SEATTLE — Since he came to the UFC, Benson Henderson knows nothing other than victory.
He’s won all five of his fights since stepping into the octagon under the UFC banner, including winning the lightweight championship over Frankie Edgar in UFC 144 and then defending the title last August with a split decision victory in the rematch.
Now comes tonight’s UFC on Fox where Henderson is the main event, defending his title against Nate Diaz before what should be a pro-Henderson crowd. The 29-year-old grew up in the Seattle area but has never fought in his hometown.
The undercard includes B.J. Penn’s return to fighting for the first time in 13 months facing Rory MacDonald.