The UFC heads to Seattle, Washington for their UFC on Fox card. This card features a stacked card from top to bottom. Nate Diaz takes on Ben Henderson for the lightweight championship of the world, which should be one of the most exciting fights of the year.
Ben Henderson is coming into this fight after successfully defending his belt against Frankie Edgar. It was a closely contested affair, but Henderson ultimately got the nod. In their bout, Henderson showed his dynamic leg kicks and also controlled portions of the grappling. Henderson is one of the biggest and most athletic fighters in the lightweight division, so it will be interesting if he tries to utilize his size when he squares off against Nate Diaz.
Also on the card, Shogun Rua will be taking on Alexander Gustafsson in what should warrant a title shot in the light heavyweight division, which is currently being reigned by Jon Jones. Both fighters have the ability to knock their opponents out on their feet, and their submission games are also versatile.
In a welterweight bout, B.J. Penn will take on Rory MacDonald in what is a marquee match up for both fighters. Penn seems have been revitalized during his time off, and he is adamant about showing fans he still has what it takes to compete at the highest level. He faces a stern test when he faces Rory, who has been on a role as of late. Both fighters want to prove their relevance which should make the bout all the more entertaining.