Archive: benson henderson

Jul 30, 2014 10:04 am

UFC on FOX 12 pulls in 2.5 million viewers, 3.4 million for the main event

The ratings are in for last weeks UFC on Fox 12 event, featuring Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown as the main event. The final numbers officially came in on Tuesday, and showed a combined 2.5 million viewers. In comparison, every other event that has aired on Fox outside of football season has had virtually identical...

Jul 22, 2014 9:11 am

Pettis Admits Criticism Bothers Him

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis isn’t afraid to admit when something is bothering him. Pettis has fallen under harsh criticism for being ‘injury prone’ and as a result not fighting enough. This wasn’t a huge issue necessarily until Pettis won the lightweight championship from Benson Henderson, now that he’s the champion not only does he...

Jul 21, 2014 8:14 am

UFC Fight Night 49 Card Finalized

The card for UFC Fight Night 49 has been finalized with six fights on the main card, which takes place on Fox Sports 1. Headlining the card will be Benson Henderson vs. Rafael Dos Anjos. The card is as follows: MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET) Rafael dos Anjos vs. Benson Henderson Francis...

Jul 1, 2014 1:40 pm

Pettis to Bendo: We All Know Who The Real Champ Is

There is no denying that current UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is one of the sports most exciting and dynamic stars. Nicknamed “Showtime,” Pettis has displayed remarkable creativity in his striking, using the octagon cage as a springboard on multiple occasions to throw all types of strikes at his opponents. It’s these unique abilities that have...

Jun 21, 2014 11:12 am

UFC Fight Night 42 Fighters Test Clean For Drugs

The New Mexico Athletic Commission has cleared all ‘UFC Fight Night: Albuquerque’ from their drug screenings for banned substances. A list of fighters testes is unknown. ‘UFC Fight night 42: Henderson vs. Khabilov’ took place on June 7 and aired on FOX Sports 1.

Jun 18, 2014 5:03 am

Benson Henderson vs. Rafael Dos Anjos To Headline UFC FN 49

It looks like Benson Henderson won’t get a long layoff after his submission win over Rustam Khabilov earlier this month. Now the former lightweight champion is slated to face Rafael Dos Anjos on August 23rd at the BOK Center in Tulsa Oklahoma at UFC Fight Night 49. After losing his lightweight title to Anthony Pettis...

Jun 13, 2014 6:15 am

QUICK TWITT | Jason High Comments On UFC Release: ‘Push Steroids, Not Refs’

Former UFC welterweight turned lightweight made a critical error last Saturday at UFC Fight Night 42 when he pushed a referee. (Replay HERE) He was immediately released from the UFC, and following that release and all the PED fall-out in the UFC, High took to twitter with the following: Push steroids, not referees. #NOTED —...

Jun 13, 2014 6:14 am

Salary Report: Diego Sanchez Tops ;UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov’ Payroll

The final payroll is in for UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov. Diego Sanchez was the nights top earner with $140,000 (including his win bonus), while Benson Henderson came with the second-most amount at $90,000 (including his win bonus). One interesting (and extremely appropriate) thing I would like to point out is that Ross Pearson...

Jun 12, 2014 5:01 am

Bendo: ‘I will take on all the next top contenders’

“I can understand how people would take that, but no, I don’t have anything bad to say against Pettis. I’m not taking shots.’Shots fired, shots fired.’ I’m not taking shots at Anthony Pettis or anything like that. Truly, the belt is not being defended as many times as the it had been previously. If the...

Jun 11, 2014 9:48 am

Caraway Coach Explains/Defends Fish Hooking Incident

“I think if it happened to anybody, it would’ve gotten a mention. It’s an abnormal thing. But if a guy gets kicked in the groin in the first round and then gets knocked out in the second, you don’t see people writing headlines like, ‘Groin kick comes before knockout.’ Bryan Caraway Fish Hooks Perez Before...

Jun 11, 2014 9:33 am

Report: UFC Fight Night 42 draws excellent ratings

According to a report from MMAFighting.com‘s Dave Meltzer, this past Saturday’s “UFC Fight Night 42” event in New Mexico drew a large television audience. The events main card, which was headlined by a lightweight bout between Benson Henderson and Rustam Khabilov, did a 0.82 rating and had 1,217,000 viewers during the 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. time...

Jun 11, 2014 6:42 am

White Gives Ross Pearson Win Bonus Following Controversial Sanchez Loss

“Diego lost that fight,” White told UFC.com Tuesday. “The judge who judged that fight should never be judging fights again. He never should be judging fights of this caliber, he needs to go back down into the amateurs and really learn how to judge a fight. First of all, you gave every round to Diego,...

Jun 9, 2014 5:19 am

Moraga Nose Not Broken, Doctors Stopped Fight For No Reason

Ut-Oh! As if the city of Albuquerque needed another blemish on their reputation following Saturday’s UFC event… In a flyweight bout on Saturday’s main card, John Dodson earned a Doctor Stoppage victory after the ringside physician wouldn’t let Moraga continue, due to a broken nose. (Replay HERE) Now there’s this: Nose not broken btw. Four...

Jun 9, 2014 5:00 am

Jackson giving Caraway Benefit Of The Doubt In Fish Hooking Incident

“Oh, that’s not good. Fishhook? Well, you have to give Bryan the benefit of the doubt. I hope he didn’t do that on purpose, but things happen I guess. The bottom line in ‘Goyito’ made a mistake, and he learned from that mistake I hope. We won’t be shooting from across the cage again.” “He...

Jun 8, 2014 3:04 pm

Benson Henderson Wants All The Contenders During Lengthy Pettis Absence

Former UFC lightweight champion, Ben ‘Smooth’ Henderson is ready for another shot at the belt, but in the interim he’s ready to take on all-comers. Benson Henderson on if he felt pressure taking a fight with a fighter ranked lower than him: “I never felt it.  I understood it was a low reward, high risk fight,...

Jun 8, 2014 2:55 pm

Dominick Cruz: Henderson “Broke” Khabilov

Former UFC bantamweight champ, Dominick Cruz broke down last night’s main event on FOX Sports 1. “It 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....

Jun 8, 2014 2:42 pm

QUICK TWITT | Pro’s React To Henderson’s Submission Victory Over Khabilov

Last night on FOX Sports 1, Benson Henderson earned his first stoppage victory since entering the UFC. BJPENN.COM has compiled the reactions of several notable pro-fighters and MMA insiders so you can get a glimpse of Saturday’s Hangover. Ben Henderson is cooler than a fan in the octagon ! #sorelaxed #UFCFightNight — Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunsonMMA)...