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  • 15 days ago
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PHOENIX -- Rafael dos Anjos talks about his "perfect camp", his last performance against Benson Henderson, how close he is a title shot, and much more. read news >>

  • 24 days ago
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Anthony Pettis defeated Benson Henderson to claim the UFC lightweight title in an impressive first-round submission victory in August 2013. He'll step in to defend his title on Dec. 6—462 days after he won the belt. Gilbert Melendez defeated Diego Sanchez in what Joe Rogan immediately called the best fight he'd ever seen to reaffirm himself as the top title contender and secure his second opportunity at proving himself the planet's best fighter at 155 pounds. He'll meet Pettis on Dec. 6—413 days read news >>

  • a month ago
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In just over two months, former lightweight champion Benson Henderson returns to the Octagon to face former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez at UFC Fight Night 59. Henderson last fought in August, when he suffered his first career knockout loss in brutal fashion at the hands of Rafael dos Anjos. Alvarez is also coming off a loss. His last fight was his UFC debut, in which he dropped a unanimous decision to perennial contender Donald Cerrone. Both fighters will be looking to get back o read news >>

  • a month ago
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The UFC's brass obviously has no plans of easing former Bellator MMA champ Eddie Alvarez into the mix in its stacked lightweight division. Roughly a month after watching him drop his promotional debut in a barn-burner against Donald Cerrone, the UFC announced that Alvarez will face former UFC lightweight kingpin Benson Henderson in his next fight. The 10th-ranked Alvarez will lock horns with the fifth-ranked Henderson in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night 59 in Boston on Jan. 18. The night's m read news >>

  • a month ago
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Benson Henderson and Eddie Alvarez will meet at UFC Fight Night Boston on Jan. 18 card, officials confirmed on Wednesday. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Benson Henderson has been slated to face Eddie Alvarez in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night 59 at TD Garden on Jan. 18 in Boston, Mass, according to UFC officials Wednesday. Henderson (21-4) is coming off the first TKO loss of his career. He suffered a TKO loss in the first round against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night 49 this past August. He has won three of his past five fights. Alvarez (25-4) will try to bounce back from a loss as well. He lost via unanimous decision to Donald Cerrone read news >>

  • a month ago
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Ultimate Fighting Championship is stacking the deck for its Jan. 18 event in Boston, as Benson Henderson will fight Eddie Alvarez in lightweight action. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Benson Henderson and Eddie Alvarez will look to rebound from recent losses in a meeting at UFC Fight Night 59, the BostonHerald.com reports.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Benson Henderson, the former UFC lightweight champion, may be set to move up to welterweight after one more contest at 155 pounds. That's according to Henderson's coach, John Crouch, who dropped the nugget to broadcaster Ariel Helwani on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight (h/t Dave Doyle of MMA Fighting). "He would like to see what it feels like to not cut weight," Crouch said. "The weight cut is irritating for him." Crouch also said that Henderson would prefer to leave the lightweight division read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson revealed on UFC Tonight that he is interested in one more fight at lightweight before attempting a move to welterweight. While pundits have always claimed that Benson Henderson was far too big for the lightweight division, many doubted his intent to move up a weight class after winning the title and defending it on multiple occasions, as it seemed he had finally perfected the weight cut. While that may have been true, it appears that Henderson has read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Benson Henderson is one of the most polarizing individuals in the UFC’s lightweight division. The former champion seems to garner more hatred every time he steps into the cage. After suffering his second defeat eight days before the one-year anniversary of losing the belt to Anthony Pettis, one must wonder what is next for the man simply known as “Smooth.” Henderson’s defeat at the hands of Rafael dos Anjos has pushed him down to No. 4 in the UFC’s official rankings. Unfortunately for Henderson, read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Top-ranked lightweight contender Rafael dos Anjos led the reported payroll for UFC Fight Night 49, taking home $76,000 for his stunning main event knockout win over Benson Henderson, according to information released to MMAFighting.com by the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission. Henderson, a former UFC lightweight champion who previous to the setback had never suffered a defeat via KO/TKO, earned $48,000 for his losing efforts. In addition to dos Anjos and Henderson, four fighters from the card e read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Big John McCarthy last officiated a UFC bout in Nevada in 2007, a long time for one of MMA’s most revered referees to stay out of the "fight capital of the world." That will all change on Sept. 27, when McCarthy will join the rotation of officials at UFC 178 at the MGM Grand. Yahoo’s Kevin Iole reported that McCarthy was coming back in mid-August. McCarthy had been vocal about his distaste for the Nevada Athletic Commission and its former head, Keith Kizer. But with a new regime in place, and pl read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Benson Henderson had proven to be a reliable drawing card for UFC on both FOX, and most recently, FS 1. But just as his success in the lightweight ranks ran into a brick wall like fist of Rafael dos Anjos on Saturday night, so did his main event drawing power.Saturday's FS 1 show averaged 689,000 viewers, the third-lowest for a Saturday night Fight Night to date on the station. What made the number more surprising was when Henderson scored one of his most impressive wins of his career, when he d read news >>

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