UFC Fight Night 42 is in the books, but in case you missed the action or you want to go back and watch it, here are the highlights from Benson Henderson vs. Rustam Khabilov:
Down below is the play-by-play coverage from last night’s event:
Round 1: (Ben) Henderson, Khabilov, main event! Ben misses a head kick, but he does land a body shot. They clinch, Khabilov with a slam, but Ben get’s right back up. Benson with a big body kick. He rushes him with strikes, but nothing damaging. They exchange well, but Khabilov get’s the better of the two. He landed a nice left hook. Ben swarms with strikes, but Khabilov takes him down. Ben gets up, but Khabilov has his back and they clinch on the fence. Khabilov tries to slam him again, but can’t, they break and here we go again standing. Ben misses a big strike and eats a right hook by Khabilov. Ben with an uppercut, Khabilov tries to clinch, but Ben breaks away. Ben goes for a head kick, but caught and Khabilov takes him down, that’s where we end the round.
Round 2: Khabilov with a spinning back fist, but Ben answers and so does Khabilov! Khabilov with a straight right, Ben working the leg kicks. He lands a good left straight, they clinch on the fence. Ben has under hooks, but Khabilov breaks free. Ben works the left and body kick, Khabilov misses a big overhand right. Ben goes in for more strikes, but Khabilov takes him down and gets in open guard. He rains down punches, but Ben get’s right back up. Ben clinches and puts him on the fence, Ben takes him down and gets the back. Ben works elbows as he tries to set up the rear naked. Khabilov reverses and get’s out. Ben goes right back to it as he puts him on the fence. Khabilov lands a body strike and then a head strike. They exchange to end the round.
Round 3: Khabilov with a single leg takedown, Ben jumps up, but Khabilov takes him back down and controls the neck of Ben. However, Ben get’s right back up. Khabilov lands a good right hook, but Ben lands a inside kick. Khabilov clinches, but Ben get’s out. Khabilov goes for a takedown, but Ben goes for a guillotine choke. It looks deep, but Khabilov slides out. Ben keeps pressure on him, he puts Khabilov on the fence. Khabilov slides out and really leading with the right hand. Khabilov goes for a takedown, and get’s it. Ben especapes, reverses and gets on top. He is in half guard, to end the round.
Round 4: Bonuses rounds, Khabilov with an uppercut, but Ben clinches for a second. Ben with a left hand, they clinch, but break. Ben with a lead right that drops Khabilov and Ben get’s his back which leads to the rear naked choke for the win.
Result: Benson Henderson def. Rustam Khabilov via technical submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 4, 1:16