Archive: benson henderson

Jun 7, 2014 12:06 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 42: Henderson vs. Khabilov’ Live Results

Tonight on FOX Sports 1, former UFC lightweight champion Ben ‘Smooth’ Henderson returns to action against relatively unknown lightweight standout Rustam Khabilov. If you can’t make tonight’s broadcast, or just want to catch up on some results, you’ve come to the right place. Starting at 4:30/7:30 PM PT/ET we will be providing live results from...

Jun 7, 2014 11:16 am

Ross Pearson: ‘Diego Sanchez Has No Way To Finish Me’

“Ya I am a fan of his warrior spirit. When Diego Sanchez fights I’ll watch. I’m here to watch him. He’s entertaining and he comes to scrap, that’s what I like about him. I want to test myself against how I’ll handle the pressure from Diego Sanchez.” “I don’t think he’s got the power to...


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 7, 2014 8:43 am

Rustam Khabilov On Benson Henderson Fight: ‘Good fight for me – [But] I don’t think is good fight for him’

  Rustam Khabilov recently sat down with Sherdog.com for an interview, where they discussed everything from his upcoming fight with Benson Henderson, to name mix-ups, to what we can expect from the Dagestani-born fighter in the future.   (You can read the full interview here. Specific quotes via Bloodyelbow.com.)     On His upcoming fight with Benson Henderson:    “[Benson...

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...

Apr 2, 2014 9:49 am

Yves Edwards vs. Piotr Hallmann Pushed From UFC 173 To UFC Fight Night 43

Yves Edwards and Piotr Hallmann will have to wait a few more weeks to scrap. With UFC 173 becoming quite crowded with fights, UFC officials announced today that the lightweight matchup between Edwards and Hallmann has been removed from UFC 173, and stuck into UFC Fight Night 43 – a difference of 14 days. Edwards was once...

Mar 28, 2014 6:30 am

UFC On Fox 12 Event To Emanate From San José, July 26

The UFC will be making a return trip to San José this July. The UFC and FOX both formally announced the event – which will be a UFC on Fox 12 card –  this past Thursday night, prior to the San José Sharks taking the ice at the SAP Center. The last UFC event to be held in...

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,...