Bocek Gets Henderson in Toronto
Mark Bocek will be able to drive to his next fight, according to MMAJunkie.com, because it will be at UFC 129 in his hometown of Toronto. Bocek, who called out George Sotiropoulos at UFC 124, will get Benson Henderson instead.
At UFC 124, the Canadian black belt submitted Dustin Hazelett to increase his record to 9-3. Bocek has been making a nice run to the top of the Lightweight division and will now face a former WEC champion. A win over Henderson should give Bocek top tier status as it would be his fifth win in his last six UFC fights.
Henderson was on the receiving end of Anthony Pettis’ highlight reel kick off the cage at the last WEC event. The two fighters put on a Fight of the Year performance which ultimately cost Henderson his WEC title and a shot at the UFC Lightweight title. It was Henderson’s first loss in eleven fights.