Welcome fight fans, to my picks and predictions for UFC Fight Night 82. “Hendricks vs. Thompson” will air Saturday evening (U.S.) via UFC Fight Pass (7 p.m. ET), FOX Sports 1 (prelims 8 p.m.), and FOX Pay-Per-View (10 p.m.). The card’s action will be headlined by two welterweights looking to make their case for the next crack at the UFC 170 lbs. divisional title. A solid line-up calls for solid picks, right? Whether you agree or disagree, leave your thoughts by commenting.
As lead writer here, I do my best to make quality peeks into the future. That being said, anything can (and does) happen in mixed martial arts. With an overall 784-466 (63% correct) record thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I see the action inside the cage going down from Vegas.
Johny Hendricks vs. Stephen Thompson: Thompson by TKO
Roy Nelson vs. Jared Rosholt: Rosholt by decision
Rafael Cavalcante vs. Ovince Saint Preux: Saint Preux by decision
Joseph Benavidez vs. Zach Makovsky: Benavidez by decision
Misha Cirkunov vs. Alex Nicholson: Cirkunov by TKO
Mike Pyle vs. Sean Spencer: Spencer by decision