Dominick Cruz: Henderson “Broke” Khabilov
Former UFC bantamweight champ, Dominick Cruz broke down last night’s main event on FOX Sports 1.
â€śIt was a competitive fight from the start. You could see Henderson was making it awkward for Khabilov. Benson knew he had to stay composed and got back to his feet every time he was taken down by Khabilov. Benson then kept the pressure on. When you pressure people, they tend to make mistakes. I think what he was doing was taking away Khabilovâ€™s strongest attributes and then took advantage of it. He never panicked and never looked tired. He stayed composed, kept the pressure on, and broke Khabilov.â€ť
Here’s what the other Analyst’s said about the fight:
UFC ON FOX Analyst Michael Bisping on Hendersonâ€™s victory:Â â€śHe saw the opportunity and took it. He showed people why heâ€™s one of the best. He attacked Khabilovâ€™s strengths, his takedowns.â€ť
UFC ON FOX Analyst Gilbert Melendez on Hendersonâ€™s experience playing a role in the victory:Â â€śYou could see Khabilov was losing steam through the fight. Benson got taken down, but he was never controlled at all. He kept taking the fight to Khabilov and if things didnâ€™t go his way, it didnâ€™t faze him. He was in control even when he wasnâ€™t in control, if you understand that.â€ť
Bisping on Khabilovâ€™s loss:Â â€śKhabilov is not going to lose any traction in the ratings. There was no shame tonight. Heâ€™s still young in the UFC.