• UFC on FOX 5 Results: Benson Henderson successfully defends title against Diaz

  • UFC on FOX 5 poster 208x300 UFC on FOX 5 Results: Benson Henderson successfully defends title against DiazUFC on FOX 5 took place on Saturday night (8th December) at the KeyArena in Seattle, Wash. The event was headlined by a lightweight championship bout between current champ Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz.

    Benson Henderson proved to MMA fans everywhere that he is the best lightweight in the world. In a matchup which lasted all five championship rounds, Henderson was able to implement a wonderful game plan that prevented Diaz from getting comfortable and working his boxing.

    Henderson was able to do some early damage with his leg kicks, which had a clear effect on Diaz’s movement and mobility throughout the fight. Finding success within the clinch and with his takedowns, Henderson fought his was to a lopsided unanimous decision victory.

    Also on the card, light heavyweight fighter Alexander Gustafsson scored a unanimous decision victory over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, and Rory MacDonald defeated B.J.Penn via unanimous decision in a welterweight bout.

    The UFC on FOX 5 results are below:

    Preliminary Card

    - Scott Jorgensen def. John Albert by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (4:59)
    - Dennis Siver def. Nam Phan by unanimous decision (30-24, 30-25, 30-25)
    - Abel Trujillo def. Marcus LeVesseur by TKO (knee strikes) Rd 2 (3:56)
    - Daron Cruickshank def. Henry Martinez by knockout (head kick) Rd 2 (2:57)
    - Ramsey Nijem def. Joe Proctor by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
    - Raphael Assuncao def. Mike Easton by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
    - Yves Edwards def. Jeremy Stephens by knockout (strikes) Rd 1 (1:55)

    Main Card

    - Matt Brown def. Mike Swick by knockout (punch) Rd 2 (2:31)
    - Rory MacDonald def. BJ Penn by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
    - Alex Gustafsson def. “Shogun” Rua by unanimous decision (30-37, 30-27, 30-26)
    - (Title) Ben Henderson def. Nate Diaz by unanimous decision (50-43, 50-45, 50-45)

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