Brandon Thatch towered over Benson Henderson (pictured) at Friday’s weigh-ins. That gave everyone another reason to write Henderson off, in addition to the fact he jumped a weight class and took the scrap on short notice.
Well, the former WEC and UFC lightweight champ proved that size doesn’t matter.
Henderson knew that if he could take the fight into the latter rounds, he would prevail. That’s exactly what happened.
Henderson caught Thatch with a rear-naked choke at the 3:58 mark in the fourth round.
“Smooth” immediately called out Rory MacDonald after his victory. Unfortunately for Henderson, UFC president Dana White said they already have plans for MacDonald that don’t include Henderson.
UFC Fight Night 60 took place inside 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado.
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