Ben Henderson came into Seattle, Washington and put on a wrestling clinic against Nate Diaz. Coming into this title fight, many felt that Diaz posed a significant threat to the title of Henderson. Well, Henderson certainly proved he was the superior fighter, landing an impressive 133 significant strikes.
Henderson dominated every single round, taking Diaz down at will. He would land devastating shots from the top, and he remains the UFC lightweight champion of the world. Kudos to Diaz for making the fight tough and showing durability. Diaz threatened with submissions and tried to make this fight competitive.
Up next for the lightweight champion is unknown, but it was an impressive victory that certainly cements his status as being the best lightweight in the world. Henderson is a great ambassador to the sport of MMA, and he always provides exciting fights for the fans. This fight was no different and Henderson is now 18-2, winning six in a row.
For Nate, he is now 16-8 and will certainly need to reassess where he goes from here. If he ever wants to make it back to the title hunt, he will need to shore up his wrestling deficiencies.
It will be interesting to see who the UFC matches Henderson up with next. Fights with Gray Maynard or maybe a potential Frankie Edgar trilogy could be the most appropriate move to make. It was a great night of fights featured on this Fox card, and certainly proved that MMA has a home on network television. That’s a wrap folks.