Benson Henderson Steps Up to Face Brandon Thatch at UFC Fight Night in Colorado

February 2, 2015
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Benson Henderson will step in on short notice and add 15 pounds to his frame for the main event at UFC Fight Night 60 in Colorado, officials announced late Saturday night.

04-Benson-Henderson-UFC-150-w_3529Henderson, a former lightweight champion who has long considered a move to welterweight, will fight Brandon Thatch at 170 pounds in the main event on the Feb. 14 card.

Henderson was booked to fight Jorge Masvidal at the UFC Fight Night 63 event in Fairfax, Va., but received a call to take on Thatch after Stephen Thompson had to bow out of the fight due to injury.

> SEE ALSO: Stephen Thompson Out of UFC Fight Night 60 Main Event 

Thatch is an up-and-comer at welterweight and comes into the bout as a winner of 1o in a row, two the in the UFC. His two wins within the confines of the Octagon were stoppages in the first round.

UFC Fight Night 60: Henderson vs. Thatch is scheduled to take place at the in Broomfield, Colo., at the city’s 1st Bank Center.

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  • Guest

    Actually now better maybe that

  • tt

    An aggressive fighter against a runner. Hope thatch catches Henderson’s boring a**.

  • shakejunt

    much respect to benson. win, lose, or draw, he’s a company man.

  • George Sperry

    1o in a row?

  • Sir_Roy

    Smart move from Ben. Loss won’t overly hurt his career at 155, and a win would propel him and erase a few of his recent losses (though the Cowboy fight remains controversial).

  • Muttley76

    I really like Ben as a person, but a guy who didn’t have much power at LW moving to 170 is a little unnerving.

  • BoogyB

    Benson is a good guy but Thatch gots some power….. I don’t know if this is a good idea

  • Timothy Malone

    Pettis already beat him twice so there is no point in staying at lightweight

  • justin

    Wow. 10 finishes in a row too.