* Originally posted on February 6, 2016
Tonight’s UFC Fight Night 82 comes to us from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Welterweights Johny Hendricks and Stephen Thompson headline tonight’s injury depleted event. This fight was originally the co-main event of UFC 196 until the withdrawals of both main event participants, Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum. Heavyweights Roy “Big Country” Nelson and Jared Rosholt will co-main event tonight’s card.
Johny Hendricks (17-3) vs. Stephen Thompson (11-1). Current Line: Hendricks -270, Thompson +230 Pick: Hendricks by Decision
Roy “Big Country” Nelson (21-12) vs. Jared Rosholt (14-2). Current Line: Nelson -160, Rosholt +140 Pick: Rosholt by decision
Ovince St. Preux (18-7) vs. Rafael Cavalcante (12-6 1NC). Current Line: Preux -325, Cavalcante +255 Pick: Preux by TKO in round 2
Joseph Benavidez (23-4) vs. Zach Makovsky (19-6). Current Line: Benavidez -425, Makovsky +325 Pick: Benavidez by submission in round 1
Misha Cirkunov (10-2) vs. Alex Nicholson (6-1). Current Line: Cirkunov -1100, Nicholson +650 Pick: Cirkunov by TKO in round 1
Mike Pyle (26-11-1) vs. Sean Spencer (12-4). Current Line: Spencer -135, Pyle +115 Pick: Spencer by decision
Enjoy the fights!
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