Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz (Pictured) have each taken different and distinctive paths towards Saturday’s championship showdown. Henderson had to prove his mettle in the WEC and bounce back from a devastating “Showtime Kick” via Anthony Pettis before he finally captured the UFC belt.
Bendo is now looking to notch his second consecutive UFC title defense.
Diaz, meanwhile, has had an up and down career in the big leagues since winning “The Ultimate Fighter 5” back in 2007. However, Mr. 209 has really found his stride since dropping back down to the lightweight division.
They will duke it out inside Key Arena in Seattle this weekend to determine who the planet’s top 155-pounder is. However, before the curtain is drawn on their tango, let’s refresh our memories with some of the significant scraps “Smooth” and Diaz have won that lead us to Saturday.
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