I don't think Thompson is anywhere near as skilled as Pettis, but he probably has a significant size/strength advantage over him.
Thompson is bigger than Bendo. Bendo looks like a large LW, but Thompson looks like a WW.
So that's my only concern with Pettis, that he won't be able to overcome this 190 lb opponent he'll be facing. I hope he pulls it off. Sick of these HUGE guys like Thompson, Tibau, Siver, etc losing large amounts of weight in order to try to beat up skinnier, weaker guys.
"C'mon Andy, let's go! Go for the single leg!" - BJ Penn
"C'mon everybody, Let's hear it for Josh KosCHECK" - GSP
"Lyoto won all 5 rounds." - Anderson Silva