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Benson Henderson already ruled the roost at 155-pounds heading into Key Arena when he defended his championship against Cesar Gracie-trained fighter Nate Diaz but he had his naysayers who believe that Frankie Edgar should have those ten-pounds of gold wrapped around his waist.
Last night Henderson silenced the haters and did so in downright dominate fashion. Diaz desperately wanted to bring the championship home to the 209 area code but his entire game was shut down and it was essentially one-way traffic for 25 minutes, so one sided that Marcos Rosales inked two 10-8 rounds for the MMALab product.
Henderson was hardly the only fighter to bring the thunder on the big-stage though – Alexander Gustafsson, Rory MacDonald and Matt Brown also added another tally for the win column.
Before an event even wraps up the inevitable question of ‘what’s next?’ is pondered by us violence lovin’, borderline sociopathic fight connoisseurs so I will do my best to play matchmaker and book some action ...
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Proudest Mom Ever? Benson Henderson put a shellacking on Nate Diaz in Seattle, Washington last night. It was the type of dominant championship performances that left fans wondering, who's next? One could argue that Benson's victories (especially the one at UFC 150) over Frankie Edgar weren't decisive enough to establish him as the undisputed #1 lightweight in the...
In the main event at UFC on FOX 5 we saw why Benson Henderson is the kingpin in the UFC Lightweight division.
Henderson put a beating on Diaz for the entire five rounds of the main event fight on FOX.
One judge gave him a 50-43 score and the others 50-45.
Henderson scored his sixth straight victory. He said in the post-fight press conference that he wants to fight the best, so he...
After 17 UFC fights, Nate Diaz (Pictured) finally got to taste a championship fight. Although Diaz came up short in Saturday’s title bout against reigning lightweight champ Benson Henderson, he believes his Gracie Jiu Jitsu homie and current Strikeforce 155-pound king Gilbert Melendez would take it to “Smooth” and likely take his belt in the process.
SEATTLE -- On the biggest stage the sport has ever had, at the final show of the UFCs inaugural year on FOX, after a dominating five-round victory to keep his lightweight belt, Benson Henderson grabbed the microphone in the middle of the Octagon and said this: Seattle! Key Arena! I can do all things through Christ!
It was just as powerful of a statement as Hendersons relentless...
Benson Henderson took it to Nate Diaz last night and proved himself as the champion. Larry Fitzgerald is one of the best players and men in the NFL and the 2 have plenty in common.
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UFC on Fox 5 is the best card ever on free tv, tonight can’t come soon enough…I’m going with Rory MacDonald, Shogun Rua and Nate Diaz by punches to the face.-TO
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UFC on FOX 5 went down as expected and was one of the best fight cards of 2012.
In the main event we saw Benson Henderson dominate a five round war against Nate Diaz. In the co-main event Alexander Gustafsson bombarded his way through Mauricio “Shogun” Rua en route to a unanimous decision victory. Rory MacDonald took the torch from B.J. Penn when he defeated him to move up the...
Benson Henderson vs Nate Diaz
The two are yet again fighting in the clinch up against the cage. The stalemate is ended by a huge slam from Henderson. Henderson threatens with a choke when Diaz gives up his back, but settles for laying in some heavy elbows and punches when the challenger rolls back onto his back. Diaz gets back to his feet but Henderson is still right...
Following Benson Henderson’s UFC on FOX 5 dominating victory over Nate Diaz, UFC Commentator Joe Rogan asked him a question that confused many when he wondered if Henderson fought the fight with a toothpick in his mouth. “Smooth” did not confirm nor deny the toothpick question.
There have been numerous screenshots and videos that have captured the champ with a toothpick in...
Main Card Weight Class Method Round Time Notes Lightweight Benson Henderson (c) vs. Nate Diaz Note 1 Light Heavyweight Mauricio Rua vs. Alexander Gustafsson Welterweight B.J. Penn vs. Rory MacDonald Welterweight Mike Swick vs. Matt Brown Preliminary Card (FX) Lightweight Yves Edwards vs. Jeremy Stephens Bantamweight Raphael Assunção vs. Mike Easton Lightweight...
The UFC on FOX 5 wweigh-ins are in the book’s for tonight’s event. Title challenger Nate Diaz initially weighed in at 155.6 lbs. and later looked surprised he did not get the one pound allowance in a title fight. In a title fight, you are not allowed to come in one pound over the weight limit. Diaz weighed in a second time at 155.2 lbs., but on his third try he was able to finally...
The UFC On FOX 5 fights themselves did come through, as most contests were exciting, entertaining and featured a number of finishes. Although not everything went according to plan.
UFC champion Benson Henderson channeled his inner Razor Ramon during his fight with Nate Diaz at UFC on Fox 5…Was Benson proving a point with the toothpick in his mouth? By the way, If Nate Diaz had won with something like that in his mouth the commision would probably ban him for life.
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