UFC 196 UFC Fight Night 82 will go down this Saturday in Las Vegas, and in the headliner, Johny Hendricks will throw down with rising welterweight, Stephen Thompson. It’s a compelling matchup, not only because of each man’s abilities, but because there is a ton riding on it.
If Hendricks hopes to challenge for the belt again in 2016, then the former champ almost certainly needs a win over the ridiculously talented striker. For Thompson, meanwhile, a win, particularly a highlight reel finish, would propel him right into the title shot mix.
Recently the UFC posted an interesting preview for the bout, which features matchmaker extraordinaire, Joe Silva. You can check it out below.