4 Biggest Threats to UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson

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4 Biggest Threats to UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson
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Fully entrenched at the top of the heap in the deepest weight class in the sport, Benson Henderson has slowly put a stranglehold on the UFC's lightweight division.

A former WEC champ who was best known for ending up on the wrong side of the "Showtime Kick" before entering the UFC, Henderson blossomed at the ideal time and didn't look back.

Although he hasn't always executed in spectacular and convincing fashion like Jon Jones, Henderson has gone 7-0 in the UFC, including 4-0 in title scraps.

A split-decision win over Gilbert Melendez at UFC on Fox 7 has left "Bendo" with few bona fide challengers in the near future.

Here are the four most legitimate threats to Henderson's belt.

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