It was a matchup of styles in the main event of UFC Fight Night 82 featuring former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks and rising star Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Hendricks who is a former NCAA Division I All American and champion faced the former world champion kickboxer Thompson. Hendricks failed to implement his strengths as a wrestler to get the fight to the ground and faced the consequences of Thompson’s superior striking getting finished in the first round.
Check out what those from the MMA community had to say about Thompson’s highlight reel finish of “Big Rig.”
Tim Sylvia @timsylviamma
The Spartan @EliasTheodorou
Holy crap. Hendricks is done!!! #ufcvegas
Tyron T-Wood Woodley @TWooodley
Robert Whittaker @RJWhittaker1990
Wow @WonderboyMMA amazing ! Dudes a wizard ! @ufc #ufc
Congrats @WonderboyMMA impressed I am! #YodaVoice @ufc. OSS
Al Iaquinta @ALIAQUINTA
Wonderboy is the real
Raphael Assuncao @RaphaAssuncao
Wow #TKO by @WonderboyMMA
No easy task to take out Hendricks…
In the first … @ufc #UFCVegas
TJ Grant @TJ_Grant
That was one heck of a clean performance by wonderboy. Johnny will learn and evolve from this
Mike Brown @mikebrownmma
MMA has gone through so many changes. Congrats to Wonderboy beautiful performance.
@WonderboyMMA congrats what a performance!!
Aljamain Sterling @FunkMaster_UFC
Hell yea!! Congrats @WonderboyMMA on the huge win tonight!! #UFCVegas
Tecia Torres @TeciaTorres
Wow!!! @WonderboyMMA I’ve been a fan for some time now but gosh!!! @ufc Love the footwork and style. #karate #ninja
Chris Weidman @ChrisWeidmanUFC
What!!!!! My brother @WonderboyMMA is a beast !
Kenny Florian @kennyflorian
Wonderboy indeed. His ability to read body language, find angles & create is unlike any welterweight out there. Striker supreme. #UFCVegas
Kyle Kingsbury @Kingsbu
OMFG!! @WonderboyMMA I was a fan before but WOW!! Holy shit!
Big Ben Rothwell @RothwellFighter
Awesome work from @WonderboyMMA @ufc Most impressive
Erik Jon Koch @NEWBREED04
Wow @WonderboyMMA awesome performance!!!!
Cody Gibson @TheRenegade559
Wow. Domination. I think 170s just got more interesting #UFCVegas
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