Benson Henderson Talks ‘Predictable’ Thiago Alves

September 12, 2015 2:51 pm by BJPENN.COM News

The UFC’s Benson Henderson is scheduled to make his second appearance at welterweight when he takes on Thiago Alves in South Korea, at UFC Fight Night 79.

Henderson last fought in Feb. when he made his first trip up to 170 on short notice and beat Brandon Thatch.

The fight’s not until Nov., but Henderson recently talked to Combate about the fight and mentioned that he knows Alves’ is dangerous, but does think his stand up is a little predictable.

Here’s what he said:

“I expect a very hard fight. We both have our game plans and I think it will favor me. Analyzing our styles, we know he’s going to bring the fight and we have an answer for everything he throws. Thiago is very good at Muay Thai, but he is predictable. He always does that three-punch combination that ends with a leg kick. We know he will do that and it’s up to me keep my balance and not let him execute that plan. Thiago’s game is very tradition and hard to find holes in, if I had to say something, it would be that he is a little predictable when countering. If hit him in a certain way, I know how he will hit me back.”

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