Archive: benson henderson

Mar 22, 2013 7:07 am

Jordan Mein steps in for injured Dan Hardy, faces Matt Brown at UFC on FOX 7 | UFC News

An injury has forced Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy (25-10 MMA, 6-4 UFC) to pull out of his scheduled bout with Matt Brown (16-11 MMA, 6-5 UFC) at UFC on FOX 7 next month. Stepping in to fill the void will be Canadian welterweight Jordan “Young Gun” Mein (27-8 MMA, 1-0 UFC), who makes a quick return to action, fresh off his...

Mar 11, 2013 4:11 pm

Ben Henderson Is All For Increased Drug Testing | UFC NEWS

UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has long been one of MMA’s foremost advocates against the use of performance enhancing drugs in the sport. Henderson continued that stance as he shared his support for increased testing with MMAFighting.com, which included his support of blood testing and random testing. “I’d be for increased testing. It keeps the...

Feb 27, 2013 1:41 pm

Jeremy Stephens vs. Estevan Payan Official For UFC 160 | UFC News

  Former UFC lightweight Jeremy ‘Lil Heathen’ Stephens (20-9) has made the drop to featherweight following a three fight losing streak. Stephens will take on promotional newcomer, Estevan Payan (14-3) at UFC 160. Stephens is returning after a first round knockout loss to Yves Edwards back at UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz back in...

Feb 7, 2013 10:06 am

Tickets For UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Melendez On Sale Next Week | UFC NEWS

UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will defend his title in a long-awaited showdown with Gilbert Melendez, the last man to hold the Strikeforce® lightweight title, on Saturday, April 20 when the Ultimate Fighting Championship brings the Octagon back to HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The 29-year-old Henderson is 6-0 in the UFC, including two...

Feb 6, 2013 10:29 am

Pettis: Aldo Tougher For Opponent Than Ben Henderson | UFC NEWS

“He’s good where I’m good — he likes to stand, trade and bang, and I feel like I’m more well-rounded and can offer him a big challenge…. Aldo is a tougher fight [than Ben Henderson] … that’s why I asked for it. He’s going through opponents like crazy. He just beat the last 155-pound champion....

Jan 25, 2013 11:34 am

The Death of the Number One Contender | MMA Editorial

  There once was a time where the UFC consisted of a tournament in which men fought several times in a single day, with a win advancing you to the next round and a loss sending you packing. With each win, you came one step closer to fighting for the grand prize in the form...

Jan 15, 2013 12:38 pm

Bendo/Gil; Mir/Cormier Official For UFC on FOX 7 | UFC News

  After the final Strikeforce card, questions arose on who the last champions of Strikeforce would face in their Octagon debut. Lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez and Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier, now have their first official fights in the UFC finalized. For Melendez, an immediate title shot with Benson Henderson is slated for the...

Jan 12, 2013 11:28 am

Quick Twitt: Benson Henderson Inks New 8-Fight Deal With The UFC | UFC NEWS

UFC lightweight champion, Benson “Smooth” Henderson, definitely has something to be excited about this morning. The champ, who was previously one of the lesser paid champions on the UFC’s roster has just inked a new 8-fight contract with his promotional home, the UFC, and it likely includes a substantial pay-increase. Prior to the signing, it...

Jan 9, 2013 10:56 am

UFC Lists Benson Henderson As Best Fighter Of 2012 | UFC NEWS

The good guys over at UFC.com have compiled what they are calling the unofficial top 10 best UFC fighters list for last year. AS to be expected the likes of Anderson Silva and Jon Jones made the list, but in first position was UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson. Here is the UFC’s top 10 list...

Dec 28, 2012 11:09 am

Dana White: Gilbert Melendez Likely Gets Immediate Title Shot | UFC NEWS

With the closing of the Strikeforce promotions doors next week, it would appear as if their lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez, may get his wish to challenge for UFC gold. The Strikeforce champion has beaten everyman he has ever faced inside a cage or ring and has now set his eyes on UFC gold. UFC president...

Dec 14, 2012 11:13 am

Gilbert Melendez Wants A Unification Bout With Benson Henderson | UFC NEWS

“I want to fight Benson Henderson. I think a champion versus champion fight makes absolute sense right now. I think we already know how things are going to work out between Benson Henderson and a lot of other lightweight fighters in the UFC, but I’m that mystery fighter. No one really knows how I’m going...

Dec 10, 2012 11:00 am

UFC on FOX 5 Ratings Solid | UFC News

  According to TVbytheNumbers, The UFC on FOX 5 event received solid numbers and was the third highest watched UFC on FOX card after the first two showings. It was also the most watched show in the 8-10 slot among basic programming. On average, it got 2.4 million viewers and grabbed the key 18-49 demographics....

Dec 8, 2012 8:43 pm

UFC on Fox 5 post-fight bonus’

By Evan Stoumbelis Tonight Mixed Martial Arts fans were given an outstanding night of fights. We saw Benson Henderson retain his lightweight title in a dominant performance over Nate Diaz, Alexander Gustafsson solidify his place as a top light heavyweight contender with his performance over Shogun Rua, Rory MacDonald call out Carlos Condit, and Matt...

Dec 4, 2012 7:41 pm

Fuel TV debuts “Benson Henderson: Rising Up” Wednesday night at 11 p.m.

By Evan Stoumbelis Fuel TV is airing a one-hour special on lightweight champion Ben Henderson’s “struggles and motivations that helped him become one of the best in the UFC.” Wednesday night at 11 p.m. ET. Henderson’s trainer, mother, brother, and girlfriend discuss what Henderson considers to be his defining moment in Mixed Martial Arts: Losing...

Dec 4, 2012 6:58 am

VIDEO | UFC on FOX 5: Sneak Peak Of Show Opener | UFC NEWS

The UFC returns to Seattle for an epic night of free fights, headlined by a lightweight title bout between Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz. Plus a light heavyweight showdown between Shogun Rua and Alexander Gustafsson and BJ Penn returns to the Octagon to face rising star Rory MacDonald