Former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson (20–3) appeared on UFC Tonight, this past Wednesday night, he spoke about his upcoming fight with Rustam Khabilov (17-1) this Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 42.
His Rivalry Online With Khabilov: “Sadly, that’s a true story. I saw a Tweet and I saw a Russian name and I thought it was Khabib Nurmagomedov because they had a hard time finding him an opponent.”
Henderson has 2 knockouts, 8 submissions and 10 decision victories in his MMA career. Prior to losing the UFC Lightweight belt, he was on a seven fight winning streak. In his last four fights, he is 3-1.
How Does He Match Up With Rustam Khabilov: “He’s a great Sambo guy, a world class wrestler. Any time you’ve got two great grapplers going at it, it can end up being a stand-up war. We’re ready for anything, a lot of grappling or a stand up war, just throwing a lot of bombs.”
UFC Fight Night 42: Benson Henderson vs. Rustam Khabilov goes down this Saturday night on UFC Fight Pass and Fox Sports 1. MMA Frenzy will have the latest news leading up to, during and after the event, as well as having the latest and greatest live play-by-play coverage of the event. From the first fight of the prelim side of the card on Fight Pass to the main event fight on Fox Sports 1. Keep it locked on MMA Frenzy. The headlining fight is Benson Henderson vs. Rustam Khabilov, the co-main event is Ross Pearson vs. Diego Sanchez. The event airs from New Mexico at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque. The show starts with Patrick Cummins vs. Roger Narvaez on Fight Pass at 7:30.PM.ET. Then switching to Fox Sports 1 with Jake Lindsey vs. Jon Tuck at 8:00.PM.ET and then starting the real fights with the main card with Bryan Caraway vs. Erik Perez at 10:00.PM.ET.