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Benson Henderson Moves to Welterweight, Headlines UFC Fight Night Colorado Against Brandon Thatch

Written by Tom Ngo
January 31st, 2015
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Stephen Thompson was recently forced out of his February 14 scrap against Brandon Thatch with an injury. In steps Benson Henderson (pictured). 

On Saturday, the UFC announced Henderson has agreed to move to welterweight and headline UFC Fight Night Colorado against Thatch.

Henderson, a former WEC and UFC lightweight champ, decided a change on scenery was needed after dropping his second straight scrap. “Smooth” dropped a controversial unanimous decision to Donald Cerrone 13 days ago.

Thatch will be riding a 10-fight winning streak into the shootout. His last two came under the UFC’s watch. However, “Ruckus” hasn’t been seen since knocking out Paulo Thiago in November 2013.

1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado hosts the show. Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the main card live.

Here is the show’s current lineup:

Neil Magny vs. Kiichi Kunimoto

Ray Borg vs. Chris Kelades

Thiago Tavares vs. Nik Lentz

Zach Makovsky vs. Timothy Elliott

Max Holloway vs. Cole Miller

Brandon Thatch vs. Benson Henderson

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