Theis bringing us another round of free fights tomorrow night on FOX (or Sportsnet 360 in Canada), which will be headlined by a lightweight bout between former World Champions Benson Henderson (19-3) and No.4 ranked Josh Thomson (20-5-1). After three title defenses, Henderson finally lost the strap to Anthony Pettis at UFC 164, in August 2013.
Apparently, Henderson won’t be slated for the title shot if he wins the bout against Thomson, however, UFC President Dana White confirmed that Thomson would if he walks away with the win. It’s a pretty shitty deal for Henderson, who I feel is hovering on the list of best forgotten UFC fighters. But if he takes out Thomson in fashion and lands a bonus award for his performance, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him get that shot sooner than later.
The weigh-in is about to begin and all 22 fighters listed on the UFC on FOX 10 fight card below will tip the scale this evening. Henderson and Thomson will have to make the lightweight limit of 155 pounds.
Stay tuned tofor the live stream at 5:00 p.m. ET.
Main Card (FOX)
Benson Henderson vs. Josh Thomson
Stipe Miocic vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Donald Cerrone vs. Adriano Martins
Darren Elkins vs. Jeremy Stephens
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)
Alex Caceres vs. Sergio Pettis
Eddie Wineland vs. Yves Jabouin
Chico Camus vs. Yaotzin Meza
Junior Hernandez vs. Hugo Viana
Daron Cruickshank vs. Mike Rio
George Sullivan vs. Mike Rhodes
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Walt Harris vs. Nikita Krylov