This past weekend, at UFC Fight Night 42 in Albuquerque, the former UFC lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson proved that he is still among the elite of the UFC’s most talent rich division by dispatching Rustam Khabilov in the fourth round via rear naked choke.
Henderson, who has been criticized throughout his UFC career for not finishing fights, seemed destined for yet another decision going into the fourth round on Saturday night. The tides changed drastically when Henderson landed a beautiful combination that dropped Khabilov leading to the fight ending submission that silenced the former champ’s critics.
While the focal point of the night was undoubtedly Henderson’s stellar performance, the night was chock full of excitement. The main card boasted six fights; five of which ended in a finish.
Rafael Dos Anjos, Bryan Caraway, Piotr Hallmann, and John Dodson all picked up important and impressive wins on the main card. Ross Pearson would have been included in the list above, except he was completely robbed by the judges who somehow granted the decision to hometown favorite, Diego Sanchez.
UFC Fight Night 42 delivered an action packed card full of exciting fights, highlights, and finishes. In the video below, watch all of the highlights in super slow motion courtesy of the UFC’s phantom camera.