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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