The flashbulbs were popping earlier today (Weds., Feb. 3, 2016) on the casino floor inside MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, thanks to a special media day for mixed martial arts (MMA) reporters in town to cover UFC Fight Night 82: "Hendricks vs. Thompson."
As the name suggests, this Saturday night's (Feb. 6) combat sports extravaganza will be topped by former UFC Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks (17-3), as he throws down with kickboxing import and 170-pound "Wonderboy" Stephen Thompson (11-1).
Watch them come face-to-face for the first time in the photo above.
In the UFC Fight Night 82 co-main event, long-time Heavyweight hurter Roy Nelson (20-12) will test his takedown defense against collegiate wrestling standout Jared "Big Show" Rosholt (14-2), who puts his three-fight win streak on the line against "Big Country."
Watch them square off below:
And the big boys:
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 82 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the remaining under card balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the FOX Sports 1 main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.
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