Archive: benson henderson

Jun 6, 2014 3:45 pm

‘Fight Night 42: Henderson vs. Khabilov’ Weigh-In Results

Today the ‘UFC Fight Night 42’ competitors hit the scales to make their bouts official. All fighters made their contracted weight, including main event competitors, Benson Henderson and Rustam Khabilov. The full weigh-in results are as follows: MAIN CARD: (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. ET) Benson Henderson (155.5) vs. Rustam Khabilov (156) Ross Pearson (155.5)...

Jun 6, 2014 6:47 am

Benson Henderson: ‘Jon Jones Deserves To Fight Who He Wants’

Former WEC and UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson is set to fight Rustam Khabilov this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 42, which takes place in Albuquerque, NM. During media day on Thursday Henderson was asked about the whole Jon Jones wanting to fight Daniel Cormier instead of Alexander Gustaffson situation. One would think that his...

Jun 6, 2014 5:25 am

Sergio Pettis: “I’m not a little boy anymore”

“That fight taught me a lot. No one likes to lose, but as Duke (Roufus) always says, ‘Losing is like your medicine. Don’t be bitter, get better.’ I learned a lot in that fight. It was my first time in deep waters and I froze up and made a mistake. Caceres capitalized on it and...

Jun 6, 2014 5:24 am

Dodson Willing To Give T.J. Dillashaw A Rematch

“I know how much it sucks to lose to somebody, so if [Dillashaw] ever wants to run that back, we could. T.J. made our whole season look amazing. He walked out there and said, ‘Hey, I came from ‘The Ultimate Fighter 14,’ and everybody on that season is doing phenomenal, and he’s doing the best...

Jun 6, 2014 5:20 am

Pearson Wants Bonnar-Griffin Performance In This Weekend’s Sanchez Fight

“I want it to be a Stephan Bonnar-Forrest Griffin fight. I want it to be better than the Clay Guida fight, better than the Gilbert Melendez fight. I’m coming here to state my case in the UFC lightweight division.” UFC lightweight fighter and TUF winner, Ross Pearson is looking to make an impression to the...

Jun 5, 2014 2:56 pm

Bendo: ‘No Rivalry, but my camp is undefeated against Team Jackson’

“There’s not much of a rivalry. Our gym against Greg Jackson’s gym, I think we’re like 7-0 against them. I’m 3-0, so we don’t really see it as a rivalry. Khabilov is tough. I have to go out there and get my hand raised.” Heading into his fourth bout against a Greg Jackson trained fighter,...

Jun 5, 2014 5:09 am

Benson Henderson On Accepting A Fight With The Wrong Russian

Former UFC lightweight champ, Ben ‘Smooth’ Henderson discussed Saturday’s main event against Russian import, Rustam Khabilov. Benson Henderson on if he mixed up who he was fighting: “Sadly that’s a true story. I saw a Tweet and I saw a Russian name and I thought it was Khabib Nurmagomedov because they had a hard time finding...

Jun 3, 2014 1:55 pm

Benson Henderson Relocated Training Camp Ahead of UFC FN 42

Former lightweight champion Benson ‘Smooth’ Henderson relocated his training camp from MMA Lab in Glendale Arizona to a higher altitude location in Flagstaff to get him used to altitude for his fight in Albuquerque New Mexico. Four of Henderson’s teammates from MMA Lab who will be joining him on the card have also made the...

Jun 2, 2014 3:55 pm

Benson Henderson: Russians are very tough

Benson Henderson joined Submission Radio to talk about his upcoming match against Rustam Khabilov at UFC Fight Night 42: Henderson vs. Khabilov. “Rustam’s very tough man,” Henderson told Submission Radio. “We all know those Russians, they’re very tough, you know they’re known as a people as being tough, the stereotype so to speak. But he...

Apr 22, 2014 12:14 pm

Khabib Puts 155 On Notice: ‘Learn Wrestling If You Want To Compete With Me’

Russian born Khabib Nurmagomedov hasn’t slowed down since his start in the sport of MMA. After mastering the Russian art of Combat Sambo, he transitioned into the world of Mixed Martial Arts and has gone on a rarely matched 22-0 run against the world’s best fighters. Many believe he’s the biggest threat to UFC champion,...

Apr 21, 2014 8:43 pm

Khabib Wants Title Shot, Will Settle On Cerrone, Grant Or Diaz

“If they do not announce me as the next challenger for the title, then my next fight will likely take place in the autumn… I do not know who my opponent will be. I will eventually get them all. If the situation will develop in this way, then I would gladly take a fight against...

Apr 3, 2014 3:22 pm

VIDEO | Jon Jones, Benson Henderson Featured In Christian Documentary About Fighters

Fight Church Official Trailer (2014). Starring Jon Jones, Jill Burress and Ben Henderson. Academy Award Winning Director, Daniel Junge (Saving Face) and director Bryan Storkel (Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians) team up with producers Eben Kostbar and Joseph McKelheer (The Hammer) for a feature documentary about the confluence of Christianity and...

Mar 26, 2014 4:55 pm

Sergio Pettis vs. Yaotzin Meza set for ‘UFC Fight Night 43’ in Albuquerque

UFC officials announced today that a bantamweight bout between Sergio Pettis (10-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Yaotzin Meza (20-9 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is the latest addition to June’s ‘UFC Fight Night 43’ event in Albuquerque. After opening his professional mixed martial arts career with 10-straight victories, 20 year-old Sergio Pettis suffered his first ever setback at...

Mar 26, 2014 3:29 pm

John Dodson vs. John Moraga 2 set for ‘UFC Fight Night 43’ in Albuquerque

UFC officials announced today that former flyweight title challengers John Dodson (15-6 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and John Moraga (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will square off at the upcoming ‘UFC Fight Night 43’ event in Albuquerque. The Ultimate Fighter Season 14 winner, John Dodson, is coming off a “Knockout of the night” victory over Darrell Montague,...

Mar 18, 2014 9:58 am

Benson Henderson Set To Return Against Rustam Khabilov In June

By Evan Stoumbelis The UFC announced today that Albuquerque New Mexico would be hosting a June 7th UFC Fight Night card featured Benson Henderson vs. Rustam Khabilov. Given the presence of many Jackson-Winkeljohn fighters in the UFC, Albuquerque can expect to see many familiar faces on the card, including main event fighter Rustam Khabilov Henderson...

Feb 3, 2014 9:16 am

Pettis on Aldo: “Of course I want that fight!”

In a recent interview with MMAJunkie, UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis was asked about his thoughts on a potential fight with longtime featherweight title holder Jose Aldo, his reply: “Of course I want that fight, Why wouldn’t I?” Pettis has been sidelined with a knee injury ever since his first-round submission victory over Benson...

Feb 3, 2014 8:16 am

Ben Henderson: Aldo vs. Pettis Fight Is ‘Horse Manure’

With his return to the win column still fresh on his mind, former UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson apparently thought he should get a rematch with Anthony Pettis. But that wouldn’t make all that much sense would it? During the UFC 169 post-fight presser, UFC President Dana White, sitting alongside his featherweight champion, Jose Aldo,...

Feb 2, 2014 9:01 am

Jose Aldo appears to be lightweight-bound after UFC 169 victory over Lamas; wants “Showtime’s” belt

UFC featherweight champion and long-time division ruler, Jose Aldo, appears to be lightweight-bound, this after defeating Ricardo Lamas 49-46 on each of the judges scorecards at UFC 169 in Newark, N.J. yesterday evening. “Scarface” stated his desire to fight the UFC’s lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, at last night’s post-fight press conference: “It’s not about me, it’s...

Jan 29, 2014 1:54 pm

Pettis Using FOX 10 Bonus Money To Pay For Much Needed Surgery

“He’s been wearing contacts into the cage. They get knocked out early in the fight, so what happens is he stands there squinting in front of his opponents. That’s what’s caused him to get hit so much in his last two fights. It’s easier for him to look at them if he stays still in...