As expected, Korean-American Benson Henderson (pictured) will headline the UFC’s debut in Korea. On Sunday, it was announced the former lightweight champion will meet Thiago Alves in a welterweight affair in the November 28 event.
Henderson made a successful debut in the 170-pound division by submitting Brandon Thatch in February to snap his two-fight skid. He faced a noticeable size difference against Thatch, and will certainly look even smaller against the massive Alves.
Alves, a former welterweight top contender, is looking to bounce back from May’s TKO defeat to Carlos Condit. Due to various injuries, “Pitbull” has only fought four times since 2012.
Olympic Park Gymnastics Arena in Seoul, South Korea hosts the festivities.
It is unknown if UFC Fight Pass, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2 or some combination of the three will make the show available for live viewing in America.
No other bouts have been reported for the lineup.