Former UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson will return to action in 2014 and will once again headline a UFC on FOX event. Henderson has been tapped to face Josh Thomson at UFC on FOX 10 on January 25th in Chicago according to Dana White.
Thomson had first been ready to fight the current 155 pound champion in Anthony Pettis but Pettis was forced to bow out after a knee injury. Thomson hasn’t fought since April when he defeated Nate Diaz in an impressive performance.
Henderson was on quite a run before being submitted in the first round by Pettis. This will be his third time holding down the main event spot for a FOX card.
UFC on FOX 10 marks the third straight year of the UFC returning to Chicago. This five round battle is only the second fight announced for the event. Darren Elkins and Jeremy Stephens will square off in the featherweight division on that cold January night as well.
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