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UFC Fight Night 82 results: Biggest winners, losers from 'Hendricks vs Thompson' last night in Las Vegas

Let's run down the list of "Who’s Hot" and "Who’s Not" from UFC Fight Night 82: "Hendricks vs Thompson," which took place last night (Sat., Feb. 6, 2016), nominating the biggest winners and losers from the FOX Sports 1 event inside the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hosted a relatively entertaining UFC Fight Night 82 mixed martial arts (MMA) event last night (Sat., Feb. 6, 2016) inside MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Welterweight kickboxing ace Stephen Thompson picked up the biggest victory of his career and a "Performance of the Night" bonus for stopping former 170-pound champion Johny Hendricks with crippling strikes in round one of their "Sin City" main event. "Bigg Rigg" had little success with his wrestling and hands, which is all "Wonderboy" needed to see before he disposed of the Oklahoman.

In the evening's co-main event, veteran slugger Roy Nelson earned a unanimous-decision win over heralded collegiate wrestling standout Jared Rosholt. "Big Country" played the role of aggressor for much of their exchange, landing a few solid right hands, in a tilt that produced very little action.

With that quick overview of the night's marquee bouts, here are your biggest winners, as well as the runners-up from Las Vegas.

Biggest Winner: Stephen Thompson

You couldn't have predicted a better outcome for the devastating striker last night. Thompson had Hendricks ripe for the picking when the two set foot in the Octagon.

From the moment he stuffed Hendricks' first takedown, Thompson knew he had him right where he wanted him. Hendricks had a tough time dealing with the speed and unpredictable strikes that Thompson threw.

Thompson was then free to uncork as many spinning kicks to the head and body. He even showcased some nice handiwork with his fists. Hendricks was just too slow and too tentative -- he would later admit as much to UFC commentator Jon Anik in his post-fight interview -- to compete with Thompson.

For Thompson, this makes six in-a-row and if he wasn't knocking on the door of a 170-pound title shot before this tilt, then he is now. The 32-year-old karate specialist made it known that he's after Robbie Lawler's strap following his spotless performance.

We'll just have to wait and see what matchmakers line up for him.

Ovince Saint Preux

As dynamic of a striker as "OSP" is, no one could've predicted he'd utilize the lay and pray technique against former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Rafael Cavalcante.

Saint Preux looked to have hurt himself on a leg kick attempt in the first round of his tussle with "Feijao." Though it hindered him in the moments that followed, it didn't have any effect on his power.

The former Tennessee Volunteer rocked Feijao with a left hand later in the first frame and the latter narrowly escaped. Saint Preux recovered from the apparent foot injury admirably and he was able to put more pressure on it, but opted to wrestle the remainder of the way for a unanimous-decision victory.

Regardless of how it may have went down, a win is a win and Saint Preux's biggest concern was reminding folks why he's a dangerous threat in the 205-pound ranks. He's now 7-2 in his UFC career and will likely draw a name within the Top 10 of his weight class next.

Josh Burkman

"The People's Warrior" made his lightweight debut against former Strikeforce 155-pound title challenger K.J. Noons and it resulted in a much-needed win for the veteran of 41 professional fights.

Burkman outlanded a largely inactive Noons, who waited until the very last round to make a run. The 35-year-old looked comfortable in his new weight class, mixing together his attack well.

He combined excellent kicks with a solid left hand to pull away from "King." The win gave Burkman some breathing room after he suffered through a rough patch in his UFC career where he lost to welterweight standouts Hector Lombard, Dong Hyun Kim, and Patrick Cote in succession.

Burkman's Octagon record now stands at 1-2, with his loss to "Lightning" later changed to a "No Contest" due to the former's drug test failure. In a crowded lightweight division, there will be no shortage of combatants for him to test himself against.

Let's see if there truly is a new sheriff in town.

Biggest Loser: Johny Hendricks

This choice could not be more clear cut. Hendricks was supposed to be super-charged off of a brand new diet, but Thompson just made him look silly.

Hendricks didn't even seem in Thompson's league, which is scary to say about the ex-champion. Gone is the Hendricks who would knockout anyone and anything in his path.

Thompson completely destroyed the Texas-based fighter on the feet with a mix of kicks and excellent use of his hands. Hendricks couldn't secure a takedown and later admitted to UFC commentator Jon Anik that he was tentative in his first fight back since a lackluster weight cut prior to UFC 192 last October.

The 32-year-old's back is now against the wall as he falls to 1-2 in his last three contests. Maybe his calling is at middleweight?

Jared Rosholt

Rosholt was expected to come into this important outing in his Octagon career opposite battle-tested veteran Roy Nelson with a wrestling mindset. However, no such thing came to fruition as the entirety of their 15-minute snoozefest took place on the feet.

It's not as if Nelson ran away with the decision because he didn't. The Las Vegas-based combatant just happened to be the sole aggressor.

If anything, Rosholt showed that he's just not ready for the top-tier opponents that the 265-pound division has to offer. It could be that Nelson's knockout power frustrated him a bit, or there was something else lacking in his gameplan.

Rafael Cavalcante

No surprise here. The loser of two straight brought a 1-3 Octagon record into his match-up with Saint Preux.

Life didn't get any easier for Feijao in his fifth UFC bout, which saw him sit back at times, even though his American counterpart had hurt himself throwing a leg kick in the very first round. For most, that would be a signal to trounce, but obviously Feijao respected Saint Preux just a little too much not to engage at that time.

Instead, Feijao let time slip away, which allowed Saint Preux to adjust to the pain in his foot. The Brazilian was then taken down in the last two rounds, for which he did little to defend.

Overall, it was a lackluster effort by a B-level fighter at best. No killer instinct, and no heart equals a poor fighter.

That's a wrap!

For complete UFC Fight Night 82: "Hendricks vs Thompson" results and coverage of all the night's action click here.

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