Controversially or not, Benson Henderson was able to defeat Frankie Edgar in back-to-back fights, and that now puts him in a position to begin writing his place in the history books as lightweight champion.
In the UFC on Fox 5 main event, Henderson will attempt to defend his belt for a second time against Nate Diaz. The challenger has won three straight fights in impressive fashion and will be looking to become the fourth Ultimate Fighter contestant to win a UFC championship.
In addition to the lightweight title fight, Saturday's event will also feature an important 205-pound bout between the rising Alexander Gustafsson and former UFC champion Mauricio Rua. The winner of that bout should find themselves very close to a championship fight in the light heavyweight division.
Furthermore, B.J. Penn will return to the Octagon for a bout against Rory MacDonald. Penn has been out of action for more than one year, but he is reportedly in excellent shape and ready to settle what has become a heated feud.
To promote UFC on Fox 5, which will be held at KeyArena in Seattle, a pre-fight press conference will be held on Thursday at 3 p.m. ET. Event headliners Henderson, Diaz, Rua and Gustafsson will likely join UFC president Dana White for the presser.
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