Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will get his wish, as “Smooth” takes on Thiago Alves in the first-ever UFC event to go down from South Korea.
UFC Fight Night 79 will take place November 28 from the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul, South Korea. Henderson and Alves will headline in a welterweight contest.
The 31-year-old Henderson (22-5), who considers himself half-Korean,” snapped a two-fight losing skid with a submission win over Brandon Thatch this past February. Alves (21-10) had his two-fight win streak snapped by Carlos Condit in May.
Other bouts announced for the UFC Fight Pass card include Mirko Cro Cop vs. Anthony Hamilton, Dong Hyun Kim vs. Jorge Masvidal, Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Alberto Mina and South Korea’s own Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos.
Below is the current lineup:
MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass)
Welterweight: Benson Henderson vs. Thiago Alves
Heavyweight: Mirko Cro Cop vs. Anthony Hamilton
Welterweight: Dong Hyun Kim vs. Jorge Masvidal
Welterweight: Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Alberto Mina
Welterweight: Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos