The Ultimate Fighting Championship held their fourth event of 2016, UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs. Thompson at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks took on number eight-ranked Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson in the fight card’s main event bringing in 7,422 spectators and garnering $1.435 million in gate receipts.
Those in attendance witnessed Thompson dismantle and put away Hendricks in the first round. Hendricks failed to get the fight to the ground and couldn’t get inside on the precision striker. Thompson kept Hendricks at distance with kicks and timed him coming in with punches. It was the first time Hendricks has been finished in his nine-year mixed martial arts career.
The 12-fight card featured f0ur knockouts, six decisions and two submissions.