With karate Stephen Thompson will kick your ass, from here, to right over there! Okay, adding “Stephen Thompson” to Tenacious D’s classic song doesn’t quite work, but “Wonderboy” proved that he’s not to be messed with. He was the No. 8 welterweight heading into this fight, now he’s looking like a Top 3 fighter after beating No. 2 Johny Hendricks.
There sits Wonderboy, sitting oh so proudly.
Whether Thompson gets Tyron Woodley or maybe a Maia next before a title shot is a big question. Personally, I want to see Lawler/Thompson, and frankly, I think Thompson might beat Lawler. These welterweights take too many shots. Hendricks’ issue coming into this fight was his head movement, we discussed it here, so you have to wonder if Lawler would be able to eat Thompson’s shots before he could end the fight himself. That’s the fight to make, so make it, Dana.
TITO KNOWS IT!
— Stephen Thompson def. Johny Hendricks via TKO (round 1).
— Roy Nelson def. Jared Rosholt via unanimous decision.
— Joseph Benavidez def. Zach Makovsky via unanimous decision.
— Ovince Saint Preux def. Rafael Cavalcante via unanimous decision.
— Misha Cirkunov def. Alex Nicholson via horrific neck crank (round 2). You can see (and hear) the brutal submission if you click this.
— Mike Pyle def. Sean Spencer via TKO (round 3).
— Josh Burkman def. K.J. Noons via unanimous decision.
— Derrick Lewis def. Damien Grabowski via TKO (round 1).
— Justin Scoggins def. Ray Borg via unanimous decision.
— Diego Rivas def. Noad Lahat by spectacular flying knee KO (round 2). This comes after Rivas was getting destroyed in the first. You can check out the come-from-behind win here.
Of note: On the Fight Pass Prelims, Mickey Gall defeated Mike Jackson in just 45 seconds, thus becoming CM Punk’s opponent at UFC 199 or 200. We have the CM Punk coverage here.