Benson Henderson vs. Eddie Alvarez Slated for UFC Fight Night Boston

October 29, 2014
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Benson Henderson and Eddie Alvarez will meet at UFC Fight Night Boston on Jan. 18 card, officials confirmed on Wednesday.

Originally reported by the Boston Herald, Henderson and Alvarez will serve as the co-main event for the card at the TD Garden.

Henderson (21-4) was working his way back to a shot at the UFC lightweight title until he met Rafael dos Anjos last August. In the bout, dos Anjos knocked the former title holder out in the first round, giving Henderson his second loss in two years.

Alvarez (25-4) was the lightweight talk of 2013 when he was the center of a lawsuit that saw him try to sign with the UFC from Bellator. He ultimately fought for Bellator one more time, winning the promotion’s lightweight title back from Michael Chandler. Bellator then released Alvarez, allowing him to quickly sign with the UFC for a fight with Donald Cerrone, which the newcomer lost by unanimous decision.

UFC Fight Night Boston is scheduled to be headlined by a featherweight fight between Conor McGregor and Dennis Siver.

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  • Dick hertz

    Go irish!!! This is a much better matchup for alvarez he ko’s the hairball. He is a neighborhood philly boy and half irish that’s getting it done that night!!!!

  • Dick hertz

    Yes I said it much better matchup if I’m wrong we will see. I won’t be . Ko alvarez hair will be flying in the 2nd row!!

    • Maddawgmar

      Not to sure it will be a better matchup. Alvarez has had problems with wrestlers. Striking, I definitely think Alvarez has an edge. But wrestling is definitely a huge advantage for Henderson. We’ll see…

  • Seth

    Fun fight on the horizon 😀

  • DamianCross

    No point in speculating the implications of this fight, cause if Alvarez loses they’re just gonna give him a bottom tier opponent to keep him around anyway.

  • ScoobyDoo

    Why is Benny making a vagina with his hands?

  • solo

    I think Alvarez is not able to deal with the UFC finest… Will see…
    After this fight Benson will probably move to 170. His coaches words were that he wants to leave the division with the win.

    • Lucas Freire

      He’s planning on not winning ever again? lol
      Benson’s style at 170, where everybody is WAY bigger than him, wouldn’t do so well.
      It’s like he’s giving up on being a protagonist to be some top15 guy.

  • greaterworks

    This will be a competitive fight.

  • shakejunt

    ben will be the favorite, but eddie could be worth a play. ben’s striking defense leaves him open because he doesn’t think guys are going to follow him. if eddie can stay in ben’s face and off his back then it’ll be competitive.

  • Jeorge Perez

    This is another loss for Eddie Alvarez! Ben by decision

  • Jason Priest

    Alvarez for the finish. 2nd TKO.

  • drkdisciple

    After this fight Alvarez will be 0-2 in the UFC