The UFC is bringing a stacked night of fights to their fifth card on the main Fox Network on December 8th from Key Arena in Seattle, as Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson puts it all on the line against one of Stockton’s favourite sons, Nathan Diaz.
This will be Henderson’s second defence of the 155 pound strap after a controversial win over Frankie Edgar. Once again wrestling will be the deciding factor in this bout. In terms of striking Diaz would enjoy a slight speed advantage, though the power stakes are in Bendo’s favour – so no clear advantage there.
On the ground, Diaz will enjoy superior submission skills thou Henderson has not been submitted in five years making for another possible stalemate. Diaz would have to soften him up on the feet to have any chance of a sub in the latter rounds.
Then we come to the wrestling department which Henderson walks away with. Built like an NFL running back, the reigning champion should have little trouble taking Diaz down and landing some clinical ground and pound.