The first UFC event to take place in Seoul, Korea, has a main event according to UFC officials. Former UFC lightweight champion Ben Henderson will take a second fight as a welterweight when he takes on former title challenger Thiago “Pitbull” Alves in the UFC Seoul main event on November 28.
The event will take place at Olympic Park Gymnastics Arena with tickets going on sell September 8 via Interpark, www.interpark.com.
From the UFC website:
Former UFC lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson (22-5-0, fighting out of Glendale Arizona, USA) is looking to shake up the welterweight division in his second fight at 170 pounds after a successful debut against Brandon Thatch. Henderson, who is proudly half Korean, will also be taking his second fight in Asia after successfully defeating Frankie Edgar by unanimous decision in Japan three years ago.
Looking to put a stop to Henderson’s success is Brazilian Thiago Alves (26-10-0, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Florida USA). A mainstay of the division going back to 2005, “The Pitbull” challenged Georges St-Pierre for the title in 2009 and developed a reputation as one the most feared fighters in the weightclass. Mixing it up with a background in Muay Thai striking and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Alves looks to not just win but win decisively, as his four career fight night bonuses attest.
The co-main event will feature a heavyweight bout between Mirko “Cro Cop” (31-11-2) and Anthony Hamilton (14-4). It isn’t known if this event will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1 or the UFC Fight Pass subscription service. The announced card thus far is below:
- Thiago Alves vs. Benson Henderson
- Mirko Filipovic vs. Anthony Hamilton
- Dong Hyun Kim vs. Jorge Masvidal
- Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Alberto Mina
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