After suffering a controversial split-decision loss to Donald Cerrone at last weekend’s UFC Fight Night event in Boston, former UFC lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson has already booked his next fight.
UFC officials announced today the “Bendo” would be stepping in for the injured Bobby Green to face Jorge Masvidal at April’s UFC Fight Night 63 event in Fairfax, Virginia.
“Smooth” will be looking to rebound from the first 2-fight losing skid of his professional career. Prior to his loss to “Cowboy”, Henderson suffered a first-round knockout loss to now number 1 contender Rafael dos Anjos.
Meanwhile, Jorge Masvidal will be looking to extend his current win streak to four when he faces Henderson this April. Masvidal was most recently seen in action at September’s UFC 178 event, where he scored a unanimous decision win over James Krause.
UFC Fight Night 63 takes place April 4 live from the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. The event is headlined by a key featherweight tilt featuring Chad Mendes taking on Ricardo Lamas.
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