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Benson Henderson, Jorge Masvidal agree to fight at UFC 186

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Benson Henderson, Jorge Masvidal agree to fight at UFC 186

Post by El Jefe on Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:37 pm

Benson Henderson found his huckleberry.

The former UFC lightweight champion issued an open call to all comers on Tuesday, hoping to step in on two weeks' notice and help save a UFC 186 card which has been left barren by the removal of Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. And it didn't take long for past dance partner Jorge Masvidal to respond.

Masvidal (28-9) and Henderson (22-5) were previously slated to meet this past Saturday at UFC Fight Night 63, however injuries and circumstance ultimately led to Henderson stepping in on short notice against blue-chip welterweight prospect Brandon Thatch on Feb. 14 at UFC Fight Night 60.

In a remarkable performance, Henderson submitted the much larger Thatch with a fourth-round rear-naked choke, opening the door for Henderson to make a potential run at welterweight. Masvidal, on the other hand, remained on the April 4 card, dropping a disappointing and controversial decision to Al Iaquinta -- though all that disappointment could be alleviated if Henderson and Masvidal get their wishes to fight later this month.

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