Benson Henderson-Rustam Khabilov Named June Headliner From New Mexico

Benson Henderson-Rustam Khabilov Named June Headliner From New Mexico

The UFC will be coming to the backyard of famed MMA gym Jackson-Winkeljohn in June, as Benson Henderson and Rustam Khabilov will meet at UFC Fight Night.

The card, which was first announced by The Albuquerque Journal, will take place June 7 from the Tingley Coliseum.

Henderson vs. Khabilov will be the main event, and is the only bout to have been announced for the card.

“Smooth,” a former UFC lightweight champion, agreed to take on Khabilov via Twitter after he defeated Josh Thomson to improve to 20-3 in his career. In late 2013, Henderson dropped the belt to Anthony Pettis via submission.

Khabilov (17-1) has won all three of his UFC bouts and trains with Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn in New Mexico.

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