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  1. TJ Grant can't wait to return

    Franklin McNeil

    TORONTO -- The years of hard work and believing that one day he'd get a world title shot, even during difficult times, had finally come to fruition for TJ Grant. He'd scaled the final hurdle on May 25 -- a first-round knockout of Gray Maynard. Th...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  2. With elbow OK, Bendo to resume training

    Franklin McNeil

    Former lightweight champion Benson Henderson suffered no structural damage to the right elbow that Anthony Pettis placed in an armbar during the first round of their title bout Aug. 31 at UFC 164 in Milwaukee. Henderson received the diagnosis from...

    Blog | September 07, 2013
  3. Pettis' toughest foe could be injury

    Franklin McNeil

    MILWAUKEE -- The hometown kid did good Saturday night as Anthony Pettis made it two title wins in a row over Benson Henderson with a first-round armbar submission. The first victory was sweet -- a unanimous decision in December 2010 to capture the...

    Blog | September 01, 2013
  4. UFC 164 -- Anthony Pettis, Benson Henderson make weight lightweig...

    Franklin McNeil

    The long-awaited, highly anticipated lightweight title rematch between UFC champion Benson Henderson and top contender Anthony Pettis is now just hours away after each fighter made weight Friday at the Bradley Center.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2013
  5. Henderson's MO: Just win, at any cost

    Franklin McNeil

    MILWAUKEE -- Lightweight champion Benson Henderson has successfully defended his UFC 155-pound title three times in a row. The only other fighter to accomplish that feat inside the Octagon is former lightweight titleholder BJ Penn. But as Henderso...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  6. Anthony Pettis: 'No more holding back'

    Franklin McNeil

    As lightweight champion Benson Henderson and top contender Anthony Pettis head into their showdown Saturday night at UFC 164 in Milwaukee, much attention has been paid to their 2010 WEC title bout. The fight was as an action-filled, closely contes...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  7. Anthony Pettis to face Benson Henderson at UFC 164

    Franklin McNeil

    Top-ranked lightweight contender Anthony Pettis will face champion Benson Henderson at UFC 164 in Milwaukee on Aug. 31, promotion officials announced Friday night.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2013
  8. Lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez to face Diego Sanchez at U...

    Franklin McNeil

    Highly ranked lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez returns to action Oct. 19 in Houston, where he will face Diego Sanchez, UFC officials announced Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2013
  9. Ben Henderson to meet T.J Grant on Aug. 31

    Franklin McNeil

    Lightweight champion Benson Henderson will defend his title against T.J. Grant on Aug. 31 at UFC 164 in Milwaukee, the promotion officials announced Tuesday night.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2013
  10. Could weight issues lead Bendo to GSP?

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson and challenger Gilbert Melendez both made weight Friday for their title showdown in San Jose, Calif. With everything set for Saturday's UFC on FOX 7 main event, promotion president Dana White tapped each g...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  11. No shortcuts on Bendo's road to greatness

    Franklin McNeil

    Benson Henderson didn't begin preparing for his showdown Saturday night with Gilbert Melendez a few months ago, when the UFC officially announced the fight. That process started six years ago, when Henderson trained for the first time in mixed ma...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  12. UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson to face Gilbert Melendez o...

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will put his title on the line April 20 against former Strikeforce titleholder Gilbert Melendez in San Jose, Calif.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2013
  13. UFC heavyweight Lavar Johnson out of Dec. 8 fight with pulled gro...

    Franklin McNeil

    : Heavyweight Lavar Johnson pulled a groin that has forced him out of a Dec. 8 bout with Brendan Schaub.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2012
  14. Aldo injury opens Edgar's emotional wound

    Franklin McNeil

    What an emotional ride former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar has been on the past few weeks. One month to the day that his bid to reclaim the 155-pound title fell short, Edgar learned on Tuesday that a foot injury ousted featherweight cham...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  15. Benson Henderson to defend title vs. Nate Diaz on Dec. 8

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC lightweight champion Ben Henderson will make the second defense of his title Dec. 8 against Nate Diaz, promotion officials revealed Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2012
  16. Dominate Diaz, and Bendo becomes 'legit'

    Franklin McNeil

    The outcome of Saturday night's UFC lightweight title was acceptable to Benson Henderson; his performance was not. Henderson retained his 155-pound strap when two judges gave him the slimmest of wins over Frankie Edgar in the UFC 150 main event. T...

    Blog | August 13, 2012