner.

The co-main event features a three-round heavyweight bout between Roy Nelson and Jared Rosholt. Nelson is currently on a three-fight losing streak and has lost five of his last six bouts. Rosholt on the other hand is riding a three-fight win streak and has won 10 of his last 11 fights.

12 bouts are schedule for UFC Fight Night 82 and the Mill City Sports MMA crew has predicted who will be the winner of each main card fight. This week’s Mill City Sports predictions are sponsored by DraftKings!

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Martin Foley  (@martfo) 1-3
Jared Soderberg 1-3

Take a look at our predictions for this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 82 main card:

FIGHT NIGHT 82
PREDICTIONS
Hendricks
vs.
Thompson
Nelson
vs.
Rosholt
Saint Preux
vs.
Cavalcante
Benavidez
vs.
Makovsky
Cirkunov
vs.
Nicholson
Pyle
vs.
Spencer
Ju. Soderberg
All-time: 225-126
Johny
Hendricks
Roy
Nelson
Ovince
Saint Preux
Joseph
Benavidez
Misha
Cirkunov
Mike
Pyle
G. Celona
All-time: 221-137
Johny
Hendricks
Roy
Nelson
Rafael
Cavalcante
Joseph
Benavidez
Alex
Nicholson
Mike
Pyle
M. McMahon
All-time: 209-137
Johny
Hendricks
Roy
Nelson
Ovince
Saint Preux
Joseph
Benavidez
Alex
Nicholson
Mike
Pyle
M. Foley
All-time: 86-67
Johny
Hendricks
Jared
Rosholt
Ovince
Saint Preux
Joseph
Benavidez
Alex
Nicholson
Mike
Pyle
Ja. Soderberg
All-time: 104-80
Johny
Hendricks
Roy
Nelson
Ovince
Saint Preux
Joseph
Benavidez
Misha
Cirkunov
Sean
Spencer
FIGHT NIGHT 82
UNDER CARDS
Josh Burkman vs. K.J. Noons; Derrick Lewis vs. Damian Grabowski; Ray Borg vs. Justin Scoggins; Noad Lahat vs. Diego Rivas; Mickey Gall vs. Mike Jackson; and Artem Lobov vs. Alex White.

Next up after UFC Fight Night 82 is UFC Fight Night 83: Cowboy vs. Oliveira on Saturday, February 21 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A five-round welterweight fight between Donald Cerrone and Alex Oliveira is expected to headline the event.