Donald cerrone faces off with Benson henderson a third time after Eddie Alvarez was injured in training just 15 days before his fight.
Donald Cerrone has the longest active win streak after walking through Myles Jury this past weekend at UFC 182 but can he extend it further while erasing a loss?
A lot of people will point to the first round loss against Benson Henderson in their second fight when Donald Cerrone took him on in the WEC, but that was nearly five years ago and spurred Cerrone to work on his grappling game. Now, while he has lost, he has not been submitted since that fight and showed off a scintillating ground game in the first round this past weekend.
Also, Henderson and Donald Cerrone have had an amazing fight for the interim WEC Lightweight title when Jaime Varner was injured. It was a three round war which was fight of the night and fight of the year for the promotion if not all of MMA. While Henderson has been streaking with six straight wins in a little over 13 months, Henderson has not had as good of luck.
Benson Henderson came in from the WEC and won his first seven fights, but when he faced off with former rival Anthony Pettis, he was taken out but him in the first round and lost his UFC title. He rebounded with a questionable decision over Josh Thomson and his first finish in four years over Rustam Khabilov. Unfortunately, in his third fight of 2014 he was knocked out by Rafael dos Anjos in the first round. Will a win over the streaking Cerrone erase the memory of the last year for Henderson? Or will a win over former rival and champion propel Donald Cerrone to the title shot he has been hunting for?
Only time will tell and you can watch in less than two week these two face off in a rubber match.