UFC Fight Night 82 preview and predictions

It’s officially Super Bowl weekend. So, as has become common trend, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will be hosting a show in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, the originally scheduled main event for the heavyweight title fell through due to injuries, so the event was bumped from pay-per-view to free television.

Luckily for the fans, there are still some exciting matchups that they can enjoy this weekend without having to shell out $60.

In the main event of Saturday night’s event, welterweight contenders Johny Hendricks and Stephen Thompson will go head-to-head to determine who will emerge as a legitimate contender for Robbie Lawler’s belt.

Also on the main card — which airs on FOX Sports 1 — is a heavyweight clash between Roy Nelson and Jared Rosholt, along with a thrilling Joseph Benavidez vs. Zach Makovsky matchup in the flyweight division.

How could all of tonight’s action play out at the MGM Grand Garden Arena? Let’s take a look at tonight’s picks.

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