Benson Henderson recently did the UFC a big solid, by agreeing to step in for the injured Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night 60. As a result, not only will Henderson move up to welterweight for his next fight, he’s agreed to take on the rising, Brandon Thatch. The latter, or “Rukus”, has won 10 straight bouts and has scored finishes in all of them…Not too shabby.
Of course, in Henderson, we’re talking about a man who held the UFC Lightweight Championship for well over a year and has defeated several, big names during his career. Most recently, at UFC FN 59 last month, “Smooth” was decisioned by Donald Cerrone, but some people had him winning the bout.
Well, in advance of Henderson’s bout with Thatch, the UFC has posted the well rounded fighter’s memorable win over Rustam Khabilov last June. You can watch the bout below.
The February 14th, UFC FN 60 card will go down at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado.