Stephen Thompson has used his filthy / vicious kicks to become one of the UFC’s best welterweights, but will he use them against a decorated wrestler like Johny Hendricks?

Thompson will take on the former welterweight champ on Saturday night, in the headliner of UFC Fight Night 82. While kicks are clearly one of, if not Thompson’s best weapons, using them against Hendricks could open him up to more takedowns.

Well, Thompson appeared on the latest edition of “UFC Tonight”, and when asked whether kicks will be on the menu, he stated (quote via FOX Sports press release):

“You’re going to see kicks. You have to throw the right kicks, high kicks, hook kicks, kicks to the head. The body kicks are easy to catch, so we’ll go to the head this weekend.”

There you have it. It will be fascinating to see what unfolds.