For the first time in over four years, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson (pictured) finished an opponent. On Saturday at UFC Fight Night 42, Henderson caught Rustam Khabilov in a rear-naked choke in the show’s featured attraction.
At the post-fight press conference, Henderson said it’s very difficult to finish opponents and that the media wouldn’t understand because they (we) have never competed at such a high level.
After the win, Henderson wanted to take on anyone who thought they were in a position to compete for the title since current champ Anthony Pettis is sidelined. Essentially, he offered to be the division’s gatekeeper?
UFC Fight Night 42 took place inside Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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