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Benson Henderson wants Rafael dos Anjos for his octagon return

Written on October 29, 2013 by Hector

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Bendo has set his sights on Rafael dos Anjos as possible opponent for his comeback fight

Former UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson finally broke his silence after losing his belt to rival Anthony Pettis last August. He discussed some of his plans for his return bout and the injury that he suffered following the loss. To his credit, Henderson has not mentioned any excuses or factors that might have affected his performances that night. The former champ just stated some clarifications regarding his “controversial” verbal tap.

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Nik Lentz vs Mark Bocek, Added to UFC 140

Written on September 14, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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A battle of wrestling and jiu jitsu will take place in Toronto this December, as Nik Lentz is set to face Mark Bocek for UFC 140.

Fans in Toronto will see a wrestling vs jiu jitsu match this December, as Nik Lentz is slated to face Mark Bocek in the upcoming UFC 140.

Nik Lentz is yet to taste defeat with his seven fights under the UFC banner. However, one of his fight ended in a draw; while the other turned into a no contest. Meanwhile, Mark Bocek will be making his return to Toronto while carrying a 3-2 record. Nevertheless, his two losses to Ben Henderson and Jim Miller were both extremely close contests. In fact, some even scored those bouts in Mark Bocek’s favor.

The Canadian will obviate the memory of his last trip to Toronto when he faces Nik Lentz in the upcoming UFC 140 on December 10.

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UFC 129 Main Card Preview

Written on April 17, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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With UFC 129 fast approaching, here is Fighting Insider's preview and prediction for the event's main card.

After Fighting Insider gave your the preview for UFC 129’s preliminary card, let’s talk about the main card. Will the champions remain? Or will UFC herald a new king?

Check out our full UFC 129 main card preview after the break.

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Mark Bocek vs Ben Henderson Slated for UFC 129

Written on January 05, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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UFC 129 is still far from happening. But one by one the fight card is building up. Now, it's Mark Bocek vs Ben Henderson for the preliminary, who's next?

It seems that another fight is on the rise. Contender Mark Bocek (9-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) and former WEC champ Ben Henderson (12-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) are now under considerations for this April’s UFC 129 event.

Sources said that verbal agreements were already on-going. Though the officials didn’t say anything about it.

UFC 129 is slated for April 30 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. The night’s main card airs on pay-per-view. The fight serves as Henderson’s debut fight in UFC. This past month, ending WEC 53, Henderson lost his belt to Anthony Pettis. It snapped his 10-fight win streak including his title win over  Jamie Varner and a successful title defense over Donald Cerrone.

Meanwhile, Bocek seeks for his fifth win in his past six UFC fights. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu champ lone lost came to lightweight contender Jim Miller. Submission wins, meanwhile, have come over Alvin Robinson, David Bielkheden, Joe Brammer and Dustin Hazelett. The past two wins earned “Submission of the Night” bonus checks.

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UFC 124 Slates Hazelett vs Bocek

Written on September 16, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Something sweet is being slated in UFC 124 for the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fans. Dustin "McLovin" Hazelett is picking up some size for the lightweight and will face Mark Bocek. Will the Grappler Whiz makes a laudable comeback?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fans will be in for a treat at UFC 124, as Grappling Whiz Dusting Hazelett will make a lightweight division comeback against Mark Bocek. Known as one of the slickest grappler in the UFC, Dustin “McLovin” Hazelett has acquired handful Submission of the Night awards to prove it. With a current record of 12-6; McLovin was forced out of action due to an injury, after a submission victory over Tamden McCory in UFC 91. He re-appeared more than a year later, but was unfortunately lost to Paul Daley at UFC 108. Still, glad to welcome him in the division is the Jiu Jitsu black belt — Mark Bocek. Anchoring a record of 4-3, Bocek has picked up some superb triumphs along the way. His defeats have only come from top lightweights like Frankie Edgar and Jim Miller. And this man from Canada is in for the match to make his motherland proud.

The Hazelett vs Bocek fight will likely be a part of the un-televised portion of the December 11 card. Still, the promotion hasn’t made any official statement regarding UFC 124 as of the moment.

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