Johny Hendricks vs Stephen Thompson was originally supposed to be part of the UFC 196 pay-per-view event, up until injuries to the headliners forced the promotion to downgrade it to a Fight Night show. The welterweight match up has been promoted to the main event slot, and since they've already done filming, this card will still get the UFC Countdown treatment.
Among the interesting things shown was Thompson's background and daily life, with him teaching Karate to kids, along with his dad explaining his background competing in 'no rules' competitions decades ago. In one of the sequences, Hendricks also basically lays down his cards, and breaks down Thompson's style and distance.
Watch the clip above for the full UFC Countdown show that previews the welterweight showcase, and check below for the fight card.
UFN: Hendricks vs Thompson Fight Card
Main Card (FS1, 10 PM ET)
Johny Hendricks vs. Stephen Thompson
Roy Nelson vs. Jared Rosholt
Rafael Cavalcante vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Joseph Benavidez vs. Zach Makovsky
Mike Pyle vs. Sean Spencer
Misha Cirkunov vs. Alex Nicholson
Preliminary Card (FS1, 8 PM ET)
Josh Burkman vs. K.J. Noons
Damian Grabowski vs. Derrick Lewis
Ray Borg vs. Justin Scoggins
Noad Lahat vs. Diego Rivas
Preliminary Card (Fight Pass, 7 PM ET)
Mickey Gall vs. Mike Jackson
Artem Lobov vs. Alex White