UFC on Fox 10 Weigh-In Results: Henderson-Thomson Headliner Gets Green Light

By Brian Knapp Jan 24, 2014
Benson Henderson’s road to reclaiming the Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight crown runs through former Strikeforce champion Josh Thomson.

“Smooth” checked in at 156 pounds for his pivotal five-round showdown with Thomson (155) in the UFC on Fox 10 main event on Saturday at the United Center in Chicago. Heavyweight co-headliners Stipe Miocic (245) and Gabriel Gonzaga (258) met their contracted weight requirements with room to spare at Friday’s official weigh-in.

Henderson trains out of the MMA Lab in Arizona, where he holds the rank of black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Royce Gracie protégé John Crouch. The 30-year-old last fought at UFC 164 in August, when he submitted to an Anthony Pettis armbar at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee; the defeat halted a streak of seven consecutive victories and cost him the UFC lightweight title. Henderson was an All-American wrestler at Dana College, an NAIA school in Nebraska.

Based at the American Kickboxing Academy, Thomson last appeared at UFC on Fox 7 in April, when he put away “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 5 winner Nate Diaz with a second-round head kick and follow-up punches at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The triumph was his first inside the Octagon since January 2004. Thomson counts wins over Gilbert Melendez, Pat Healy, Gesias Cavalcante and K.J. Noons among his 20 professional victories.

UFC on Fox 10 “Henderson vs. Thomson” -- which airs live on Fox at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT -- will also feature a lightweight scrap pitting Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts standout Donald Cerrone (155) against Adriano Martins (155) and a featherweight tilt pairing Alliance MMA’s Jeremy Stephens (146) with Darren Elkins (145).

Three hours prior, Fox Sports 1 will carry six preliminary matchups: Sergio Pettis (135) vs. Alex Caceres (135), Eddie Wineland (135) vs. Yves Jabouin (135), Chico Camus (135) vs. Yaotzin Meza (135), Ramiro Hernandez (136) vs. Hugo Viana (136), Daron Cruickshank (155) vs. Mike Rio (155) and George Sullivan (170) vs. Mike Rhodes (171). The remaining undercard bout will stream to UFC Fight Pass at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT, as American Top Team’s Walt Harris (241) locks horns with Nikita Krylov (218).

UFC on Fox 10 ‘Henderson vs. Thomson’ Weigh-In Results:


Benson Henderson (156) vs. Josh Thomson (155)
Stipe Miocic (245) vs. Gabriel Gonzaga (258)
Donald Cerrone (155) vs. Adriano Martins (155)
Jeremy Stephens (146) vs. Darren Elkins (145)
Sergio Pettis (135) vs. Alex Caceres (135)
Eddie Wineland (135) vs. Yves Jabouin (135)
Chico Camus (135) vs. Yaotzin Meza (135)
Ramiro Hernandez (136) vs. Hugo Viana (136)
Daron Cruickshank (155) vs. Mike Rio (155)
George Sullivan (170) vs. Mike Rhodes (171)
Walt Harris (241) vs. Nikita Krylov (218)

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