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Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz (Pictured) have each taken different and distinctive paths towards Saturday’s championship showdown. Henderson had to prove his mettle in the WEC and bounce back from a devastating “Showtime Kick” via Anthony Pettis before he finally captured the UFC belt.
Bendo is now looking to notch his second consecutive UFC title defense.
Diaz, meanwhile, has had an up and down career in the big leagues since winning “The Ultimate Fighter 5″ back in 2007. However, Mr. 209 has really found his stride since dropping back down to the lightweight division.
They will duke it out inside Key Arena in Seattle this weekend to determine who the planet’s top 155-pounder is. However, before the curtain is drawn on their tango, let’s refresh our memories with some of the significant scraps “Smooth” and Diaz have won that lead us to Saturday.
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When one of the UFC's most recognizable, controversial and fiery fighters, Nate Diaz, steps into the Octagon Saturday night to fight Benson Henderson for Henderson's lightweight belt on UFC on FOX, he'll conjure plenty of images in fans' minds.
First is his thick-as-thieves relationship with his older brother, Nick, a UFC welterweight contender who'll soon come...
6'0" 155 lbs (Lightweight)
76" reach, Southpaw
April 16, 1985
16-7 (UFC: 11-5)
3 straight wins
Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
The Ultimate Fighter 5 Lightweight Champion: 2007
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It’s been a long and winding road, but Nate Diaz (Pictured) is just days away from finally entering a UFC championship fight. Unfortunately for Mr. 209, he’ll step inside the Octagon Saturday as a slight underdog against reigning lightweight king Benson Henderson.
Diaz has been pegged as a +130 dark horse against “Smooth.” Henderson, meanwhile, checks in as a -160 odds-on...
If you were confused about what time “UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz Road to the Octagon” aired in your local market on Sunday, you probably weren’t the only one. No worries, because we’ve located to hour-long documentary to get you up to speed.
The show focused on Saturday’s three featured fights. First, take a look at up-and-comer Rory MacDonald as he prepares to battle...
The bad news: Michael Chiesa (Pictured) has been forced out of Saturday’s scrap against Marcus LeVesseur due to illness. The good news: the lightweight affair wasn’t one of “UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz’s” four featured fights.
The contest was to mark Chiesa’s first since taking “The Ultimate Fighter 15″ tournament back in June.
No word on what exactly caused...
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“UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz” takes place Saturday inside Key Arena in Seattle. A light heavyweight affair between former champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (Pictured) and Alexander Gustafsson co-headlines the...
After watching the injury bug wipe away a pair of preliminary fights at the last minute, the bout order for Saturday’s star-studded “UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz” event has once again been finalized.
With Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub and Michael Chiesa vs. Marcus LeVesseur receiving late scratches from the FX broadcast, the Facebook scraps between Tim Means vs. Abel...
It’s fight week, so you know what that means – it’s blog week for UFC president Dana White (Pictured).
In anticipation of Saturday’s “UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz” extravaganza, White takes fans behind-the-scenes at the Octagon’s last card, shows what Ronda Rousey has been up to (literally) and gets predictions on this weekend’s scraps from “The Ultimate Fighter...
"When they talk about the greatest fighters of all time, I don't ever hear my name coming up any more, and I'm just sick of it. I wanna get back to the glory days." - The Prodigy" B.J. Penn"As a young kid, I looked up to BJ. As a man I don't anymore. He's just another fighter on his way to losing....to me." - Rory "Ares"...
by Petey Jones Anthony Pettis is intimately familiar with UFC champion Benson Henderson. He is, after all, the man who dethroned Henderson from the top of the WEC food chain way back when in the WEC’s final show in December, 2010 (remember the Showtime kick off the cage? Of course you do.) Showtime was greeted [...]