Johny Hendricks vs Paulo Thiago Targeted for UFC on Versus 3

20 Jan

MMA Junkie Reports:

Johny Hendricks

– 9-1-0 MMA/ 4-1 UFC

– 5 TKO, 1 Sub, 3 Decision Victories

– Notable Wins: Amir Sadollah, Charlie Brenneman, TJ Grant

Paulo Thiago

– 13-3-0 MMA/ 3-3 UFC

– 2 Fight Losing Streak

– Notable Wins: Mike Swick, Josh Koscheck, Jacob Volkmann


A welterweight tilt between Johny Hendricks and Paulo Thiago is the latest addition for UFC on Versus 3. The event takes place March 3rd at the KFC Yum! Arena in Louisville, Kentucky.

Johny Hendricks enters UFC on Versus 3 coming off a loss for the first time in his professional career. At the Ultimate Fighter Season 12 Finale, he lost a unanimous decision to fellow star prospect, Rick Story. Previous to the Story loss, Hendricks was 4-0 in the UFC, including victories over TJ Grant, Amir Sadollah, and Charlie Brenneman.

Paulo Thiago started his UFC career with a bang, but has since fallen on some hard times inside the octagon. Thiago burst out on the welterweight scene after upsetting Josh Koscheck in the first round at UFC 95 in February of 2009. He has since gone 2-3, most recently losing back-to-back fights against Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann.

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