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The MMA Vivisection - UFC Vegas: Hendricks vs. Thompson picks, odds, & analysis

Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch are back to give you everything you need to know about this weekend's UFC fights, including the main event between Johny Hendricks and Stephen Thompson and the co-main between Jared Rosholt and Roy Nelson.

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Its fight week, and that means fight picks, fight odds, and fight breakdowns here at Bloody Elbow. This week we're talking about what was supposed to be UFC 196, but has since become UFC Las Vegas: Hendricks vs. Thompson. It's a strange card, meant as something of a serviceable (but not great) appetizer of fights before a big heavyweight title fight main event, but that title fight got scrapped. So, all we have are appetizers. They're not bad, they're just not amazing either. Still, Johny Hendricks vs. Stephen Thompson should be fun and Benavidez vs. Makvosky has promise. So, join us as we break down all the bouts and what we expect to happen in each of them.

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Here's a look at the complete card as it stands right now:

FS1 Main Card
Johny Hendricks vs. Stephen Thompson... at the 01:33:03 mark
Roy Nelson vs. Jared Rosholt... at the 01:23:13 mark
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Rafael Cavalcante... at the 01:13:42 mark
Joseph Benavidez vs. Zach Makovsky... at the 01:06:23 mark
Misha Cirkunov vs. Alex Nicholson... at the 00:58:16 mark
Mike Pyle vs. Sean Spencer... at the 00:49:27 mark

FS1 Prelims
Josh Burkman vs. K.J. Noons... at the 00:39:36 mark
Derrick Lewis vs. Damian Grabowski... at the 00:31:21 mark
Ray Borg vs. Justin Scoggins... at the 00:23:21 mark
Noad Lahat vs. Diego Rivas... at the 00:19:22 mark
Fight Pass Prelims
Mickey Gall vs. Mike Jackson... at the 00:11:40 mark
Artem Lobov vs. Alex White... at the 00:04:10 mark